Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Minimizing Your HVAC’s Energy Consumption

Here are five ways to control energy use this winter season:

  1. Schedule an intensive system check-up before the season begins.
  2. Change the furnace filter on a regular basis.
  3. If you still haven’t, upgrade to a programmable thermostat.
  4. Install a new furnace with improved efficiency.
  5. Invest in a humidifier.

Some of the measures may involve having to shell out some money. But, if they mean that your HVAC system will be working more efficiently and less costly in the long run then they are definitely worth it.

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Ways on How to Keep Yourself Cool on a Hot Weather Day

As temperatures soar, it is indeed tempting to switch on the air conditioner throughout the entire day just so not to feel the extreme heat. But before you do so and get burdened by your skyrocketing bill, you might want to reconsider. Here are some tips on how to keep your cool during warm weather.

–          Use a fan first as this will help you save a lot of money.

–          Just cool the room you are in. This will give the cooler more chance to work properly.

–          Exercise early morning or in the cooler parts of the day.

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Pre-Winter Home Prep List

If you are hoping for a warm winter then you should start taking actions as early as fall season. Here are 5 home maintenance tasks that you should be at the top of your cold season prep list:
  • Check your roof for signs of damage.
  • Clean leaves and other debris off gutters.
  • Address drafts problems and insulate your attic.
  • Schedule an HVAC check-up and maintenance.
  • Make sure that the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are properly working.
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Why Preventive Maintenance is Important for Your HVAC System

Many homeowners take their home’s HVAC systems from granted until the former malfunction or eventually break down. They fail to realize that depriving the latter of regular maintenance, rather than ensuring that they receive proper preventive care, can only lead to bigger expenses in the future.
Here are more reasons why preventive HVAC maintenance is important:
  • Helps in conserving energy
  • Lead to detection of maintenance issues
  • Extend system lifespan
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Keeping Your HVAC in Good Shape

Any kind of work can be difficult if you have to figure everything out on your own. Fortunately, when it comes to HVAC maintenance, homeowners always have various resources, such as the web and their most trusted technicians, to turn to in keeping their systems functional and in perfect condition:
  • Get to know your unit — brand, model name, maintenance history.
  • When you suspect a problem, inspect your home and try to describe the problem to the contractor over the phone.
  • Keep the outdoor units clean and protected from debris and dirt.
  • Schedule an intensive check-up and maintenance with a licensed technician.
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How to Increase Your Winter Energy Savings

Making substantial savings this winter season should not end at keeping your HVAC system efficient, although it is one of the most significant measures. As a responsible homeowner, you also need to enforce certain winterization measures around your home, which include the following:
  • Set the thermostat at 63 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Set the water heater at 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Open south-facing windows to let in sunlight.
  • Use cold water in the washing machine.
  • Replace dirty filters regularly.
  • Invest in water-efficient shower heads and faucets.
  • Upgrade your home’s insulation system.
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Winter AC Maintenance Guide

Some may think that paying any attention to the air conditioning system during the cold season of winter is pointless. However, certain experts argue that this is actually the perfect time to enforce preventive measures that will keep your AC unit running smoothly during summer.
  • Perform routine cleaning and replace dirty and clogged air filters.
  • Regularly check the system and thermostat settings and adjust if necessary.
  • Read the user’s manual for further instructions on caring for the unit.
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AC System Money-Saving Ideas

Year-round savings is what every homeowner hopes for, especially when it comes to his or her home’s air conditioning system which often ends up consuming the greatest amount of energy during the hot season.
Here are some ways homeowners can minimize the energy consumption of their AC systems:
  • Don’t allow the room temperature to become uncomfortably hot.
  • Change AC air filters at least four times per year.
  • Address frozen drain line problems as soon as possible.
  • Schedule a professional check-up to secure efficient air flow.
  • Keep the outdoor unit cool and protected from dirt and debris.
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Bi-annual Heater Maintenance Tasks

It can be easy to forget about heater maintenance tasks that need to be performed only once or twice every year. Unless, a homeowner has them scheduled, they can end up unnoticed at the bottom of a long fall home maintenance list.
Here are some tasks that are commonly done bi-annually:
  • Change the air filter in the heating system unit to maximize its efficiency.
  • Clean off bits of lint from the dryer’s filter screen.
  • Clean and drain out sediments collected at the bottom of the water heater tank.
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Why You Should Look Up a Reliable HVAC Service

Homeowners who can independently handle certain repairs and maintenance tasks for their HVAC systems are nothing but commendable. However, there are tasks that are more complex, and are best left in the hands of well-trained, licensed and experienced technicians.
Here are some reasons why every homeowner needs a reliable HVAC service in his phone book:
  • Quality maintenance and immediate repairs that will prepare your HVAC for the incoming winter season.
  • An expertly installed, energy-efficient heating system.
  • Emergency repair needs mid-winter or during any time of the year.
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