Tips to Optimize Your Energy Efficiency This Winter

November 10, 2020

Most Americans report that their energy bills rise in winter. This happens for several well-established, proven reasons. First of all, households spend more time indoors during the winter. With more time spent at home, energy bills are naturally higher. Secondly, electricity generation costs are often higher in winter, forcing electricity companies to pass these costs onto customers. Lastly, municipalities often buy electricity from outside sources to meet demand, which also costs more. Despite these unavoidable factors, you can reduce your energy consumption this winter. Let’s take a look at how to go about it. Welcome Humidity Into

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What is Two-Stage Heating?

October 20, 2020

As the days in Drexel Hill, PA, get cooler, it’s time to start thinking about how you will keep your home comfortable this winter. If your current furnace is working fine, then you have nothing to worry about. However, if your current furnace seems to be malfunctioning or if your utility bills are higher than you’d like, then it may be time to consider a new approach to heating your home. At O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning, one solution we recommend is a two-stage furnace. Understanding what sets these devices apart will help you determine if this is the direction you should go for

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How to Connect your New Thermostat to your AC

September 20, 2020

The summers in PA can get hot. If your old thermostat is starting to go bad, now is a great time to upgrade to a new device. Follow these steps for connecting your new thermostat to your air conditioner. Remove the Old Thermostat To start, turn the thermostat to the off position. Cut the breaker to the air conditioner. You’ll then lift the housing off the old thermostat. If it has screws, use a screwdriver to remove them. Remove the wall anchors for the old thermostat’s base plate. This allows you to access the wiring. Before

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