10 Summer A/C Efficiency Tips

dog w fan10 Summer A/C Efficiency Tips

It’s officially summer here in Greater Boston! With an increase in temperature comes an increase in your energy bill. Save money on your next bill with these energy-saving tips. 

  • Regularly change (or clean if reusable) HVAC filters every month during peak summer months. New filters usually only cost a few dollars. Dirty filters will ultimately lower system efficiency and result in lower indoor air quality.
  • Block direct heat gain from the sun shining through glass on the east and especially west sides of the facility. Depending on your facility, options such as “solar screens,” “solar films,” awnings, and trees can help keep facilities more cool. Over time, trees can attractively shade the facility, and help clean the air.
  • Use fans to maintain comfortable temperature, humidity and air movement, and save energy year round. Moving air can make a somewhat higher temperature and high humidity feel comfortable. Fans can help delay or reduce the need for air conditioning, and a temperature setting of only three to five degrees higher can feel as comfortable with fans. Each degree of higher temperature can save about 3 percent on cooling costs. 
  • Plug leaks with weather stripping and caulking. Caulking and weather stripping let you manage your ventilation, which is the deliberate controlled exchange of stuffy inside air for fresher outdoor air.
  • Just like a new car will decline in performance without regular maintenance, so will your A/C. Tune-up your air conditioning system with an annual maintenance check-up.
  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling bill will be.
  • Keep your house warmer than normal when you are away, and lower the thermostat setting to 78°F (26°C) only when you are at home and need cooling. A programmable thermostat can make it easy to set back your temperature.
  • Avoid setting your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air conditioner. It will not cool your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling and unnecessary expense.
  • Schedule regular maintenance for your cooling equipment. 
  • Avoid placing lamps or TV sets near your room air-conditioning thermostat. The thermostat senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary. 
  • Vacuum registers regularly to remove any dust buildup. Ensure that furniture and other objects are not blocking the airflow through your registers.

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Air Conditioning Without Ductwork! 
 
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The future is here! With that said, heating and cooling has made great strides in advancement.

A great example of this is ductless heating and air conditioning systems.

There are many benefits to having a ductless system installed such as;

 

  • Installation itself becomes a breeze

With a conventional air conditioning system, it could take up to a whole week to complete the installation, with a ductless system it can take as little as one full day.  Most ductless systems can heat your home efficiently even when temperatures are in the mere teens.

  • Conserves Space

Ductless heating and cooling systems conserve space for the home; making them non-intrusive and involve little to no construction. This means less stress on your home.  

  • Comfort at your Finger Tips

 Another advantage to home owners, who have a ductless system, is the functionality and ease that comes along with operating the system.  To control the temperature is a simple click of a button. They are universally remote controlled, so the home owner has temperature control anywhere they want in the home.

  • Quiet Operation

 Another fact is the noise control; ductless systems are extremely quiet when operating you hardly hear them making the home a peaceful place.

  • Cost efficiency

 The greatest benefit is the cost efficiency; you save energy and with less energy emissions means more money saved for the consumer. And you can get up to five hundred dollars in rebates while making your home more comfortable.  Ductless systems are hands down comparison for heating and cooling your home in this modern age.

  • 0% Financing & Rebates Available  

 You can get up to five hundred dollars in rebates alone while making your home more comfortable. Mass Save and Wells Fargo allow 0 % financing between 15 months up to 7 years!

 

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H.O. Electric Receives 2014 Best of Belmont Award

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H.O. Electric Receives 2014 Best of Belmont Award

Belmont Award Program Honors the Achievement

BELMONT June 9, 2014 — H.O. Electric has been selected for the 2014 Best of Belmont Award in the Electrical Contractors category by the Belmont Award Program.

Each year, the Belmont Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Belmont area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Belmont Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Belmont Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Belmont Award Program

The Belmont Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Belmont area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Belmont Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

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When Will My Water Heater Flood My Basement?

Keep your hot water heater from flooding your basement!

 

Basement Flooding 
 
 
 Why would anyone install  an appliance that is  guaranteed to fill your  basement with water the  moment its warranty  expires?
 
Keep your hot water heater from flooding your basement.

Conventional water heaters have always bothered me. Why would anyone install an appliance that is guaranteed to fill your basement with water the moment its warranty expires?

The age of the conventional water heater may be ending. I’m happy to see many more Indirect Hot Water Heaters and more Demand (tankless or instantaneous) water heaters installed in existing houses, but I also see many new conventional water heaters installed, too.Tank Less Hot Water Heater

Most hot water systems are installed on an emergency basis, after the old one has failed, and homeowners and and plumbers don’t put much thought into doing anything except replacing what’s currently there. It’s also a pricey repair, and not many people are thinking about investing in the future, when the new system will fail 7-10 years hence.

Over the years, I’ve considered prophylactic non-emergency hot water heater replacement, but somehow never got around to that before the tank failed. It’s a good idea if you can do it. Plumbers charge much less when installing hot water heaters on a pre-need basis.

I’ve tried monitoring for rusty hot water, a sign that a hot-water heater is nearing the end of its life and entering its incontinent phase, but to no avail. As much as I try to outsmart these devices, every few years I”m greeted by a basement full of warm water and an urge to call a plumber.

You can buy a simple moisture alarm that costs about $15 that will make noise when the floor around the tank gets wet, but what good is that if you’re not home?

If you must have a conventional water heater, there are now better solutions to the wet basement problem. Most cost substantially less than the cost of cleaning up a flood. I have yet to see one of these installed in a house. I think most homeowners and plumbers unaware of it, but I’m hoping that will change soon.

 

One solution is so simple, I’m surprised it’s not standard on all hot water heaters. A moisture sensor coupled with a water intake shutoff valve.Floodmaster

The moisture meter goes on the floor, near the hot water tank, and the valve goes on the cold water line that feeds the hot water heater. When the moisture meter first detects water on the floor, the valve will shut off the water intake and sound the alarm. The most water you can lose from the tank is the contents of the tank., and you can contain most of that with a

One of of these floodproofing systems is The Floodmaster FM-094 Hot Water Heater Feed Water Alarm/Shut-Off – this sells for about $200.

Another one is the Onsite Pro Water Heater Floodstop

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This one appears easier to install and sells for around $125.

As for me, when I had my new heating system installed, I had it plumbed for an indirect hot water heater. The next conventional hot water heater that breaks in my house will be the last one.

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H.O. Services does up Fenway!

ho redsox gameThe team at H.O. Services had to opportunity to blow off a little steam at the Sox game the other week. The Sox lost but the game was fun.