Saving money is a no-brainer. Here are a couple of tips to help save you some cash with your heating system!
Schedule a heating tune-up for your South Jersey heating system. You won’t regret it.
Over time, your heating system becomes less efficient because it accumulates dust and dirt all year long. However, if these issues are addressed, we can reduce the amount of energy your heating system uses, which helps you spend less money on your utilities in the long run.
Your heating system works to maintain comfort in your home. In extreme temperatures, these systems cycle on & off, starting and stopping anywhere from four to eight times per hour. Just like a car, you sometimes need to get its oil changed.
We perform complete tune-up services on all major brands of HVAC, water heating, and indoor air quality equipment. To ensure that all systems are running at peak performance and to increase the lifetime of your equipment, we recommend yearly tune-ups.
Our precision tune-up services take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the system. However, it’s important to schedule an appointment now because our schedule fills up quickly. Don’t wait to schedule your South Jersey heating tune-up!
Air leakage from around old doors and windows or newly installed appliances make it easy for heated or cooled air to escape, leading to an increase in monthly bills. Luckily, there are ways to identify easy to repair leaks in order to keep your home temperature comfortable more efficiently.
Air leaks can occur at home for a number of reasons. Most of the time air leaks are caused naturally from any place where two building materials meet, or from general wear and tear over the years. Common places to find air leaks are windows, doors, or other apparatuses that exist inside and outside of your home.
According to Energy.gov, other places to find air leaks are: electrical outlets, switch plates, baseboards, attic hatches, gaps around pipes or wires, wall or window mounted air conditioners, vents, fans, and where dryer vents pass through walls.
The two most common ways to seal air leaks are by caulking or weatherstripping.
Caulk is flexible material that is used to seal thin cracks in your home. It’s best to be used on stationary materials as it dries permanently to where it is applied.
When buying caulk, it is recommended to use a caulking gun with an automatic release. The amount of caulk you’ll need will vary based on your needs but a general frame of reference is a half cartridge per window.
If you are doing a job at home, the more cost efficient caulking types are expandable spray foam (polyurethane), water-based foam, butyl rubber, latex, or oil based.
If you are on a tight budget, oil based caulk is cheapest on the market.
Weatherstripping is the best course of action for sealing movable objects like doors or sliding window panes.
Energy.gov suggests when choosing materials for weatherstripping, it’s best to take into account your needs. If you are looking to seal a door or window that is not frequently used or exposed to the elements, you can choose felt and open-cell foams. If you are sealing a door or window that is regularly used in your home, it’s best to use more durable material like a tension seal, vinyl, or tape.
At Vaughan Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re committed to your comfort in your South Jersey Home. Our high-quality services, which are performed by certified professionals, have also been providing customer assurance and satisfaction since 1937.
We’re always happy to help you save money. To schedule a heating tune-up today, call us at 856-322-8073. Help us help you.
NJ LIC. NO.13VH01727600
Robert W. Vaughan,
Master HVACR Contractor Lic. # 5842
Thomas J. Weaver,
Master Plumber Lic # 9521