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energy efficiency

How to Remove the Blockage in Your Vents

By |March 27th, 2014|Ventilation|

A vent blockage means that your furnace ducts are obstructed, and this means one or more rooms won’t receive efficient heating or cooling from your HVAC system. Vent blockages occur for a number of reasons, such as clogged filters or pieces of filter blown into ductwork or insulation getting pushed into a duct. Whatever the reason, vent blockages compromise the efficiency of your HVAC system. […]

WiFi Thermostats Take Home Climate Control to a Higher Level

By |February 25th, 2014|Thermostats|

When was the last time you checked your home’s thermostat or altered the program? Chances are that once you wrestled with the instruction manual for the initial setup, you never touch it again. Let’s face it, like most of us, you are probably baffled by the complexities of programmable thermostats, and this means that you may be paying more for your heating and cooling than you need to. Luckily, new WiFi thermostats have arrived that can optimize your home climate control and help reduce heating and cooling costs. […]

You Won’t Get the Most Out of Your Efficient Furnace if Your Phoenix Area Home Isn’t Energy Efficient

By |February 20th, 2014|Furnaces|

Energy-efficient furnaces, boilers and heat pumps for Phoenix-area homes are an excellent investment. After all, if you can get more heat out of the fuel that goes into your furnace, why not? If your heating system is only a few years old, though, you probably see no reason to replace it. Or maybe you already have installed a condensing gas furnace and now your Central Arizona home is energy efficient. Or is it? The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that as much as 40 percent of your energy dollars – heating and cooling – may be wasted on air leakage and heat loss, through ducts, poor insulation and air infiltration. A 98 percent efficient furnace cannot overcome 40 percent heat loss elsewhere. […]

Solar Water Heating: Let the Phoenix Sun Do the Job

By |February 11th, 2014|Solar|

Every home needs hot water. Running showers, laundry machines and dishwashers on a daily basis uses up to a lot of heated water in your Phoenix area home. Installing a solar water heating system can reduce your monthly energy bill while keeping your water at a comfortable temperature. […]

Haven’t Had Your HVAC Tune-Up? Get It Now, and You’ll be Ready for Cooling Season

By |January 21st, 2014|Preventive Maintenance|

If you haven’t had your HVAC system tuned up yet this year, you should schedule a service call now. Cooling season will be here before you know it, and keeping that Central Arizona heat at bay is sure to have your system working hard all day, every day. […]

The Variable-Speed Furnace and the Variety of Benefits It Offers

By |December 24th, 2013|Furnaces|

If you’re considering a new furnace for your home, you’ll want to look at an energy-efficient variable-speed furnace. New features, such as the variable-speed blower motors that operate in these furnaces, have changed the way furnaces operate, creating energy savings and increased comfort. […]

Fall Furnace Tune-up: What to Expect From the Tech

By |December 17th, 2013|Preventive Maintenance|

Winter in Central Arizona doesn’t seem much of a burden when compared to climates further north, but – to those of us who live here year-round – those three months when average lows are down in the 50s can feel like an arctic blast. So if you haven’t already done so this fall, there’s no time like the present for a fall furnace tune-up. What can you expect from the technician who does the job? […]

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! […]

How To Save On Energy Bills This Winter

By |October 9th, 2013|Energy Evaluations|

This week signs of winter have entered the desert land of Arizona and Scottsdale air conditioners are starting to turn off. Wolff Mechanical not only helps with Scottsdale air conditioning services, but is also available [...]

Maintaining Your Solar Panels: How Easy Can It Get?

By |October 3rd, 2013|Solar|

A common misconception among many homeowners who have installed, or are considering the installation of solar panels at their homes, is that these systems are free of maintenance. […]