Earth Day & Our Green Initiatives

Happy Earth Day! Being earth friendly and environmentally conscious goes beyond recycling.  Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for most of the energy use from your home? Cutting back in this area can make a great positive impact on the environment. Here are some heating and cooling tips for you to put into practice this Earth Day and for the rest of the year!

Tip #1: Get a new thermostat installed.
A new thermostat can make a huge difference in reducing energy waste and keeping you more comfortable all year long. Programmable thermostats are the wave of the future! They allow you to set your home to your desired temperature and change it as needed during the day. This means you can determine what you need and when you need to use it. For example, if you are gone at work for most of the day, why use the heater or air conditioner? Program your thermostat to turn down the temperature when you’re gone, then program it to turn back on shortly before you arrive back home so it’s comfortable when you walk in the door. A wireless thermostat can save you up to 20% on your energy bill and they can be used in tandem with almost any existing HVAC system.

Tip #2: Make sure you schedule a preventative maintenance appointment.
HVAC tune-ups are something that many homeowners forget about but staying on top of these appointments are critical to maintain the life of your system and can also help with reducing energy waste! Springtime brings warmer, longer days, and before you know it, summer temperatures will be here. Now is the perfect time to get your air conditioning unit serviced, so you know it will be up and running at peak efficiency when it comes time to hit the “on” button. Our team of experienced HVAC technicians will make sure the system is running well, we’ll clean the filters, and make sure there are no parts that need to be replaced. If a repair is needed, we will let you know and get it fixed right away so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

We’re committed to being green!

We regularly recycle significant amounts of refrigerant, oil and metal. Many consumers don’t realize that this is a big deal in the heating and cooling industry! In 2017, we recycled 187,251 pounds (93.6 tons) of scrap metals.  We also recycled 558 pounds of R22 refrigerant that is enough refrigerant for 117 air conditioners.  All the refrigerant we reclaim can be recycled and reused.  If it can be recycled, we will take every effort to do so. We take great pride in trying to conserve our Earth’s resources.

If you are looking for ways to focus on the Earth this Earth Day, look no further than your heating and cooling system! Contact us for a preventative maintenance appointment or call us to talk about options on upgrading your system to a new, energy efficient one. We are happy to work with you to find a system that is right for your home’s specific layout and will work within your budget!

How Much Does It Cost To Replace My Air Conditioner?

Spring is here and it’s time to start thinking about the warmer weather and longer days that will soon be upon us. Even though you don’t need to use your air conditioner right now, it’s a great idea to start thinking about it now, especially if you need a replacement air conditioner or if you need a new one installed that wasn’t there before. This is a wonderful investment for your home and it requires some research, especially when it comes to cost. If you’re wondering how much a new air conditioning system will cost, keep reading.

What type of air conditioner do you need?
There are a variety of different types of air conditioners on the market today. The systems we carry are quality and will last you for many years to come and our team of Home Solutions Advisors will help you determine which one is right for your home and its specific layout. Most of the time, a new air conditioner will cost between $4,500 and $8,500, and the cost will depend on the size of the equipment, its overall efficiency, and the complexity of the installation.

Even though many air conditioning equipment might look the same on the outside, the components that make up the inside are what sets each one apart. We’re proud to sell the Carrier Infinity™ 19 system which has a 69 DBA sound rating. The higher SEER and EER numbers, the more efficient the air condition is and the more money can save on your energy bill.  In addition, these systems use Puron ™ refrigerant, which is an environmentally friendly product that will not harm the earth’s ozone layer.

We also install a variety of ductless heat pumps that can work as both an air conditioner and a heater, providing comfort year-round in one system. If you live in a home that does not have ductwork, this could be a great option for your space.

Or, perhaps a zoning product would work best for your home. This kind of system allows homeowners to control the comfort of the home in various zones, which translates to increased energy savings and better functionality for different temperatures in different sections of the home.

If you’re unsure of where to start or which system would best fit your home and specific budget, we can help. Our experienced, non-pushy sales team will work with you to find a high-quality product that won’t break the bank. The best part: we’ll get it installed for you just in time for the warmer days of spring and summer days that are on the horizon. Contact us today for more information!