Summer is in full force in Columbus, Ohio and some homeowners are asking us how to increase the energy efficiency in their homes. Your heating and cooling system uses more energy than other appliance in your home. Here are a few simple tips.
Have your furnace and ductwork inspected annually. Loose, broken AC ductwork accounts for 15-35% of a home’s energy loss.
Change furnace filters every month.
Caulk, seal, and weatherstrip openings from your home to the outside.
Increase your attic insulation if the joists are showing. Recommended level:R-38 or 10-16 inches blown
Repair and weatherstrip air leaks in the home. About 10-25% of energy used to cool homes escapes through air leaks.
Unless it is equipped specifically for home heating, use your fireplace sparingly. Warm air escapes through the chimney. Close the damper when you’re not using your fireplace. Source: AEP Ohio.
If your AC is not keeping comfortable or if you think it is using too much energy call us today and we can help.
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We always find Ramon R. To be very knowledgeable, capable, eager to do the work needed, friendly, and full of good counsel when we need to consider what work to have done.He is on time, takes measures to keep the house clean when there, and clearly communicates our service summary.He and Sears H &C have been our trusted company for years.
Updated March, 2023Our man Joel was out for our spring a/c tune up, and once again, I got a great education from him on how best to maintain our system, and how to watch for reduced performance or failing parts. Still incredibly pleased with the service and support from him and all of SHC. Best in the business!Updated May, 2021Met a new tech today (Wallace) and he was just as prompt, courteous, professional and friendly as his predecessors. SH&C hires good people and ensures they live up to the Company's high standards. They continue to earn our loyalty, year after year!+++++++++Update Sep, 2020:Have to update my last review with a more current one, because Joel T. has earned it. As part of our annual fall maintenance visit, Joel took the time to share info with me on a new add-on that, amongst other features, helps kill airborne viruses (think "COVID"!), as well as pointing out several areas in my ductwork that were leaking, thus costing us efficiency and $. This was our second visit from him, and he already feels like family. Truly, truly appreciate the quality of the people that make up SH&C. Call them; they are great!+++++++++We have been customers of SH&C for nearly 15 years and, now, two houses. Over that time, we have had regular service, emergency repairs and two sales calls with them, and have only seen three individuals! There is so much to be said for the knowledge and personal service that comes with that kind of long-term, consistent, local team. It was great to see Ramon's smiling face coming up the walk to my new house when I called for an inspection and service. It made the new place feel that much more like "home", and I was able to relax, knowing our system was in such good hands. Great, honest and timely service at very reasonable prices. This company has more than earned my repeat business.