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Get Your HVAC System Checked Before Spring

Get Your HVAC System Checked Before Spring

Avoid costly, unpleasant summer breakdowns

Here in the Northeast, the coldest season is finally coming to an end. It’s easy to forget about the importance of air conditioning during a long winter. Nonetheless, hot and humid weather could arrive in two months or less. Last May, the Boston Globe reported on a heat wave with muggy air and temperatures over 90 F.

Get Prepared

Think about scheduling an HVAC inspection before Easter Sunday. Your air conditioner’s moving parts eventually wear out or need lubrication. Grime builds up on components, and drains or filters may become clogged. Such problems could shorten your system’s life span if no one addresses them.

Regular AC maintenance can help you save tremendous amounts of money by preventing breakdowns that call for expensive repairs. A basic tune-up or HVAC inspection costs around $129. The technician will test your system and carefully check it for problems. He or she may also clean various components, lubricate moving parts and make any needed adjustments.

On the other hand, you could spend $150 to $2,500 on a repair. Some parts remain relatively inexpensive to order and install, such as thermostats, capacitors, fuses and condensation pumps. However, compressors and evaporator coils cost far more. It might make more sense to buy a new system rather than fix aging equipment. Homeowners frequently pay around $4,900 to completely replace their central air conditioners.

Efficiency

Cooling equipment doesn’t only work more reliably when professionals thoroughly maintain it; the machines also conserve power by running more efficiently. Lubricated parts, clean coils and new filters reduce the amount of energy needed to produce cool air and circulate it throughout a home. Consequently, AC maintenance cuts your monthly utility bill while reducing air pollution.

Discomfort

An unexpected failure could also prevent HVAC equipment from keeping your home cool during hot weather. Inspections can reveal impending problems and enable technicians to fix them now rather than performing the work in June or July. Some people must go without cooling systems until they save up enough money for new parts.

Even if you have plenty of cash, it may take a long time to revive your air conditioning equipment after a summer breakdown. Technicians often become rather busy during the hottest weeks. This means that most customers wait longer for repairs than they would in the spring. You might need to spend money on fans or a small window unit in the meantime.

To minimize your expenses and ensure that your home remains cool throughout the summer, schedule a Dupuis Energy service call today. Our company inspects, repairs and replaces HVAC systems in southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Since the early days of the 20th century. Contact Dupuis Energy today to schedule a consultation.

Taking Advantage of Propane Delivery

How Liquefied Petroleum Gas Might Improve Your Energy Outlook

The popularity of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), more commonly known as propane, can greatly be attributed to the fact that you can purchase it in handy tanks that make for convenient backyard barbecues or heating. Compared to other fossil fuels, LPG has a number of cost benefits and functional advantages. It even places less of a burden on the natural environment, so signing up for a regular propane delivery could just make your cookouts even more pleasant.

Is Propane Safe?
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LPG is known for its reduced carbon content compared to substances like gasoline and diesel. This fundamental chemical characteristic gives LPG the power to minimize greenhouse gas emissions when people use it as an alternative fuel source. Although most automakers haven’t completely caught on, you can already do your part with a propane lawn mower or vehicle conversion kit.

Reducing Your Energy Expenditures
Going green isn’t the only potential advantage of Propane. It’s also possible to save money by making the switch.

Government sources note that other forms of hydrocarbon fuels, such as petroleum, are likely to include massive acquisition surcharges by default. With almost a third of all petroleum used in the U.S. in 2014 originating overseas, your ability to drive your gas or diesel-powered vehicle affordably depends on politics, economics and oil prices on the other side of the globe.

The vast majority of propane that you’ll encounter is produced domestically. There are also preexisting transportation networks that take care of distribution. These factors lead to significant cost reductions.

What Kinds of Propane Accessories Might Improve Your Life?

Although vehicles that burn LPG have higher price tags, reports suggest that their reduced operating costs could make up for the disparity. Fortunately, homeowners who favor propane accessories have a wide selection of household devices and appliances to choose from.

Your propane delivery service can fill up a cylinder that powers your home’s furnace in the winter or keeps your water heater at a comfortable setting year round. Propane ranges, ovens, clothes dryers and space heaters for outdoor and indoor use also employ LPG to create precisely controlled temperatures at a fraction of the cost of their electric equivalents.

One of the smartest uses for LPG is to supply a standby generator that can kick in if there is a power failure to your home. When such a failure may occur, these high-efficiency devices can automatically start up in seconds, providing your home with power without depending on the grid. Depending on your system’s capacity, a propane generator can keep your lights and appliances running for days.

Whether you already have propane-ready devices in your home, or you’re looking to invest in some new and efficient tools for leisure or emergencies; propane and propane accessories can not only be highly useful, but also save you money over traditional electric devices.

 

Ready to take advantage of everything propane has to offer? Contact Dupuis Energy today to set up a delivery schedule or get a consultation!