Home Heating Tips to Save Money & Keep Your Family Safe

How to Avoid High Utility Bills

Home AC and Heater Repair Service

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Home AC and Heater Repair Service

Understanding how your HVAC system works and what type of care it needs can prevent fire hazards and help you save some money on heating bills this winter. Following are some tips on how to spend less keeping your family warm and safe this holiday season.

In the United States, the average household spends about $110 per month on electricity, notes this infographic from The Refrigeration School. However, homeowners in some regions pay more than those in others. Fortunately for residents of Knoxville and other cities in east Tennessee, electricity prices in the state are relatively low. Even though Tennesseans typically use about 33% more electricity than the rest of the country, they pay close to the national average for it, indicates the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

One hundred and ten dollars a month is still a lot of money—even if you’re not paying as much as people in other states to heat your home. Save money with simple maintenance like replacing HVAC filters once a month, cleaning the heat exchangers, and making sure air ducts, heating pipes, and windows are properly sealed.

Adjusting the thermostat can also save you money. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that lowering the thermostat by ten to fifteen degrees can enable you to save up to 15% on your electric bill. The agency recommends setting the temperature to 68 degrees while you’re awake and even lower when you’re at work or asleep.

How to Prevent a House Fire

Problems with HVAC equipment, lighting, and other home appliances were the second leading cause of house fires in the United States from 2007 to 2011, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Aging or faulty wiring in this equipment is often the culprit. When you have an HVAC technician come to maintenance your heating system, he or she will not only lubricate the moving parts, inspect the condensate drain, and examine the system controls but also check and tighten the electrical connections. If you have an older home, it’s also a good idea to have an electrician inspect the electrical wiring in the rest of the house from time to time.

Following these guidelines can help you enjoy a warm, safe winter free from HVAC problems and high-energy bills. Check out the infographic below to learn more about your home heating system.  For more information contact us or give us a call at 800-617-6235.

 

Have You Heard the Dark and Dirty Secret… about Your Air Conditioner System?

Secrets about your air conditioner system.Have You Heard the Dark and Dirty Secret… about Your Home Comfort System?

A lot of folks in my industry don’t really want to talk about the #1 Reason for air conditioner system failure.  But let me give you a hint:  when I say it’s a “dark and dirty” secret, I do mean dirty!

That’s right.  It’s not age. Or brand. Or weather hazards. Or constant adjustments of the thermostat.  Nope.  The #1 Reason for air conditioner system or  refrigerated air failure is dirt.

When you think about it, it should be no surprise why this reason isn’t exactly well-known among homeowners.  The fact is, a new system costs thousands of dollars. Yet regular maintenance to prevent system failure is just pennies on the dollar. Get the picture?

So that’s why SoBellas Home Services is making a strong effort to let this secret out of the bag. 

 

At SoBellas, we feel it is our ethical duty to show you how to: A) Save money, B) Save time and C) Save you hassle and headaches.  And you can help us help you by clicking to schedule our 21-Point “Energy Saver” Tune-Up.   Here’s why…

 

  • Your system gets fully cleaned, adjusted and reset to factory spec. It’s the same principle as servicing your car on a regular basis. It keeps it running in tip-top shape and helps you pinpoint any trouble spots.  (A $200 value.)

 

  • You’ll get a carbon monoxide test on your system. This is an odorless gas that puts families in real risk if not detected. (A $160 value, plus a priceless life-saving possibility.)

 

  • Repair-Free Guarantee. If you need any repairs over the next 30 days after your tune-up, we’ll refund every single penny of the tune-up’s cost!

 

  • 100% Return on Investment Guaranteed. Save your tune-up cost in energy usage over the next 120 days (compared to the same period last year), or we’ll pay you the difference.

 

With all the other extras we throw in, your full service tune-up is a $400 value – that we’re offering right now for just $179.

Now that the secret’s out, take the logical step in true home comfort.  Keep your air conditioner system maintained and keep it healthy.  It its not healthy, give us a call for air conditioning and furnace repair near my location.

If you would like some information on converting to refrigerated air or purchasing a new air conditioning system, please give us a call today.  We have banks standing by ready to help with all your purchase needs.

Just fill out this form online, email us at support@sobellas.com or give us a call at 800-617-6235. It really is that simple!