March 10th, 2014
It is no big secret that temperatures in Florida can be oppressive throughout the long, arduous cooling season. Because of the extreme nature of our summer heat, you are going to have to use your air conditioner with great regularity. Homeowners know all too well the high costs that accompany this need for cool, conditioned air. That is why the air conditioning experts at J & W Heating and Air would like to share some simple tips with you to help cool your home in a more efficient, affordable manner. Keep these suggestions in mind, and remember that our technicians are always available to provide any air conditioning services that you may need to make your AC more efficient and effective.
When it comes to boosting air condition efficiency, it is advisable to start small. You do not necessarily have to invest in a brand new, top of the line air conditioning system to improve the efficiency with which you cool your home. One great way to do so is simply to make use of any ceiling fans throughout your home. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures during the early morning hours or the time between dusk and going to bed. Open up your windows, raise the thermostat and, and let your ceiling fans circulate some fresh, cooler air throughout your home. This will also allow for some much needed ventilation, keeping the indoor air quality in your home high.
If you are really concerned about high cooling costs, remember that your air conditioner may not be directly to blame. The insulation in your home may not be adequate to keep heat from transferring into your living space. In this case, our insulation technicians can assess the situation and, if necessary, provide you with proper insulation, including blown in insulation for those hard to access areas. Even installing some weather stripping in your door and window frames, easily obtained at your local hardware store, can help to keep your home cool in a more efficient manner.
When you are at a loss as to why your energy seems to be of such little use, an energy audit in Jacksonville, FL may be a good idea. No matter what you need to boost efficiency and live more comfortably, J & W Heating and Air is here to help. Give us a call today to discuss your options.
March 3rd, 2014
Living around here, you understand just how important a great performance from your air conditioning system is. Of course, the heat falters now and then. That is why you also value the effective performance of your heating system. Regardless of how great your heating and cooling equipment may be, though, you cannot expect it to operate as efficiently and reliably as possible if you do not have quality air ducts. Leaky ductwork is a major player in energy loss and IAQ issues. If you have any reason to suspect problems with your ductwork, call J & W Heating and Air right away. We’ll make sure that your ducts are in outstanding shape with our duct sealing in Jacksonville, FL.
One easy to spot sign that you may need to schedule professional duct sealing is a spike in your energy costs. This is pretty obvious when you think about it. If you use a forced air distribution system to distribute heated and cooled air throughout your home, then all of that air that you have paid to condition must travel through your ductwork to reach its destination. If that ductwork is leaking air out of the system, then your HVAC equipment will have to work overtime in order to replace that wasted energy. Needless to say, this can easily result in costly heating and cooling experience. Quality duct sealing may be your best option to boost energy efficiency in your home.
Another indicator that you may need to schedule professional duct sealing is a drop in your indoor air quality. When your air ducts leak, they not only allow conditioned air to get out, after all. They may also allow pollutants to find their way into your ductwork. This is a major problem, as your air ducts can just as effectively distribute these pollutants throughout your entire home as they can conditioned air.
Regardless of your reasons for scheduling duct sealing in Jacksonville, FL, we are the company to call. Our technicians have the training, tools and experience they need to ensure that you get the most from your air ducts. Do not allow leaky ductwork to set back your comfort or your indoor air quality during the heating and cooling seasons.
February 25th, 2014
Right now, this very minute while you look at a browser window, dust is gathering inside the ventilation system of your home. The air entering the return ducts draws in dust and dirt from your home, and it settles inside the sealed environment of the ducts, where it will begin to build up. Given enough time, this contamination will cause a drop in your indoor air quality and will put strain on your heating and cooling system.
To combat the problems of dirty ductwork, you need to schedule duct cleaning in Jacksonville, FL. Look no further than the technicians at J & W Heating and Air to provide you with the cleaning services you need.
Times when you should schedule duct cleaning:
- When your ducts are extremely dirty: This sounds obvious… but how can you tell you have dirty ductwork? Go to one of the vents in your house (the ones located on the floor are easiest) and unscrew the grill from the front and take a look inside. If they are covered with dust and dirt—something like what you might see inside a full vacuum bag—then you definitely need duct cleaning.
- When you notice an increase in allergy and flu-like symptoms: If your ductwork is lowering the quality of your indoor air, it will begin to cause conditions like dry and irritated skin, runny noses, headaches, nausea, and breathing problems. People with allergies will be especially susceptible, but you don’t need to have allergies to suffer from similar problems due to poor air quality.
- Once a year: Annual duct cleaning is the best way to keep your ductwork in the cleanest condition. A year is enough time for a layer of dust to build-up along the interior of the ducts, and even if it isn’t yet affecting your indoor air quality, this contamination will start to restrict the flow of air and reduce the effectiveness of your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump. Make professional duct cleaning a yearly habit.
Only professionals can truly clean your ducts
Duct cleaning is much more than pushing a broom through an open vent. Your ductwork system is extensive and much of it is out of your reach. You will need professionals with agitation equipment and power vacuums to perform the job. They can also inspect your ducts to see if you need other help, such as UV purifiers or filters.
In Jacksonville, FL duct cleaning specialists at J & W Heating and Air are ready to help you with cleaner air and a more efficient HVAC system. We offer not only duct cleaning but a variety of services to improve your indoor air quality.
February 17th, 2014
The heat of a Floridian summer is truly a force to be reckoned with. Keeping your home cool throughout the hottest time of the year is challenge enough. At times, doing so efficiently can feel downright impossible. If you are sick of paying too much money to keep your home comfortable throughout the hottest time of the year, contact J & W Heating and Air today to learn how using a heat pump in Jacksonville, FL can benefit you. These unique systems are able to help you maintain comfortable temperatures in your home with greater efficiency than you may have thought possible.
The reason that heat pumps are such an efficient HVAC option is due to the fact that they rely on the heat transfer process in order to keep your home comfortable. During the summer months, a heat pump acts much like a traditional air conditioning system. Heat is removed from the air in your home, and that cooled air is then redistributed throughout the house via a system of air ducts. However, heat pumps are also able to reverse this operation.
The mild Florida winters make heat pumps a great solution for heating your home efficiently as well. Even when the temperature drops, there is still heat in the air outside. By using this ambient heat to warm up your home, a heat pump can keep you comfortable throughout the heating season using just a small amount of electricity in the heat transfer process. The result is very efficient, reliable comfort all year long. Needless to say, even the most efficient heating and cooling systems will fail to impress if you do not schedule your heat pump installation, repair and maintenance services with a skilled, qualified professional. To do so you need only dial our number.
The heat pump professionals at J & W Heating and Air are here to answer any questions you may have regarding the installation of heat pumps in Jacksonville, FL or the benefits that using one can provide you. Call today for more details. Let us help you live in the comfort you deserve throughout the year.
January 20th, 2014
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January 20th, 2014
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