How System Efficiency Brings Cost Savings

A new year brings new opportunities to fight inflation and boost system efficiency. To ensure peak performance of vital systems, United Refrigeration, Heating and Air is offering expert tips for cost savings at residential homes and commercial businesses across North Central Florida.

Save Money and Improve Efficiency in 2023

At United, our 2023 team of HVAC/R certified technicians have specialized skills and hands-on experience in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. From maintenance and repairs to replacements and new installations – we can quickly and correctly complete each job.

Additionally, we strive to be cost-effective when setting a plan of action. In today’s economy, it is more important than ever to trust budget-minded experts for improving system efficiency.

3 Tips from HVAC and Refrigeration Experts

  • Take Actions to Control Costs: Age and efficiency ratings affect the performance of your systems, but there are also actions you can take to save money. First, all major appliances and systems require regular cleanings and inspections. For example, it is critical to regularly replace filters and schedule preventative maintenance services to mitigate risks of any damage, leaks, corrosion, or operational issues within your HVAC and refrigeration systems. With the cost of parts rising, a money-saving maintenance program could help you avoid expensive breakdowns. 
  • Repair for Cost-Effectiveness:  Energy efficiency is contingent on the working components of your systems.  For example, refrigeration systems need tight seals, working exhaust fans, sturdy hardware, and other parts to function and not waste energy.  In addition to prompt repairs to reduce risks of system failures, our certified technicians can offer guidance on energy-efficient parts and replacements. We will help you weigh the options for making general repairs on older units or replacing systems with newer models.
  • Replace for Future Savings: An old and poorly functioning system could be overrunning and wasting electricity. When an older system has reached the end of its lifespan, our experts can recommend a newer, more efficient model for your home or business. Beyond the financial savings and the warranties, a new HVAC system or refrigeration system could come with greater operational value and fewer worries about downtime or repairs.

As always, United delivers clear and direct communication to support customer service and boost efficiency. Safety, timeliness, and cost-effectiveness are top of mind when serving valued customers, residential homeowners, and businessowners throughout Ocala, The Villages, and surrounding areas of North Central Florida. 

Happy New Year! We are your Residential and Commercial Services Company. Contact United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team at 352-629-1187 today.

10 Cool Gift Ideas and Tips from HVAC Experts

HVAC experts know this is the season of giving, and there is no better gift than the gift of comfort. That is why United Refrigeration, Heating and Air has a list of 10 cool gift ideas and tips to promote the perfect settings in homes and businesses across North Central Florida.

Comfort-Inspired Gifts for Florida Homes and Businesses

  • Smart Thermostat: Upgrade the gift to a smart thermostat to provide continuous control over HVAC systems via simple-to-use smartphone apps and devices. This means a person can turn up the heat or cool down a space without getting off the couch.
  • Programable Thermostat: A programmable thermostat is a great gift for someone looking to save money on their energy bills. Scheduled programming allows a person to adjust daily and hourly temperatures in advance for optimum efficiency.
  • Smart Lighting: Smart-light devices and bulbs feature motion sensors, timers, as well as easy adjustments via your smart devices. Additionally, battery-powered smart lights and LED lights can greatly reduce heat emissions and lower electricity costs.
  • Automated Shades: Light-blocking blinds or shades can help block the sun and prevent heat from penetrating through windows. This means the AC won’t have to run as often to cool down spaces. To boost convenience, modern shades can also be automated and controlled via smart devices.  
  • Home Automation System: Many people’s wish list includes high-tech gifts like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. These systems provide voice control over smart thermostats, lighting, blinds, and more. A person simply needs to speak to control smart devices throughout their home or business.
  • Air Purification System: Who wouldn’t want to breathe cleaner and purer air? Consider gifting an air purifier for an area of someone’s home or business.  Better yet, ask United’s experts about whole-home purification systems to filter odors, allergens, bacteria, viruses, and more.
  • Ceiling Fan or Box Fan: If someone you know is always running hot, consider giving them a box fan or a ceiling fan to match their décor. Airflow from fans can save money and reduce electricity costs.
  • Portable Space Heater: For small spaces, a portable space heater is a cost-effective way to help Floridians avoid turning on the heat; however, be sure to use caution and follow safety guidelines.
  • Blanket or Heating Pad: For the perpetually cold, there is no better gift than a blanket or a heating pad. In Florida, it is not always necessary to fully run the heating system when something more direct and personal can provide warmth and comfort.
  • HVAC-Inspired Gifts and Services: For the most practical people in your life, considering giving high-quality air filters or offer to arrange a preventative maintenance check-up with United’s experts to clean and inspect their HVAC system. Budget-minded folks around Ocala, The Villages, and surrounding areas could greatly appreciate a gift of security and comfort this winter.

Happy Holidays! Call United Refrigeration, Heating and Air today at 352-629-1187 to speak with our experienced professionals about maintaining, repairing, or upgrading your HVAC system.