S&E A/C & Heating » energy conservation http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog Your Dallas TX HVAC Specialists Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:59:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1 Winter Energy Saving Heating Tips from Your Arlington TX Heating Repair Company http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/winter-energy-saving-heating-tips-from-your-arlington-tx-heating-repair-company/ http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/winter-energy-saving-heating-tips-from-your-arlington-tx-heating-repair-company/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:53:34 +0000 admin http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/?p=226 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.

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Winter Heating Tips from Your Arlington TX Heating Repair Company http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/winter-heating-tips-from-your-arlington-tx-heating-repair-company/ http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/winter-heating-tips-from-your-arlington-tx-heating-repair-company/#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:23:51 +0000 admin http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/?p=218 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.

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Residential & Commercial Insulation Tips http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/residential-commercial-insulation-tips/ http://www.se-ac-heat.com/blog/residential-commercial-insulation-tips/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:26:07 +0000 admin http://sande.adviceinteractivegroup.net/blog/?p=4 InsulationWhen it comes to energy conservation and cost-efficiency, home insulation can be the answer to a problem in regards to residential and commercial buildings. A solid insulation system not only will protect a home or office from the intense heat or cold outside but also will reduce heating and cooling needs.

Experts agree that a handful of residential and commercial properties do not have the proper insulation. Approximately 80 percent of homes built before 1980 are believed not to have sufficient insulation. Our Dallas TX heating and cooling specialists understand that some question if their homes fall into the under-insulated category. Here are three reasons why added insulation may be a good idea.

  • Bill decrease: Check your monthly bills. If they appear to skyrocket during the colder and warmer month, it may detect a need for extra insulation. You want to be comfortable – in your home and with your bank account.
  • Defender of sound: Insulation, in addition to protecting you from the temperatures, serves as a great noise muffler. Insulation deadens sound, so the noise from outside practically stays outside.
  • Play the percentages: If you own a home built before 1980, there’s a good chance that your home is a statistic. Eighty percent is a large-enough number to where you should at least have a contractor check your property out.

Let our Dallas HVAC experts assist you in escalating the comfort level of your home with ample insulation. Call us today, or visit us online for information.

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