Are you looking to save money on your energy bill each month? While heating and cooling costs can fluctuate depending on the season, there are a few steps you can follow year-round to cut down on your bill while still staying comfortable:
Contact Gilman Heating, Cooling and Plumbing to learn more about how you can save on your energy bills! Give us a call at 804-329-1800 or use our online scheduler to book an appointment.
In recent years, mini-split AC units have become a popular alternative to traditional ducted HVAC units. While there are many benefits of mini-split AC units, one stands out among the rest: affordability. If you’re a homeowner looking to save money on heating and cooling your home, it might be time to consider a mini-split AC unit. Here are just a few ways that you can save money by switching to a mini-split unit:
Mini-split units are not only smaller than regular HVAC units, they’re also ductless. This means they can often take less than a day to install, which helps you save on labor costs. You’ll also save on preventative maintenance since your technician won’t have to inspect ductwork.
Mini-splits are known for their ability to be independently controlled from your home’s main HVAC system. Unlike a traditional HVAC system which controls the temperature across your entire home, mini-splits can concentrate heated or cooled air into a smaller living space. This can result in major savings for your electric bill.
Independent control isn’t the only way that mini-splits can help you save on energy. Mini-splits are one of the most energy efficient AC systems available according to their SEER rating. SEER, which stands for Season Energy Efficiency Ratio, is a rating for HVAC systems based on their energy efficiency. The higher the rating, the more energy efficient the unit. Mini-slits are often rated between 17-25 SEER. Traditional units, on the other hand, are typically rated at 14 SEER. Since mini-splits use less energy over the life of the unit, you won’t pay as much in energy costs.
Want to learn more about how mini-split units can help you save money? Give us a call at (804) 329-1800! We are a proud partner of Daikin, the nation’s leading mini-split AC unit supplier.
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes family dinners, parties with friends and co-workers, and other large events. If you’re hosting guests this year, it’s important to keep their comfort top of mind. That means making sure your heating system is at peak performance. However, there are other small steps you can take to keep your home warm for the holidays:
As always, Gilman is here to help with your heating needs! Give us a call at (804) 329-1800 or use our online scheduler to book an appointment.
Mini-split AC units are one of the most popular alternatives to traditional ducted HVAC systems, and for good reason. If you aren’t familiar with mini-split AC units, check out our blog post for an in-depth explanation. In short, these units are designed to deliver heated or cooled air into living spaces that your home’s main system can’t reach. Here are a few common benefits of installing a mini-split AC unit in your home:
If you’re considering installing a mini-split AC unit in your home, click here to learn more or give us a call at (804)-329-1800! Our technicians are trained to install Daikin mini-split units in traditional homes, river homes and more!
When was the last time you had your air conditioning unit inspected? If you’re having a hard time remembering, then it’s time to consider signing up for a preventative maintenance plan. Included in our Comfort Plan, preventative maintenance can help identify major problems and prolong the life of your system. So, what’s involved during a maintenance appointment?
It's best to schedule an appointment twice a year - once in the spring and fall. This will ensure that your unit will run efficiently when you need it most in summer and winter. During your inspection, our technicians will determine if any parts need to be repaired or replaced. They’ll also look for any leaks, and clean your air filter, which will help improve your indoor air quality. Regular maintenance can help prevent future system breakdowns and give you peace of mind. It can also save you hundreds or thousands of dollars that you would otherwise spend on repairs or a new system entirely. Most importantly, our Comfort Plan includes extra benefits like discounts and priority service.
For a full list of what our technicians will examine during your inspection, visit our Comfort Plan page. If you’re ready to schedule a maintenance appointment, give us a call at (804) 329-1800 or use our online scheduling tool!