1. Open the windows – One of the benefits of spring is that the hot days of summer, that often require air conditioning, have not yet arrived. Opening the windows allows you to bring the spring air into your house to create pleasant cross ventilation in your home. These breezes will naturally warm or cool your home and keep your surroundings comfortable.
2. Service your air conditioner – Although the spring months do not generally require air conditioning, they are the perfect time to give your unit a check-up to be prepared for the warm summer temperatures ahead. A properly running air conditioner combined with clean air filters can reduce energy consumption by up to 15 percent.
3. Turn on ceiling fans – Like cross ventilation from open windows, ceiling fans use minimal energy and can also help to circulate comfortable air flow throughout your house.
4. Keep the oven off – Spring is the perfect time to grill in the great outdoors. In addition to enjoying a delicious meal, you will have the added benefit of keeping the warm air caused by cooking out of your home.
5. Let the sunshine in – Open up your shades and allow natural light to spill into your home. Sunny days mean you can use a minimal amount artificial lighting sources.
6. Close the blinds – On those unseasonably warm days, closing window treatments can actually keep your home cooler. Consider looking into energy efficient window treatments that can save money in both warm and cold temperatures.
7. Seal up the holes – Cold winter temperatures can cause your home to expand and contract. Take some time to examine the exterior of your house for any gaps that could cause air leaks. Use caulking to close up these holes to keep your home properly sealed.
The first step in any job is always the most crucial for long term success. That’s why knowing the intricacies of both heating and air conditioning systems and how they should both be installed is crucial for a successful performance. Luckily, HVAC and heating professionals are experts and can adapt to any environment or home orientation to make sure your heating and air conditioning systems work seamlessly.
Here is some quick insight on how you know the time is right for a new heating and air conditioning system, and what to expect from the process.
A replacement heating system may be required if your existing furnace or boiler is over 15 years old, is not properly running, or is costing you more to maintain it that to just replace it. Another sign that a new heating system may be needed is if the temperature is inconsistent in different homes throughout your home.
If you are noticing one or more of these signs, Blue Flame can help you with the installation process of your new heating system. Our expertly trained technicians will go through a series of steps to properly install your heating system. After your old furnace is removed, we take detailed steps to make sure your new system is properly installed, and that you are properly informed on how it can best function.
The cost of replacing your existing heating system is truly dependent on the needs of your home. No two homes are alike, and our team is happy to work with you to find a customized and affordable solution for your house during our initial free consultation.
Air Conditioning Systems:
According to Energy Star , air conditioners have a slightly shorter shelf life than a heating system or your home’s furnace, and should be replaced every 10 years or so. Other signs for a replacement system is if your home has excessive dust or if the sound of your system running is louder than usual.
That’s when you know it’s time to call Blue Flame for your brand new air conditioning system. During the installation process, we ensure that our systems provide the very best in air quality for you and your family. This happens through our whole-home air filtration process, the installation of our unique purification systems, and top-quality carbon monoxide detectors. We may also repair any damaged air ducts during our installation, depending on the status of the system we are replacing.
Just as when we install a new heating system, one solution does not necessarily work for all homes. That’s why we are happy to schedule a free consultation with you to determine what system works best for you, all at a price you can afford.
Let your friends and experts at Blue Flame Heating and Air Conditioning conduct the symphony that is your home heating and air system. Call us today at 509-536-1086, or click here to request a free quote!
The average American family washes 300-400 loads of laundry annually. Laundry detergent purchases throughout the year may not be the highest of a family’s bills, but this common product can have unintended costs. Overuse of detergent can cause worn machines and faded clothing as well as harmful environmental effects . How about considering a sustainable solution?The Laundry Pro offers a option for clean clothing without the chemicals. Utilizing the same revolutionary ActivePure Technology developed by NASA and found in the AirScrubber Plus , the Laundry Pro uses activated oxygen to remove dirt and prevent bacteria growth.
If you suffer from environmental allergies, you probably look forward to the first freeze to kill the outdoor allergens that have been making you miserable for the past several months. While cold weather can mean a decline in environmental allergies, coming indoors for the fall and winter can cause a host of other issues for allergy sufferers.
Closing up your home and starting your furnace can actually cause allergies to get even worse during the fall and winter. Proper maintenance of your HVAC system is crucial to help keep allergies at bay and improve your indoor air quality. Here are a few things to consider:
With the cold weather here, our windows are closed up and our furnaces start working hard to keep to keep us warm. Although it’s easier to breathe for those with asthma and allergies, fall and winter can be particularly hard to get through just the same. Reducing the air circulation inside your home can trap dust, allergens, mildew, toxins or bacteria in your air causing your home to poor indoor air quality. It’s important to tackle those problems head on. If you would like to improve your home’s indoor air quality this season, here are a few helpful tips: