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Maintenance Time Again

It's time to start calling and scheduling with your heating and cooling company to get your systems cleaned and inspected. This is a vital part of keeping your system running at its peak efficiency level. The key to a warm winter is making sure you are prepared! So don't be one of many this [...]

Why Energy STAR Labels?

Why is there a special ENERGY STAR®  label found on heating and cooling equipment? How can buying products which have this Special ENERGY STAR® label help the customer save energy cost? How does using products tagged with a Special ENERGY STAR®  label help the environment? ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. government-sponsored program that [...]

Improve heating and cooling efficiency with duct sealing

Installed in United States homes has about a 15% energy loss due to duct leakage.  The duct system circulates conditioned air throughout the home, but most duct systems have poor connections and leak warm or cool air.  This air leakage means your HVAC system is not operating at its maximum efficiency and has to work [...]

How to get the most out of your Programmable thermostat

Programmable thermostats are terrific to reduce your energy consumption for heating and cooling while keeping your home comfortable, but they have to be used properly to be effective.  They work by automatically adjusting your temperature setting to a more energy efficient setting while you are away from home or asleep. For example, when you using [...]

Choosing a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are an easy way to save money on your energy bills for heating and cooling, but they are not for everyone.  For example, they work best if no one is usually at home during the day. If a family member is at your home during the day, you will only realize the benefits [...]

Signs That You May Need New Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment

To maximize efficiency and home comfort while lowering your energy costs, here are a few tips that will help you know when to call a professional HVAC contractor like Holland Heating and Cooling to replace your existing furnace, air conditioning system, heat pump, or other heating and cooling equipment or to service your existing equipment. [...]

2018-06-05T18:21:11+00:00 June 29th, 2018|AC Repair, Heating & Cooling Blog|

Switching to Cooling Mode

If you have been enjoying energy efficient heating all winter with your new heat pump, now is the time to switch your heat pump over to cooling mode for the summer.  If this is your first year with a heat pump you may be surprised to find that switching from heating to cooling is not [...]

2018-06-05T15:00:08+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|AC Repair, Heating & Cooling Blog|

How Thermostat installation Works

Installing a programmable thermostat is a great way to save money on your heating and cooling bills.  According to EPA estimates, a properly used programmable thermostat can save homeowners over $200 per year on energy costs for heating and cooling. Properly installing your new thermostat is critical for efficient operation.  Your thermostat should be located [...]

2018-06-05T14:57:24+00:00 June 15th, 2018|AC Repair, Heating & Cooling Blog|

Types of Central Air Conditioner

Central air conditioning systems are far more effective and efficient than window units for residential cooling.  A central air conditioning system uses a duct system to distribute cool, dehumidified air throughout the home. Supply ducts run from the air conditioner to each room in the home and deliver cooled air through the vents (or registers). [...]

2018-06-05T14:57:12+00:00 June 8th, 2018|AC Repair, Heating & Cooling Blog|

Increase Air Conditioner Efficiency By Cleaning The Coils

As warm weather approaches, this is a great time to schedule your residential HVAC system maintenance to make sure your central air conditioner is working efficiently.  Keeping your air conditioner in top working order will help it last longer and reduce your energy bills. There are a few things you can do yourself, but don’t [...]

2018-05-29T20:04:23+00:00 June 1st, 2018|AC Repair, Heating & Cooling Blog|

What To Do With A Noisy Air Conditioner?

If the outdoor unit for your central air conditioning system or heat pump is keeping you or your guests awake at night because it is so noisy, there are a few things you can do to help reduce the noise level so you can get a good night’s sleep. The outdoor unit (called the condenser) [...]

2018-05-29T20:04:33+00:00 May 25th, 2018|AC Repair, Heating & Cooling Blog|

Proper Installation Is Critical To Air Conditioner Efficiency

If you have an older, outdated central air conditioning system, replacing it with a new Energy Star qualified system can save you a bundle on cooling costs. According to the EPA, if your central air conditioning system is more than 12 years old, you can save up to 30% on energy costs by installing a [...]

2018-05-29T20:00:12+00:00 May 18th, 2018|AC Repair, Heating & Cooling Blog|

How does your central air conditioner work?

Every homeowner should have a basic understanding of how their central air conditioning system works.  Knowing how the air conditioning system works will help a homeowner understand why regular HVAC maintenance is important to keep the keep the system working great for years while lowering their energy costs. Most residential air conditioning systems are “split [...]

2018-05-10T13:43:57+00:00 May 11th, 2018|AC Repair, Davison Heating and Cooling|