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OUR ESA MAINTENANCE PROGRAM = BIG SAVINGS

Today, we are going to talk about two of our favorite things: saving our Fort Wayne, Decatur, Angola, Mishawaka and Indianapolis area customers as much money as possible, and keeping their heating and cooling systems running at peak efficiency. Raise your hands, how many of you want to save as much money as you can on your utility bills? I’m assuming that everyone reading has their hands in the air, so we will move on to favorite thing number 2, which is how your friends at Masters Heating & Cooling can help you do this. Your home’s HVAC system consumes a lot of energy. Some systems may gobble up more juice than others, depending on a few variables. The age of the system, the make and model. How much energy your system can use is also dependent on how well it is running. Is it operating at peak efficiency? One way you can make sure it is functioning at its highest level is by making sure you perform regular maintenance on your system. This is sometimes hard to stay on top of, so Masters has made it easier for our customers to keep on a regular maintenance program with our Energy Savings Agreement (ESA). Annual tune-ups included in the ESA will keep your system in tip-top shape and will save you money on your annual utility costs. If you do need repairs big or small, your agreement entitles you to big savings. Here are the membership benefits you get when you sign up for our ESA: 17-point Heating System Tune-Up 17-point Air Conditioning System Tune-Up Priority Service Same Day Replacements on Parts Combustion Analysis Carbon Monoxide Testing Longer Equipment Life Increased Comfort and Efficiency 15% Savings on Repairs (Parts & Labor) One-year Warranty on Repairs These services alone could potentially save you thousands of dollars, plus you get the added benefit of our professionally licensed service technicians keeping an eye out for potential problems. So how much money will an ESA maintenance agreement save you? Call Masters today to find out how you can sign up for an […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COOLING SYSTEM FOR YOUR HOME

The 4th of July holiday is upon us, and we are primed and ready to celebrate Independence Day. As Americans we enjoy many freedoms—from speech, to religion, and everything in between. That includes the freedom of choice, and this freedom can be applied in just about any scenario …. in other words, we have lots of choices. This is especially true when it comes to choosing the right cooling system for your home. Whether your old system has done its duty and is ready to be replaced, or your system has suffered a breakdown, there are many options to consider when taking the plunge on a new A/C installation. There are many questions, right? Are you looking for a system that is energy efficient and will save you money? Do you need to cool different levels of your home at different times? How much money is in the budget for a new system? Your friends at Masters Heating & Cooling stand ready to answer them, so let’s take a look at the systems we offer. At the top of the list are traditional central forced-air systems that are installed in the majority of homes in the U.S. Before you get too wrapped up in terms like SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and load calculations, make it easy on yourself and give Masters a call. We will schedule an appointment to visit your home, analyze your needs and suggest a system that is sized correctly and custom-built for your home. And don’t forget that Masters offers a complete line of Carrier cooling systems. If you are building a home or have added on to your home, a ductless mini-split system may be the right call for you. We offer Fujitsu mini split systems, which feature an external condensing unit that is connected to numerous individual air handlers. They are perfect for zoned heating and cooling, and because they do not require costly ductwork, reduce air leaks and increase efficiency. They also provide better indoor air quality (IAQ). Want to cool your home with renewable energy? Masters offers WaterFurnace […]

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10 WAYS TO STOP THE ENERGY BLEEDING THIS SUMMER

Is there anything that drains your bank account quicker than summer utility bills? Umm, well maybe a kid (or two) away at college, but other than that? Probably not. When the temperature goes up in the summer, you can practically watch the expenses ka-ching on the old cash register. So, we are all interested in ways to cut those energy bills during the summer. We want to be comfortable, sure, but there are ways you can make subtle adjustments that will improve your energy efficiency over the summer and throughout the year. The first thing to do, of course, Is to call Masters Heating & Cooling and schedule an air conditioning tune-up. This should be done every spring and it will ensure your system is ready to go. In addition, here’s a checklist of energy-efficiency tips: Program your thermostat. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you should seriously consider it….it will save you money. If you do, program the temperature a few degrees higher while you are away or asleep. Remember though, if you have indoor pets, don’t raise it too high! A Wi-Fi thermostat is also nice; you can adjust it on your way home! Lower your water heater thermostat. A few degrees can save you a lot of money and it will also prolong the life expectancy of the water heater. And, if your water heater is dated or having issues, check out our line of A.O. Smith and Rinnai water heaters. Use ceiling fans. They improve the airflow in your home, which improves your system’s cooling efficiency. Shade, shade and more shade. Creating shade in your home is a great way to keep it cool. Draw blinds and curtains inside and consider planting a tree or erecting a canopy outside to shade where the sun hits your home the most. Unplug devices/power strips when not in use. Even if you are not using these items, if they are plugged in they are still using power. Seal drafts and leaks. Use caulking or weather stripping around doors and windows. This will keep warm air […]

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