Maintaining Your Equipment
Tune up your HVAC equipment. Proper maintenance by a qualified technician is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent future problems. Contractors get busy during summer and winter months, so it is best to check the cooling system in spring and the heating system in the fall. Plan the checkups around the beginning and end of daylight-saving time each spring and fall.
Change your air filter regularly. A clean filter will prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system, which can lead to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure. We recommend that you change your filter EVERY month.
Tip: when you pay your Power Bill-change your filter
Energy Efficiency Tips
If you are expecting guests for the holiday festivities, consider giving your heating unit a break. With the oven cranked up and the house packed with people, the temperature will rise on its own. Also make sure that the filter is clean.
Your heat pump can use 10 to 25% more energy if not properly maintained. Keep brush and plants tidy around the outdoor unit and dust from the return registers inside.
We offer a maintenance plan that you can customize to your preferences. If you are interested in our “Preventative Maintenance Program” (PMP), please contact Toni at: 252-393-7712 or email her at email@example.com and she will send you our brochure and pricing.
Are you tired of people changing the settings on your thermostat? We can lock out your thermostats to a set temperature. For example, if you do not want the a/c to go below 73 and the heat no higher than 70, we can set most thermostats to do this. (There must be a 2-3 degree difference between the a/c setting and the heat setting). Should you want us to lock out your thermostat, please call our office to set schedule an appointment.
**We also install and set up Wi-Fi thermostats. Wouldn’t it be nice to arrive home from vacation with the heat or a/c at the perfect temperature? Just use your smart phone/computer/tablet to check your thermostat settings: if it’s too hot or too cold you can adjust the temperature from the comfort of your beach lounger. If you have any questions, contact us for more information.
Here is a recipe for a cool fall day Bon Appétit
White Chicken Chili
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14 ounces each) chicken broth
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
3 cans (14 ½ ounces each) great northern beans, drained & divided
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1chopped jalapeno pepper (optional)
- 1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook chicken and onion in oil until lightly browned. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, chilies, cumin, oregano and cayenne; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low. With a potato masher, mash one can of beans until smooth. Add to saucepan. Add remaining beans to saucepan. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and onion is tender.
- Top each serving with cheese and jalapeno pepper if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as White Chicken Chili in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Fall 2006, p21
1 cup (calculated without jalapeno) equals 219 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 644 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, and 19 g protein.
Note: I topped my Chili with sliced avocado, a dollop of sour cream and diced tomatoes
Our office hours are Monday through Friday: 8am to 5pm. We also have a technician on call after hours, on weekends and holidays. If you have any questions, please contact us at 252-393-7712 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and we appreciate your business.
The Service Team