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Every year, families across the country waste thousands of dollars on inefficient heating and cooling. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your HVAC system’s efficiency and save money.
In this video you will learn about the basics of using a programmable thermostat. Using a programmable thermostat can help you save money and reduce your impact on the environment. Programmable thermostats work by adjusting your home’s temperature based on demand so that you do not consume unnecessary amounts of energy.
To learn more about how a programmable thermostat can help you save money, watch the video provided above. To talk to our certified technicians about cutting down your energy costs, call Morvent’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning of West Chester, PA at (484) 734-1445.
Last updated 2 days 6 hours ago
With summer right around the corner, homeowners across the country are bracing themselves for high cooling costs. While increased air conditioner activity is hard to avoid when the temperature soars, much of the energy consumed to run your air conditioner during the hot summer months actually goes to waste. Fortunately, there are ways to increase your HVAC system’s efficiency. Here is how you can reduce the strain on your air conditioner this summer.
Change Your Filters
When it comes to DIY air conditioner maintenance, changing your HVAC filters is critical. The purpose of HVAC filters is to help keep particulate matter like dust, pollen, and mold out of your home’s indoor air. When you fail to replace your filters regularly, however, they can become clogged and compromise airflow. This in turn forces your air conditioner to work harder in order to regulate your home’s temperature. Not replacing your HVAC filters can also put your health at risk as allergens and pollutants will begin to circulate around your home.
In addition to replacing your filters, it is also important to have a certified technician regularly inspect and clean your HVAC system. By cleaning your HVAC system’s fans and coils, a certified HVAC technician will be able to improve and maintain your air conditioner’s efficiency. This means you will end up spending less to keep your home cool during the summer.
Consider an Upgrade
One of the best ways to save energy is to get rid of your old thermostat and replace it with a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set your home’s temperature settings. For example, you could set your thermostat to a higher temperature when everyone is out of the house and lower it in the evening when you return from work.
Understanding how to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency can help you save money. To learn more about how to get the most out of your HVAC system, call Morvent’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning in West Chester, PA at (484) 734-1445. You can also visit our website to learn more about our AC and furnace repair services.
Last updated 29 days ago
What would happen if you never changed the oil in your car? Or, what if you never checked your car's tires for wear? Like your car, your home's cooling and heating system requires regular maintenance and service to operate safely and efficiently. Without it, serious problems can develop, causing you a great deal of damage to repair.
As a Club member, you'll receive:
AC Maintenance - One precision tune-up, professional cleaning and rejuvenation of your air conditioner.
Furnace Maintenance - One precision tune-up, professional cleaning and rejuvenation of your furnace.
Membership highlights include:
System Lifespan – your system can last up to twice as long. It’s like getting two air conditioners and two furnaces for the price of one. The annual service you receive as part of your Club membership can double the remaining life of your air conditioner and furnace.
Save Money and Be “Green” – Your savings on utility bills can easily pay for annual service. It’s the closest thing to a guaranteed profit investment. Plus, conserving energy is important to the planet’s health.
Breakdown-Free Guarantee – Our service reduces breakdowns so much, we guarantee that if your furnace or air conditioner needs repairs while you are a club member, the next six months of membership is free.
Premier Client Rewards - As a Club member you enjoy special privileges. If you ever need service, you immediately go to the front of the line when setting your appointment.
Inflation Protection – Club membership is available for a low monthly fee. Check with your service technician about how you can save by becoming a club member.
Contact Morvent's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® today at 610.431.1616 or 610.565.9999.
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Heating and cooling costs are one of the largest expenses for the average American home. Keep your home comfortable and your energy bills low with these resources, and follow Morvent’s One Hour on Facebook and Twitter for even more HVAC advice!
This guide from the ENERGY STAR website provides some tips optimizing your heating and cooling system and reducing energy costs.
Take a look at this furnace troubleshooting chart from HowStuffWorks.com to solve some of the most common furnace problems.
This page from MotherEarthNews.com provides a few tips for basic furnace repair and maintenance.
If your furnace has suffered a major malfunction or you’re planning on upgrading your system, check out this gas furnace buying guide from Consumer Reports to get started on installing a new unit.
Changing your air filters every one to three months is a great way to lower energy and long-term maintenance costs.
Morvent’s One Hour is a leading HVAC repair and installation specialist in West Chester, PA. Thanks to our on-time guarantee and two-year repair warranty, we’ve maintained an A+ rating with the BBB for years. See our satisfied customer testimonials online and call (484) 734-1445 today for reliable HVAC service.
Last updated 1 month ago
Many people think the air conditioner filter is only for air quality, but it actually has a significant impact on air conditioner performance. Replacing your HVAC filter every one to three months is an easy thing to overlook, but what would happen if you never replaced it? Take a look below to see how a dirty air filter can affect your home heating and cooling costs:
Cost of replacement air filter: ~$10-30 each depending on filter size/quality
High-quality filters can keep allergens and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) out of your home, but the primary purpose of an air filter is to prevent dust and debris from clogging up the system. HVAC units work by either passing warm air through an evaporator coil that’s just above freezing or by passing cool air through a heat exchanger.
Cost of repair: ~$300-900+ depending on the system and extent of damage
Let’s assume that you forget to change the air filters and leave them on well past their replacement date. As dirt accumulates, air flow becomes restricted and your system will have to work harder to provide the same amount of heating or cooling. The reduced air flow will fail to warm the evaporator coil or cool the burning chamber sufficiently, allowing it to freeze over or overheat. The dirt will also accumulate in the drain pan and other essential components.
Cost of replacement unit:
In some cases, it may be cheaper to replace an older HVAC system rather than repair major components. Your contractor may need to update your ductwork to accommodate the new unit. Although a new HVAC unit will likely reduce your monthly heating and cooling costs, it can take years to recover the initial cost of the unit and the unexpected financial burden may be too much for most families to handle.
As you can see, simply replacing your air filters can literally save thousands of dollars in energy and repair costs. Whether you need simple HVAC maintenance or major repairs in West Chester, PA, the certified technicians here at Morvent’s One Hour Heating & Cooling will be there on time, guaranteed. Call (484) 734-1445 today to request service.air filt