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Thursday, December 08, 2016

5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Heating and Cooling Contractor

Ever wonder why the most inexperienced, costly contractors end up in your home? Actually, it could have less to do with you than it does with the kind of information you’re gathering before you contact a heating and cooling company in for work.
Let’s be clear: You usually take the time to call a heating and cooling contractor because you are either: a) very hot, or b) very cold. So an untimely breakdown (are they ever timely?) has forced your search for someone who can make the repair.
From this point, the service you receive can either soothe – or increase – your feelings of panic and irritation. There are several factors that contribute to both.

Here are the top things to look for before opening your home – and your wallet:
  1. Credentials
  2. Technical Skill
  3. Up-Front Pricing
  4. Scheduling
  5. Guarantees

Get more information, get more comfort and get more than you pay for. Just give us a call.

The envelope, please…

Your heating and cooling system is just one part of two systems that work together for your comfort. All the materials that surround your interior space – walls, floors, ceiling, roof, windows and doors – are called the envelope. This envelope greatly affects the comfort and cost to operate your home. Your home's envelope is the factor that holds in the temperatures and shelters you from exterior elements. About half of the energy costs in the average household go toward heating and cooling. If you or any of your friends want to increase home comfort but not increase your energy costs, mold risks or repair costs – we’re here to help.

Bigger or Smaller? What’s the deal?

If the equipment is oversized for the area, it may be noisy, as it forces too much
air too quickly through your duct system. It’ll also cycle off and on more frequently,
which can reduce the life expectancy while increasing energy consumption. And
you could be inviting more moisture – and the mold that often comes with it – with
an oversized system. On the other hand, when the equipment is undersized, the wear on its components and the lack of efficiency can also lead to an early equipment failure. Plus, whatever you think you’re saving in money can quickly be eaten up by near continuous energy consumption and poor comfort.

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"How to Help Your Heater This Winter" Report

As you may have read in “Repair, Replace or Ignore” in this season’s HomeSense Newsletter, heating systems can have a plethora of problems – some serious and some minor. What can you do to make sure you’re getting the best performance out of your home comfort system this winter?

Try giving your heater a helping hand. The free report, “How to Help Your Heater This Winter,” shows you preventative tips that will delay the decision of repairing or replacing. Just let us know if you’re interested, and we’ll send it over to you.

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