Category Archives: Tips & Recommendations

10 Ways To Reduce Your Air Conditioning Costs This Summer

air conditioner with pile of money

Is it possible to keep your house cool this summer without paying an arm and a leg to your utility company?

Absolutely it is. But it takes a little work on your part.

There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re living in a pressure cooker, so we tend to crank up the AC when the weather gets hot outside. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, American households can expect to spend $422, or $141 per month, on electricity bills in June-August. In some parts of the country where summers get extremely hot, it’s common to see utility bills easily over a few hundred dollars per month.

So how can you keep your AC bill down this summer? There are some ways to save money on air conditioning, specifically helping your AC unit run more efficiently, which will help you save some summer cash. Follow these helpful ways to reduce your AC costs during the summer heat.

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HVAC Options to Consider When Finishing Your Basement

Finishing your basement is a great way to expand your living space. Maybe you’re planning that perfect spot to watch the big game or making a play space for the kids. No matter the reason for initiating this project, it’s always a solid investment.

But between conversations about where the air hockey table could go, how much living space and storage space you’ll want, and whether or not to add a bathroom, the one thing that often gets overlooked is how you’ll be heating and cooling your finished basement.

Before any framing or drywall starts going up, you need to take a step back and think about how you want your HVAC system to help keep your new, liveable space comfortable throughout the year.

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Humidifying Your Home This Winter

Humidifying your home in the winter

It’s the middle of winter and if the dropping temperatures didn’t tip you off, maybe your insanely dry indoor air did. Dry indoor air can cause problems for your home and your health! Not only can it cause cracked paint, peeling wallpaper, and warped wood floors — it can lead to chapped skin, inflamed allergies and itchy eyes. Not to mention lots of static shock! Hauser Air is here to help combat the dry air!

When the moist air in your home escapes, it is replaced by dry air from outside, which can seriously compromise comfort. That’s why it’s important to amp up the humidity in your home during the coldest months of the year. How can you add moisture back into your indoor air? Read more below.

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6 Ways to Cut Energy Costs in Your Home

Winter solstice is here! During this season, most homes experience increased energy bill costs due to keeping it warm. There are many ways to keep those prices down. Check out five ways that Hauser Air is heading into the New Year with a new peace of mind and better understanding of how to save energy in your home.
  • 1. Fix air leaks around your home by using foam inserts, weather stripping, and caulk.
  • 2. Forming quick and easy habits can go a long way. Take shorter showers and turn off all electricity when leaving a room.
  • 3. Remember to change your furnace filter every 3 months; this could save you more money than you think!
  • 4. Unplug battery chargers, TVs, and other appliances when not in use. They use energy constantly. If unplugging your TV isn’t an option, adjust the energy saver setting when not in use.
  • 5. Insulation reduces heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. Save hundreds a year by insulating attics, exterior walls, under floors, heat ducts and hot water pipes.

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Heating Mythconceptions

Common myths about heating

How many of these common misconceptions about home heating sound familiar?

Underestimating How Much Energy Heating Takes

According to recent studies, people tend to assume that the household devices they use most often use the most energy. So, while homeowners may make an effort to turn off lights and computers, and buy ENERGY STAR® appliances to save money on energy bills, they may overlook the potentially largest power cost in the house: their HVAC system.

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HVAC Stories That Will Make You Shiver

October 31st

The leaves are falling and the air is cooling down. Halloween will soon be here. In the spirit of the season, have there been a few unexplained noises or bumps in the night? Before assuming that you have a ghostly apparition in your house, perhaps Hauser Air can dispel a few theories.

Are you feeling drastic changes in air temperature?

While there are many causes for inconsistent airflow, leaky ductwork is the most probable reason. According to ENERGY STAR®, a typical home loses between 20-30% of the air that moves through the duct system due to leaks, holes or poorly connected ducts. The end result is a higher utility bill and an uncomfortable home. Air leaks can be caused by age and regular use or a varmint may have tried to make your attic space their new home. Eeek! It is always a good rule of thumb to do a quick visual check each time that you change your air filter and call in a professional if you notice anything unusual.

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It’s Time for Your Furnace Tune-Up

Carrier Furnace tuneup

Your furnace is responsible for heating your home. Furnaces are the most commonly used heating system, burning fuel or electricity to heat air and to push it to rooms throughout your home through your ductwork. Your furnace is likely located in your basement, attic, closet, or crawlspace.

During the cold winter months, your furnace is the key to your home’s comfort, so it needs to be cared for with preventative maintenance. And maintaining your furnace with regular tune-ups can extend your unit’s lifespan, maximize its efficiency, prevent breakdowns, eliminate safety hazards, and lower your heating costs.

It’s best to schedule your annual furnace tune-up at the beginning of the fall, when you’re making the switch from your air conditioner to furnace season. Doing so will ensure optimal performance before temperatures drop. Hauser Air would be more than happy to assist in your furnace tune up.

Read the following Q&A to learn more about how an annual furnace tune-up will save you time and money.

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It’s Time for Your Heating Season Tune-up!

Your furnace is responsible for heating your home. The most commonly used heating system, furnaces burn fuel or electricity to heat air, then push it to rooms throughout your home through your ductwork. Your furnace is probably located in your basement, attic, closet or crawlspace.

During the cold winter months, your furnace is the key to your home’s comfort, so it needs to be cared for with preventative maintenance. And maintaining your furnace with regular tune-ups can extend your unit’s lifespan, maximize its efficiency, prevent breakdowns, eliminate safety hazards, and lower your heating costs.

It’s best to schedule your annual furnace tune-up at the beginning of the fall, when you’re making the switch from air conditioner to furnace season. Doing so will ensure optimum performance before temperatures drop. Read the following Q&A to learn more about how an annual furnace tune-up will save you time and money.

What services does a furnace tune-up include?

A furnace tune-up is a checklist of tasks that your HVAC technician performs to ensure your unit is operating properly. While exact services vary from company to company, your tune-up prepares your furnace to run in winter weather. Hauser Air’s furnace tune-up includes the following services:

  • Clean blower compartment
  • Clean and adjust burners
  • Inspect and tighten wiring and connections
  • Inspect the heat exchanger
  • Inspect the gas pressure and flame operation
  • Inspect igniter and pilot light
  • Look at and vacuum indoor filter
  • Check ductwork and connections for proper airflow

Are annual furnace tune-ups really necessary?

In short, yes. Nobody wants to wake up shivering in the middle of the night to discover their furnace isn’t working, and furnace tune-ups pinpoint minor problems before they require major repairs. If you’re on the fence about whether to schedule your annual tune-up, remember that the cost of a tune-up doesn’t compare to the emergency rates your HVAC technician will charge to fix your unit on a cold Sunday night. Investing in preventative maintenance upfront will save you extra energy, repair and re-installation costs caused by furnace neglect.

Does my older furnace need a tune-up or does it need to be replaced?

A well maintained furnace can last 15 to 20 years — so if you’re not the furnace’s first owner, you might have to do a little research to figure out its age. But there are other telltale signs, besides age, that your unit might need to be replaced. If you’ve noticed that your furnace requires increasingly frequent repairs or that your energy bills keep climbing, it may be time to replace your furnace. Your furnace blower may be cycling on and off more often than it used to. Other red flags include uneven heating in different rooms of the house, rattling or banging sounds while running, or debris coming from your vents. If you’re not sure whether you need a replacement, our HVAC technicians can take a look at your system and talk to you about repair and replacement options if needed.

How long does a furnace tune-up take?

You can expect the inspection process to take up to an hour, depending on the configuration of your system. Upon completion, your service technician should present their checklist and share any professional recommendations about your system.

Will a furnace tune-up validate my warranty?

Yes! If your furnace is under a manufacturer’s warranty, it’s important to schedule your furnace tune-up. Most furnace manufacturers recommend annual maintenance by a qualified HVAC technician, and won’t cover damage caused by improper maintenance. If you have a home warranty, regular furnace tune-ups may be included in your plan.

Is there anything I can do in-between tune-ups to optimize my furnace’s performance?

Yes! Here are some suggestions:

  • First, you should make sure to store flammable items, such as paint, gasoline or cleaning products, away from your furnace.
  • Always make sure to change furnace filters regularly, every 1 to 6 months depending on the filter.
  • And make sure to set your thermostat from air conditioning mode to heating mode. Your furnace works hard to keep your house comfortable, so consider using a programmable thermostat to help give your furnace a rest by running at cooler temperatures while you’re at work or asleep.

Regular use takes its toll on your HVAC system. You can protect your home’s HVAC system and improve your family’s comfort year-round with an VIP Service agreement, which includes 2 regularly scheduled tune-ups. Our VIP Plan offers preferred pricing on HVAC service repair and installation, a one-year warranty on labor and parts, priority emergency service, and more! Call us today at 513-777-7979 or 937-368-7979 to schedule!