5 Energy Saving Tips that Don’t Cost a Dime

Saving money on your energy bill is something everyone would like to do. We want our homes to be comfortable but don’t want to pay high air conditioning and heating bills in the summer and winter. Many energy saving ideas for the home can mean big upgrades which translate into big expenses. These major updates might not fit into your current budget. The good news is that many small changes can be made to your routine that can help save on your energy bottom line.

Save Energy with Small Changes

Some big changes like upgrading major appliances to newer, high rated energy star models, replacing windows with double-pane insulated types or adding additional insulation to your attic space can drive down energy waste. All these options provide great energy-saving benefits, yet they can be very expensive. The small, no-cost things you can do in your home can also impact your energy bills in a positive way. Here are five easy fixes you can do in five minutes with no out-of-pocket expense.

  • Window Drapes – Heavy drapery around windows can help prevent drafts, especially if windows are older. Keeping drapes or blinds closed in the summer can keep sunlight and heat from entering your home. In the winter, open those blinds up and let the sunshine through providing heat.
  • Unplug – Most homes have outlets cluttered with plugs and power adapters filled with appliances, electronics, and charging devices.
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    12 Things You Should Expect in an AC Tune-Up

    Spring has sprung and with it warmer temperatures. As it gets closer to summer, many will soon be relying on their air conditioners to keep them cool. So why should you schedule an appointment to have your unit serviced? It seems to be working fine. The answer is one simple word: maintenance. Proper maintenance is essential for any large piece of equipment with many moving parts. Think of your car. Experts always tout proper maintenance to keep your car running longer and more efficiently. Often repairs are much more expensive if maintenance is ignored. Gas mileage can slip, and resale value falls. Maintenance on your car or your AC system can stop problems before they arise saving you time, hassle and money.

    What to Expect with a Spring AC Tune-Up

    When you book a service call with Bill’s Heating & Air Conditioning, your AC will get the gold standard treatment. But what exactly does a spring tune-up include? The average consumer doesn’t know how their equipment works but knowing what should be checked is important. Routine maintenance should include all of the following:

    Outside unit service

    • Clean & inspect coils
    • Inspect & adjust electrical fittings
    • Check rotation & balance of fan blades
    • Check & adjust refrigerant levels
    • Check for code violations & remove debris

    Inside unit service

    • Inspect & clean drain lines
    • Replace air filter
    • Inspect & adjust electrical fittings
    • Test all motors, controls & safety switches
    • Check & adjust settings on fan motor
    • Measure electrical consumption on all motors & compressors
    • Verify breaker sizes
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    Keeping you cool all season long is Bill’s Heating & Air Conditioning’s goal.… Read More

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    3 Things to Look For in a good HVAC Company

    We know you have choices when it comes to who you choose for your home’s HVAC system repairs or replacement in the Lincoln area. Your choice of an HVAC company is often put to the test during an emergency situation as your furnace stopped working overnight, or you come home from work to a sweltering home in the middle of summer. Do you have a company you always call? How do you find a new company?  Having a go-to HVAC company you know you can trust is smart. Here are three key components to keep in mind when looking for a good HVAC company.

    Knowledge of All Types of HVAC Systems

    The market is saturated with brands and options when it comes to purchasing a new furnace, heat pump or AC unit. Each brand has several model choices in each line and continues to offer newer upgraded units year after year. Now, think of all the brand options over all the years homeowners have had heating and air in their homes, beginning in the late 1960’s. That is a lot of different types of HVAC appliances. Bill’s Heating and Air Conditioning proudly sells American Standard AC and heating units; however we have the knowledge to work on ALL makes and models. Many times the older units will last for a long time with proper maintenance.… Read More