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Here’s how a home energy audit could save you money

It seems like electricity is more expensive than ever, and more and more homeowners are searching for ways to cut down on their summer energy bills by conserving wherever they can, whether it’s making a salad for dinner instead of using the oven or purchasing sun-blocking curtains. However, if you really want to make a dent in your energy usage, you’ll have to take it a step further with an home energy audit from ABC Cooling and Heating.

ABC Home Energy AuditAs great as the small energy-saving steps can be, they’re only a drop in the bucket when it comes to your home’s overall energy use, especially if you have issues such as an inefficient air conditioner, a lack of insulation in the attic, or air leaks in your air ducts and windows. ABC offers a 26-point inspection to identify problems and then determine the best road forward. Let’s review everything.

What’s included in a home energy audit?

The audit itself includes a series of tests to figure out where energy efficiency is being lost. The ABC team uses tools like an infrared camera to scan for places where cooled or heated air (depending on the season, of course) is escaping or entering. This helps us determine if your doors and windows are retaining the air that your system has already worked to adjust.

We’ll then look at your home’s insulation, particularly in the attic, where it’s easy to check how deep the insulation is. Our home energy audit also inspects how energy efficient your air conditioner, furnace, and water heater are, as well as how much energy your appliances are using.
This is more than just a quick pass-by conducted by a rookie. We have multiple certified Building Analysts on our team who have advanced training in the study of building efficiency, including knowing the dynamics of airflow and how moisture can impact efficiency. Many home energy studies just look at your air conditioner or dishwasher in a vacuum to determine how you’re using energy. In contrast, the ABC Cooling team looks at your home as a whole, studying it as a complete system where everything works together. The end result is a much more comprehensive and honest portrait.

Ok, an audit sounds like a good idea, but what can I do with it?

Here’s another great thing about working with ABC Cooling and Heating: we’re not going to just leave you, audit in hand, and walk out the door. Instead, we see solving the problems we’ve pointed out as part of the process, and we’re going to walk you through a ton of possible actions you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency. You’ll be in complete control, and can pick-and-choose what steps you’d like us to take next.

Once you’ve approved the scope of work and been informed of the price upfront, ABC’s technicians will get to work. Here’s the cool part: we do all the work ourselves. This means less headache for you and more assurance that the job is going to get done right. It also means that we’re more likely to finish the project faster.

What about the costs?

Something to take into consideration: energy inefficiency is costing you on your monthly energy bills, every month of the year, for every year you own your home moving forward. Those costs can add up, and you have to weigh how much the energy efficiency upgrades will cost relative to those future energy costs.

Both the state and federal governments offer incentives for homeowners who have energy efficiency upgrades applied to their home by a certified company, such as ABC Cooling and Heating. For more on this, check out energy.gov.

Start your home energy audit with ABC Cooling

ABC Cooling and Heating is the best choice for home energy audits in Fresno and the Central Valley. Our team has been conducting these audits for years, and we have multiple Building Analysts on staff who are qualified to conduct detailed, scientific audits. Plus, our work with air conditioners and furnaces gives our team even greater expertise on tuning up those systems. To get started and schedule your home energy audit, give our team a call!

Heating Services from ABC Cooling and Heating

In central California, winter is nearly over, but the nights are still cold and your furnace is still working hard to keep you and your family warm. Whether you need heating repair, maintenance, or a new system altogether, trust ABC Cooling and Heating to work with you and your home. We offer a wide range of heating services, provided by industry-certified technicians with experience and training on all makes and models.

What heating services does ABC offer?

  • Heating repair: When your furnace goes down, you’re in for a cold night. Or, at least you would be, if not for ABC’s available emergency service. We repair all makes and models, and we don’t charge anything extra for work on nights, weekends, or holidays. We’ll make sure your system is back up-and-running in no time.
  • Heating tune-up: Your furnace needs regular maintenance to keep it running at its best, and avoiding a tune-up could lead to serious problems down the road, such as a complete breakdown or even a reduced system lifespan. Let the pros at ABC keep your system running at its best, and you’ll reap the rewards of thinking ahead, including energy savings all winter.
  • Heating installation: If you need a new system, let the technicians at ABC help you find the right fit for your family and home. We provide free estimates on new and replacement heating systems, and our upfront, honest pricing means that you’ll always be in the loop about how much your install will cost. Our professional staff is ready to install any system, and we provide you with peace of mind with our one-year warranty on our parts and labor.

What about commercial?

Glad you asked. ABC offers a full suite of commercial services for enterprise and business, including heating. We will offer a competitive bid for your commercial project, and we can provide diagnostic analysis and conduct repair work on your current system. In addition, ABC offers the following benefits for businesses:

  • We’re fully insured both worker’s compensation and liability, and can provide you with proof of our policy if you need it.heating-services-ABC
  • We offer the Guardian Maintenance Program, which means your business gets a effective and time-efficient tune-up that reviews your entire system and helps reduce breakdowns.
  • We’re familiar with a wide diversity of not just heating systems, but also business and building types.

Why should I go with ABC?

For more than 60 years, ABC Cooling and Heating has provided Fresno and Hayward, California with award-winning HVAC services, including repair, maintenance, and install. Our philosophy is that happy employees will, in turn, make customers happy. That’s why ABC takes care of our team, and they, in turn, will treat you and your family with the respect and service you deserve.

From our NATE-certified technicians and our emergency service to our upfront pricing, we’ve made generations of Californians think that heating and cooling is as easy as A-B-C. If you need heating services, give us a call at (888) 420-9463.

What you should know about new furnace installs

Since the winter is on its way, it’s that time of the year when we start thinking about how to keep our homes warm. However, not all heating options are equal in terms of energy efficiency, costs and overall dependability. More and more people are getting new furnace installs in their homes. Let’s see why furnaces are a good heating option for so many homeowners.

Everything you need to know about furnaces as a heating option

Furnaces can provide high-temperature heating, so they are often used for industrial production of goods where high heat is required. Household furnaces operate similarly to industrial furnace brands and are able to produce enough heat for the entire home. At the same time, household furnaces differ a lot from other domestic heating appliances.

Unlike other heating appliances, household furnaces are a permanent installation in every home. As a permanent installation, they demand different maintenance. Families who have chosen new furnace installs have noticed that furnaces bring better energy efficiency than any other heating appliance.

ABC will take care of every detail in the furnace installation process.

Furnace types

Household furnaces heat the home by means of air, steam and water movement. Furnaces that operate on steam and hot water are usually called residential steam boilers. They can be fueled by natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, fuel oil, wood or coal. Furnaces can also operate on electrical resistance heating as a source of heat.

Energy efficiency

When families get new furnace installs, the pipelines are installed throughout the entire home. Furnaces are able to achieve a high-heating temperature in an incredibly short time and don’t cool fast when turned off. As a result, furnaces are able to warm up the house pretty quickly. Even more importantly, they help maintain a pleasant temperature by not letting the walls cool down.

Cost efficiency

The reason why furnaces are a good heating option for your home is their intermediary distribution system. Some furnaces can be set up so that they provide hot water for the entire household. Forced-air furnaces pull the cool air and return it to the furnace, while they also enable easy installation of central air conditioning.

Did you know that a furnace can also provide hot water for domestic use?

Furnaces can have more than one function in a household. As far as their primary function goes, furnaces are an exceptionally cost-efficient household heating option. They help you save a lot of money by enabling you to easily maintain the temperature in your house. By keeping the walls of the house warm, the furnace won’t have to run on unreasonably high temperatures every single day.

New furnace installs

Furnaces are in many ways different than other heating appliances. Naturally, the installation process is also more complicated. Whenever people want new furnace installs in their homes, they must consult certified professionals. The technicians at ABC Cooling and Heating can help you choose and install the best furnace for your home.

Furnace maintenance

A properly maintained furnace provides enough heat so that you don’t have to rely on any other heating appliance. However, furnaces are not an appliance that can be easily replaced. If you want your furnace to stay energy and cost efficient, regular furnace maintenance and tuneups are in order. Again, the certified technicians at ABC are available for any furnace issues you might have.

New furnace installs enable constant temperature maintenance.

Why more and more people are getting new furnace installs for their homes

Furnaces are an excellent solution for keeping your home warm and cozy during cold winter days. A well-maintained furnace can reach relatively high temperatures in a short amount of time, heating up your home faster than any other heating appliance. Furnaces operate on the constant movement on heat, warming up every corner of your home.

A properly installed and functional furnace will enable you to maintain a pleasant room temperature throughout the entire day. That’s why furnaces are not only energy efficient, but cost efficient as well. By choosing the right furnace and having it properly installed, you will keep your home warm and lower the energy bills at the same time.

The best company to assist you with new furnace installs

We, at ABC Cooling and Heating, are a company that operates in the Greater Bay Area and Central San Joaquin Valley. We offer a wide variety of services for every household, including:

Air conditioning

Home energy audits

Heating

Air sealing

Plumbing

Wall and attic insulation

Energy upgrade services

We are a locally owned and operated company. Talk to our licensed technicians about any issues related to your heating system. Regardless of the time you call us, you won’t get charged with extra fees for seeking our services at nights, holidays or weekends. ABC Cooling and Heating will always be there for you in times of need.

New furnace installs with ABC Heating and Cooling

Expert analysis and advice

Our technicians are NATE-certified, so you can rest assured that you will always get a top-notch analysis and accurate advice. Whether you need a new furnace install or a simple repair, our technicians will carefully inspect your home and provide a step-by-step analysis.

Free estimates

Whenever you’re ready to have a new furnace installed, you can call us and schedule a free estimate. We will evaluate your home and provide an accurate estimate, free of charge. Those that get new furnace installs also qualify for a 12-month warranty on parts and labor.

ABC can help you solve all your cooling and heating problems.

No overtime charges & Emergency availability

ABC Cooling and Heating is available for emergencies – there will always be a certified technician, ready to help you, on the other side of the phone. Whether you need our services on weekends, holidays or in the middle of the night, the price will always be the same.

Whether you need furnace maintenance and repair or a brand new furnace install, we got your back. You can call us any time of the day and schedule a free estimate.