6 Services Provided by a Heating and Cooling Company
Heating and cooling your home is expensive. This year alone it’s estimated you’ll spend over $2,000 on your energy bill, with at least $875 of that accounting for just heating and cooling costs. Despite this high figure, you probably don’t think about your heating and cooling company too often—not unless you have a problem.
And since we’re now almost three months into 2019, you’ve also likely dropped your New Year’s resolutions, so let’s make a new one together. Let’s make proactive heating and cooling decisions with the goal of extending the life of your system, feeling comfortable in your space, improving your home efficiency, and saving money in the process.
Here are six services that Entek can provide to help you on this new track:
1. Assessing the Effectiveness of Your Current System
Sometimes to save money you have to spend some first. When was the last time you upgraded your HVAC system? Do you even know when it was installed if the system arrived in your home before you did? If you don’t know the answers to these questions or it’s been quite some time, it’s worth evaluating if what you have is working for you.
When you call in our heating and cooling company, we can assess what you’re currently relying on to stay comfortable in your home and then make recommendations based on what we find and your personal goals and budget.
An HVAC upgrade can efficiently keep you comfortable in your home all year, reduce humidity, decrease noise pollution, improve air quality and ease of use, among other things.
2. Providing Proper Maintenance
Just as with any home appliance, if you care for your HVAC system, it will run well and efficiently for many years to come. In fact, the difference of energy consumption between a well-maintained heat pump or furnace versus a neglected one is 10–25 percent. Meaning you’ll spend that much more each year—a costly decision.
Similarly, dirty filters, coils, and fans reduce airflow through the system. This leads to large temperature variations between rooms, lower air quality, overall reduced efficiency, and higher costs. It can also damage your system’s compressor.
Call our heating and cooling company in at least twice per year to perform routine maintenance, and you can expect your HVAC system to work well for many years.
3. Performing a Home Air Quality Assessment
At Entek it’s not just your heating and cooling we’re concerned about; it’s your whole home. It’s extremely important you select a company like ours that understands the delicate balance between air leaks, sealing, ventilation, and air quality. For example, ventilation is essential for comfort, but the improper balance can lead to mold growth.
Through a whole-house performance test we will easily be able to identify manageable steps you can take to make your home even more efficient. This is done through duct leak tests using computerized technology, infrared cameras, and blower doors.
The changes you make post-whole-house testing will lead to the following benefits:
- Improved comfort
- Reduced dust
- Reduced allergens
- Improved health
- Reduced airborne contaminants
- Increased energy efficiency
- Reduced utility costs
It’s just one more way to achieve your HVAC goals in 2019.
4. Cleaning & Sealing Your Ducts
You may have never considered how dirty your HVAC ducts get while pumping hot and cold air through your home, but it can be quite dramatic. So much so that a good cleaning could reduce your utility costs by 20–40 percent.
It will also improve your in-home air quality so you can literally breathe easier, leading to fewer colds and allergy and asthma symptoms.
We follow professional EPA guidelines and are PCTS and BPI certified for leak testing and internal aerosol mist duct sealing. Aeroseal will seal your ducts up to 95 percent, the best results in the industry.
Aeroseal is a low-cost solution and you won’t need to adjust how you’re living during the installation process. Plus, it can be completed the day the service begins. Just go about your chores and you’ll be saving money in no time.
5. Adding in Home Electric Upgrades
Entek is a whole-house company. In addition to our HVAC services, we want your entire home to run as efficiently as possible to save you more money. One way this is done is through electric upgrades.
We are happy to assist if you’re looking to move plugs and switches, replace your ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFI), you’d like a hot tub circuit addition, you need new smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, or require breaker panel maintenance.
At Entek, we use science to bring more comfort and efficiency into your home.
6. Upgrading Thermostat Controls
A Wi-Fi-enabled programmable thermostat is just what you need if your focus is really adding the most comfort to your home and increasing your savings. It will let you adjust the settings so the temperature is exactly as you like it in each room of your home. And you can put it on a timer so you’re not wasting energy while you’re away or have gone to bed for the night.
Going on vacation? Change the settings before you leave so it adjusts to your schedule.
Forgot to update your thermostat before you left for vacation? No problem! Since it’s Wi-Fi-enabled, you don’t even need to be home to make changes. Just pull out your smartphone or log into your laptop and make those adjustments while you’re on the go.
Selecting a heating and cooling company is never an easy decision, but we make it as simple as possible by providing every HVAC service you can think of and more. We have your best interests in mind, and that’s why we attract customers who can rely on us for life. Choose Entek and we’ll keep you comfortable all year long.