|The hot weather is here, school is out, and it's time for sun-bathing, swimming, grilling & chilling; all of which can only mean one thing. It's Air Conditioning Season!
Is your air filter clean? Be honest, it's important! In fact, replacing a dirty, clogged air filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by as much as 5% to 15% - It's true!
You want some more? We've got 5 Hot Tips to improve efficiency and extend the lifespan of your air conditioner or heat pump.
|HOW TO STAY COOL THIS SUMMER…
|Make sure that all supply and return vents are open and free of debris. It would also be good to use the vacuum to remove any pet hair or dust, along with any obstructions which restrict proper air flow to and from your indoor unit.
|Don't stack things on top of the outdoor unit. If the fan is on the top of the unit, the air-flow cannot be restricted. Do not put your rolled-up garden hose or landscaping products on the unit. We see this all the time!
|Speaking of airflow, try to maintain an 18" to 36" air space on all sides of the unit. Prune back shrubs as required.
|When mowing the lawn, direct the mower away from the unit. A coil blocked with grass clippings and debris drastically reduces the efficiency. Also, don't let mulch come into contact with the unit, restricting airflow.
|When using a weed whacker be careful near the unit. Debris can damage the coil, flatten the aluminum fins, and cut the thermostat wires; shorting out the transformer. We see this all the time, and it is an expensive repair.
|NEST LEARNING THERMOSTAT…
We are happy to announce that Hannabery HVAC is a NEST PRO CONTRACTOR! And we have the Hottest New "Learning" Thermostat on the market! Introducing the Nest T3008US Learning 3rd Generation Thermostat! (Pro Version)*
The Nest Thermostat works in most homes. It figures out what system you have and turns on the right features for you. Plus, the Nest Learning Thermostat is ENERGY STAR® certified, and can pay for itself in less than two years!
*Pro Version includes removal and recycling of old thermostat, our Nest Pro Contractor Installation, connecting it to your Wi-Fi, a quick demo, and a full 5-year warranty! Standard version thermostat comes with a 2-year warranty.
|ELIMINATE HOUSEHOLD ODORS…
As allergy season moves into full bloom, there is no reason to suffer any longer. Introducing the Air Scrubber Plus - a revolutionary new system designed to help eliminate indoor air quality risks by reducing air pollutants, VOCs (chemical odors), cigarette smoke, dust, pollen, mold, odor-causing bacteria, and odors caused by pets and cooking.
Air Scrubber Plus Activepure technology removes up to 99.9% of the harmful contaminants in your home and is 50 times more powerful than typical HVAC filtration!
|FREON (R-22) WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…
The refrigerant in older systems (R-22) has been subject to another major production cut by the EPA this year. Also, production of R-22 will be cut to zero in less than two years. The price of R-22 refrigerant is expected to increase dramatically and the supply will be getting tight. If you have a refrigerant leak or your older equipment uses R-22, now is the time to replace it!
Equipment and Utility Rebates may apply; please ask one of our Comfort Specialists for more information, along with all the benefits of having a new energy-efficient system installed in your home or small business.
|WATER HEATER REPLACEMENTS…
Did you know that your hot water heater represents the second largest consumption of energy in the home after heating and cooling? And did you also know that the average life expectancy of a water heater is only about 8 to 12 years? And when it fails, it can leave a mess?
We're not trying to scare you, these are just things you should know. If your water heater is over 10 years old, be proactive and replace it before it fails, right when you need it the most! Conventional, tankless, and hybrid models available.
|BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES…
Saturday, May 8 was a great day as we watched United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Christopher Claude close on his home which was gifted to him by @BuildingHomesforHeroes
. We played a small part by installing the HVAC equipment, donated by YORK. We feel honored to be able to give back to our local veterans and will continue to support them in any way we can!
|Look for the next edition of the E-News coming soon!
Hannabery HVAC has been Serving Eastern Pennsylvania Homeowners and Businesses since 1972!
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