Before the cooling season gets into full swing, schedule preventative HVAC maintenance to lower your energy bills and reduce the risk of an expensive repair. All HVAC equipment needs annual service from a licensed HVAC professional to keep it running at its peak performance for as long as possible.
Summer is the time for outdoor grilling, vacations and fun. Summer is also the time for high cooling bills for many homeowners. If you would like a break from last year's high cooling costs, take your energy-saving efforts a step further with these tips.
Cleaning your outdoor condenser is essential to its performance and its efficiency. Dirt may be clogging its cooling fins and the coolant level may be low. These problems can increase your energy costs and shorten the unit’s life expectancy. Here are the steps your HVAC contractor will take to clean your outdoor central air unit:
Keeping your energy usage as low as possible can significantly reduce your utility costs, allowing you to spend more money actually enjoying the spring weather in Fort Wayne. Here are a few simple ways to save more energy at home:
If it's next to impossible to set the thermostat just right to please everyone in your home, maybe you need more than one thermostat. Maybe you would even like to have different temperatures in different parts of the home at the same time. If total comfort control throughout your home has sparked your interest, keep reading to learn what installing a zoned heating system can do for your comfort and energy bills.
Maximizing energy savings in your home requires a concerted effort to actually conserve more energy. Read through these common home energy myths to make sure your energy-saving efforts don’t go unrewarded.
You're probably familiar with the benefits of keeping your heating and cooling system well maintained. Equipment components kept in good condition perform more efficiently and can save you more money with a longer lifespan. To enjoy these benefits, you need to schedule HVAC maintenance at least once a year.
You count on electricity to operate a variety of appliances in your home. Utilities are often the second highest bill you have to pay every month, second only to your mortgage. If your bills seem like they're constantly climbing every month, read on to discover how you can lower your them today.
Indiana homeowners depend on their HVAC systems to stay warm and comfortable through the heating months. Considering that home heating accounts for 45 to 55 percent of the typical energy budget, there is also financial incentive to maintain a well-operating HVAC system with a seasonal inspection.
Having an air filter functioning at a high level is crucial if you want your home's HVAC system to function smoothly and effectively. It’s a small and simple maintenance job, but is necessary if you want to keep your energy bills down and your comfort level up.
You may have several reasons for considering an energy audit for your Fort Wayne area home. First, there are the cost benefits that come from using energy in your home as efficiently as possible. Second, you may be experiencing hot or cold spots in the home, drafts, condensation, a noisy furnace, or other issues. Concerns about wasted energy, aging equipment and safety are all good reasons to get an overall picture of your home energy status.
Shopping around for a new furnace this season? When you want to increase home comfort and decrease energy bills, consider a two-stage furnace. The gas valve inside such a furnace has two settings, one for high and one for low. When weather is milder, it sends less gas into the burner.
The Indiana cooling season is long and hot, and getting the most out of your air conditioner is probably high on your list of priorities. Your best defense against an inefficient system is your annual preventive tune-up, which will increase your air conditioner's efficiency, lower your utility costs, and extend the life of your system. When you call to schedule your yearly tune-up, ask your HVAC professional about cleaning the A/C coils to further increase system efficiency and save you money.
During our hot Indiana summers, your air conditioner works overtime to keep you home cool and comfortable. But all that work comes with a price – high energy bills and a significant wear and tear on A/C components such as the compressor. Give your air conditioner a break this summer by following these cooling tips.
When keeping your electric bills low and your indoor air cleaner in the summer are important, pay attention to your air conditioner filter. While it's the least expensive component inside your cooling system, it's one of the most important. The filter traps the airborne particles that could otherwise wreak havoc on your equipment and drive up energy bills.
The sweltering months of summer are here, bringing with them searing temperatures and high humidity. If your air conditioning system fails, you are faced with a tough decision made harder by the uncomfortable conditions. Should you repair your existing unit, or opt for total replacement? Several factors can help you determine which route to take and restore the comfort levels in your home.
If you have just completed a home energy audit, you're probably wondering "what next?" The first step is to make a list of the efficiency improvements needed, and then categorize them by levels of importance and/or budget.
So, you have an aging air conditioner and you’re wondering which is best, to repair or replace? The first thing to do is consider the 50 percent rule. This rule states that if repair costs approach half the cost of a new A/C, it’s time to do away with the aging air conditioner and replace it with a new, energy-efficient model.