Protected: Heat Pump Benefits

Protected: Heat Pump Benefits

We would all like to save money these days. Why not save money while you heat your home by learning all the heat pump benefits you can? Below, we will show you why these devices are an ideal choice for your home heating system. What is a Heat Pump? Heat pumps are an HVAC device that are considered an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and even air conditioners. They run on traditional electricity in order to take heat from a cool to a warm space to make the cool space colder and the warm space hotter. This function resembles that of your refrigerator. A heat pump takes in heat from the outdoors to your home during the winter and moves heat to the outdoors during the summer. Heat Pumps Cost Less Heat pumps are designed to provide equivalent heated and cooled air at as little as one-fourth of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances because they move heat rather than use electricity to generate it. According to the Department of Energy, one of the best heat pump benefits is that they can decrease your electricity use for heating by about 50% when compared to other options such as baseboard heaters or furnaces. Better Humidity Those of you who crave good hair days and other benefits of low humidity will also prefer heat pumps. A high-efficiency heat pump dehumidifies better than a standard air conditioning unit. This makes it a superior option during summer months when cooled air is needed. They are Better for the Environment Heat pumps are one of the most efficient alternatives to traditional fuel,...
Preventing Furnace Breakdown in Cold Weather

Preventing Furnace Breakdown in Cold Weather

We get very cold winters in the Spokane Valley, WA area. Preventing furnace breakdown is crucial to keeping our properties warm. Although furnaces do a great job for most of the season, they can encounter issues when the temperatures drop severely low. Below we will show you a few ways to prevent this. Clean Your Furnace Filters Furnaces have to perform extra hard during cold weather, which is why it’s essential to check, clean, and replace your filters accordingly. You should even check the filters before it’s time to change them. Furnace filters that get clogged force your unit to work harder than normal. Your owner’s manual may advise changing the filters anywhere from two to six months. This time period can shorten based on items such as: Number of people on the property. Number of pets on the property. Be sure to take into account whether or not occupants have allergies. How often the furnace is used. Has the winter been irregularly cold? You may need to check the filter or filters once every month and replacing it when necessary to help your unit run efficiently. Click here to get an estimate for how much a furnace breakdown could cost you. Do Not Set Thermostat Impulsively It happens to all of us. You come in from the cold and want to get warm now. It’s tempting to crank the temperature up, but you are putting unnecessary strain on your system. Turning up the thermostat is actually unlikely to make a big difference except to put an extra workload on your furnace. We recommend adding a few extra layers...

Smart Thermostats Are A Smart Idea

With all the buzz about connected, or smart, homes Wi-Fi thermostats have been getting plenty of attention from manufacturers and homeowners. We think they’re a great idea for a couple of reasons. The major benefit is convenience. With remote access to your heating and cooling system your home will be comfortable at precisely the right time. If you’re out of town and forget to adjust the thermostat before leaving, it’s easily adjusted when you’re away and can be returned to normal just before returning home. Plus, it can alert you to system problems in your absence. The other benefit is cost savings. Many thermostats now offer an energy conservation analysis. One study showed a saving of 20% is possible. Several models will respond to your daily activity and adjust the temperature accordingly. There are a number of factors to consider including price and compatibility. We carry and install several brands and will be happy to help you upgrade your home to a smart...