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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Professional Installations Done Right



Once you've taken the step to have your heating and/or air conditioning unit replaced, you should be aware of some things that are essential to a proper system installation.  Even top-of-the-line systems will perform poorly if not installed correctly.  At Environmental Heating & Air, we are meticulous with the following items as they ensure that the customer gets the most from their new equipment.  Whether it's a new furnace, heat pump, or straight a/c, you need to know what should be covered in a professional and correct install.
  • Environmental's employees are certified, highly trained professionals that undergo a thorough background-screening process.  This should be true for no matter what company you choose.
  • Environmental offers the best products available from industry leading companies like Lennox, Carrier, and Trane.  Trustworthy companies you can rely on!
  • You can be assured that the work of Environmental's technicians meets and exceeds all local safety and building codes.  It's very important that whichever company you choose for your installation, they indeed a legit company.  All proper installs require permits from their respective town or county office, along with that comes an inspection from said town or county office.
  • The technicians at Environmental will ensure that the job is completed in a timely manner and that the customer is satisfied with the completion of the work.
  • Environmental also offers very affordable finance options to meet your specific needs!
I've touched on the major points of any proper installation of a furnace, heat pump, or straight a/c.  Hopefully, this gives you an idea or outline to use when selecting the right company to take care of your new investment.  As always, our phone number is listed below if you have any questions and/or would like to set up an appointment for a FREE estimate on replacing your heating and a/c system.  Thanks for reading!

-Nickadeemus
www.enviro-nc.com
919-535-8422

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Great Time To Buy!



At certain times of the year, the price of purchasing a new heating and air conditioning unit is at it's absolute lowest.  Those times take place most often at the end of the year and also when supply/demand dictates.  For example, right now!  The between seasons period is the most sluggish period sales-wise, and in an effort to keep products moving along, manufacturers are forced to lower their prices on new systems.  Which in turn is very beneficial to the customer, that kinda goes without saying.

Not only during these times does the cost of a new system go down, but also the interest rate that goes along with financing that new system!  It's a well known fact that the economy is bad right now and couple that with the above mentioned weather, and you've got yourself a perfect time to purchase that new system that you've had in the back of your mind that you know will need purchasing soon.  So I'm just trying to help you folks out by filling you in on the best times of the year to get that new system!  Trust me, you don't want to wait until the weather changes and demand goes back up, because so will the prices and interest rates!  At Environmental, we offer free quotes on system replacements with no pressure or hassle.  Our quotes are good for 30 days, so if you're even thinking you might need a new system before too long, strike now while the iron is hot!  Give us a call!

-Nickadeemus
919-535-8422
www.enviro-nc.com

Monday, February 24, 2014

Installing Thermostats



Just wanted to do a quick post in regards to installing thermostats.  At Environmental, we do not recommend attempting to install a brand new thermostat yourself.  It is always best left to a certified professional as they are able to ensure that you are putting up the right thermostat for your particular system and that it is installed correctly.  However, there's probably a lot of you out there who will still do it yourself to save some money, which is completely understandable.

Well, for all you do it yourselfers out there and anybody who would just like some great general knowledge about the process, we have a youtube channel that you can check out at http://www.youtube.com/user/Environc.  There's also a couple more videos on there with some great general knowledge stuff, so just subscribe for free to the Environmental youtube channel and stay in the know!  As always, thanks for reading!

-Nickadeemus
www.enviro-nc.com
919-535-8422

Monday, February 17, 2014

Worth The Repair Or Time To Replace?



Where does one draw the line on repair costs?  How long should a heating and a/c unit last these days?  Well, the general rule of thumb is no major repairs(compressor replacement, evaporator / condenser coil replacement, blower motor assy. replacement, etc...) after about 8 - 10 years from the date of install.  That comes from all across the nation, not just from Environmental Heating & Air of NC.  Most of the major manufacturers state that the life expectancy of units today is around 11-13 years. 

Nowadays, 5 - 10 year parts warranties come standard on new systems.  HUGE factors that will determine the life of a new heating and air conditioning system are the quality of install and regular maintenance.  As I've stated before, it doesn't matter if you purchase the best, most efficient unit possible, it will mean nothing if not installed properly and then maintained at regular intervals.  These units will only give back the quality you put in to their upkeep and care.  That means, on your part, at least keeping filters changed and hedges trimmed back from your outdoor a/c condensing unit(s) for proper air flow.  The best possible thing to do is to sign up for a Preventative Maintenance program, like the one offered from Environmental Heating & Air of NC.  That being said, a minor service call here or there over the years may be expected.  No matter what, they are mechanical items and slight malfunctions are possible like with any car or appliance.  We've anticipated as much, Environmental Heating & Air of NC has included in the Preventative Maintenance plan a 10% discount on service calls for the contract year.  Hopefully, this will give you a little bit better idea when pondering what to do with your home's heating and a/c system(s).  Please give us a call if you have any questions and/or are in need of a service, thanks!


-Nickadeemus
Environmental Heating & Air of NC, Inc.
919-535-8422

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Enjoying The Benefits Of High Efficiency



If you're one of those people who decided to take advantage of purchasing a high efficiency heating and air conditioning system, these freezing cold days and nights must be making you glad you did!  Did you know that if you upgrade to a high efficiency heating and a/c system, you could reduce your home's energy consumption by up to 30 - 40%?  Not to mention, most local utility companies offer special incentives to their customers who purchase Energy Star qualified heating and a/c equipment! 

While it is more money up front to purchase one of these systems, you more than make your money back in energy usage.  With heating and air conditioning accounting for approximately 56% of the energy usage in your home, purchasing a high efficiency system is truly a wise investment. 

Always remember, just because you purchase high efficiency equipment, it means nothing if the equipment isn't properly installed.  Qualified professionals from a reputable company should be the only ones tasked with installing your new high efficiency heating and a/c equipment.  These certified technicians will also be able to spot other key factors in your home that can lead to poor efficiency:  outdated insulation, window and door air leaks, unsealed ductwork, etc... 

Bottom line is, if you're serious about saving money and using less energy, a high efficiency heating and air system is what you need!  Ask anyone who has one, right now they are sitting comfortably while saving money!

-Nickadeemus
Environmental Heating & Air of NC, Inc.
919-535-8422

Monday, November 18, 2013

Humor Goes A Long Way




While keeping your heating and air conditioning units running in tip top shape is very serious business, we do find that a lil' humor is what helps everyone get thru the day.  At Environmental, we are completely down to earth and it's always great when we have customers who have gotten to know us and enjoy coming by the office just to talk and share some laughs.  It's how we know that we are out making a difference in the Triangle.  We have even posted on the Environmental Heating & Air youtube channel some of the humorous interviews and antics that go on here at the office.  We do our absolute best to keep our customers satisfied, and hopefully we keep making some new friends along the way!  Thanks!






-Nickadeemus
Environmental Heating & Air of NC, Inc.
919-535-8422

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Great Time For A Heat Check!

Now if you haven't done so already, it's the perfect time to flip that thermostat on over to heat and make sure your heat is going to come on properly.  The absolute WORST thing you can do is wait until the temperature dips way down only find yourself with a fault in your heating system and you're freezing your butt off waiting for the heating and air guy to get to your residence!

 
Winterizing your home
  1. As mentioned in a previous post, remember to check your air filter(s) and change it if necessary.  The cleaner the filter the less work your system will have to do, thus getting peak efficiency from your system!
  2. Get a carbon monoxide detector!  Even if you have a fairly new system it never hurts to have one, they are pretty cheap these days and it's a small price to pay to protect you and your family's lives!
  3. This one may sound a bit ridiculous but nonetheless important, make sure all vents are opened and unblocked by furniture or other items. This will ensure that the air is evenly distributed through the home.
  4. When it does actually start getting cold and you've got your heat running, try reversing the switch on your ceiling fans so they blow upward. This is especially valuable in high ceiling rooms where heat that naturally rises is forced back down into the room.
  5. Finally, if your heating system is old, you might consider updating it. A pre-1977 gas furnace is probably 50 percent to 60 percent efficient today.  Modern gas furnaces, on the other hand, achieve efficiency ratings as high as 97 percent!  Replacing an old heating system can cut your natural gas use nearly in half!
I hope these tips will help you out in preparing for this up and coming winter, stay toasty my friends.

-Nickadeemus
Environmental Heating & Air of NC
919-535-8422
http://www.enviro-nc.com