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At Excel Heating and Cooling, we believe in educating the community on a variety of topics related to home comfort, HVAC system durability, and energy efficiency. Our goal is to help make homes throughout the Shenandoah Valley more comfortably by providing timely and important information on home heating and cooling. When an HVAC system needs to be replaced, we work with homeowners and landlords to make informed purchasing decisions. Check out our blog posts to learn more!
As we move towards the height of winter here in the Shenandoah Valley region, you may be finding that it’s starting to get more difficult to stay warm at home. So what can you do to make this winter more comfortable and cozy? Use these five tips as ideas to increase home comfort:
With the new year right around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about some resolutions you’d finally like to keep. Some of them may revolve around your health, like eating nourishing foods or heading to the gym regularly, while others may be related to your finances. Perhaps you’re looking to save up for that vacation you’ve been dreaming about or finally paying off some debt!
With the holiday season and cooler weather quickly approaching the Shenandoah Valley, you need to ensure your home is ready. You may have guests that will be coming to visit or you may be leaving your home empty for a few days while you go away. Either way, your home needs to get prepared in order to guarantee you have a safe, healthy and comfortable winter.
The first days of fall are always an indication of the winter weather that is sure to come! Properly winterizing your home can make all the difference in the world for a warm, cozy winter. Not sure where to start?! Follow Excel's maintenance checklist and your home will be ready to go for the colder season approaching.
As the leaves begin to change color, there is certainly a crispness to the air here in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Now is the perfect time to focus on getting your home prepared for winter. Preventing discomfort can be accomplished through preventative measures in the fall.
If you’re not sure where to start with getting your home ready for winter, focus on the following to be prepared and boost your home’s efficiency, comfort and health during the colder months:
With summer in full force here in Harrisonburg, Virginia, your air conditioner has probably been working nonstop. But just like you can’t stay in peak health without an occasional check-up at your doctor’s office, your AC needs to be evaluated to ensure it is healthy and stays that way for quite some time. If you’re concerned about your air conditioner’s ability to cool your home, you should schedule air conditioning service.
Heating and cooling accounts for nearly half of the average home utility bill. Unfortunately, research shows that many residential HVAC systems are improperly sized or installed, increasing energy costs. Proper equipment sizing is essential for home comfort, system durability, and energy efficiency.
With warm humid summers, many Shenandoah Valley homeowners have high air conditioning bills. There are, however, many simple energy efficiency strategies that can have a big impact on your summer electricity bills!
At Excel Heating & Cooling, our comfort advisors are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide emergency heating and furnace service to residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Virginia. Our experienced staff will address your needs quickly and efficiently.
As building science has improved and interest in home energy efficiency has increased-- houses are getting tighter and tighter, with fewer leaks, gaps and holes where air can flow in and out. In general, this is great news for the energy efficiency of a home, because air leaks make your heating and cooling systems work much harder.