Monday, August 29, 2011

Summer Energy Prices Cause Spike in Elf Population

There’s nothing like enjoying your cool, comfortable home in the middle of a sweltering summer. Since 50% -70% of your energy expenditures can come from your heating and cooling system, there’s also nothing quite like the utility bill you’ll receive for that comfort if your system isn’t performing efficiently.

Before you rent a reindeer and purchase a summer home at the North Pole, you might want to check with your heating and cooling professional.

“There are a lot of reasons systems don’t perform at topnotch,” says Jim Altman of Four Seasons Air Conditioning & Heating Co. “Most of the time the problem can be fixed by something as simple as regular maintenance. Pre-season tune-ups prevent not only mid-season breakdowns that leave you and your family sweating – they also keep energy dollars in your pocket.”

But how much can you really save? Okay, all bets off – we peeked…

• Do you regularly adjust the thermostat seeking comfort?
• When you stand near an outside wall, do you feel drafts at your feet… or higher?
• Have you ever noticed condensation on your windows?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, having an energy survey conducted by a qualified heating and cooling professional can save you up to 40% on your energy bills this season.

Jim Altman told us, “Leaks in air ducts, dirt in the system – these things make your system work harder and less efficiently. A simple inspection can determine where and just how much energy you can save.”

These precautions are part of Four Seasons Air Conditioning & Heating Co effort to show homeowners certain energy-saving techniques that can lead to hundreds of wasted dollars each season.

You can get your energy survey and more energy-saving tips by calling Four Seasons Air Conditioning & Heating Co at (361) 668-1933 or visiting

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cool Down

Summer is hot.

I know, you’re shocked. Every winter I dream of the warm days of Summer, and once they get here, I spend the Summer thinking of ways to cool down. I think it has something to do with the whole “the grass is greener” theory.

At any rate, it’s getting more and more expensive to stay cool. Airfares are more expensive, vacations are more expensive, utilities are more expensive…

Well, you get the picture.

That’s why it’s nice to be able to save a little every now and then – especially when it helps keep you cool at the same time!

This report has several free and low-cost ways that you can do both this Summer – there’s nothing like a win-win!
So, check it out, and then spend the rest of the Summer thinking about more important things. Just remember…
Keep it cool!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer is Finally Here

I don’t know about you, but Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. The kids are home, there’s more time with the family, and I can finally look forward to firing up the grill.

(What are your favorite Summer pastimes? Share in the “comments” section.)

Of course, the start of Summer also means I’ll be firing up the air conditioner.

Most people think getting their system ready to go is as simple as flipping the thermostat to “cool.” But in reality, there are practical things you can do to make your system run more smoothly this season.

This video shows you some of the easiest things you can do to get the most out of your air conditioner this season. The best part is that most of them are absolutely free – something to be excited about these days!

And let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help – enjoy your Summer.