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CO is found in fumes produced by furnaces, kerosene heaters, vehicles “warmed up” in garages, stoves, lanterns, and gas ranges, portable generators, or by burning charcoal and wood. CO from these sources can build up in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces. People and animals in these spaces can be poisoned and can die from breathing CO. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. People who are sleeping can die from CO poisoning before ever having symptoms.
• Check or change the batteries in your CO detector every six months. If you don’t have a battery-powered or battery back-up CO detector, buy one soon.
•Install at least one smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm on each level of your home.
•Have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a certified professional every year.
•Keep vents and flues free of debris. Debris can block ventilation lines.
•Never leave the motor running in a vehicle parked in an enclosed or partially enclosed space, such as a garage.
•Never run a motor vehicle, generator, pressure washer, or any gasoline-powered engine less than 20 feet from an open window, door, or vent where exhaust can vent into an enclosed area.
The average home spends about $2,000 per year on utility bills, nearly half going to heating and cooling. Depending on where you live, replacing your old heating and cooling equipment with ENERGY STAR certified units could cut your annual energy bill by more than $160.
Axel Mechanical can assist on upgrading that aging HVAC system and assist in receiving a rebate on your upgrade. We will guarantee you meet the following criteria to be eligible for rebates from PPL and UGI:
EER – Energy Efficiency Ratio
EER is the energy efficiency of your air conditioner. EER ratings are always calculated with the AC unit working at an outdoor temperature of 95°F, an indoor temperature of 80°F, and at 50% humidity.
SEER – Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio
The efficiency of central air conditioning systems is rated by a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). In general, the higher the SEER, the less electricity the system needs to do its job.
HSPF – Heating Season Performance Factor
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy raised the minimum energy efficiency standard for heat pumps to 14 SEER / 8.2 HSPF nationwide. That’s good news for homeowners in the market for a new heat pump. Typically, the higher the HSPF, the more efficient the heating performance of your heat pump. If your heat pump is nearing its 10th birthday, it could have an HSPF rating less than 7.7. If this is the case, you may want to consider upgrading your heat pump to a high-efficiency model. A high-efficiency heat pump can boast HSPF ratings of 9 or higher, which may provide significant energy efficiency and savings on monthly heating bills when compared to a lower HSPF model operating under the same conditions.
Also eligible for rebates:
Tankless Water Heater
Energy-saving features may include:
Learns to automatically adjust your home’s temperature conveniently around your comfort preference and schedule.
Control straight from your smartphone.
Geofencing to adjust before you leave and return for the day.
Access to insight and data to help you understand your energy use.
Periodic updates so you’re always using the latest energy-saving software.
If you are looking to save on monthly heating bills, call (717) 342-6382. Our home energy consultants are available to help improve the comfort and value of your home or office. The opportunity for additional savings may also be hidden in other areas of your home or office. Homeowners and small businesses may improve the energy-efficiency by improving insulation, sealing air leaks, and repairing ductwork. We value our clients and treat everyone as family.