Discover How To Cut Costs on Bills and Expenses

Our HVAC specialists understand that calling for our help is costly. To help you avoid expensive fees, we have listed many ideas on how you can save money on your expenditures and utility bills.

Enjoy Our Special Offer

If you have one of our magnets or stickers on your refrigerator or furnace, show it to our technician when he is at your home. We will give you a 10% discount on all labor and materials.

You may also stop by one of our offices to get a magnet or sticker before our expert goes to your location.

Discount Limitations

  • 1 This only covers residential systems.
  • 2 This only applies to repairs.
  • 3 Installations of a new furnace, air conditioner, or cooling coil are only done by quote in advance. The 10% discount does not apply.

Fix It Yourself

We wish to help you find and repair simple, often overlooked problems to save you money. Our company keeps parts in stock for almost every brand of system.

If you know you have a bad piece and are competent to change it yourself, we would be happy to sell it to you.

Air Conditioners

  • 1 Check your breaker. Usually, the breaker to the outdoor unit is blown by a short cycle or power interruption.
  • 2 See if there is ice on the large line that enters the unit. If there is, turn the unit off for three hours with the indoor fan still running. Put a new filter in your furnace if you haven't already. If the ice reappears the next day, you should call us.
  • 3 Check your outdoor unit to see if the coil needs to be cleaned. This is a common problem if cottonwood trees nearby are shedding.
  • 4 Make sure you don't have boxes or furniture blocking any main return air vents.
  • 5 Inspect if your thermostat is set to the cool position.
  • 6 Find out if the small wire that runs from your house to your AC has been damaged in some way. Frequently, dogs chew through this wire.
  • 7 Look at your indoor coil to see if it needs cleaning. While this is often quite hard to do, some of our customers successfully do it themselves. Most of the dirt and lint will be on the entering air side (the underside in most systems).


  • 1 Make sure you have gas in your building. We often find the meter has been turned off either intentionally or by mistake.
  • 2 If your furnace has a pilot, carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions to light it.
  • 3 Change your filter if you have not done so already.
  • 4 If your system flows through the sidewall through a PVC pipe, make sure the pipe is not plugged with snow, a bird's nest, or an easter egg.
  • 5 Check if your thermostat is set to the heat position.
  • 6 Look for a small reset button on the side of the blower if you have a down-flow furnace. If this is a recurring issue, please call us.
  • 7 If the furnace has a digital control board, it may have a blinking light that will correspond with a code on the wiring diagram. This code might give you a clue to the problem.

Commercial Ice Machines

  • 1 Clean all of the parts that have water moving through or around them. This is the most common problem with ice makers.
  • 2 Make sure the machine has water to it.
  • 3 Check the breaker.
  • 4 Ensure the water going to it is cold. Restaurants often get a cross-connection that occasionally sends hot water to the ice machine.
  • 5 Look for a manual reset button. These can trip because of interrupted water or power supply.
  • 6 If the ice machine has a digital control board, it may have a blinking light that will correspond with a code on the wiring diagram. This code might give you a clue to the problem.


  • 1 Check all breakers.
  • 2 Look for reset buttons. If the temperature is below 32 degrees, we do not recommend that you reset the oil failure button yourself, as this could damage the compressor.
  • 3 Inspect and clean all coils.
  • 4 See if the coil in the refrigerated space is frozen up. If it is and you can afford the downtime, turn off the refrigeration system, but leave the indoor fan running to thaw it out.


  • 1 Examine if water is coming out the drain. Most whole-house humidifiers have a drain, and when they are running, they should be putting in two to five times more water than you need. Water should also be running out of the drain connection.
  • 2 Most humidifiers have a replaceable filter that should be changed every year. Turn off the water, then pull your old one out and bring it to us. We keep most major brands in stock.

Free Hot Water With Geothermal Systems

Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be moved from one place or changed from one form to another.

Heat is one very easily recognizable form of energy. In the summer, our homes and buildings are too hot. In other words, they contain too much energy.

Currently, most people run a standard air-to-air air conditioner to cool their home. These systems take the excess energy and release it into the outside air. To put it another way, they waste it.

The geothermal system or air-to-dirt heat pump puts excess heat in the ground to keep it for next winter. However, why should you save it when you also buy electricity or gas to heat water for showers, cooking, and other purposes?

Our geothermal systems incorporate an “air to hot water for free” feature. This function takes the heat you used to throw away and puts it in your hot water.

It's like recycling, but it also saves you money as it preserves natural resources and energy. Usually, we see annual savings of more than 300 per year just on heating water.

Other Money-Saving Tips

Get rid of free-standing electric heaters. Many modern ones claim to use new space-age technology. However, all non-heat pump electric heating devices will give you 3413 BTUs of heat per kWh of electricity you buy.

Most homes can get their heat much cheaper than that, even from their old furnace.

Replace your old leaky windows. An average home with 270 square feet of single-pane windows and no storms could save about $581 per year.

All homes and buildings are different. Utility costs vary from place to place and time to time. We would be happy to help you evaluate the specifics of your home or business.

Lowering Utility Bills

If your current HVAC system is more than 10 years old, we can often cut your utility bills in half. Please call us and let us come to your location. We will give you a free consultation with no obligation.

We will provide you with several options and the projected utility bills to go with them.

Planned Service

We recommend this solution to avoid unexpected system failures. For most units, we suggest a planned service twice a year. However, some situations need more, while once per year is adequate for others.

Our Categories

Preventative Maintenance
We test and inspect your systems to find parts that need replacing. Some inexpensive pieces, like capacitors, contactors, and other safeties, can often be found in need of replacement before they cause more expensive components to go bad.

Our technicians also make minor adjustments to superheat, temp rise, and gas pressure that help lengthen the life of major components. We oil or grease motors that do not have sealed bearings.

In general, we are trying to prevent a future premature failure or breakdown. This service could save you over a thousand dollars or may not save you anything more than peace of mind.

Safety Service and Inspection
You can benefit more from this service in the fall before turning on your furnace for the season. Our technicians will:

  • Inspect the heat exchanger for cracks that could allow carbon monoxide to enter your home or building
  • Clean burners and the surrounding area
  • Check the flue for obstructions that would prevent gases from exiting your home
  • Look for gas leaks in and around your heating system

We make several other tests that are unique to specific models and types. Our group won't try to estimate the value of this category for you.

Tune-Up or Efficiency Improvement
In this service, we accomplish the following tasks:

  • Clean both indoor and outdoor coils when needed for maximum airflow and heat transfer
  • Adjust the furnace burner air mixture
  • Check and fix the refrigerant charge
  • Change the air filters
  • Polish the blower blades if needed
  • Replace the humidifier pads

This category often saves more in utility costs than the whole planned service costs.

Join Our Program

We would be happy to put you on our planned service list. Our team will send you a postcard twice each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. This way, you are reminded that it is time to call us for your planned service.

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