Fall Maintenance

It’s the time of year again when the leaves start changing color and we see the words pumpkin spice everywhere we turn. Here’s some things to ponder while transitioning your home into the cooler weather.

What you should do regularly to ensure that your system is performing at peak operating levels.

  • Filter- Whether it’s winter, spring, summer or fall- regular filter changes are the best way to keep your equipment running properly and keep your air as clean as possible. At the very least, you should change your filter once before the cooling season (Spring) and the heating season (Fall).
  • Leaves- If you have a heat pump or air conditioner, make sure to keep leaves and other debris away from the outdoor component to maintain proper airflow. Improper airflow can result in decreased performance and can cause the system to have potential breakdowns.
  • Thermostat- Fall can be a roller coaster of a season. To decrease utility bills you should stick to your programmed comfort schedule, or in the case that you do not have a programmable thermostat you should set the temperature and forget about it. Constantly fidgeting with the thermostat can result in a higher utility bill.
  • Cleaning indoors- Fall is another allergy season. It can be tempting to open all the windows and let in some cooler air. Clean indoors to make sure dust and allergens from outdoors aren’t settling on your surfaces and lowering indoor air quality.
  • Maintenance- Make sure to schedule an annual or semi-annual maintenance with Experts Heating and Cooling, Inc. This is the best way to ensure proper performance levels throughout winter.

Here are things Experts will do during a Fall furnace preventative maintenance appointment.

  • Clean- We will clean the burner, heat exchanger, and any other component if necessary.
  • Inspect- We will make sure the venting system is working properly.
  • Check- Our guys will look over the whole furnace to make sure there aren’t any problems, aren’t any rusty spots or leaks, and make sure the electric system is in tip-top shape.

Something to remember, HVAC systems (gas furnaces particularly) require the skills of a professional for proper maintenance, installation and repairs.

Now let’s cozy up to fall with our brisk mornings, yummy smelling candles and pumpkin spice lattes.

To schedule your Fall maintenance, Call Experts 360-335-1699

How ductless systems work

Ductless systems, also known as ductless heat pumps or ductless mini-splits, are highly efficient easily installed primary heating and cooling systems for electrically heated homes. They’re safe, durable and quiet, and they heat rooms evenly at a fraction of the cost of baseboard, wall and ceiling heat or electric furnaces.

Ductless systems utilize heat pump technology to distribute warm or cool air more quietly and efficiently than traditional electric heaters. With three main components (outdoor unit, indoor wall-mounted unit, remote control), ductless heat pumps are easily installed by a professional in less than a day and can reduce your electric heating costs by 25% -50% while keeping you comfortable all year long.

Ductless How it works

Ductless heating and cooling systems are reversible, two-way heat pump that simply take heat energy from on place and move it to another by compressing and expanding refrigerant. There are three main components:

1. Outdoor unit: connects to the indoor unit by a small bundle of cables, including a refrigerant line. The unit is placed outside of the home on ground level.

2. Indoor unit: mounted on a centrally located wall. One indoor head is enough to heat and cool an average-sized Northwest home.

3. Remote control: allows occupants to adjust the settings for maximum efficiency, comfort and control.

Installation is quick and easy. There is no need for expensive, invasive and often leaky duct work: A small 3-inch hold hidden behind the indoor unit is all that’s needed to connect it to the outdoor unit. Ductless systems do best when they are installed in a central location in your home. They work with your existing heating system to ensure that bedrooms and bathrooms are the perfect temperature.

Other types of heat pump include ducted heat pumps, ducted mini-splits and central air handler mini-splits. Talk to your electric utility or contractor to learn more about which type of heat pump would be best for your home.

Information provided by www.goingductless.com


Current Clark Public Ductless Rebates

Ductless Heat Pump Rebates:

  • $750 rebate for the installation of a single head system (9.0 or greater HSPF)
  • $1,000 rebate for the installation of a multi-head system (8.2 or greater HSPF)
  • $100 rebate for ductless heat pump replacement (11.0 or greater HSPF)

To Qualify for Your Rebate:

  • You must be the homeowner.
  • Your home must have cable ceiling heat, baseboard heat, an electric furnace or wall heaters permanently installed.
  • Must be installed by an approved contractor
  • You must be approved by the program for the rebate.

Information provided by www.clarkpublicutilities.com

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Experts Heating & Cooling is dedicated to giving our customers the best customer service possible. We are located in Washougal,WA and service all of Clark County, and we even travel up the gorge into Skamania County to complete service in Stevenson,WA and surrounding areas. If you are in need of any furnace or heat pump repairs, please call us today at (360)335-1699 or you can email us  Kyle@Expertsheating.com