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3 Habits for a Highly Efficient Heat Pump

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If you’ve chosen a heat pump for your comfort needs, energy efficiency is already something with which you’re familiar. They use less energy because they move heat around instead of generating it, but you can take things a step further. To maximize your savings, you’ll need to maintain certain habits moving forward.

Save Energy with Insulation

Getting your home insulated, if it isn't already, is an important step. Your heat pump will only become more efficient if your house does a better job of retaining the heat inside. If you're already well-insulated, consider sealing up windows and doors you don’t use.

A Clean Pump Is an Efficient Pump

Whether it's the indoor or outdoor unit, keeping things clean is essential. Unless the outside unit is somewhere that is difficult to reach, you should always make cleaning it a priority. Debris can collect on it, which can create efficiency issues as the interior gets clogged by dirt and dust.

Don’t Waste Energy with Max Settings

Keeping the temperature settings on the lower end of the spectrum is a good practice for heat pumps. If you crank up the settings, you won’t speed up the heating process — you’ll only end up burning through more energy. You’ll also force the pump to work too hard, which will cause unwanted wear and tear on the unit.

Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning offers HVAC services that match your needs. For more information about how we can help you reach the next level of energy efficiency, get in touch with our certified experts today!

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Start Off the Year with These HVAC Resolutions

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Although you likely don't make an HVAC resolutions toast at your New Year’s celebration, maintenance agreements are something you should keep in mind as the years change. There's no telling what the future might bring, but with all the issues that can plague a heating and cooling system, taking steps to prevent them ahead of time can spare you a lot of expense and headache.

Maintain More Efficiency with a Thermostat Upgrade

If you’re still using a traditional thermostat, an upgrade is long overdue! Programmable digital thermostats allow you to set schedules based on when you'll need more or less heating and cooling. This means you won't be spending money to keep an empty house comfortable anymore. Investing in an upgrade will help you make a significant dent in your monthly utility bills.

Keep Up With Air Filter Maintenance

Maintenance is best in the hands of the professionals. But when it comes to your filters, you can make a big difference on your own. By regularly changing your air filters, you'll keep your system from overworking due to blocked airways.

Regular Maintenance is the Best HVAC Habit

Routine maintenance for your HVAC is the absolute best step you can take to ensure your system works efficiently all year long. At the very least, scheduling tune-ups before big changes in the weather can keep you clear of unnecessary breakdowns.

At Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning, our maintenance agreements cater to your needs. For more information about how we can help you save money for the New Year while staying comfortable, get in touch with us today!

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3 Ways to Prevent Your Heater from Drying Your Skin

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When you think about your skin’s health, heating and air conditioning probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. However, your HVAC actually plays a pretty big role when it comes to dry skin. The following guidelines will help you stay comfortable this winter without sacrificing the moisture in your skin.

Don’t Use Hot Showers as a Second Heater

Who doesn’t love a hot shower? Although they feel great in the winter (until you shut off the water and start freezing), the steam and heat from a hot shower can dry your skin out a great deal, which makes it much worse when the heater in your home does its part afterward. Cutting down on the length of hot showers, or going with warm water instead, can help you stay moisturized.

Keep Hot Air In and Cold Air Out

Sealing up your home against air leaks will keep the dry wintry air outside from invading. Not only will this help your skin stay moisturized, but it will also help you save on energy costs! You could even tweak the thermostat settings to a cooler temperature since you’d be keeping more of your heated air indoors.

Combat HVAC Dryness with a Humidifier

Using a humidifier is a great way to stay comfortable during the winter months. It adds moisture to the air you heat (which is naturally drier), and also helps your indoor temperature feel more pleasant — allowing you to cut back on heating costs, since cooler air won’t feel quite as cold.

At Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer a range of services that include maintenance agreements as well as installations of HVAC components like humidifiers. To learn more about our heating and air conditioning services, reach out today!

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3 New Year’s HVAC Resolutions

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When you consider the changes you’d like to make for the New Year, HVAC maintenance agreements probably aren’t near the top of the list. No one will blame you for neglecting to think about them as the year winds down, but maintenance agreements bring a number of benefits that could make a big difference for your HVAC system in the New Year and beyond.

Here are 3 New Year’s resolutions you should consider for your HVAC for a great 2018:

1.Maintain Your HVAC with Filter Upkeep

Not all maintenance needs a professional to complete it. A lot of the small tasks we should perform for our HVAC are simple, yet they can make a big difference when it comes to how efficient and effective our systems are. By committing to changing dirty air filters regularly, you can ensure your system avoids unwanted extra wear and tear in the New Year.

2.Helping the HVAC Can Be Preventative Maintenance

Anything that lightens the load on your heating and cooling system is going to make a difference, especially during months with higher usage levels. There are some fairly simple methods for giving your HVAC a helping hand, such as:

  • Opening window curtains and blinds when it’s sunny out for heating help. Doing the opposite when the sun goes down can help you retain some heat.
  • Using a humidifier in the winter will help your house feel warmer without more heat. Likewise, a dehumidifier in the summertime helps with cooling.
  • Ceiling fans can assist with both cooling and heating. Just reverse the fan blade rotation to help spaces feel warmer by pushing hotter air downward.
3.Get a Maintenance Agreement to Handle Issues Before they Occur

The best way to handle a big repair is to avoid it in the first place. At Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer our customers a number of plans that suit their specific needs. Our trained technicians will look at your system and help you keep it working at its best, for the New Year and well into the future. Get in touch with our team today for more information about our maintenance agreements.

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