Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Now is a Great Time to Replace Your Old Inefficient Heating and Cooling System!

Don’t put it off another year praying and hoping it will last! All of us want to spend our money on something else other than our heating and cooling systems. A new 60” TV, a new boat, car, clothes, ATV, a vacation, anything but a new heating and cooling system, right!?

Any heating and cooling system that is older than 12 years old needs to be considered for replacement. If you are having repeated repairs, or if your utility bills have gotten out of hand, and your system is way out of warranty, now is the best time to replace it. I know, I know, it does cost a lot of money to replace a heating and cooling system, but it is a necessary evil of owning a home. Just like your roof or appliances, your heating and cooling equipment has a useful life and when it reaches a certain age and condition, it must be replaced.

The fall and spring are the best times to have a system replaced because of the different promotions going on. Most manufacturers have rebate or financing programs that will save you hundreds of dollars, some utility companies offer rebates as incentives to purchase higher efficiency models, and there are still a few Federal Tax Credits available as well.

All Seasons has special promotions in addition to the above money saving promotions. Check out our “specials” tab.

A word of caution, all companies are not the same. The best companies train and certify their technicians on an ongoing basis to offer you the best possible service and expertise. You should ask for a certificate of insurance to be certain the company is licensed and insured. Make sure the company has workers' compensation insurance because if a worker gets hurt on your property, you can be held responsible if they do no have workers' compensation insurance. Remember if they do not have a business license or are not insured; you will be stuck with their workmanship or lack of it with no recourse. Most HVAC companies are excellent and honest, but there are a few that are not. Be smart and do your homework so you are not one of the horror stories that you hear about.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Furnace Precision Tune Up

It is the perfect time to get your furnace precision tune up now before we hit the cooler fall months, or have a cold snap that takes you by surprise. Manufacturers recommend routine maintenance on your heating and cooling products because it will extend the overall life of your system. We have had some beautiful days this past week and hopefully the 90 and 100 degree days will be a memory for us. So as the cool down of fall is upon us, here are a few reasons you should get your system precision tune up now:

  • Extend your equipment life
  • Help prevent health and safety risks
  • Save money with improved efficiency
  • Catch minor issues before they become major expensive ones
Semi-annual maintenance may extend the life of your furnace or heat pump system.  Having a precision tune up performed helps your system run at its highest level of efficiency. Higher efficiency leads to less energy use and less energy use leads to lower utility bills which can pay for the tune up and is great for our environment. When you have a professional tune up performed on your furnace or heat pump; you are also getting the peace-of-mind knowing your equipment has been thoroughly inspected for safety risks. A tune up may find minor problems and by having them repaired now can save you money and inconvenience in the future. 

Be sure to contact us to schedule your precision tune up. A little prevention and regular attention to your furnace or heat pump now will benefit you going forward. We look forward to serving you soon.

Note: Be sure to replace your carbon monoxide monitor and or smoke detector batteries now. If your devices are older than three years old, please replace them. Their sensors are less effective after that age and offer little if any protection.