How Has The Advanced Energy Center Predicted The U.S. Will Be Able To Gain Energy Independence by 2016

How Has The Advanced Energy Center Predicted The U.S. Will Be Able To Gain Energy Independence by 2016

June 15, 2012

The United States needs to get serious about becoming energy independent by 2016, according to a report issued by the Advanced Energy Center. This organization studies energy use and trends throughout the country and was alarmed to discover that half of the energy sources in the United States today are imported from other countries. The Advanced Energy Center established the goal of becoming energy independent by July 4, 2016 out of concern for our nation’s vulnerability. If other countries run out of energy sources or become hostile to the United States, people in Longview, Texas and nationwide would pay the price.

JD’s Air Now is a heating and cooling contractor in Longview that agrees with the goal of becoming energy independent. It will certainly take some hard work and sacrifice, but we feel that becoming energy independent is the right choice for our nation. If you would like to learn more about alternative energy sources for your Longview home, we invite you to contact us to schedule a home energy audit. Our service technicians have been trained to conduct home energy audits to help you uncover alternative energy sources. We want the information we provide to you during a home energy audit to be practical enough to put to immediate use.

Geothermal heating and cooling has become a popular way to provide indoor comfort without draining energy resources. It involves placing a tubing system six feet below your property line to extract warm air and pipe it into your home. Some other popular choices for alternative sources of energy include fuel cells, solar energy and wind power. They are becoming more commonplace all the time, which helps homeowners contain costs and the country conserve its energy sources. JD’s Air Now would be happy to discuss all of your options during a home energy audit.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

Tricks to Maintaining a Comfortable Home Environment This Summer in Longview

Tricks to Maintaining a Comfortable Home Environment This Summer in Longview

June 8, 2012

Now that summer has arrived in Longview, Texas, you will probably be spending more time outdoors. However, when the heat and humidity of a Texas summer get to be too much, you need to be able to retreat to a comfortable home environment. If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, your indoor home environment might not be any more comfortable than being outside. You can help to prevent breakdowns and the need for AC repair by investing in preventative maintenance at the start of every cooling season. At JD’s Air Now, an AC repair, installation and maintenance company in Longview, we offer a comprehensive tune-up for a nominal fee.

You can also improve your home environment by making sure that the ductwork connected to your HVAC system is cleaned regularly. Air ducts can collect layers of dirt, insects, dust, mold and other types of airborne pollutants without you even realizing it. If you neglect your air ducts for too long, it can lead to unnecessary AC repair bills because your air conditioner depends on the air ducts to keep it operating efficiently. When the ductwork is bogged down by household debris, the air conditioning unit has to work harder to provide cooling throughout your Longview home.

JD’s Air Now also has simple solutions to improve your home environment that you can do on your own. One of the easiest and least expensive ways of improving comfort and increasing energy efficiency is to ensure that your air filter is always clean. You can avoid AC repairs by checking it monthly and changing it as least every three months. Ceiling fans and air purifiers can also increase comfort and reduce strain on your air conditioner. Lastly, adding vents to high-traffic areas in your home and checking your attic insulation can also help everyone remain comfortable.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

Make Sure Duct Cleaning is on Your Spring Cleaning List in Longview

Make Sure Duct Cleaning is on Your Spring Cleaning List in Longview

June 1, 2012

At JD’s Air Now, a heating and cooling company in Longview, Texas, we recommend both preventative maintenance for your air conditioner and annual duct cleaning for your ductwork to maximize your home’s energy efficiency. Throughout the course of everyday use, both your air conditioner and ductwork can collect dirt, rust, mold and other common household debris that affects its functioning. Since ductwork is typically out of sight in the basement, you may not give duct cleaning as much thought as preventative maintenance for your air conditioner. Since your ductwork and air conditioner work closely together, it is important that both are clean and in the best operating condition possible.

There are several benefits of adding duct cleaning to your spring cleaning checklist. In addition to greater energy efficiency, the air in your Longview home will be cleaner. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, regular duct cleaning can really help to alleviate symptoms. We recommend arranging for professional duct cleaning at least once a year, preferably in the spring and at the same time as your air conditioning maintenance appointment.

If you need further assistance with either indoor air quality or reducing your utility costs, JD’s Air Now can help. We will send one or more service technicians to your home to evaluate the quality of your indoor air as well as your energy usage. Our service technicians have been trained by the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) program to help customers select quality air purifiers and other products. There are air purifiers available today that are built right into your air conditioner or heating system. These systems can remove 99 percent or more of pollutants that are in the air of your Longview home. We are also happy to recommend stand-alone air purifiers to improve your quality of life.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin