Heating Will Be Expensive This Winter. What Can You Do?
The first, and most obvious step is to get your heating system tuned up for the winter. Heating system tune-ups are not expensive, especially if performed as part of our service agreement. A heating system tune-up will cut heating costs up to 10% per heating system. If you have not had a tune-up for several years, the savings may be more.
During a tune-up, we will tune the burners of your furnace to ensure you are getting the most efficient burn. We will check the flue temperature to ensure you are not sending money up the chimney, make sure your furnace is drafting correctly, verify the fuel flow, set the heat anticipator and calibrate your thermostat, and adjust air flow.
We will also clean your burners, combustion chamber, and heat exchanger surfaces, improving air quality. Perhaps most important is the potentially life saving safety checks of fossil fuel combustion systems.
Get your heating system tuned-up sooner rather than later. We are already scheduling maintenance calls. The last thing you want to do is wait for the cold weather when every contractor in town is backed up with getting people’s heat working.
We Offer Many High Efficiency Options for Pasadena HVAC Systems
Lowering your thermostat setpoint a few degrees will save money. Unfortunately, it’s also uncomfortable to lower the thermostat and it’s easy to forget.
A duct-mounted air cleaner will make your home cleaner, healthier and more comfortable by removing indoor air contaminants like dust, pollen, and other allergens. If a member of your family suffers from asthma or allergies, this equipment can really be a great benefit. Unlike room air cleaners with tiny fans, a duct-mounted air cleaner uses the powerful blower in your furnace to clean large volumes of air, and you also get the benefit of cleaning the air for the entire home rather than one or two rooms. How much medication can you eliminate because your indoor air is cleaner and healthier? How many colds and flues can your family avoid because you’ve installed effective indoor air filtration?
Many people like to set the thermostat lower at night, to snuggle up under warm covers. But no one likes to wake to a cold room. By using a programmable setback thermostat, you can sleep and wake in comfort. Also, you will never forget to set the thermostat back when you leave for work. Call us to install one. We will even show you how to program it.
When heating repair isn’t enough, consider replacing your home’s heating system
Though it requires a greater investment than the steps we’ve already discussed, the biggest savings come from a new, high efficiency heating system. Depending on the age of your old system, we can cut heating bills as much as 50%. This may not make up for the dramatically rising cost of energy this year, but it will make it tolerable.
Call us and we will provide you with a no-obligation assessment of your home and the amount of energy you can save. While we’re at it, we can also fix any nagging comfort problems you might have in one or two rooms.
We’ve also got some great financing programs that make a new heating system fit anyone’s budget. You’ve got nothing to lose (except sky high bills) by checking it out.