Thursday, June 2, 2016

Benefits of Improving Energy Efficiency In Your Home

Our homes are a major source of energy used across the US. As energy costs rise and the population grows, it is more important than ever for us to improve energy efficiency in home. Energy efficiency means doing more with less energy. Not only does it lower your bills but it also benefits the world. There are a variety of ways we use energy in our homes but one of the most common is heating and cooling. Take a look at the benefits of improving the energy efficiency in your home and some great ways to save money on an energy efficient HVAC system!

Save Money On Energy Bills:
While you might think a new air conditioner seems costly, the money you save in the long run is worth it! Air conditioners are now rated on a metric system called Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient your air conditioner is and the more likely you are to save money.

Improve Indoor Air Comfort:
You may be surprised to know that the air in your home is full of pollutants that can directly affect your health. An energy efficient HVAC system is a great way to circulate and filter indoor air. For example, and energy efficient air conditioner will remove dust, dander, pollen and other pollutants in exchange for fresh, clean air that is better for your health!

Reduce Moisture and Condensation:
Residents of Spokane know the issues humidity and moisture brings all too well. High moisture levels in a home can create air quality problems, peeling paint and even mold growth. A new, energy efficient HVAC system can ensure proper ventilation and replace moist air with fresh air.

Some easy ways to save money this spring include using ceiling fans, turning off lights that are not in use, opening up windows on nice days, and getting an air conditioner that is energy efficient. Current HVAC promotions in the Spokane area that will save you big money include Bryant rebates that can get you thousands of dollars back on your heating and cooling system purchases. In addition to Bryant rebates, Avista is also offering rebates that improve the energy efficiency in homes for less.

If you are ready for an energy efficient air conditioning system in your home, contact The Barton Boys for all of your HVAC needs! We can service and install the complete line of Bryant cooling products as well as an energy efficient Avista air conditioners. Contact our team today for an estimate!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Prepare Your Air Conditioner For Summer

It's never too early to start preparing your home for warm weather! When the temperatures start climbing, you;ll want your air conditioner to be functioning in top condition. The Barton Boys have years of experience in the industry and are ready to help prepare your AC. We recommend you take these steps now to ensure your air conditioning system is in tiptop shape when the summer heat starts to swelter!

Thoroughly Clean Your System
One of the easiest steps you can take to prepare your air conditioning unit or furnace is by replacing the filter in your furnace or air handler. A filter catches debris and dust to ensure your system is providing your home with clean air. About every 3 months (or monthly during severe dust or smoke), you'll want to clean or replace the filter so the system operates smoothly. It's also a good idea to clear the outside of your AC unit and condenser coils of debris, leaves and dirt.

Call A Certified Technician For A Checkup
Before you start tinkering with your air conditioning system, you might want to call a professional. There are many components that make up heating and cooling units. If you are not experienced it can be extremely dangerous (and costly) so it's better to call a technical that is skilled and knowledgeable like those at The Barton Boys. Rather than taking your home comfort or safety into your own hands, a professional technician will provide you with a thorough analysis and solution to your problems.

Upgrade Your Cooling System
How long have you had your air conditioner? If your cooling system is more than 12 years old, it is likely time for a replacement. Manufacturers are making air conditioning units that are more efficient and technically advanced than ever. Depending on your budget and system preference, companies like Bryant offer a range of cooling products. Never had an AC and don't have ductwork? No problem! Ductless heat pumps by Daikin may just be your solution.

Family owned and operated, The Barton Boys are HVAC contractors located in Spokane Valley. Before the warm weather arrives, let our trained technicians maintain and service your commercial or residential cooling needs. We will get your job done on time and done right the first time! For a free estimate, give us a call at 509-892-5300 or browse our website.