A home cooling system is a big investment for a New Jersey homeowner, and the most important way to protect that investment is to get routine maintenance for your equipment every year. The best way to do that? Choose a comprehensive Cool Comfort Service Plan from Dixon Energy.
Why choose a Service Plan for your central air conditioner? Consider these great benefits:
Another benefit that Cool Comfort offers – and it’s a big one here in hot and sticky NJ – is that you get priority service compared to non-service agreement customers. By “skipping the line”, you’ll always be among the first customers to get your life back to normal in the event of an emergency or weather-related complications.
Take care of your air conditioner with a comprehensive Cool Comfort Service Plan from Dixon Energy. Contact us to learn more about the best value in cooling maintenance in New Jersey!
Many of us experience uneven temperatures in our homes, whether it’s from level to level or room to room. Uneven heating and cooling can rob us of comfort and leave us devising clothing strategies to combat the unpredictable weather within our walls.
But clever clothing strategies aren’t really the best way to handle uneven temperatures in your New Jersey home. What you really want to do is get to the root of the problem – and to understand why you have it in the first place.
More specifically, causes of hot and cold spots include:
As you might imagine, these problems aren’t always easy to diagnose without the right tools and training. An experienced HVAC contractor can help you identify the real cause of your heating and cooling issues and determine the best way to solve the problem.
If you’re experiencing uneven heating and cooling in your home, here are some possible solutions an expert might suggest, in order from the simplest to the most complex:
Experiencing uneven heating and cooling in your home? Dixon Energy’s expert HVAC technicians can help. Contact us today to learn more about cooling and heating system service in Morris, Somerset, Union, and southern Sussex counties, New Jersey!
Cutting bills and simplifying routines are two tasks at the top of most people’s priority lists these days. The good news is that FREE services from Dixon Energy can help you do both.
Take a few minutes to contact us and take advantage of these no-fee programs – you’ll save time and money and take at least a few to-dos off your growing monthly list.
Dixon Energy customers enrolled in these programs really enjoy the convenience and ease they experience with these convenient options. Want to join them and become a satisfied Dixon Energy customer? Contact us today to get started.
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On April 22 each year since 1970, people have celebrated Earth Day – a chance for people to come together and show their passion for creating a healthier, more sustainable planet.
The question is, how can we continue to live in the spirit of Earth Day on the other 364 days every year?
While steps like recycling and bicycling to work will certainly lessen your environmental impact, few actions will shrink your carbon footprint more effectively than changing the way you heat and power your home and thoughtfully choosing your appliances.
By using propane rather than electricity to power your home heating system, for example, you can cut greenhouse gas emissions by as much as half (since nearly half of the electricity produced in NJ comes from natural gas or coal-fired plants). Propane gas-powered appliances are often more efficient than electric-powered models, too – a tankless propane water heater, for example, can reduce energy use by 50 percent compared to a similar unit powered by electricity, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
Of course, your furnace, boiler, and water heater are not the only energy-consuming appliances in your New Jersey home: by choosing high efficiency central air conditioner or ductless mini-split, you will take an even bigger bite out of your energy use – and your monthly bills as a result.
The bottom line: If you want to be more Earth–friendly, pay close attention to the way you heat, cool, and power your home every day. Choose high-efficiency appliances, maintain them regularly, and follow sensible energy savings practices like the ones you’ll find on this blog!
Looking to upgrade your heating or cooling system and save 30 percent or more on you monthly bills? We can help! Contact us today to learn more about heating and air conditioning installations in NJ!
The problem with that kind of thinking is that it doesn’t take into account one of the most important things about your central air conditioner: the fact that it loses efficiency without proper care.
In fact, your air conditioner will lose an average of about five percent of its efficiency each year without proper maintenance –which means that when you invest in a service plan for your A/C, it will just about pay for itself in energy savings alone.
But there are more reasons than energy savings to choose annual cooling maintenance: if you get your A/C tune-up now you can also save you money by catching minor issues before they turn into costly cooling system repairs, and by keeping your equipment running more reliably once the hot, sticky weather arrives.
Maintaining your cooling equipment will also improve air quality in your New Jersey home: A properly serviced A/C keeps the air in your home clean and irritant-free, especially when combined with some of today’s amazing indoor air cleaning systems.
An annual tune-up is a must-have for any home cooling system, but if you want to get the best value from your annual maintenance, choose a Cool Comfort A/C Service Plan from Dixon Energy.
Our Cool Comfort plan includes an annual tune-up and more, giving you a 15 percent discount on parts and labor, and 15 percent off diagnostic fees if you do need repairs. Bundle a Cool Comfort plan with our heating or water heating service plans and you’ll save another 10 percent!
Get your air conditioning ready for the sweltering summer. Our 14-point tune-up and inspection will ensure you are ready when the heat hits! Tune-up by June 30 to take advantage of our $99 Special (Reg. $149 – Freon and parts additional). Contact Dixon Energy today to learn more about air conditioning maintenance in NJ!
It’s a choice that most homeowners put off as long as possible, but one that all will have to deal with sooner or later: deciding whether to repair or replace their heating system.
Sometimes, your equipment makes the choice for you by failing completely – but more often than not, the timing isn’t so black and white.
If you’re on the repair/replace fence, here are five questions to ask yourself.
If it’s time to replace your heating system – or you’re thinking about converting your heating equipment to to something more efficient and easier to maintain – we can help!
Dixon Energy experts can install and service a wide range of natural gas heating systems and electric heat pump systems, as well as systems powered by heating oil and propane. And because we offer everything, we can help you make a selection that works for you.
Looking to replace your heating equipment, or convert your system to a new fuel? We can help! Contact the heating pros at Dixon Energy today to learn more about expert heating system installations in New Jersey!
You’ve probably heard that using a thermostat can be one of the better bang-for-the-buck ways to improve energy efficiency in your home. But what kind of thermostat should you buy, and is it worth the effort and money to switch the model you already have? Let’s take a look.
All thermostats do the same basic job: they monitor the air temperature in your home and control your heating or cooling system to make sure it stays at your desired setting. Basic thermostats allow manual adjustment of temperature; programmable thermostats take that functionality a step further by letting you set temperature changes on a timer.
Smart (Wi-Fi) thermostats take things to another level by learning from your behaviors and allowing you to control your home systems remotely. For example, you can “teach” a smart thermostat to shut when you leave the house and turn back on in time to make the house cozy by the time you to get home.
Some smart thermostats will even estimate how long it will take to make the change you’ve requested, so you can see how effective your climate control system really is, while others will allow you to see your energy consumption in real time, or adjust themselves based on ambient conditions such as humidity.
If you currently have a basic thermostat, upgrading from to a programmable or Wi-Fi thermostat is a smart move: by making it easy to match your indoor climate to your lifestyle, it could pay for itself in energy savings alone the first year you own it.
But saving money isn’t the only advantage that a programmable or smart thermostat provides. Consider these benefits:
As for choosing between programmable and smart thermostat options, that’s largely a matter of preference: if the convenience of controlling your heating and cooling system from a distance is important to you – for example, if you travel a lot or are using it for a second home – then a Wi-Fi thermostat is a no-brainer. If you spend most of your time at home and have a pretty set routine, a programmable thermostat is probably enough.
Whichever option you choose, a thermostat upgrade is a simple, convenient, and powerful way to manage the climate of your home and save money in the process. They’ll pay for themselves quickly and give you more control than ever over your heating and cooling equipment.
Take control your home heating and cooling bills with expert thermostat installations in NJ from the experts at Dixon Energy. Contact us today to learn more!
Want to keep your family as healthy as possible in 2021? There’s a great new way to do it: install a REME HALO® whole home in-duct air purifier.
The award-winning REME HALO is your whole-house answer to COVID-19 – an indoor air quality (IAQ) device that can purify every cubic inch of space that your HVAC system reaches.
Recent studies confirm that the REME HALO® in‐duct Air Purifier kills 99.9 percent of the COVID-19 virus*, along with bacteria, mold, and other microbials, particulates, and gases.
By recreating the air purification process used in nature, the REME HALO helps keep your indoor air fresh without you ever having to open your windows (great news during winter here in New Jersey).
Used every day with your home heating and cooling system, it will drastically reduce common allergy triggers in your home air, such as pollen, mold spores, dander and dust – along with airborne and surface bacteria & viruses, such as MRSA, e-coli, and Norwalk.
Want another option for indoor air quality installation in NJ? Try the Air Scrubber by Aerus. Like the REME HALO, the Air Scrubber attaches directly to your HVAC system’s ductwork where it removes particles, pet dander, dust and other pollutants from your indoor air.
Learn more about the Air Scrubber, along with other IAQ equipment options, on our Indoor Air Quality page.
Want a great way to safeguard your family in 2021? Let our pros Install indoor air quality equipment in your home today. Our experienced IAQ technicians can help you determine what you need for your home, then expertly install, maintain and repair it. Contact us today to learn more about REME HALO installations in NJ!
*Source: RGF Environmental Group
The coronavirus has changed a lot about our everyday lives: many of us are working and studying at home while also putting off our normal winter getaway plans.
One consequence of those lifestyle shifts is that we’re spending more time than ever between our four walls – a change that can have a big impact on how much energy and fuel we use.
That’s why this year, more than ever, it’s critical to keep a close eye on your heating oil or propane tank gauge this winter, especially now that the polar vortex has arrived. On cold days, you might use as much as eight or nine gallons of heating oil – even more if temperatures reach into the single digits, or if you have an exceptionally large home.
It’s also important to give us more leeway as temperatures drop when it comes to requesting a propane or heating oil delivery. Normally, we require at least a three-day lead time on fuel deliveries, but it’s always better to give us more time than less. Please make every effort to request a fuel delivery when your oil tank is no less than one quarter full. Better yet, sign up for FREE automatic fuel delivery and let us manage your heating oil and propane deliveries for you – at no charge, and with no finance fees!
If you already get automatic deliveries, please let us know if your lifestyle habits have changed in ways that might impact how much fuel you use so we can adjust your delivery schedule. Some changes that could affect the amount of fuel you use include:
Once we know about these changes, we can adjust your delivery estimate so you can get your fuel on time.
Avoid a fuel run-out this winter with automatic delivery and reliable heating oil and propane deliveries in NJ from the pros at Dixon Energy. Contact us today to learn more about heating oil delivery and propane delivery in New Jersey!
You may have noticed that there has been a recent push to replace oil-fired heating systems with electric ones here in New Jersey. But is it the smart move?
The truth is, when it comes to keeping you warm through the long NJ winter, heating oil offers unique advantages that few energy sources – especially electricity – can match.
Why stick with heating oil rather than making the switch to electricity? Consider these benefits:
The bottom line: Don’t buy the hype: there’s a reason why oil heat has been the most reliable source of home heating in the northeastern U.S. for more than a century! To learn more, contact the heating pros at Dixon Energy today. And remember: for reliable heating oil delivery in NJ, nobody beats Dixon Energy!