Are Modern Air Conditioners More Energy Efficient?

April 12, 2021

Air conditioning is responsible for a huge percentage of your monthly electricity bill. The US Department of Energy estimates that about 5% of electricity consumption in this country goes to air conditioning. There’s good news, though. Thanks to the use of advanced technology by the manufacturers, new air conditioning units are more energy-efficient than ever. When you buy a modern air conditioning system, you’ll consume between 20% and 40% less energy compared to using cooling equipment that is only 10 years old. This is also according to the Department of Energy, which recommends modern air conditioners for American homes.

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How Energy Efficient Are Heat Pumps?

March 16, 2021

If you live in a temperate area with moderate heating and cooling needs, you can use heat pumps to save energy. They are a reliable technology and provide year-round comfort for your home. Heat pumps function like refrigerators by moving heat from a cool space to a warm room. During summer, they move heat from your house into the warm outdoors. When it’s winter, the heat pump will transfer heat from the cool outdoors into your warm home. How Much Energy Do Heat Pumps Save? Unlike a furnace that converts fuel or electricity into thermal energy,

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 12, 2021

Fresh air is essential for comfortable living, but getting that air is not always a guarantee, thanks to all the pollutants. There are home pollutants such as dust, fire retardants, and chemicals that won’t allow you to enjoy the fresh air. Poor quality air has various effects on the body, including breathing problems, flu, asthma, and lung issues. But your hands are not tied when it comes to getting fresh air. There are natural ways to improve indoor air quality and keep your entire family healthy. 1. Maintain a Clean House You can

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How Long Does A Furnace Last?

January 21, 2021

A furnace costs a significant amount of money to purchase and install. Therefore, it is reasonable that a homeowner wants to extend the heating system’s lifespan for as long as possible. “Possible” has its limitations, though. In time, a furnace will not be able to perform efficiently and will eventually break down. How much time does the average homeowner have with a house’s furnace? Providing a pinpoint answer becomes difficult because many factors contribute to how long the furnace will last. Looking at these various factors could provide some insights for homeowners to think about when caring

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How Often Should I Schedule My Duct Cleaning

December 18, 2020

If you’re having trouble with your HVAC system, it’s very possible that a mechanical component in the system needs attention from Woodward Heating. However, another possible culprit behind HVAC problems is clogged ducts. Since ducts, by themselves, don’t make noise or cause strange smells, they can be easy to overlook when looking for problems. That’s why regular duct cleaning is vital to ensure you prevent clogs in your ducts so you can more easily narrow down the source of an HVAC problem in your Salem home. Why Clean Your Ducts? Before you determine how often you should

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Tips on Efficiently Keeping Your Home as Warm as Possible

November 10, 2020

Learning as much as you can about heating your home effectively and economically is an important step toward keeping more of your hard-earned money in your pocket. You can significantly reduce your expenditures on utility bills by preserving heat within your home and ensuring your system is running at optimal efficiency while producing it. Why It Matters The harder your system has to work at heating your home, the more it will cost you by the time the season is over. Also, if you can’t lock in the heat within your residence, you’ll end up using

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Understanding the Ductless Mini-Split System

October 20, 2020

A ductless mini-split system, also known as a mini split, is a compact split-system heat pump or air conditioner. Like a heat pump or a central unit system, the mini-split features an outdoor compressor and an indoor air handler. However, the two systems are very different. The mini-split system is small, quiet, convenient and doesn’t need ductwork to function. The mini-split works in industrial, residential and commercial applications. Best of all, many of these systems can heat in winter and cool in summer. Want to learn more about the ductless mini-split? Read on to find

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How to Deal With Clogged Air Ducts

September 20, 2020

Whether air gets heated or cooled, HVAC fans help circulate air into the home. Like water traveling through a hose, there needs to be a conduit to deliver the heated and cooled air. Air ducts provide the passageway, and the passage leads to vents. Air exits the vents and then enter the interior of your home. You may adjust your thermostat if you wish to alter the temperature. The way an HVAC system works seems somewhat simple. The “simple” process involves several components working together to deliver the desired outcome. Things don’t always work correctly, though.

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HVAC and Airborne Viruses: Separating Fact from Fiction

August 2, 2020

With all the talk of the COVID-19 pandemic, many homeowners in Salem, OR, wonder if their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems will offer protection against viruses. Some people fear that a poor HVAC system will make viruses spread more through a household. Because Salem has cool winters, rainy springs and autumns and warm summers, you’ll be using your heating and cooling system almost every day of the year. The information about COVID-19 is changing as scientists learn more about the virus that causes this disease, and there’s a lot of misinformation online. Read on to learn some myths and

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8 Air Conditioner Tips to Beat the Heat

July 11, 2020

Regular maintenance is the best way to maximize the efficiency of your cooling system in Salem, OR. Maintenance preps the unit for use in the summer month. By having it looked at during the off-season, too, it gives professionals like us at Woodward Heating the opportunity to double-check if it is still in good working condition. This is a great time to spot potential issues. Even when you keep up with your AC maintenance, there are still more ways to maximize your cooling system’s efficiency. Here are some tips to consider: 1. Seal Leaks

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