We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
The Thought of Winter Heating Bills Giving You the Shivers? Warm up to these Energy-Saving Tips
Colder weather is on its way to northwest Arkansas, and if winter heating bills are the bane of your existence during the heating season, use these tips to improve the efficiency of your furnace and lower your energy costs this winter.
Annual preventive maintenance is essential for increasing the efficiency of your furnace. The result is better heating, lower energy bills, fewer system breakdowns and a longer system life. Choose a reputable contractor for your tune-up to ensure the essential furnace checkpoints are performed.
Seal Air Leaks
Doors and windows are major culprits when it comes to the loss of warm air and the infiltration of cold air, and if not sealed properly will considerably increase the wear on your system and the energy bills associated with it. Seal around window and door frames with caulk. Install weatherstripping between movable parts.
Shore Up Your Insulation
Your attic should have 11 to 14 inches of R-38 insulation to prevent heat energy from rising from your living spaces into your attic, and then out of the attic through the roof.
Leaky ducts may result in the loss of up to 40 percent of warm air that should be sent into your rooms, making your furnace work extra hard to compensate. Seal loose joints in your ductwork with mastic duct sealant or metal tape.
A dirty furnace air filter prevents air from flowing optimally through your system and may cause it to overheat or fail altogether. Check your air filter every month. When it’s caked with debris, replace it with a good-quality, pleated filter.
You can save a lot of money on winter heating bills by properly installing and operating a programmable thermostat. Program lower temperatures while you’re away from home and sleeping to benefit from your thermostat.