TIPS FOR CUTTING COSTS ON YOUR UTILITY BILL

Heating and cooling costs for homes and businesses are often hefty. Thankfully, there are ways to minimize these charges. At Lynn’s HVAC Winnipeg – Heating, Cooling, Sewer & Drain we want to help make your home or business more affordable to run. Our heating and cooling HVAC contractors in Winnipeg recommend the following to all our clients.

UPGRADE TO HIGH-EFFICIENCY APPLIANCES

High-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners are not only the most environmentally friendly choice to make, they’re also the more economically sound. If any of your appliances are 15 years of age or older, it’s time to make an upgrade. The smart money rests on purchasing systems that are 95% energy efficient or higher. Even though you’ll initially pay a bit more, you’ll more than recoup the loss within a year or two (you could save up to 20% on your utility bill).

REGULARLY MAINTAIN AND SERVICE YOUR HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS

Regardless if you’ve already made the turnover to new appliances or you’re not yet due to make the upgrade, the next best thing to do is keep on top of regular maintenance for heating and cooling systems. Your furnace and air conditioner should be professionally serviced annually to keep all functioning at peak levels. One step you can and should take yourself is to replace the filter on your furnace every couple of months. A clean filter will ensure your furnace runs as it should.

UPDATE YOUR INSULATION

No matter how adeptly your appliances run, if you have poor insulation within the structure you’re trying to heat or cool, your overall efficiency will be impacted. Adding insulation, especially in the attic, can drastically bump-up your building’s ability to retain the desired temperature.

A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT

Buying and using a programmable thermostat will ensure you’re never cooling or heating more than necessary. You can set it so that there’s no heating or cooling taking place while the space is unused but adjusts automatically to comfortable temperatures when you and others are expected to arrive.

GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

The Canadian Government has several programs that offer thousands of dollars in incentives for energy saving upgrades such as sump pump and backwater valve installations. These incentives lower the initial cost of installation and will lower your overall utility bill.

Manitoba Hydro even offers a variety of loan and financing programs to help homeowners make energy efficiency upgrades to their homes. For example, if a resident were to buy and install a new furnace through an independent company such as Lynn’s, they could potentially pay for the furnace through a financing program with their Manitoba Hydro monthly billing. In this case residents could buy a $1200 new furnace and pay Manitoba Hydro monthly installments of $9.50 instead of paying for everything up front.

Be sure to check the Manitoba Hydro website for more energy incentives offered by the government.

OTHER QUICK TIPS

In addition to the above, the small everyday ways we use electricity can add up. Here are some additional tips for homes and businesses to cut utility costs.

 

  • Open drapes and blinds to let the sun naturally heat south-facing rooms. Close them to keep the same rooms cool.
  • Clean air vents, baseboards and radiators regularly
  • Unplug devices and equipment when they’re not in use
  • Upgrade lighting and use energy efficient bulbs whenever possible
  • Maintain your hot water tank so that you don’t burn excessive electricity heating water

OUR CONTRACTORS ARE HERE TO LEND A HAND

In Winnipeg, Lynn’s Heating, Cooling, Sewer & Drain is here to help make your home or business more energy efficient. Contact us for help with installation, repair, and maintenance of your heating and cooling systems.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR HOME FURNACE

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Your furnace is one of the most important appliances in your Winnipeg home. During the colder months of the year (which, in Winnipeg, is the majority of the months of the year!), your furnace is responsible for keeping your home comfortable and safe. At Lynn’s HVAC Winnipeg,  we provide furnace repair and furnace installation in Winnipeg. Here are some of the facts that our experienced furnace technicians feel every homeowner should know about their furnace.

Your furnace is one of the most important appliances in your Winnipeg home. During the colder months of the year (which, in Winnipeg, is the majority of the months of the year!), your furnace is responsible for keeping your home comfortable and safe.

At Lynn’s Heating, Cooling, Sewer & Drain we provide furnace repair and furnace installation in Winnipeg. Here are some of the facts that our experienced furnace technicians feel every homeowner should know about their furnace.

– Your furnace needs to be the right size for your home

One of the most important considerations that homeowners need to make when looking for a new furnace is how large that furnace should be. It is definitely not true that the larger the furnace, the better it will be. A furnace that is too large will make certain areas of your home uncomfortably warm before others are properly heated, while, as you would expect, a furnace that is too small will not provide enough heat. A technician will consider your home’s square footage and insulation before recommending a furnace for you.

– Professional furnace maintenance and repair is a must

Having your furnace regularly maintained and repaired when need be by a professional furnace technician will ensure that it runs safely and that you get the most use out of it. Regular maintenance helps to prevent dangerous buildup, as well as the risk of carbon monoxide leaks. If you ever notice strange sounds and strange smells coming from your furnace, then your furnace likely needs repairs. Calling for furnace repair in Winnipeg when you notice a minor problem with your furnace is the best method of preventing larger and more costly issues.

– Your furnace will eventually need to be replaced

Once a new furnace is up and running, it really doesn’t require much more thought other than to occasionally schedule some maintenance. However, after about 15-20 years most furnaces have reached the end of their usable life. By this you will likely notice that your furnace gives you more trouble and requires more repairs than it used to. Rather than continuing to pay for expensive repairs, you should start considering new furnace installation in Winnipeg. Even if your furnace has hit the 15-year mark and is still operating fine, you should begin looking around so that you find a new furnace that meets your needs and your budget before your old one gives out.

Professional Furnace Repair and Furnace Installation in Winnipeg

If you’re a homeowner in Winnipeg, then you shouldn’t let your furnace go without needed repairs and you shouldn’t keep a furnace that is well beyond its expected operating life. Whether you need furnace repair or installation in Winnipeg, the HVAC technicians at Lynn’s are here to help. We provide fast and affordable service, as well as 24/7 emergency response should your furnace give out on you during a freezing day or night.

For quality and professional Winnipeg furnace repair or furnace installation, don’t hesitate to contact Lynn’s Heating, Cooling, Sewer & Drain today.