Tips to Manage Winter Heating Bills

Freezing mornings and chilly nights are here and most of us are finding ways to stay warm and cozy this winter, all while keeping the heating bills under control. Here are some simple, but effective tips to manage your winter heating bills.

#1: Keep your thermostat adjusted.
Did you know that you can save energy and money by keeping your thermostat adjusted strategically? Consider installing a quality programmable thermostat, which will allow you to easily set a schedule on when your heat turns off and on. In fact, if you know that you will be out of the home most of the day at work or school, set the house temperature 3 to 5 degrees lower and then program it to turn back on when you get home. This can save a huge percentage on your heating costs every month.

#2: Fix air leaks.
If your home leaks warm air outside, you could be literally letting money fly out the window. Use caulk to seal around any cracks or other small openings in your windows or doors. Check weatherstripping in door frames and replace any that show deterioration. In addition, if you know you have leaky air ducts, you could be letting warm air out while simultaneously letting pollutants and other toxic air particles into your home. Aeroseal Duct Sealing is a fantastic patented solution that fixes leaks from the inside out. And even better: it has an approximate 98% success rate! It is effective and affordable, making it the best way to seal air duct leaks.

Tip #3: Get your heating system serviced.
Regular furnace check-ups are very helpful and necessary. Our experienced team of technicians will come to your home and inspect your heat pump or furnace system to be sure that everything is working well. We’ll also replace any air filters that need replacement and offer solutions on other ways to make your system more efficient throughout the winter.We want to help you to tackle the bitter cold of winter this year, so contact us here! Or, if you need to install or replace a new heating system, our friendly and non-pushy sales team is glad to assist you in finding the perfect home comfort system that best meets your needs as well as your budget!

How to prepare for the coldest time of year

 

The days are shorter and the nights are colder. Soon, it will be winter in the Pacific Northwest and there is no denying that it will get cold and your heating system will be put to the test. Looking for ways to prepare for the coldest time of year? Consider the following tips and remember to schedule your heating tune up with the pros at Specialty Heating & Cooling!

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Save money with our featured product combination!

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Looking for a way to upgrade the heating and cooling system in your home, but save money during the process? You’re in luck! Our featured product combination will make your home more comfortable and with incentives from PGE, Energy Trust of Oregon, the State of Oregon, and Carrier, you’ll be making an efficient and cost effective choice! Here is some more information on these great products:

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Looking for a way to upgrade the heating and cooling system in your home, but save money during the process? You’re in luck! Our featured product combination will make your home more comfortable and with incentives from PGE, Energy Trust of Oregon, the State of Oregon, and Carrier, you’ll be making an efficient and cost effective choice! Here is some more information on these great products:

18vs heat pump
This is a highly efficient heat pump that is different than your average heat pump. It provides variable-speed compression that can change to as many as 5 stages. The ability to run at lower speeds means that it will be quieter and better at removing humidity during the warm summer months. It is also great at keeping temperatures even, allowing users to get the most out of the unit’s efficiency levels. Other key features include its compressor sound blanket and Silencer System II™ design, as well as the non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant. It’s also smaller and lighter than other 2-stage units and is compatible with non-communicating thermostats. It’s durable, flexible, and comes with a 10 year limited warranty, so homeowners can rely on it for years to come.

Infinity 80 furnace
Pairing this efficient furnace system with the Infinity 18vs heat pump is the perfect combination. It’s a great choice for enhancing the cooling system efficiency while improving the dehumidification process that needs to happen during warm summer days. The system has up to 80% AFUE heating efficiency, it has two stages of heat to make it operate economically and efficiently, and offers self-configuration and easy troubleshooting capability with the Infinity control. Add the Carrier Infinity Wi-Fi thermostat to this product combination and you can control the heat or cool air in your home with a simple touch of a button. The thermostat can control various zones in your house and can be programmed for a week at a time.

Combine these products with the Infinity GAPAA Air purifier for the cleanest air possible. Its state of the art technology captures and kills airborne viruses, mold spores, and bacteria, so you know your home and family is safe from harmful toxins and illness-causing particles.

We’re happy to help you determine if this product combination is right for your home! Call us today for information on how you can be more comfortable this year with a new system and save money at the same time! We’re proud of your experienced sales team and their non-pushy approach. Specialty Heating & Cooling also knows that you are busy and don’t have time to fill out extra paperwork. So, we’ll file all the tax credit and rebate paperwork for you so you don’t have to do anything except enjoy your new system!