Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Calling Mr. Clean…

Is your home clean? I don’t mean obsessively clean, just people-live-here-clean.
By now, most of us have got the basics down of keeping our home tidy, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the bathrooms, etc., but did you know your home comfort system also needs a good cleaning? I bet that is one thing that gets overlooked.
It is not something that jumps to the front of one’s mind when you are going through a mental list of what needs to be done. Too often, we neglect our home comfort system. We expect it to work with maximum efficiency the second we turn it on without ever stopping to think about what has spent months building up while it sat there unused.

For information on why and how to have your home comfort system cleaned, read “The Dirty Secret…”.http://www.stewartheatingandair.com/comfort-tips.asp

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Value of a Secret

Secrets are tricky things, aren’t they? Depending on the subject (surprise party vs. hazardous waste) and who it is about (relative vs. major corporation), a secret can be a fun event bonding people together or it can go to the other extreme where a bit of information left untold has the potential to be dangerous to your health. Everyone has secrets both big and small and we are no exception. Don’t be too alarmed. Our secret is not as scary as hazardous waste; and one thing is for sure… Whether we are referring to people or companies, the truth will come out eventually. Why, then, do so many companies leave out information their customers need to know in order to make informed decisions? Money, of course, and maybe power and definitely a concern for their reputation. We are just not interested in being a company with secrets. To learn more about a big secret the heating and air conditioning industry has been keeping, read “Have You Heard the Dark and Dirty Secret…about Your Home Comfort System?”

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What Difference Will It Make?

There are a lot of good ideas that pop up in our conversations, news feeds, blog subscriptions and preferred TV programs. If only we had the time and resources to implement every one of them. 
But we don’t (even if we try). Time and resources are limited. So we have to evaluate the benefit versus the investment with questions like these: Will it make a difference? Can this difference be measured?
These are the kind of questions that you actually can answer with a really good idea I’d like you to consider: a Whole House Energy Analysis.
In any home, there can be hidden energy wasters that are sending your utility bills up needlessly. An energy Analysis will pinpoint these problems, giving you a complete analysis of how to improve your home’s energy use.
The difference this will make comes in improved energy efficiency that can show up in lower energy use (measurable through utility bills). It also can show you how to create a more comfortable home environment year-round.

To help you evaluate what changes you may make, the Department of Energy offers up several questions to ask yourself. You can read more about those in this report, This Is One Analysis You’ll Actually Like.