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Find the Balance Between Comfort and Efficiency with Your Heater

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Being comfortable is important—but so is reducing your utility bills, which is where HVAC services come into play. It can be difficult to find a balance between comfort and efficiency when it comes to heating. Here are a few places to start.

Install a Smart Thermostat or Programmable Thermostat

A smart or programmable thermostat can turn down your heat when you're away from home. You'll still be comfortable when you're at home, but you won't need to waste money heating an empty house. Smart thermostats can be set to turn up the heat at the time you head for home, so your house is comfy and warm when you get there.

Clean Out Your Heater and Ducts

The more efficiently your heater runs, the less work it'll need to do to warm your home. If you want your heater to deliver warmth effectively, make sure the furnace and ducts have received proper maintenance and cleaning. Otherwise, the furnace may be working hard just to blow hot air through blocked vents, which isn’t going to contribute to a warmer home.

Replace Your Heater

If your furnace is 15 to 20 years old, it may be approaching the end of its life. You may be better off purchasing and installing a more efficient heater rather than trying to improve the efficiency of an older one. Replacing your heating system will mean you can get more heat for less energy.

Are you struggling to find a balance between comfort and energy efficiency? Our team at Dependable Service Plumbing & Air can help by setting you up with the HVAC services you need. Connect with us online now.

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“Senior technician, Joe Anderson, made plumbing repairs to an upstairs bathtub to seal leaks from flooding through kitchen ceiling downstairs. This has been an ongoing serious daily problem in this apartment since April 2015. Mr. Anderson was the first person to have a camera system with him to assess areas where water was accessing kitchen ceiling. He explained in detail what he did and what he found wrong. Water had been flowing from next door apartment whenever they used their shower for over a year now. Mr. Anderson stated he needed to get permission from apartment management office in order to proceed to correct issues in next door apartment. Management has not allowed that access yet. He also noted that a single shower curtain in the apartment next door was on the outside of that tub and felt that could be creating some of the flooding issues. Thank you Mr. Anderson for being my angel and making these repairs.” –-Lyda G.