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3 Ways A Geothermal System Can Reduce Maintenance

Commercial-HVAC

Discover three ways a geothermal system gives your home’s energy efficiency a boost while reducing maintenance requirements and hassle.

Whether your HVAC system has kicked the bucket or you’re moving into your forever home, it’s time to consider the energy efficiency and reduced maintenance requirements of a geothermal system versus a standard HVAC. Here are three ways a geothermal system can save you money and make your life easier:

#1: Long-Lasting Convenience and Climate Control

The primary parts of a geothermal system are underground. When living in a home for the next 15-20 years, would you rather have your HVAC neatly tucked away or right in your backyard? Neat and tidy are almost always the winners!

While the installation prices may make some homeowners want to choose a traditional system, the geothermal unit will more than pay for itself in reduced energy use and maintenance costs in the long run. In fact, you can save 10% to 15% per month on your heating and cooling. Long-lasting, energy efficient, with little overall maintenance - it’s an investment worth considering.

#2: Fewer Components

Geothermal heating and cooling work in a single system, so with fewer parts the likelihood of damage decreases. These heat pumps use the temperature in the ground, which stays around 50 degrees, to provide heat and cooling to your home. With the system in the ground estimated to last for 50 years, you can rest easy knowing you have a system that will last.

#3: Advances in Geothermal Heating Guidelines

Now is the best time to consider switching over to a geothermal unit. Geothermal systems have been around since the 1940s. However, recent advancements are making the investment more reliable and economical. Furthermore, new installation practices are working towards reducing the overall initial cost to compete with the standard HVAC systems.

With the right team on your side to find the correctly-sized system, this investment will become the best decision for your home, energy usage and budget. Get a free consultation with our expert team at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning to learn more about increasing your energy efficiency while saving time and money with a geothermal system.

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3 Tricks to Avoid Emergency HVAC Repairs

Commercial-HVAC

Why not avoid the dreaded HVAC emergency altogether? Stay ahead of the summer heat with a maintenance agreement and other savvy tricks.

While you are still enjoying the cool breezes of spring, you might want to take a little time to consider an HVAC maintenance agreement. It’s an easy way to prevent system breakdowns this summer. What else can you do? Take a look at three tricks to help you avoid emergency HVAC repairs:

Trick #1: Clean Your Unit

Keeping the area around your unit clear of debris helps prevent damage to the system. Trees with falling limbs, leaves, and even Spanish moss can clog the unit, making it function poorly. This may also increase your electric bill since the unit will have to work harder to perform. A maintenance agreement ensures your system receives the proper cleaning and tune-ups twice a year by a licensed HVAC technician.

Trick #2: Change Your Air Filters

Don’t neglect your HVAC air filters. Clogged filters will decrease efficiency and can increase the potential for a breakdown. Dirt and debris build up on the filters, which makes it harder for your heating and cooling system to pull in air. Keep your filter clean and your HVAC system running its best, and you will have little need to worry about emergency repairs.

Trick #3: Sign up for a Maintenance Agreement (This one knocks out #1 and #2.)

Instead of managing the essential maintenance tasks of your heating and air conditioning system on your own, let the professionals do what they do best. They will perform all of the detailed tasks necessary to ensure you have a system that’s running smoothly, reducing or even eliminating the need for emergency repairs. Plus, a professional inspection will help you to catch and address any minor problems before they become major, costly issues.

Our team at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning is ready to become your right-hand-man with a professional maintenance agreement that will ensure your home remains cool and comfortable when the summer heat kicks into high gear.

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Habits to Keep Your Home Heating Consistent

Commercial-HVAC

Simple habits to help your heating and air conditioning unit maintain a consistent temperature.

Keep March’s ever-changing temperatures outside with habits that’ll have your heating and air conditioning unit maintaining a consistent temperature. Replacing filters, checking your vents, and scheduling annual maintenance are three easy ways to help your HVAC work better. Not only will it ensure you avoid unwelcome cold mornings, but your wallet will also thank you.

Let’s take a closer look at these three healthy HVAC habits:

#1: Replace filters

Swap out your old filters monthly during the heating season. Measure your air filter, and grab the correct size ranging anywhere from 12 x 12 inches to 30 x 30. If you prefer a washable filter, they cost around $20 and can last up to five years, as long as you wash them regularly. Jot down the date on the filter frame when replacing it or set a reminder on your smartphone.

#2: Check Your Vents

Scan your house to see if anything is blocking your vents. Furniture, plants, or toys may be sitting in front or on top of vents, blocking the flow of heat into a room. Avoid closing vents and registers because it can disrupt the system’s cooling process. This can result in damaged parts and a shorter lifespan. Vacuuming out accumulated debris will enable the vents to work evenly. If a surface cleaning isn’t doing the trick, have a professional inspect for blockages and other potential problems.

#3: Schedule Regular Maintenance

The heating and cooling experts advise homeowners to schedule a professional HVAC system inspection and cleaning twice a year. Maintain consistent temperatures and avoid preventable system damage with the preventative maintenance program at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning in the spring and fall. Our trusted HVAC technicians will inspect your heating and air conditioning units to keep them running their best, preventing those unwanted cold temperatures from greeting you when you wake.

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2 Tips to Maintain a Consistent Temperature in Your Office Space

Commercial-HVAC

Commercial services is the key to a comfy office.

When was the last time you had commercial services tend to your HVAC system? If your office space isn’t staying at a consistent temperature, they’re who you can count on to get it sorted out. Here are two tips they might give you to keep your office comfortable:

Tip #1: Upgrade Your Thermostats

If your office HVAC is working off outdated thermostat technology, it could result in inconsistent heating and cooling. Upgrading to smart thermostats with variable programming capabilities can help your HVAC system do a better job at keeping the temperature where you want it.

Tip #2: Don’t Skip Maintenance

Even if you’re watching your budget like a hawk, regular HVAC maintenance is worth the investment. You’ll save money in the long run by making sure your system is working right, and you’ll have happier employees when the temperature stays where you set it. Here’s what else you can expect:

  • Reduced expenses from repairs due to breakdowns
  • Lower monthly utility bills when the system is working at its most efficient
  • Higher productivity when the temperature stays comfortable
  • Fewer sick days from bacteria and viruses in the air due to poor indoor air quality that’s a result of poor heating system performance

Here’s what you’ll get from regular commercial maintenance:

  • Check for air distribution and inspect for system leaks
  • Inspect outdoor components including cabinets, coils, compressor, fan motor, fan blades, control box, electrical, and refrigerant
  • Inspect indoor components including ventilation, blower assembly, belts, evaporator coils, burner assembly, safety controls, heat exchanger, and air filters

The best way to keep your office comfortable and your expenses is focusing on the right upgrades and regular heating and cooling service. For the commercial services you need for your business, contact the team at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning today.

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