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A Beginner’s Guide to Hybrid Heating Systems

A Beginner’s Guide to Hybrid Heating Systems

A hybrid heating system, also called the dual-fuel system, is an air heat pump backed by an auxiliary combustion furnace. It can cost more than conventional heating systems but offers long-term savings. It can save about 30-50% on electricity bills and pay for itself in three to five years. It can also qualify for a tax credit or rebate from the federal government; ask us for additional details. What is hybrid heating? Hybrid heating uses two components, a traditional gas-fueled furnace, and an electrically powered heat pump, and it switches between them for efficient heating. It looks like ...

5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Smart Programmable Thermostat

5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Smart Programmable Thermostat

Are you trying to cut down on your electricity bill? Installing a programmable thermostat is a sure way of saving energy and bidding farewell to inflated monthly bills. Programmable thermostats allow you to adjust when you want to use heating or air-conditioning through a pre-set schedule. They can also store multiple settings for different days, which you can override without affecting the pre-set settings. All Housewise thermostats from J & J Heating, Air & Plumbing offer comfort and ease of access in controlling your house’s temperature even when you are away. Here, we discu...

6 Benefits of Getting Your Furnace Tuned Up Every Year

6 Benefits of Getting Your Furnace Tuned Up Every Year

Furnaces can suffer wear and tear during the heating season, putting pressure on the system's performance. Skipping annual maintenance damages your furnace’s functioning, exposing you to risk. Unmaintained furnaces require more repairs and frequent part replacements than furnaces that receive an annual tune-up and maintenance. Tune-ups prevent frequent breakdowns. Meanwhile, their neglect leads to inflated energy bills, discomfort, and recurring repairing costs. Though scheduling maintenance every year is not as exciting as planning a vacation, it’s equally important. Here, w...