Archive for January, 2012

Benefits of Geothermal

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

What are the benefits of installing a geothermal heating and cooling system? We’re so glad you asked!

  • Cost Effective: Because of the extraordinary efficiency of a WaterFurnace system, any added costs over an ordinary unit are usually more than offset by your monthly energy savings. In new homes, most homeowners experience an immediate positive return on their investment. I replacement installations, costs are usually recouped within just a few years.
  • Environmentally Friendly: WaterFurnace systems harness the free renewable energy in your own backyard to heat and cool your home. Installing a WaterFurnace system is the environmental equivalent of planting 750 trees or removing two cars from the road. Additionally, WaterFurnace systems don’t burn fossil fuels or emit harmful greenhouse gases. That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency calls it the most environmentally friendly way to condition our homes.
  • Comfortable: Using the stable temperature of the earth, WaterFurnace systems provide consistent comfortable heating and cooling. You can even regulate temperatures in different areas of your home with an optional IntelliZone zone control system.
  • Reliable: The WaterFurnace reputation for reliability has been earned by using only the highest quality components, design and workmanship. Computer run-testing after assembly ensures that your unit performs flawlessly at start-up. WaterFurnace units are backed by the best warranties in the industry and will provide many years of dependable operation.
  • Quiet: WaterFurnace systems don’t require noisy outdoor units that can disturb your peaceful surroundings or clutter your home’s outdoor appearance.
  • Safe: Because no fossil fuels are required to operate a WaterFurnace unit, there’s no combustion, flames or fumes, and no chance of carbon- monoxide poisoning.
  • Flexible: No matter what climate you live in, your WaterFurnace system will deliver. One compact WaterFurnace unit provides heating, central air conditioning and domestic hot water assistance. A variety of configurations and sizes are available to fit any home, including newly constructed and existing homes.
  • Clean: High-efficiency air cleaners found in WaterFurnace systems improve your indoor air quality by removing dust and pollen so you can breathe easier.

*All of this information was taken from the WaterFurnace publication”All the Comforts of Home”

Green Week!

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Remember on Friday I posted this picture:

I mentioned that Kermit here is our mascot for this week’s theme. This week we’re going to be celebrating GREEN WEEK! Every day I’ll be posting different articles or videos with information about Geothermal technology for you to learn more about this amazing way to heat your home! So starting tomorrow I’ll post the first in our series, so please join us!

Coming Next Week…

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Next week we’re going to be talking about a very fun topic! I even have a mascot! Here he is:

Any guesses on what we’re going to be talking about?

When Was Your Last Tune Up?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

 

Question: When was the last time your comfort system had a precision tune up performed on it? One year? Two? Three? Can’t remember? Well,  I wanted to let you know of a great deal that we’re offering now through the end of February. We are offering our precision tune ups that are normally priced at $135.00 for just $99.00! If you haven’t had your system tuned up, now is the perfect time to do so! Call us  at 828-264-6625 to schedule your precision tune up!

A Little Something to Brighten Your Day

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

So, this has no relevance to well, anything but I thought it was funny. Hope you laugh like I did. And if you don’t laugh, go easy on me I have an interesting sense of humor :-) Happy Monday!

Three Tips to Save on Energy Bills

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

If you’re like me then you’re always on the lookout for tips to help save money. Especially now when it seems that everything is going up in price! I did some research, and came up with the top three tips to help save on your energy bills that I wanted to pass along to you.

1. Check your filters!

This is extremely important as a clogged, or dirty filter will cause your system to work harder to get the air to flow through your home. It’s recommended that you check your filters monthly especially during heavy heating and cooling months.

2. Regular Tune Ups!

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but it truly is the best way to ensure that your system is running at peak efficiency. Remember that reliable performance from your comfort system doesn’t just happen. Like a car your home comfort system requires regular tune ups to be able to run efficiently. If you have a heat pump or gas furnace with air conditioner it’s recommended that it’s tuned up twice per year, once in the cooling season and once in the heating season. If you have a gas furnace only it’s recommended once per year during the heating season. This is especially important for older systems!

3. Seal Windows and Doorways

This one is pretty well known, but it’s still serves as an important reminder. If you have any leaks or cracks, seal them up! This will result in less air being leaked through causing your heating system to work extra hard.

Give these tips a try, and make a difference in your monthly bill!

High Maintenance Doesn’t Even Cover It

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

As most of you know, we have a certain Beagle that lives with us by the name of Emmi Louise. Emmi is two years old now, and is probably the most spoiled dog that ever lived. Of course I shouldn’t complain since I’m part of the reason she’s so spoiled. However, I had to come to grips that we have created a monster-a very cute monster-but a monster nonetheless. Allow me to tell you my tale:

This past Monday my father told me that he and my mom were traveling to Charlotte, NC to pick up some equipment for a job that we were doing later in the week. He then asked me to head home after I got off work to walk and feed Emmi. This wasn’t an unusual request as I often take care of Emmi when my parents are away, but his next request was…

“Molly, make sure that you mix her food with warm water-not too much, now-and make a gravy.”

“Excuse me? Make a gravy?”

Well, it’s the only way she’ll eat it, and make sure you don’t pour too much water or she won’t eat that.”

“You have spoiled this dog…I mean she IS a dog.”

Yes, but isn’t she the best? She’s just a doll.”

“Gag me with a fork…”

So what did I do? Well, I went home, walked Emmi, measured out her food, and mixed it with warm water. She ate it right up. A monster, folks, a terribly cute, cuddly, and furry monster…

Snow?

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Well, we finally received some snow! I would say that the grand total at my house was 3 inches. Not much, but it’s better than nothing! So, how about you? How much did you get?

This Weekend Only!

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Man, it’s cold outside! We know that sometimes when cold weather strikes, your heating can experience problems. That’s where we come in! We have experienced, well-trained technicians at the ready to serve and keep you comfortable. Also, for this weekend only we’re taking $20.00 off your service call! So if you’re having difficulties, give us a call at 828-264-6625!

Lunch Review

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

We here at Mountaineer Heating and Cooling are big fans of Chick-Fil-A. We’ve been known to frequent the Boone location two to three times a week, yes, we really like it :-) Not only do the serve really great food,  they’re also very loyal customers of ours, and we’re so grateful for them!

I’ve always enjoyed their chicken nuggets, but since I’m trying to be a bit more health concious this year I resigned to the fact that while I could eat some in moderation, I would have to cut back. Sigh. However, the good people at Chick-Fil-A came to the rescue and released their new Grilled Chicken Nuggets! Hallelujah! They also released their new Chicken Tortilla Soup which looked delicious.

So today I set out to try these new menu items for lunch. At 12:20 I hopped into my car and drove to Chick-Fil-A (which is only five minutes from my office!), ordered my lunch, drove back to the office and gave them a try. I started with the Grilled Chicken Nuggets dipped in my favorite Chick Fil A Sauce. They were so good! Very tender and moist, and perfect with the sauce. I then tried the soup which was equally delicious; just the right amount of spice and flavor with a little kick topped off with crunchy, tortilla strips that gave great texture to the dish.

So, on a scale of 1-10, 1 being NEVER EAT AGAIN 10 being COULD EAT WEEKLY I am giving the new menu items a 10! Go, and get yourself some today, you’ll be glad you did!