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October 20, 2015

How Maintenance Agreements Can Help You

An HVAC maintenance agreement ensures your HVAC equipment gets the regular upkeep necessary for maximum efficiency and comfort. But it also assures that, should you ever need additional work, you’ll get a break on that expense, as well. Heating and cooling systems come with a long estimated service life and certain specifications for energy consumption and performance. However, all these parameters assume your system receives regular preventive maintenance. Also, most manufacturer’s warranties require proof of annual maintenance by qualified technicians […]
October 8, 2015

Turn Down Your Water Heater Temperature to Save Money This Fall

Lowering the temperature on your water heater by 10 degrees shaves up to 5 percent off your water heating costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Water heater manufacturers often set the temperature of their water heaters to 140 degrees. So, there are plenty of energy dollars to keep in your pocketbook by turning down water heater temperature. Keep reading to learn how. Lower Temperature, More Savings The federal Energy Star program suggests that 120 degrees water temperature suffices […]
August 19, 2014

Maintain Your A/C Mid Season with These Easy Tips

The best time to perform maintenance on your air conditioner system is during spring, just before the peak usage in the summer season. It is important to maintain your A/C to improve efficiency and to prevent breakdowns and costly repair bills. Regular preventative maintenance will improve the efficiency of your A/C, thereby saving you money, and will prolong the lifecycle of your unit. What Should an HVAC Contractor Check? All the electrical connections should be checked, tightened or replaced. The […]
July 8, 2014

Did You Know That You Can Save Money While On Vacation?

If you are planning to take a week or two off this summer and visit that exotic locale you’ve been talking about for years, there are a few things you can do at home to save money while on vacation. These tips will result in limited energy bills for the time you are away. Set the thermostat to 85 degrees when vacationing in the summer. If you vacation during the winter, consider setting it at 50 degrees to prevent freezing. If […]