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Residential heating systems use a ton of energy to keep homes warm in the winter months and the EPA has some suggestions for keeping energy costs low. Your Arlington TX heating installation and repair company, S&E A/C & Heating, want you to consider some of these heating tips from the EPA and Energy Star. A few tips from the EPA list are paraphrased below:
Know the Facts – The average family spends $1,400 a year on energy bills, with nearly half of that spent on heating and cooling. Energy-efficient heating…equipment…can save homeowners as much as 20 percent on their annual energy costs.
Keep it Clean – A dirty air filter can increase your energy costs and lead to early equipment failure. Clean or change the air filter in your heating and cooling system monthly. Some filters only need to be changed every 3 months…
Tighten Your Ducts – If you have a forced air furnace or heat pump, then a duct system is responsible for circulating warm air throughout your home. Leaky ducts can reduce your system’s overall efficiency by 20 percent. Sealing your ducts can save up to $140 annually on energy bills and help you consistently heat every room.
Put Your Home to the Test – Doing a home improvement project this fall or winter? ENERGY STAR has online tools to evaluate your home’s energy performance and offer solutions to increase comfort and energy efficiency.
Consult a Professional – Find an experienced, licensed contractor before embarking on any heating and cooling overhaul…
The article also suggests purchasing a new heating system if your current heating system is over 15 years old. S&E A/C & Heating offers new furnace installation as well as heat pumps and programming your thermostat. Heating repair and heating maintenance in Arlington TX is a phone call away with S&E A/C & Heating. Call 214-912-7900 or visit online for service.
Regular maintenance of your heating system can keep your furnace running efficiently throughout the winter months and often save you from needing furnace repair. However, keeping your heating system perfect is not easy. Your Arlington furnace repair experts at S&E A/C & Heating are available to help any time.
Most furnace repairs and upkeep is best left to an expert. However, there are some quick tips for making sure your furnace stays healthy. Simple cleaning of your furnace can often increase fuel efficiency and keep your furnace from overheating. Dirt and dust are major contributors to wasted energy and the overworking of your heating system. Cleaning the furnace filter should be the first step. Replace your furnace filter at the beginning of the heating season and then throughout every 4-6 weeks. Most furnaces in the southwest have removable disposable furnace filters and you should always follow the directions when changing them out.
If you have a gas furnace, checking the pilot light controls or the gas valves for leaks is important. The pilot light can go out in drafty houses as well as the opening becoming clogged. Pilot lights that won’t stay lit should be looked at by a professional as there may be a problem with the thermocouple. If you find and smell a gas leak, especially with propane powered units, open all windows and doors in the immediate area and get out of the house to call the gas company or the fire department to report a leak. Stay out of the house until the professionals say it is ok to come back inside.
Electrical furnace repair is often less expensive over the lifespan of the furnace, however, the operating cost can often be higher. Your Arlington TX heating system professionals can help get your system running efficiently in no time. Cleaning and adjusting your electric furnace at the beginning of each heating season will prove beneficial. Careful examination of fuses, breakers, filter, and blower motor will give you an idea what furnace repairs you will need to have done on your system before entering the winter months.
S&E A/C & Heating are your Arlington heating system maintenance experts. Give them a call today at 214-912-7900 or visit them online for more information.
The winter months are upon us and your Arlington TX heating installation and repair company, S&E A/C & Heating, want you to consider some heating tips from Energy Star to help save energy and money on heating your home or business.
Maintain heating equipment. Dirt and neglect are the number one causes of heating system failure, so be sure to maintain your equipment. Now is a good time to schedule a pre-season checkup of your heating equipment with a licensed contractor to make sure your system is operating at peak performance. Check your system’s air filter every month. When it is dirty, change it. At a minimum change it every 3 months.
Use a programmable thermostat. Regulate your home’s temperature while you’re away or asleep by using one of the convenient pre-programmed settings on a programmable thermostat. When used properly, programmable thermostats can save you up to $180 every year in energy costs.
Seal air leaks in your home. As much as 20 percent of the air moving through your home’s duct system is lost due to leaks and poor connections. Sealing air leaks with caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping will have a significant impact on improving your comfort and reducing energy bills. If you are adding insulation to your home, be sure to seal air leaks first, to ensure you get the best performance from your insulation. Seal duct work using mastic sealant or metal tape and insulate all the ducts that you can access (such as those in attics, crawlspaces, unfinished basements, and garages). Also, make sure that connections at vents and registers are well-sealed where they meet floors, walls, and ceilings. These are common locations to find leaks and disconnected ductwork.
Look for ENERGY STAR qualified products. Whether you are replacing light bulbs or appliances in your home, ENERGY STAR qualified products can help you save energy and reduce energy bills. The label can be found on more than 60 types of products ranging from heating and cooling equipment to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Also, look to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for advice on other ways you can save at home such as using power strips as a central ‘turn-off’ point for electronics and office equipment, making sure computers and monitors are “powered down” when not in use and reversing the blade rotation on ceiling fans to help spread warm air around a room.
S&E A/C & Heating offers heating repair and heating maintenance in Arlington TX and surrounding cities. Call 214-912-7900 today for all your heating and cooling needs or visit us online to schedule service.
As the temperatures drop and the outside air feels cooler, keeping your home comfortable and your loved ones becomes more and more important. By ensuring your central heating system is operating at peak performance, you can ensure your home is ready to face the cooler temperatures head on. With the assistance of our reputable and reliable Arlington TX heating experts at S&E A/C & Heating, you can provide your heating system with the essential inspections and maintenance your system requires this time of year.
With any appliance in your home, trust and reliability are the two key concerns. By relying on our certified HVAC experts, these worries are left to us. We can provide any service for your heating system, be it an in-depth inspection, preventative maintenance to ensure peak performance, or a simple repair to get your system back to working order in no time. Our background-checked technicians are the leading experts in the field, and can answer all your questions regarding your heating unit effectively and complete your service in a timely manner. And with a $59 Heating Tune-Up and Safety Inspection, keeping warm has never been easier.
With fall underway, keeping your home toasty against the crisp autumn temperatures is of the utmost importance. For all your heating concerns this fall, our experienced HVAC experts can assist you. With any comments, questions, or for more information regarding residential heating services, give us a call at 214-912-7900 or contact us online today.