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Ways to Stay Warm without Breaking the Bank

Ways to Stay Warm without Breaking the Bank

Every winter, we find ourselves bracing for the cold and fearing the arrival of our monthly heating costs. You might wonder whether there are ways of enjoying a warm and comfortable home without incurring a huge utility bill. Fortunately, there are various ways you can stay warm without breaking the bank. One of the ways to do so is investing in Goodman air conditioning condensers.

Remember, the condenser is an important part of your air conditioner because it plays a significant role in heat transfer that results in the production of cool air. Fortunately, we have a wide range of Goodman and ACiQ Air Conditioner Condensers that will meet your needs. Consider the following if you wish to keep warm on a budget.

Fixing Condenser Issues

1.5 Ton 13 SEER Goodman Air Conditioner Condenser

The condenser is a part of your AC that's located outside your home. It comprises the condenser coil, compressor, and other essential pieces for removing the humidity and heat in your home. In case your unit develops a fault, we recommend you have it replaced or fixed.

While some issues need minor repairs, major ones will need the installation of a new AC. The following are signs that your condenser needs replacement.

Air conditioner unit

Refrigerant Leaks

A leak might seem minor... however, it is a major fault. If a leak develops in your condenser, it's necessary that you contact our professional technicians for a replacement.

Leaks arise within the damaged tubes and seals; they're the common cause of condenser breakdown. The tube could get ruptured, punctured, or become brittle. Although these constituents could sustain damage because of an impact, their damage mainly occurs over time because of ordinary wear and tear.

Blockages

A blockage is another crucial fault with your condenser unit. Dust particles and dust could accumulate inside the unit, resulting in blockage. Moreover, the unit's metal particles could break down and result in blockage.

Blockage can arise because of ordinary wear and tear or lack of proper maintenance, which could accelerate the blockage process. If blockage takes place, it's an indication that you need to replace your condenser.

Fortunately, the prices on our Goodman AC condensers are affordable, so you don't have to worry about breaking the bank. If you need the advice or assistance of experienced technicians, we've been in this industry for years.

Furnace Tune-Ups

One of the best and least costly ways of lowering your heating expenses during winter is having your furnace tuned up and inspected. We actually recommend all homeowners to do this on a yearly basis. During a tune-up and inspection, a professional will clean-up/change the filter, evaluate electrical components and connections, and examine the furnace's thermostat.

An HVAC inspector might also recommend minor repairs that will extend your furnace's life, enabling it to function more effectively. As a result, you'll enjoy decreased heating expenses and save on bigger repairs over time.

Door and Window Replacements

If your home's windows and doors are over a decade old, perhaps it's time to consider replacing them. These days there are some excellent energy-efficient options existing when it comes to door and window replacement. Specifically, doors comprised of dense materials and argon-gas-filled windows could make all the difference in energy efficiency.

Window and door replacements require an upfront investment. However, it could easily pay for itself in energy savings over time. After all, new doors and windows could help you dramatically reduce drafts in your home, giving the furnace a break while maintaining your home's comfort.

Humidifiers

Humid air is warmer than dry air, so consider running a humidifier in the bedroom for an hour or so before going to bed to eliminate winter chill from the room. Most models are usually mobile and small, so you can easily move them around your home.

Insulated Air Ducts

If you're seeking an affordable way of enhancing energy efficiency within your residence, consider the insulation of your air ducts. Once warm air leaves the furnace, it might have some travel distance before reaching your home's vents.

During this transport period, the warm air could cool down considerably if insulation is lacking. Insulated ducts allow the air to remain warmer as it moves to its destination, therefore increasing the energy efficiency overall. This home improvement will save you a lot of money during winter and summer while your AC is operating.

Keeping warm during winter doesn't have to result in high utility costs. You can actually stay warm on a budget by adopting these simple tips.

 
August 28, 2018
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