Protected: Are Your Air Filters Clean and How to Tell

Protected: Are Your Air Filters Clean and How to Tell

If the motor of your HVAC system is its heart, the air filter is its lungs. Our HVAC systems need clean air to perform correctly, just as we do. What happens if a dirty air filter is blocking that air from going where it needs to? It can lead to expensive problems down the road. Below, we will show you are your air filters clean and how to tell. The True Cost of Dirty Air Filters According to the Indian Michigan Power, a dirty air filter can lead to an increase in your energy bill of anywhere from 5% to 15%, depending on your unit usage, etc. This means that the cost of an air filter can easily pay for itself just within the first month. But there are other costs associated with a dirty HVAC filter including: Increased maintenance costs – All units from residential to industrial must be maintained on a regular basis in order to ensure a long life, but a clogged air filter can increase the frequency. For example, the accumulation dust and dirt can lead to a clogged filter that allows contaminants to pass and come into contact with vital system components. It will ultimately cost more to have the unit cleaned than to replace the filter. Decreased comfort – Fans push cooled or heated air through the filter. The blower has to work harder to move this air when the filters are clogged. This reduced airflow can lead to random hot or cold spots in your home and cause you to adjust the temperature accordingly and unnecessarily. Poor quality air – Clogged air...

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...

What’s different about our Annual Pre Season Service

Many companies have a Pre Season service package but they all vary in scope and price. It’s important you know what you’re getting. Here’s why we believe ours is the best way to go. We perform a complete 18 point service check. That’s more extensive than most companies do. We’ll give you a fair and honest written assessment of the condition of your furnace. We’ll be there about an hour. We’ll take our time to perform a complete check and answer your questions. We won’t rush and we won’t pressure you. If we do find a problem, most of the diagnostic work has already been done, saving you money and time in the long run. Contact us today to schedule your...

Why You Need An Annual Furnace Inspection

We recommend you have one performed on your furnace, no matter how old it is. Here’s why: If you have a new furnace, the warranty requires it to remain in effect. We perform all warranty work on Bryant and most other brands. On an older furnace, a pre-season tune up will extend the life furnace. With rising utility rates, the increased efficiency will pay back the service cost in a short period of time. Correcting a simple problem pre-season will likely prevent a more serious and expensive problem during the winter- when you least want to lose your heat. Contact us today to schedule your...

Benefits of Improving Energy Efficiency In Your Home

Why Is Energy Efficiency Important in Your Home? Our homes are a major source of energy used across the US.  As energy costs rise and the population grows, it is more important than ever for us to improve energy efficiency in homes.  Energy efficiency means doing more with less energy.  Not only does it lower your bills but it also benefits the world.  There are a variety of ways we use energy in our homes but one of the most common is heating and cooling.  Take a look at the benefits of improving the energy efficiency in your home and some great ways to save money on an energy efficient HVAC system! Save Money On Energy Bills: While you might think a new air conditioner seems costly, the money you save in the long run is worth it!  Air conditioners are now rated on a metric system called Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER).  The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient your air conditioner is and the more likely you are to save money. Improve Indoor Air Comfort: You may be surprised to know that the air in your home is full of pollutants that can directly affect your health.  An energy efficient HVAC system is a great way to circulate and filter indoor air.  For example, an energy efficient air conditioner will remove dust, dander, pollen and other pollutants in exchange for fresh, clean air that is better for your health! Reduce Moisture and Condensation: Residents of Spokane know the issues humidity and moisture brings all too well.  High moisture levels in a home can create air quality...