Monday, October 7, 2013
October is here and although you wouldn’t be able to tell by the temperatures right now, you will be able to sense the cooler weather here soon. You’ll definitely be thinking about kicking that heat on in the next week or so as the temperatures drop fairly low.
Did you know that Almost half of the energy used in our homes goes to heating and cooling? Making better choices when it comes to your homes heating and cooling units will hugely impact how much you’re forking out for your electricity bills this winter.
If you own a heather system that is slightly on the older side of life, you really need to consider finding a company that specializes in heater maintenance and ask them about a heater tune up. They will look at your furnace and help with any concerns or problems that you may be having with your unit.
They will let you know if they find something wrong with your unit and whether or not it can be fixed and if you should consider purchasing a new one. Having heater repair that is affordable and reliable usually revolves around companies that have been around awhile and are family owned. They (in my opinion) are better to hire because their family relies on your business.
If your unit cannot be fixed, you’ll have to consider purchasing a newer model. If you are constantly picking up the phone to call a repairman to come out and take a look at your unit, you may just want to go ahead and purchase a new one. Not only are you going to save yourself from freezing toes and the hassle of a broken unit every time you turn around, but you’ll also save money overtime.
If your heating unit is more than ten years old, it might be time to replace it. Newer equipment that is also high-efficiency will be more costly to buy outright but it will be worth it in the long run. Energy efficient heating units help to regulate the humidity in your home, which will save you money because it will lead to a better quality of air in your home (hence saving you money).
If you don’t think that your heating unit is more than ten years old, or that there isn’t very much wrong with it.. you can always choose the option of fixing it. It might just require the seasonal cleaning which flushes out the dust, mildew, or mold that can grow inside while the heater isn’t in use during the summer months.
Whether you just need a regular tune-up or you need an entirely new unit- after all is said and done, you’ll see a major change in how much your energy bill runs you a month. A tune-up to a heating unit is just like tuning up a car, you need to keep it in tip top shape to keep it running right!
A professional inspection and tune up every few year or at least every OTHER year is a good investment. It will keep your furnace running efficiently, your bills down, and your toes warm! The professionals have the knowledge and skills to make sure that any part of your unit that might slowly deteriorate over the years is replaced properly.
If you are in the Dallas, Tx Area you should definitely check out Aramendia Plumbing, Heating, and Air
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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.