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Lincoln residents can save big on HVAC equipment with Bill's Heating & Air Conditioning, 526 Garfield, Lincoln, NE 68502.

2 Ways to save Big on HVAC

Is it time to replace that aging HVAC equipment in your home? This might not be the best news you’ve received lately, but there is always a silver lining. Not only can new equipment (i.e. furnace, heat pump or air conditioner) be much more energy efficient, saving you money every month, but two fantastic national and local promotions can help you save big time on initial cost.

American Standard HVAC Trade-In Offer

Beginning January 1 through March 15, 2017, residential customers that choose American Standard replacement equipment for both the indoor, outdoor and control units of their homes may qualify for a rebate up to $1000. That can be significant savings when replacing HVAC equipment. There are certain requirements, and installation must be completed within 30 days of purchase.

 

LES Sustainable Energy Program Offer

LES utilities has another great offer for Lincoln, NE residents. Starting January 1, 2017, with a total balance of $2,000,000 in funds, LES is providing incentive payments to customers replacing existing HVAC equipment or buying for a newly built home. Heat pumps and air conditioner units that meet certain efficiency standards and are installed by a qualified contractor can yield incentive payments of $200 to $400. These incentives will be available until the promotional balance has been depleted.

 

Benefit from Both Offers with Bill’s

Customers that choose Bill’s Heating & Air Conditioning can take advantage of both of these great programs at the same time when the right equipment is purchased.… Read More

4 Home Winter Preparation Tips

Winter can be tough on your home in many ways. Frigid temperatures affect the interior and exterior. Snow and sleet storms create wear and tear. And closing up our houses tight can cause other issues that can affect your family’s health and wellbeing. There are things you can do to help ease the pain the colder seasons cause. Small efforts in winter preparation can save your pocketbook, your health, and ward off disasters.

Window and Door Preparation – If we could see air with the naked eye and watch it continually seep through our windows and doors, we might realize all the money and energy wasted. By removing screens and replacing them with storm windows and doors, less heat will slip through the cracks. Sealing edges inside and out with caulk is an addition step that keeps hot air in and cold air out.

HVAC Maintenance – Your furnace has been resting all summer long. As temperatures plummet, it fires up and is expected to run smoothly all through winter. As with any machine containing multiple moving parts, your HVAC system requires maintenance. Scheduling an annual tune-up not only keeps things running well all season but can increase efficiency and reduce energy bills. Avoiding a very cold morning is also an added benefit.

Carbon Monoxide Detection – Many of us have heard about the dangers of CO poisoning, but how many of us take the necessary steps to stay safe?… Read More

Indoor Air Quality – A real concern during cold weather months

Do you ever wonder how safe the air in your home is? Indoor air quality is more often than not worse than the air we breathe outside. It can also be worse during the cold weather months because we close up our homes to keep them warm. When the air in your home is stagnant, there are effects on the air quality. Dust can build up, increasing allergens. Odors from cooking, pets or unfortunate situations, which will be left unsaid, can linger. Lack of circulation or the addition of fresh air from open windows allows issues to build up. So how do you protect your family from poor indoor air quality?

Increase Indoor Air Quality with an Air Scrubber

An amazing way to continuously refresh the air in your home while eliminating 99% of allergens, dust, mold, odors and pollutants is to add an air scrubber. How do they work, you ask? The modern air scrubber constantly pulls air and water molecules in your home through its honeycomb matrix. The molecules are then bathed in UV light which removes particles from the air and converts the air and water into powerful oxidizers as pure elements. They then move through your home, odor and allergen free, refreshing the air indoors. Air scrubbers are proven effective, certified by the Space Foundation and boasts efficiency fifty times greater than the average HVAC filter.… Read More

Know when to schedule a furnace repair before you wake up in a very cold house. Bill's Heating & Air Conditioning, 526 Garfield, Lincoln, NE 68502

Furnace Repair – What you really need to know

Fall ushers in cooler temperatures and crisp air. Leaves begin to fall; football crowds gather and everything comes in pumpkin spice flavor. It’s a magical time of year that slowly transitions into a colder, often arctic winter. This is the time of year when your air conditioner begins to hibernate, and your furnace comes alive and takes center stage. Many of us don’t think twice about our home heating until the first day we need it. We set our thermostats a few degrees warmer and assume all will work perfectly. Typically furnaces don’t break down in mid-summer. They wait until the wee hours on a Friday morning to let you know they need some TLC. How can you avoid seeing your breath in your own home and ruining your day and when should you schedule a furnace repair visit?

Typical Signs Furnace Repair might be needed

Let’s face it; furnaces make noise. If you have noticed your furnace noise increasing in volume over time or if it has started banging, that could indicate an issue. Problems with the ignition and/or a cracked or broken belt could be to blame.

Another indication that furnace repair might be needed is if you find yourself continually standing in front of your thermostat bumping up the temperature. Does it feel like your furnace just can’t keep up?… Read More