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Here are 5 ways to decrease cooling costs this summer

The heat of summer is finally upon us. If you haven’t already switched on your air conditioner, you will need to soon. Keeping your home cool and comfortable doesn’t have to cost a fortune in cooling costs.

In this blog, the Allbritten team lists some of the top ways to lower your home’s cooling costs when the weather is hot. For HVAC service here in Fresno, contact our team!

1. Clear away debris

Spring foliage sprouts up quickly. Coupled with leaves and tree limbs that may have fallen during the winter, this growth can hinder the operation of your HVAC unit. Debris in the unit can cause permanent damage or costly repairs, so its important to check the area around it before you flip the air on.

2. Change your filter

Mold and dust mites can flourish in your home during the winter months. A lot of these allergens are caught by the hardworking air filter. Save energy by changing air filters every 6090 days. Not only will a new filter give you cleaner air, it allows your air conditioner to work at peak performance.

3. Get an AC tuneup

Another way to increase home energy savings is to schedule AC maintenance. Allbritten has a quality team of well-trained technicians who will make sure your system is working as it should.

Our technicians will check for problems that might be causing your unit to not function properly. Some issues we look for including: leaking or low refrigerant, problems in the ductwork restricting airflow, and thermostats that are malfunctioning.

4. Join our club!

Take HVAC maintenance off your to-do list by joining our Guardian Maintenance Club to ensure home energy-efficiency. When you become a club member, we take control of routine maintenance and contact you when it is time for your system to be serviced.

In addition, Guardian Maintenance Club members qualify for discounts on future repairs. They also receive priority service if troubles arise.

5. Have us replace your old system

Air conditioners continue to improve in both quality and efficiency. If your HVAC unit is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it. While there is an expense involved in upgrading, newer systems are far more energy-efficient, which means they’ll help you reduce your cooling costs for many summers to come.

Call Allbritten for more tips for decreasing your summer cooling costs

Hot weather is a fundamental part of summer, but high cooling costs don’t have to be. Visit our website to learn more about Allbritten’s tune-up service. Let us help you lower your energy bills this summer!

Here are three reasons to schedule an energy audit

You can save money, have a more comfortable home, and help your air conditioner last longer. It all starts when you schedule an energy audit with the pros at Allbritten.

In this blog, we’ll talk about home energy audits and what makes them such a smart investment for homeowners.

What is an energy audit?

Allbritten is a Home Performance company with BPI-certified technicians. Our 26-point home energy audit helps Fresno homeowners find points of inefficiency in their home, which we then help them address.

From a whole-home pressure test to an evaluation of your attic and attics with an infrared camera, we thoroughly and completely evaluate your home.

Here are the three reasons to schedule an energy audit

Knowledge is power. By knowing where your home is losing energy, you can take action. Let’s review just some of the reasons you should schedule an energy audit.

#1. Lower your energy bills

A professional energy audit from the BPI-certified professionals at Allbritten can help you identify areas where your home is losing energy—and you’re losing money.

From a poorly insulated attic to inefficient systems, an energy audit points you in the direction of savings. Our tech will present you with a detailed report explaining places for improvement.

#2. Make your home more comfortable

Energy loss and energy inefficiency isn’t just about your monthly bills. It can make your home feel uncomfortable and drafty. Efficiency and comfort go hand-in-hand, which is why an energy audit from Allbritten can find ways to improve your home’s comfort.

#3. Reduce wear-and-tear on your air conditioner

The more your air conditioner runs in the summer, the more wear-and-tear it endures. This continual running can result in the need for AC repair more often, and—ultimately—decrease the lifespan of your system.

A home energy audit can help you determine where (and how) your home is losing energy. By addressing these issues, you can relieve pressure on your air conditioner, which doesn’t have to run as long to cool your home in the summers here in Fresno.

Paired with an AC tune-up from our experienced techs here at Allbritten, your air conditioner will be in better shape, run more efficiently, and be less likely to break down.

Schedule an energy audit with Allbritten

If you’re ready to make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable, it’s time to contact Allbritten and schedule an energy audit. Give us a call at (559) 292-4919 to get started.

Benefits of a furnace inspection before winter arrives

Now that we’ve entered November, temperatures here in Fresno are starting to cool down, and fall is officially here. If you haven’t yet, now’s the best time to schedule a furnace inspection before winter arrives. In this blog post, we’ll review just some of the benefits of calling Allbritten for a fall furnace tune-up.

5 reasons to schedule a furnace inspection

Waiting until the start of the winter season to schedule a furnace inspection is not a wise move. You could save a lot of trouble later down the road by getting a tune-up before the arrival of truly cold weather.

Allbritten Furnace InspectionHere are the 5 big benefits of a furnace tune-up for your home:

#1. Prevent costly repairs

A tune-up of the furnace during the fall will prevent costly repairs. Minor faults, if not caught early, can result in a breakdown of the furnace. These faults will cause the furnace to strain when generating heating, eventually resulting in a major problem with the device.

A professional furnace tune-up from Allbritten can ensure that your heating system is in operating order prior to the start of winter, which decreases your likelihood of needing heating repairs. That’s peace of mind.

#2. Cut your energy bills

A furnace inspection and tune-up will also help you to cut your energy bills. Regular furnace maintenance will ensure that the heating device operates properly without drawing extra energy. If the furnace is not maintained properly, it will strain to generate heat and use extra power to heat the room. This can result in increased energy bills.

Having a professional from Allbritten inspect your furnace before winter arrives can help you save on your energy bills all season long.

#3. Extend your system’s lifespan

Another benefit of a regular fall furnace tune-up is that it can result in extended lifespan of the unit. If our technician finds a problem with your system, we’ll find a way to address the issue so that it doesn’t cause long-term damage to your system.

Fixing even the most minor faults can help reduce the strain your system endures on a nightly basis. Added up across an entire winter, and then multiple winters, you can see how maintenance can extend your system’s life.

#4. Keep your system’s warranty intact

In many cases, an annual furnace inspection is necessary to keep the manufacturer’s warranty intact. Even those who don’t require it recommend that your furnace be maintained to keep it from failing.

To keep the warranty, it’s important that you call Allbritten for regular maintenance. Or, you could join our Guardian Maintenance Club!

#5. Ensure the safe operation of your heating system

The foremost benefit of a fall furnace tune-up is that it will keep the household family members safe from carbon monoxide. During our furnace inspection and tune-up, our technician will inspect the gas burner, heat exchanger, and supply line. They will calibrate the gas valve to ensure safe operation.

Call Allbritten for your furnace inspection in Fresno, CA

Here in Fresno, California, Allbritten is your top choice for a quality, trusted furnace inspection. To get started, give us a call at (559) 292-4919 or contact us online.