Tips to Improve AC Efficiency

July 27, 2021

During summertime, you might need to run your air conditioner for a longer time than usual. Continuous use decreases its efficiency and puts strain on vital AC components. Fortunately, there are several ways you can make your AC work better to maximize its efficiency and improve its lifespan. Follow the tips below to ease the burden on your AC and save on your energy bills. 1. Upgrade Your Thermostat Constantly tampering with your thermostat can make your AC run longer than it should. This can cause frequent on and off cycles that will

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 20, 2021

As soon as the snow stops flying and the weather starts to heat up, it’s time to think about prepping your centralized home air conditioning unit for the long summer months ahead. It’s advisable that homeowners take the time to perform preventative maintenance on their system and test it out before it’s actually needed. It’s important to realize that there are many tasks involved in preparing your home air conditioning unit for the summertime. While many of these tasks can be done on your own, there are ones that will need to be specifically performed by an

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What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need for My Home?

May 17, 2021

Air conditioning is a must for any home in Salem and the surrounding areas of Oregon. If your cooling system is ready to be replaced, you may have a lot of questions. With so many advancements in HVAC systems in recent years, you will find an almost endless selection. Trying to choose the right AC for your home can feel overwhelming. Before you give up and choose the one that best fits your budget, read these tips from Woodward Heating. Once you have a bit of insight, give us a call, and we will help you purchase the ideal AC unit.

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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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