Archive for the ‘Saving Energy’ Category

Do you know your home’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to energy efficiency? Have there been nagging comfort issues like hot or cold rooms, dry skin and nose bleeds, or astronomical energy bills? Now you can grade your home’s performance with a Home Energy Efficiency Audit performed by one of our friendly BPI certified analysts. […]

Choosing Modern Light Bulbs 101: CFL or LED

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since we built our “new old house”.  When we embarked upon the task of building a home which looked old but was the model of energy efficiency, we knew we would have several challenges blending the home’s greek revival architecture with the comforts of the 21st century. […]

If you think you’re experiencing poor indoor air quality, you might be suffering from leaky ducts. What are the key symptoms? • Your system isn’t performing effectively. Did you know that the average home’s ductwork leaks a whopping 30% of it’s conditioned air into attics, basements and crawlspaces? You could be spending 1/3 of your energy […]

HVAC Filters 101: All Your Questions Answered

If there’s one thing we get questions about all the time, it’s air filters for air conditioning systems. These questions typically include: How often should I change my filter? Where is my filter located? Which type of filter should I buy? Will an expensive filter improve my indoor air quality? Our answers will save you time and […]

As you reflect on Tax Day are you wishing you had taken advantage of more ways to save? Enjoy these specific savings on qualifying HVAC systems now and you can cash in on some fantastic credits and rebates that will soon put more power in your wallet! Federal Tax Credits A number of tax credits for residential […]

Do you have an odd room in your house that’s always a different temperature than the rest of your home? From sunrooms to basements, perhaps your existing air conditioner or furnace isn’t providing a consistent level of comfort. Fortunately, we have a simple solution for your frustration: ductless, wall-mounted air conditioning units, also known as […]

It’s officially pollen season. The azaleas are in full bloom, the dogwoods are simply beautiful… and that dreaded yellow pollen cloud is everywhere. Your car is covered, your home is covered, and with these great tips and tricks to deal with all that pollen, your friends at Holtkamp Heating & Air have you covered! 1) […]

We love it when we get to help our customers become even more energy efficient! As the official HVAC company of the Aurora Theatre (and proud supporters), we recently installed 17 new programmable thermostats. In the past, the theater had a hodgepodge of programmable thermostats and none of them worked together. We noticed many areas […]

For most homeowners, the summer months are the best times of the year.  Longer days provide more opportunities for families to spend time with one another outdoors.  Although the summer time can be an exciting season for many, it can be a time of great anxiety for homeowners who fail to properly prepare their homes […]

Several times a day, we meet up with customers whose systems need a major repair and they are faced with the important decision of “repair or replace”.  In today’s economic climate, it makes sense to carefully calculate the pluses and minuses of replacing an HVAC system.  With that in mind, here are a few guidelines […]

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