October 24th, 2016
The quality of your indoor air can have a major effect on your comfort. Sure, temperature control is important if you want to feel comfortable in your home. But so is ensuring that the air is clean and free of allergens like pet dander and dust mites, or bacteria and viruses.
October 24th, 2016
This year, as temperatures finally start to drop, you may be excited to flip the thermostat’s switch into heating mode. After all, it was an incredibly warm summer, and the changing of the seasons can be exciting.
However, if you don’t schedule service for your heating system this year, you might be in for trouble. A furnace or heat pump that doesn’t get the proper maintenance may not be very reliable as temperatures continue to drop.
October 18th, 2016
We may not be ready to use our furnaces all the time quite yet. But soon, the cold weather will find its way here, and we will be needing the heat on those cold nights when a cup of cocoa won’t do.
You might think your furnace is working just fine, but it’s been months since you’ve had to turn it on. Hidden problems can lurk in your system, and you must make sure your furnace is prepared if you want everything to go smoothly this winter. You might even save some money. Here’s what you should do.
October 17th, 2016
Saving money on heating and air conditioning can be easy if you’ve got the right equipment for the job. When shopping for a new heating or air conditioning system (or a heat pump, which does both), be sure to purchase one with the ENERGY STAR label and with a high efficiency rating compared to other systems of its size. In addition, a Wi-Fi thermostat can help you to make energy-smart choices, allowing you to adjust the temperature from the workplace or wherever you are!
And one upgrade many homeowners decide to go with for year-round savings is a zone control system. Zoning your home for heating and cooling can lower your bills and give you more control over your comfort than ever before.
October 11th, 2016
You have central heating and cooling, which is convenient in part because there’s not much to worry about. With window units, there’s a frequent problem with leaks, and you don’t get a central thermostat to control them. With portable heaters, you’re facing high energy costs and potential fires.
Central heating and cooling systems combine comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency. But they still need attention and maintenance like any other large system. That includes professional maintenance along with the things you do at home—like changing the filter. And this task is more important than you might think.
October 10th, 2016
We’re ready for fall—even if the weather isn’t quite yet. And that’s why we’re starting to perform heating maintenance visits. This is the time of year to do it: before temperatures drop and you need your heater to work properly.
But what makes a furnace tune-up such an important fall task? We’ll tell you more in this guide, but please feel free to contact our experts for more information.
October 4th, 2016
In our part of the country, we use our air conditioners a lot. Heat and humidity take their toll, and we’re thankful to have central air conditioning available—although we’re not so thankful for the cost to run it.
Central air and heat is often responsible for high energy bills, taking up nearly half of homeowners’ bills in some areas of the country. Check out how you can make your air conditioner run more efficiently by calling a local HVAC contractor for these upgrades.
October 3rd, 2016
We care about the communities we serve, so we want to help homeowners find out how to make their households happier and healthier. Check out our 3 favorite tips for improving air quality in your home, and consider adding some healthy upgrades into your HVAC system. Call our team for more information!
September 27th, 2016
The summer season is coming to a close, and yet, your air conditioning system still uses way too much energy to run. If your bills seem out of control, it could be an indication that your air conditioner needs replacement.
September 26th, 2016
If you’re looking for a way to improve efficiency in your home and help the environment, there are so many steps—big and small—that can make a huge difference. Take a look at some of our advice for improving the efficiency of your home to save money and help out the environment.