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Energy Savings

Those Winter Heating Bills Are Enough to Give You the Shivers–Warm up to These Energy-Saving Tips

By |December 3rd, 2013|Energy Savings|

Just because our winters in Central Arizona are mild doesn’t mean you can’t save energy during these cooler months. No matter what type of heat you use, electricity, gas or oil, there are things you can do to save energy and reduce your costs. And the bonus is that most of these tips will also save energy during our very long cooling season. […]

Shutting off a Room to Save Energy Is a Good Idea: True or False?

By |November 12th, 2013|Energy Savings|

False. According to research done by the Berkeley National Laboratory, shutting off a room to save energy doesn’t work, in fact it causes your utility bill to go up! […]

Follow These Holiday Energy-Saving Tips, and You’ll Be Celebrating When the Utility Bills Arrive

By |October 10th, 2013|Energy Savings|

Believe it or not but the holidays are just around the corner. Before long, many Phoenix and Scottsdale area families will start to prepare their homes for holiday gatherings. With additional expenses this time of year, it never hurts to save money where you can. Use these holiday energy-saving tips to cut your energy bills while you celebrate with family and friends this season. […]

Your Energy-Efficient Home: Seeing It as a System of Interdependent Parts

By |October 1st, 2013|Energy Savings|

An energy-efficient home is achieved when you view it as an integrated whole. Many guidelines for making your home more energy efficient talk about different parts of your home or its HVAC system. However, for the best results, you should take the whole-house systems approach. […]

Cooling Off Until Temperatures Cool Off

By |September 11th, 2013|Energy Savings|

Wolff Mechanical is available to help with all your Scottsdale air conditioning repair services.  Summer is drawing to a close, but staying cool while temperatures are still high is important to everyone. There are certain [...]

The Thermal Expansion Valve: Boosting Comfort and Efficiency in Your New A/C

By |August 15th, 2013|Air Conditioning, Energy Savings|

A thermal expansion valve is a feature available on new air conditioners that can really benefit Central Arizona homeowners because it allows the air conditioner to perform more efficiently in a wider range of conditions, including very hot weather. It does this by allowing for better control of the amount of refrigerant flowing through the indoor evaporator coil. […]

Controlling Your Cooling Costs: Beating the Heat Without Busting the Budget

By |July 30th, 2013|Air Conditioning, Energy Savings|

Like most of us, you are likely looking to cool down your home in the cheapest way possible. There are numerous things you can do to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency and contribute to comfort in your home that are simple and affordable. Controlling cooling costs should be a top priority for all homeowners, as it’s good for both your pocketbook and the environment.  […]

Calculate Your Energy Usage and Get a Handle on Your Bills

By |July 18th, 2013|Energy Evaluations, Energy Savings|

Energy usage is a concern in most houses in the Scottsdale and Central Arizona area during our hot summers. Knowing how much energy various electronics and appliances typically use is one way to identify areas to make smart cuts to save money. […]

Desert Heat Tips

By |March 27th, 2013|Air Conditioning, Air Conditioning Tips, Energy Savings, High-Efficiency|

With summer just around the corner in Arizona, the time must come for air conditioning season. If you do not have an air conditioning unit already installed in your home, now is the time and [...]

What is a SEER rating?

By |March 11th, 2013|Energy Evaluations, Energy Savings|

When in the market for new heating and cooling equipment, the Scottsdale air conditioning installation experts at Wolff Mechanical recommend factoring in the SEER rating. With the potential to help you save big on your next [...]