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We’re Here to Help During the Pandemic

 In Community, Keeping Cool

We know two things: Tallahassee and heating and air conditioning. With everyone at home right now and the warmer spring weather, your air conditioner may already be humming and making your utility bills higher than usual.  Following are some thoughts on lowering your energy consumption and interacting with our team during this time.

The Good Stuff

First, the big news. We’re going to pay two months of utility bills, up to $600, for three people in our community affected by the pandemic. Health care providers, people who have lost their job or had their hours cut, our fellow essential workers out there – anyone affected. Go to our Facebook page and find a status about this program. Tag someone who needs a helping hand and tell us a little about them by leaving a comment or using Facebook Messenger. You can also email us at tallystrong2020@gmail.com. We’ll announce the recipients May 1.

Our COVID-19 Procedures

We’re following all state and local guidelines as well as recommendations from the CDC to keep providing our essential services to the Big Bend area. You may need to service or replace your home comfort system during this pandemic, and we’re here to do it as safely as possible for your family and ours. This is what we’re doing:

  • We will not send a team member to your home who is exhibiting any signs of illness.
  • We offer online payment options to minimize in-person interaction.
  • We will minimize the time inside your home.
  • You always have the option of waiting outside your home while service is performed.
  • When confirming your appointment, we will ask if you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 and need to reschedule.

We’re monitoring the guidelines and updating our procedures as necessary. We’ll get through this.

Keeping Cool on a Budget

So if we have to be home – and most of us have to be – we should be cool without breaking the bank. Here are some ways to stay comfortable and within budget from the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Get a programmable thermostat and set it as high as is comfortable, raising it when you’re sleeping or away from home. Even better, consider a smart thermostat that learns your habits and adjusts your system automatically.
  • Clean or replace filters once a month or as recommended.
  • Turn off kitchen, bath and other exhaust fans within 20 minutes after cooking or bathing. When you replace these fans, choose high-efficiency, low-noise models.
  • During the summer, keep window coverings closed to block the sun’s heat.

Regular service – even in a pandemic – can help keep your home comfort system running in tip-top shape. Join our Total Comfort Service Program for annual inspections, a discount on repairs, same-day service and more. Call 850.580.4029 now to get started.

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