Save up to $4,000 on a new heating & cooling system with federal tax credits and rebates. Learn More.

How Does a Ductless Air Conditioner Work?

Keep Your Cool Without the Need of Ductwork

ductless ac Bucks County, PA Did you know that a high-efficiency mini-split ductless system allows you to conserve heating fuel during the winter as well as keep you affordably cool in the summer? In these days of rising costs, this could help you shave a lot of money off your annual energy expenses!

The Mitsubishi Electric Ductless System, which the Walton team can generally install in less than a day, lets you put heating or cooling exactly where you need it. It’s a simple process, done without any major disruption to your household.

Mini-split Air Conditioning

Ductless mini-split systems give you the flexibility to enjoy a specific temperature in one room or multiple rooms (a multi-zone configuration). For your convenience, these units come with wireless remote controls.

For each room where you want more cooling or heating, we will install a compact wall unit. We can mount multiple indoor units, which all connect via flexible tubing to one outdoor compressor. Only minimum drilling is necessary to complete the installation of your ductless system. The ductless experts at Walton’s can take you through all your options to determine which one makes the most sense for your needs and your budget.

The Mitsubishi Electric mini-split ductless systems we install also allow you to say good-bye to the back-breaking work of putting in and taking out heavy air conditioning window units every year. Plus, they use less electricity to do the same job as a window air conditioner or a space heater. These units are compact, inconspicuous, and quiet.

In fact, according to Mitsubishi, many units operate as low as 19dB, which is quieter than a purring cat! The indoor units can be mounted almost anywhere, and all connect to one outdoor unit.

These units are perfect for:

How the Ductless System Installation Process Works

From the moment we arrive at your home to install your new ductless system to the moment we turn it on, you can expect the utmost courtesy and professionalism from every member of the Walton’s team. We will go about the installation process with as little disruption to your daily routine as possible. We will clean up after ourselves at the end of the day and return your home to you in the condition we found it. Every member of the Walton’s team is totally committed to your comfort, and our goal is always 100% customer satisfaction.

Besides top-quality mini-split system installations, we’ll also take care of your mini-split system maintenance and any repairs that come up to keep your ductless system operating at peak efficiency all year round.

To keep your ductless mini split working at top efficiency, schedule a professional check-up at least once a year. On your own, be diligent about cleaning air filters and keeping the outdoor unit free of debris or overgrown shrubbery. By maintaining your mini-split system like this, you will save money and extend its life.

Save Money by Contacting Walton’s Today

Right now, we can show you ways to save a lot of money immediately, including with great financing options, rebates, and federal tax credits.
Founded in 1921, Walton’s is a fourth-generation family-owned company that proudly serves North Penn communities, including towns in Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA.

Reach out to us today to learn more about how you can save money and simplify your home comfort, in many different ways, by becoming a Walton’s customer.

Heating Oil Tanks 101

When Is the Best Time to Replace an Oil Tank?

heating oil tank New Britain, PA While heating oil tanks can be replaced any time of year, the spring and summer seasons are the ideal time to upgrade since it will cause minimal disruption. You’re also more likely to get an appointment that is most convenient for you.

How Long Does a Heating Oil Tank Last?

Heating oil tanks can last for decades, but like anything else, they eventually need to be replaced. Life spans vary depending on the humidity in the environment, the thickness of the tank’s wall and other factors. When tanks do fail, it’s hard to see it coming, because they generally erode from the inside out.
That’s why it’s a good idea to have them inspected periodically. Cleaning up a tank leak can be incredibly expensive. If your heating oil tank is more than 30 years old, it’s a good idea to research your replacement options now.

Trouble Signs for Your Heating Oil Tank

Besides getting periodic professional tank inspections, you should also do your own visual inspections because some trouble signs can be seen, including:

Besides just wearing out due to age, a heating oil tank can fail because of condensation on the inside.

Condensation Can Lead to Tank Damage

Condensation can be a common problem for heating oil tanks during the summer. Hot, humid days and cooler nights create the perfect atmosphere for condensation buildup to form inside your tank. And if your storage tank is aboveground, outdoors and in an unshaded area, it’s especially vulnerable to condensation.

To avoid condensation build-up inside your storage tank, it’s best to keep your tank full during the warm months. Don’t worry, your heating oil won’t spoil or go bad if it sits in your tank unused for a couple of months.

Options in New Aboveground Oil Tanks

Today’s fuel storage tanks are light-years ahead of old models, because they are virtually leakproof and have a range of modern features.

We usually recommend the Granby aboveground oil tank. These modern tanks are virtually leakproof, with double-wall construction and leak-detection features. They also come with a 30-year warranty and special financing is available for 12 months.

In the end, we will help you make your choice based on your fuel usage volume, the installation location terrain and any municipal or commercial regulations in your area.

Bottom line: today’s aboveground oil storage tanks provide peace of mind and convenience—in addition to all the other benefits of heating your home with oil!

Heating Oil Tank Installation in PA

The experienced and skilled team of heating oil professionals at Walton’s will work with you from the beginning to ensure that you have the right size heating oil tank for your comfort needs, your heating system, and the size of your home.

Once your tank is selected, our expert installation team will adhere to all industry regulations, guidelines, and codes to handle a proper heating oil tank installation that’s safe and efficient.

Please reach out to Walton’s to request a heating oil tank inspection or no-obligation estimate on a new heating oil tank system for your Bucks County or Montgomery County, PA home.

Solutions for Improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

How to Make the Air in Your Home Healthier

air cleaners New Britain, PA When you close up your North Penn home for winter, this can lead to indoor air getting too dry and airborne impurities, such as mold spores, dust and germs, getting trapped inside. This can cause various comfort problems, such as allergic reactions and illness for your family.

It doesn’t have to be this way! Walton’s has trained and experienced indoor-air-quality (IAQ) technicians on staff who can help you determine what equipment you need for your home, then expertly install it.

Whole-house Humidifiers for IAQ

During the heating season, our bodies get dehydrated — and weaker — because the cold air outside and the heated air inside join forces to lower a home’s humidity level.

When indoor humidity level gets too low, this leaves you vulnerable to bacteria, germs and viruses, all of which thrive better in dry environments.

We can solve this problem by installing an Aprilaire whole-house humidification system. This will introduce water vapor into your duct system to add the humidity back into the air. The main goal of a humidifier is to bring the humidity levels inside your home to the desired 30%-50% levels. This will leave you feeling a lot more comfortable!

Whole-house Air-Cleaners for IAQ

We install whole house air cleaning systems from top manufacturers like Lennox, Trane and Aprilaire. The units we install use a HEPA filter with a high MERV rating to clean all the air that passes through the ductwork before it gets into your home. The filter will capture numerous tiny particles like dust, pollen and pet dander.

HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, a type of pleated mechanical air filter. MERV is an acronym for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. It’s a measurement scale designed to rate the effectiveness of air filters in capturing the particulates that pass through it.

What You Can Do on Your Own for IAQ

Here are four tips for keeping the air inside your home at healthier levels.

  1. Cut back on common “scents.” Many cleaning and personal care products use scent to make them more attractive. But the scents added to products like air fresheners, soaps, detergents, all-purpose cleaners, and other products can result in hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) being released into your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), VOCs can create health problems ranging from throat, eye, and nose irritation to dizziness to even liver or kidney damage. Try to use unscented products. You can still add a pleasant smell to your home with essential oils and a diffuser. The EPA has a Safer Choice website that helps consumers find products that contain ingredients that are safer for human health and the environment.
  2. Self-maintenance. You may sometimes forget to change the air filter on your furnace or air conditioning system and that can negatively impact your indoor air quality. Check your HVAC filter about once a month and change/clean it as needed. This is especially important if someone in your home has a respiratory condition, or if you have pets. In these situations, you may need to change/clean the filter more frequently.
  3. Add plants. Houseplants are nature’s air filter. Studies have shown that plants can remove formaldehyde, benzene, and other toxins from the air and replace them with oxygen. Some good choices for clearing the air include Bamboo Palm, Chinese Evergreen, English Ivy, Ficus, Gerbera, Golden Pothos, Peace Lily, Philodendron, Pot Mum, and Spider Plants.
  4. Ventilate Hobby Rooms. We all love our hobbies, but some of them can involve the use of some toxic materials. If you plan to strip paint, use adhesives, or do any other activities that expose you to harmful vapors, be sure to do it in a well-vented room – or better yet, work outside whenever possible.

Our IAQ experts will be glad to help improve the air quality in your home. Reach out to us today to learn more. Walton proudly serves New Britain, PA and surrounding towns in Montgomery and Bucks counties.

Take the Worry Out of Home Heating

Protection for Heating Oil, Propane and Other Systems

home heating montgomery county, pa Give yourself a gift that will keep on giving by enrolling in a Walton’s home heating service plan. Your service plan will guarantee you:

No matter how you heat your home, we can get you set up with this valuable coverage, whether it’s for your heating oil system, natural gas system, propane gas system or heat pump system.

4 Ways to Save Money with a Service Plan

Why choose a service plan for your equipment? Consider these four money-saving benefits.

1. Longer equipment lifespan

A home heating system is a big investment for homeowners. The best way to protect that investment is to have your equipment professionally inspected and maintained every year. Replacing a home heating system is costly – why do it any earlier than necessary?

Annual maintenance, the cost of which is included in your service plan, ensures that your home’s heating system stays in peak operating condition. Walton’s licensed, trained, and experienced service technicians thoroughly inspect, clean, and lubricate elements in your heating system, replacing any worn parts in the process. This type of attention will increase the lifespan of your home heating equipment.

2. Lower energy costs

An overworked or poorly functioning heating system will operate inefficiently, which will drive up your home heating costs. With a service plan, your technician will keep your system working as efficiently as possible to keep your energy costs at a minimum. On average, an annual tune-up will help you reduce your annual heating costs by about 10%.

3. Fewer equipment breakdowns

About 80% of home heating equipment breakdowns occur due to lack of maintenance. With a service plan for your furnace, boiler or heat pump, you’ll benefit from that regular maintenance at a fraction of the cost of a big repair or complete equipment replacement.

4. Discounted or covered repairs

Who can afford the time or inconvenience of a broken heating system? Most repairs can cost hundreds of dollars—and most equipment breakdowns always seem to happen at the worst times. That’s a big reason our customers enroll in one of our heating service plans to guarantee their comfort—and to save money. If you ever need repairs for your heating equipment, a service plan offers discounted or covered repairs on the most commonly worn-out parts of your system.

Guaranteed Priority Service Is Priceless

One last benefit that a service plan offers – and it’s a big one in our North Penn area, where home heating systems work hard in the winter – is that you’ll get priority emergency heating service. You’ll always be among the first customers to get your life back to normal in the event of a no-heat emergency.

Let us take away your worries and help this season remain a happy and warm one for you and your family! Don’t wait for your home heating equipment to break down to find out that a Walton service plan is the smart way to go. Contact us today to get started.

Walton proudly serves Lansdale, Abington, Norristown, Warminster, Warrington, Horsham, West Norriton and surrounding towns in Montgomery and Bucks counties.

Save Money on Heat This Winter

Keeping your home warm and comfortable through our long Pennsylvania winters obviously costs money –but it doesn’t have to break the bank. To keep your home heating expenses under control, here are 10 smart and cost-effective ways to cut your heating bills.

10 Ways To Save On Home Heating

  1. Lower your thermostat – The U.S. Department of Energy says you can save about 10% on heating costs by lowering your thermostat from 72°F to 64°F for eight hours a day. The best time to do this is when you’re sleeping or away from home. It’s easy to do if you have a programmable thermostat!
  2. Bring in free solar heat – Keep drapes, blinds and curtains open during the day to allow the sunlight to warm your home. Be sure to close them at night to trap some of the solar heat inside.
  3. Weatherize – You wouldn’t leave a window wide open during the winter, would you? But that’s basically what you’re doing if you don’t fill in openings around external windows and doors in your home. Use caulk, weather stripping, door sweeps, and plastic sheeting to keep air leaks to a minimum. Consider insulating water pipes in unheated areas too.
  4. Check air filters monthly – If you have a furnace, check the air filter about once a month during winter, cleaning or replacing them (depending on the model) as needed.
  5. Clean and clear warm air registers – Clean the warm-air registers and check to make sure they’re not blocked by furniture or carpeting. Tip: if you’re not getting heat out of a register, check to make sure that the register is fully open.
  6. Check for open fireplace dampers – Be sure to close the dampers when you’re not using the fireplace so you don’t lose heat up the chimney.
  7. Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans – Most people only use their ceiling fans in the summer. That’s when ceiling fan blades move in a counterclockwise direction to create a cooling breeze. But modern ceiling fans have a switch that allows you to switch the fan direction. In the winter, you should switch the fan’s motor so it runs the blades in the opposite direction: clockwise. This will push rising warm air back down into the room. By recirculating the warm air, the room temperature will get higher, taking some of the strain off your home heating system.
  8. Get preventive maintenance – Our service technician can spot small problems that could be robbing your heating system of efficiency, such as worn parts, rust and corrosion, burner problems, inadequate lubrication, and more. Most importantly, our expert technician will also find and correct potential safety issues. Arrange for professional home heating maintenance service each year. This will ensure that your heating system operates efficiently, saving you money on home heat.
  9. Check and seal ductwork – Studies show an average of 10-15% of the hot air produced by a forced air system escapes through ductwork leaks before ever reaching your living space. Have your ducts inspected every five years and get them sealed when necessary.
  10. Replace your old furnace or boiler – Older home heating systems can operate at efficiencies that drop into the 60% range – about 30% lower than most modern furnaces and boilers. That inefficiency can cost you thousands of dollars over the years – more than enough to justify the cost of a home heating system upgrade.

Do you have any concerns about heating your home? Are you worried about your boiler or furnace making it through another tough winter? Just contact us and we’ll take care of it! Become a Walton’s customer.

Don’t Wait Until the Cold Weather Arrives

Winter Prep for Your Heating System

heating oil furnace montgomery county, pa This is the time of year when you want to be ready with a full tank of heating oil or propane. With plenty of fuel in your tank, you won’t have to worry about being caught off guard by a sudden drop in temperature in late autumn or early winter.

Many customers avoid these worries altogether because they’ve switched to our automatic delivery program, which does not cost you anything extra.

We’ll not only get you all set for the start of the colder weather, but we’ll also know when you’re going to need more heating fuel in the months ahead. When the time comes, we’ll schedule a delivery before you run low. There is no need to call for your fuel any longer or worry about running out.

Did You Test Your Heating System?

Your winter prep list should have also included testing your heating system to make sure it’s working properly so you’ll be all set to go when your home really needs heat.

If you turned your thermostat a few degrees above room temperature but your heating system doesn’t turn on, follow these steps:

  1. See if the power switches to your boiler or furnace have been accidentally turned off.
  2. See if there is oil or propane in your storage tank.
  3. Check for weak or dead batteries in your thermostat.
  4. Check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
  5. As a last resort, press the reset button on the burner (but only once).

If you still can’t get heat, call us for service.

Inspect Your Heating Oil Tank

Give your aboveground heating oil tank a visual inspection to identify any problems signs that your storage tank is near the end of its life or needs repairs: Here are a few things to look for.

If you notice any of the above problems, call the professionals at Walton’s. If it’s time to replace your heating oil tank , you can depend on us to take care of the installation.

Heating System Maintenance

The best way to avoid having a no-heat problem this winter is to get heating maintenance done now. Walton’s offers service plans that cover the cost of maintenance and provide repair coverage.

Don’t delay in scheduling your tune-up. Now that it’s autumn our schedule is already filling up and we’ll get busier and busier the closer we get to winter.
Regular maintenance for your heating system is worth the investment. A heating system that doesn’t receive regular maintenance will lose efficiency and cost you more to run.

By getting a tune-up now, you’ll enter winter knowing your equipment is running safely and efficiently. Plus, since most breakdowns can be avoided with regular maintenance, getting a tune-up now will allow one of our expert technicians to find and fix any minor issues before they become more serious and costly.

The Walton Way: We’ll Take Care of It

For over a century, the communities of Northern Pennsylvania have been able to count on the outstanding service of Walton Inc. We proudly serve Lansdale, Abington, Norristown, Warminster, Warrington, Horsham, West Norriton, and the surrounding towns in Montgomery and Bucks counties.

Become a customer today to start experiencing the Walton way for yourself! Whatever our customers need, we’ll take care of it.

How Much Money Can You Save on Home Heating?

How Furnaces, Boilers and Heat Pumps Work

home heating options Bucks county, pa It won’t be long before we’re sheltering inside our homes to stay warm during the cold winter months. If you’re worried about your heating system getting you through all those cold days and nights ahead of us, now would be a perfect time to beat the rush and get installation work done now.

Walton’s has heating system options for every home and budget – including high-efficiency boilers, furnaces and heat pumps that can save you 20% or more on your heating expenses.

Your installation will be done quickly and cleanly by our expert technicians, with minimal disruption to your home and family. Most importantly, it will be done right the first time– and always at a fair price.

With that said, let’s take a closer look at the heating equipment we install for our customers: furnaces, boilers and heat pumps.

How Does a Furnace Work?

Furnaces can be powered by either fuel oil, propane gas, natural gas or electricity. Also known as warm-air or forced-air systems, furnaces produce heated air in the combustion chamber.

Besides heat, the ductwork that connects with your furnace can provide other kinds of conditioned air, including through:

Read about a new furnace installation.

How Does a Boiler Work?

Boilers use hot water or steam to heat your home. Another name for a boiler is a hydronic heating system, which is defined as a system that transfers heat via a circulating fluid, such as water, in a closed system of pipes.

Steam boilers can still be found in older homes, usually ones built before the 1950s. If you have this type of system, your boiler stays true to its name because it actually has to boil water to make steam before your heat can be distributed.

In comparison, newer boilers do not need to boil the water to make steam. Instead, they use hot water, which is pushed from the boiler into the piping. Heat is then distributed through your home by either radiators or baseboards.

Because a boiler is a closed-loop system, water does not need to be constantly brought in or replaced, making it more efficient.

Read about a new boiler installation.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

A heat pump runs on electricity and can either heat or cool a space.

The Role of Heat Pumps in Home Comfort

Studies, and our own installation experiences, have shown that many people who install heat pumps do not remove their existing heating system, whether it is powered by heating oil, propane gas or natural gas.

Homeowners want to keep their boilers or furnaces as a back-up heat source to compensate for the inadequacy of many air-source heat pumps to keep homes warm enough on cold days. Why spend more money on labor to remove a perfectly functioning oil- or gas heating system when it can serve as your “safety valve” against extreme cold? People really appreciate having a backup heating system when we get hit with Arctic air blasts during the winter!

The most cost-optimal outdoor temperature to switch over a heat pump to your oil-fired or gas-fired heating systems is 30°F. We can add integrated controls to your system so it would automatically switch over at or below this temperature so you can avoid feeling any chill in your home.

Read about a new heat pump installation.

Please contact us for a FREE estimate and be sure to visit our Specials Page to learn about saving money with federal tax credits and equipment rebates when we install a new heating system for you.

Worry-Free Heating Oil & Propane Delivery

How Does Automatic Delivery Work?

heating oil delivery Montgomery, pa There’s a reason why many of our heating oil and propane customers take advantage of our free automatic delivery service. This is a proven method that allows us to manage your fuel supply, freeing you up to handle other important household tasks during the heating season.

When you enroll in our no-cost automatic delivery program, you won’t have to worry about calling us during the winter when your heating oil or propane tank is running low—or, even worse, you run out of fuel. When this happens, we have to disrupt our delivery routes to help customers who prefer to call in their orders.

This causes delivery delays for our customers. These disruptions can really wreak havoc during cold weather, especially if we have some drivers out sick.

Here’s how our automatic delivery service works. Walton’s uses your prior heating fuel usage and current weather conditions to accurately predict when you are going to need more heating fuel. When the time comes, we schedule a delivery to your home before you run low. It’s the ultimate in peace of mind!

So, if you’re still calling for your fuel, why not get in touch with us and make the switch to automatic delivery, at absolutely no extra cost? In fact, you may actually save money! Plus, you’ll have one less thing to worry about over the winter.

Calling for Your Deliveries

Most of our customers like the convenience and protection of our automatic delivery service. But for those who prefer to keep control of watching the level of their fuel tank, we are ready and able to oblige.

With our large fleet of trucks, we can get fuel to you when others can’t—faster and more reliably. So, if you prefer to call us with your order, that’s fine. Just remember a few important points:

Please note: Walton’s is not responsible for run-outs if you do not provide enough lead time for delivery

Be Ready for a Heating Oil or Propane Delivery

Here’s what you can do to help make sure that your heating fuel can be delivered as efficiently as possible during the winter.

Our drivers thank you in advance!

Read more about getting a heating oil delivery or a propane delivery.

Now Is the Time to Replace Your Old Heating System

Tax Credits, Financing and Rebates Available

heating installation Bucks county, pa If you’re not sure if your worn-down heating system will make it through next winter, don’t worry, Walton’s is ready to take care of it.

Now would actually be the best time to make the leap to a heating system replacement. If your furnace or boiler is more than 15-20 years old, you are missing out on highly efficient new technologies that can really save you a lot of money! Plus, convenient appointments with our expert installers are easier to come by right now because it’s the off-season for heating.

Walton’s has heating system options for every home and budget – including high-efficiency boilers and furnaces that can save you 20% or more on your annual heating expenses. As one example, we install the System 2000 from Energy Kinetics, which has been rated as the most efficient and versatile integrated heat and hot water system. Some of our customers have actually enjoyed annual savings of up to 40% after they upgraded to the System 2000, which is available as either a gas or heating oil boiler.

As always, your heating oil boiler or furnace installation will be done quickly and cleanly, with minimal disruption to your home and family. Most importantly, it will be done right the first time– and always at a fair and competitive price.

Besides boilers and furnaces, we also install heat pumps, including energy-efficient ductless mini-split systems. The equipment specialists at Walton’s have done extensive research into the most efficient, durable and reliable heat pump brands.

We only install systems, like those from Lennox and Trane, that meet our high standards for quality, efficiency and dependability. And because our technicians are highly trained industry veterans, they understand all the steps involved to ensuring your heat pump installation is done correctly for maximum performance.

Equipment Financing for Heating & Cooling Systems

Whether it is through our own specials, manufacturers’ rebates, utility rebates, financing programs or other incentives, your friends at Walton’s are always looking for ways to help you save now and in the future.

Current programs can add up to a lot of savings right now and then later. We have also teamed up with rock-solid banking institutions to make it as easy as possible for our customers to secure special financing, with approved credit, for their new heating and/or air conditioning system.

Save Up to $2,600 with Federal Tax Credits

Congress recently passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), perhaps the most important environmental legislation since the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Thanks to the IRA, homeowners can now claim federal tax credits for as much as $2,600, depending on what type of system they install.

Become a Walton’s Customer

For over 100 years, the communities of Northern Pennsylvania have been able to count on the outstanding service of Walton’s. We proudly serve Lansdale, Abington, Norristown, Warminster, Warrington, Horsham, West Norriton, and the surrounding towns in Montgomery and Bucks counties. See if your home is in our service area.

Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a free estimate on a new heating and/or cooling system. We’ll take care of it!

Tips for Lowering Your Air Conditioning Expenses

Is It Time for Replacing Your A/C?

save money on ac Bucks county, pa We can say with confidence that some blistering heat waves are coming our way in the near future, and with that comes higher electric bills as your cooling system kicks into overdrive.

With that in mind, here are six tips to keep those bills from getting out of control.

  1. Set your thermostat higher. During hot summer days, aim for an indoor temperature of about 78 degrees to get the best balance of comfort and cost-effectiveness. If that sounds too high, read our next tip.
  2. Use a ceiling fan. A ceiling fan can make a room feel cooler just by moving air around, so when you use it together with air conditioning, you can set your thermostat higher than you normally would. The average ceiling fan uses about as much energy as a light bulb, so you can run one for just pennies a day.
  3. Clear the Way. Keep the area around your outdoor condenser free of debris and trim any foliage back at least two feet from your condenser. This allows your condenser to “breathe” and operate more efficiently.
  4. Clean or change your air filter regularly. This can increase your air conditioner’s efficiency by as much as 10-15% and increase the lifespan of your system. If you had a tune-up done this year, we started you off with a clean filter. Check it a few times during the summer and clean/replace as necessary.
  5. Get annual A/C service – Don’t skip your annual cooling tune-up. It will keep your A/C running at its best and help you avoid costly repairs.
  6. Have a Plan. Keeping your A/C system running efficiently and trouble-free are among the many benefits of having an Air Conditioning Service Plan or a Heat Pump Plan. Read about the coverage you get with our Service Plans.

How Long Do Central Air Systems Last?

In our many years of installing and servicing residential cooling systems for residents in Montgomery County and Bucks County, we’ve found that the average life span of a central air conditioning unit typically ranges between 10 to 15 years.

However, if you’re diligent about getting preventive maintenance done every year, your cooling equipment can continue keeping your home comfortable even longer than that. By the same token, neglecting proper maintenance can considerably shorten equipment life. We’ve also seen equipment life shortened because the contractor who installed the system in the first place did not follow proper installation guidelines.

When to Replace Your Central A/C System

If you think you’re spending too much money on repairs or your electric costs keep climbing every summer, consider an A/C replacement. Although there are exceptions, the performance and reliability of central air equipment usually deteriorates after 15 years.

Bottom line: there is no point in hanging onto a cooling system that can no longer provide you with top performance. Over time, federal energy requirements have led to major improvements in home comfort equipment.

The result has been dramatically higher efficiency ratings, much lower energy costs and minimal need for repairs. New cooling equipment also uses environmentally friendly refrigerant instead of the harmful and expensive R-22, which is no longer being manufactured.

A new high-efficiency system could cut your cooling costs by 20% or more—and eliminate the expense and annoyance of breakdowns—while keeping your home more comfortable, no matter how high the temperature soars.

Those energy savings can be enough to offset the cost of a new A/C unit in a short period of time, especially when you take advantage of manufacturer’s rebates, 0% financing opportunities, federal tax credits and other incentives that could save you thousands of dollars.

Please reach out to us to request a free estimate on a new A/C installation.

How Often Should an A/C System Be Serviced?

Give Your Cooling System a Start-Up Test

ac tune ups Montgomery county, pa If you haven’t started using your air conditioning or heat pump yet, please turn your system on now and see how it operates. If there are any problems, give us a call and we can send a service technician out to assess the issue before the emergency service calls come flooding in.

If all seems well, don’t stop there. After a long hibernation over the fall and winter, your cooling system needs some professional care so it can keep you cool all summer long without problems.

Annual Maintenance Is Vital

You wouldn’t drive an entire year without taking your car to a trusted mechanic to change the oil and perform a safety and maintenance check, would you? If you did, the risk of your car breaking down and leaving you stuck with a high repair bill would increase dramatically.

Just like your car, a home’s central air conditioning equipment has a range of electrical and mechanical components that can wear down or break if you don’t follow your equipment manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations. The manufacturer can also void your warranty if you are negligent with equipment maintenance.

Ideally, a central air conditioning system should be serviced once a year to ensure it is operating safely and efficiently.

Benefits of Annual A/C Maintenance

Getting yearly tune-ups on your cooling system is the most important thing you can do to ensure your equipment runs as efficiently and trouble-free as possible. This is among the many benefits of getting annual service done. Take a look.

Service Plans: Added Protection

Our service plans are a great way to make sure that your cooling equipment gets necessary annual service. Our Air Conditioning and Heat Pump service plans include an annual preventative maintenance tune-up of your cooling system.

Besides covering the cost of your tune-up, these plans guarantee priority emergency service and repair discounts of 15% for all covered parts.

Save Money by Contacting Walton’s Today

Walton’s has the professional technicians who can handle all types of HVAC service, from annual maintenance to emergency repairs to top-notch equipment replacement.

Right now, we can show you ways to save a lot of money immediately with a new cooling system, including with rebates, federal tax credits and special financing.

Founded in 1921, Walton’s is a fourth-generation family-owned company that proudly serves the communities of Northern Pennsylvania—in Lansdale, Abington, Norristown, Warminster, Warrington, Horsham, West Norriton, and surrounding towns in Montgomery and Bucks counties.

Reach out to us today to learn more about how you can save money and simplify your home comfort by becoming a Walton’s customer.

Many Ways to Help the Environment

Electronic Payments, Clean-Burning Fuel and More

clean home energy bucks county pennsylvania If you haven’t done so already, we’d like to encourage our customers to participate in programs and services designed to help the environment. This will help us further cut down on paper waste. With your help, we may even save a few more trees along the way.

Paperless Billing

This reduces the amount of paper coming into your home. Instead of mailing you a billing statement, your bill comes to you through email. And when you match paperless billing with AutoPay, we can let you know right away when we’re about to take a payment.

AutoPay

With this program, you save paper on your end–stamps, checks, etc.) Your payments will be deducted automatically each month, either from your credit card or bank account. It’s your choice. And you’ll get peace of mind knowing that your bill will always be paid on time.

You can request switching over to Auto Pay and Paperless Billing by going here.

Online Customer Portal

Most of our customers love managing their Walton’s account with our online Customer Portal. It’s secure, user-friendly and gives you access to all of your account information in one digital space. That’s much better than rummaging through a file cabinet overstuffed with paper receipts and other documents. It’s easy to register for our Customer Portal!

Clean-burning Fuel

Beyond cutting down on paper waste, we’re committed to helping customers reduce their carbon footprint by reducing emissions. Our company has invested significantly to do exactly that.

For starters, we only deliver premium, clean-burning heating oil from carefully chosen distributors. This means you’ll get better efficiency, a smaller carbon footprint, and less wear and tear on your equipment

On the propane side, we’re also proud to provide a fuel that produces next-to-zero greenhouse gas emissions or air pollutants, making it a clean-burning energy source. It can reliably and efficiently heat homes and water, fuel multiple indoor and outdoor appliances and even power motor vehicles.

If you use propane appliances in your home instead of electric ones, you’re doing your part to help the environment. Propane is one of the cleanest carbon-based fuels! Because of that, the average propane-powered home reduces carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 30% compared to all-electric homes. What’s more, direct use of propane for space heating, water heating, cooking and clothes drying reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 50%.

High-efficiency Heating Equipment

Technology has improved dramatically over the years and the new systems we install are much more efficient than the boilers and furnaces we installed for our customers decades ago. When we say efficient, we mean that the heating system generates more heat with less fuel, which translates to big savings on your annual home heating costs.

You can expect to reduce your annual fuel expenses by 20% or more—depending on the age and efficiency of your current system—along with virtually eliminating high repair bills.

A new heating system is also a green choice. Emissions from an old system can be significantly reduced by upgrading to a high-efficiency heating oil or propane gas heating system. Today’s heating fuel systems are efficient and their emissions are negligible.

Don’t wait until your heating system fails on the coldest day next winter! Start doing your research now on a new boiler installation or furnace installation.

Contact us today to request a FREE estimate.


Many Ways to Help the Environment

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