Shopping For An A/C Unit: What To Look For | Shipley Energy

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 5/26/15 9:48 AM

AC_unitWhen the weather heats up, thinking about cooling down your home can make you sweat-- literally. Installing or replacing a new air conditioning unit can be a stressful time, but it doesn’t always have to be. Research and develop a game plan before shopping around to reduce your anguish and ensure that you will buy the most effective product.
Topics: HVAC

Propane or Electric? Water Heater Decision Maker | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 5/22/15 2:33 PM

When your water heater breaks, replacing it becomes top priority.  If it’s not something that has been replaced in a number of years, the market for water heaters can seem overwhelming.  Hopefully, the things listed below can help narrow down any decision necessary to purchase a new tank.
 
Topics: Propane, HVAC

Air Conditioning Preparation Tips | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 5/15/15 4:55 PM

Temperatures are rising and it’s definitely time to start thinking about turning on the AC.  With your system lying dormant for six months, there are a few things that can be easily done to ensure that your air conditioner is running properly.

Topics: HVAC

Heat Pumps: Air-Source Or Geothermal? | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 4/10/15 1:57 PM

Pros and Cons of Geothermal vs. Air-Source Heat Pumps

Homes and businesses installing a geothermal heat pump as a source of heating are becoming more and more popular.  Currently, this trend is particularly popular in the southern and western parts of the United States; however there are still plenty of locations that are opting for geothermal.  Although geothermal is extremely efficient and a “green” form of energy, there are still times when a traditional air-source heat pump may be a better option.  The differences between the two are minor, but can make a big difference.
Topics: HVAC

Upgrading Your Electrical Services | Shipley Energy

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 4/8/15 9:00 AM

 

Your home runs on electricity, yet it’s simple to overlook the care of your electrical service panel. Until you lose power.  Then, it’s understood how important it can be to keep your electrical service panel updated to prevent inconvenient situations like these from occurring.

Some may consider getting an electrical service upgrade an unnecessary home owner's expense.  However, your home will reap the benefits in the long-run, considering the fact that you will be protecting the value of your home.  So you may be asking, why should I invest in a service panel upgrade and how will it enhance my home?


Topics: Electricity, HVAC

Prepare Your Air Conditioner For The Summer | Shipley Energy

Posted by Brittney Sanders on 3/19/15 5:00 PM

With warmer weather ahead and April fast approaching, our day dreams start to shift focus to 90 degree weather, popsicles, and swimming pools…and then reality hits. You suddenly remember the all-important and much needed air conditioning tune-up on your “to-do” list. Well, since it is inevitable if you plan on staying comfortably cool this summer, we might as well focus on the nitty gritty details to perform your own A/C checklist if you will. 

 

Topics: HVAC

Money Saving Tips: Green Screen Energy | Shipley Energy

Posted by Janet Fleming on 2/26/15 5:00 PM

You may or may not have ever heard of a green screen and that’s because a lot of companies don’t offer this service. However, for those of you trying to save a buck or two on your next utility bill, we have a service for you! 

Topics: Home Efficiency, HVAC

When Should I Clean My Air Ducts? | Shipley Energy

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 2/18/15 5:08 PM

Has your home been recently remodeled or renovated? Do you think you might have an animal infestation? Do you notice pet hairs wafting into a room through your air ducts? Do you have substantial visible mold inside your air duct or in other parts of your heating and cooling system? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider having your air ducts cleaned!

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Topics: Home Efficiency, HVAC

Explaining SEER: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio | Shipley Energy

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 2/13/15 9:02 AM

 

Does your home use a cooling system, such as an air conditioner or heat pump? Do you ever wonder how efficiently your system operates?  Well, look no further than the cooling system’s SEER rating.  

 

Topics: HVAC

Solving Your Energy Bill Problems Now | Shipley Energy

Posted by Benjamin Pluym on 1/26/15 10:46 AM

Somebody once said that money makes the world go around. While this may not be entirely true, our finances certainly do play an important part in our daily lives. In our quest to cut down expenses, we will find our heating bills to be an unexpected source of significant potential savings. Here are some ways you might save on your energy bills:

Topics: Home Efficiency, LIHEAP, Pricing Options, HVAC, Electric bill