Would You Like a Healthier Home?

February 15th, 2021
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If there’s anything that the experience our country has had with COVID-19 has taught us, it’s the importance of keeping a healthy home. While there are no products on the market that can 100% guarantee to reduce the risk of this kind of virus transmission (and we urge you to follow guidelines set forth by the CDC), there are certainly steps you can take to improve the overall health of your indoor environment.

One way to achieve a healthier home is with the installation of whole-home indoor air quality systems, and other indoor air quality solutions. Even pre-pandemic, Americans spent about 70% of their time inside their homes—don’t you want to make sure that the air you and your family are breathing is as healthy as possible? You can! With a whole-house air purifier, which is just one of the many types of IAQ products we install and service.

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Skip Furnace Maintenance? It’s Not Too Late

February 1st, 2021
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We might not experience the chilly temperatures that our neighbors in the Midwest or Northeast do, but if the last couple of weeks were any indication, it does get cold relative to what we’re used to in the summer, right? As such, you need a fully functional and efficiently operating heating system to keep you warm.

Unfortunately, too many homeowners in our area take this for granted and don’t think about the upkeep necessary for their heating systems. Either that, or they think their perfectly working heater doesn’t need any kind of service. Here’s the thing, though—scheduling annual or biannual maintenance for your HVAC system prevents the majority of repair needs the system will ever need in its lifespan—up to 85% in fact!

So, if you skipped maintenance this fall, what are you waiting for? Give us a call and schedule your next tune-up. Below, we decided to dive into the “why” of this advice.

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Where Does Your Heater Rank?

January 18th, 2021
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On a scale of 1-5, how would you rank the performance of your heater—1 being “I have absolutely no complaints!” and 5 being, “Uh… my heater isn’t working…”?

Hopefully, you’re closer to 1—your heater has been behaving just fine and giving you efficient, powerful heat. But what if that’s not the case? What needs to occur to get better results?

Read on as we go over what different rankings for your heater might mean and what can be done about it.

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How to Use Your Heater Most Efficiently

January 4th, 2021
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Winter is officially here, and the temperatures are only going to get colder. Are you prepared?

Sure, we are in a climate known for its summer warmth, and it doesn’t get as bone-chillingly cold here as it does in other parts of the country, but our winter seasons are still nothing to scoff at, and you need a well-functioning heater to stay comfortable.

Having a great heating system in place is about many things—reliability, effectiveness, and efficiency. You want a heating system that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to operate.

The good news is, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that your heater is working as efficiently as possible and saving you money. Read on to learn what they are!

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Is Your Home’s Air Healthy Enough?

December 21st, 2020
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With cases rising and many counties in our state going back into lockdown, we probably don’t need to tell you that COVID-19 has brought its share of health concerns to the forefront of homeowners’ minds.

We cannot guarantee that any indoor air quality products will completely prevent the transmission of COVID germs, and encourage you to follow guidelines set forth by the CDC to make your home as healthy an environment as possible.

In addition, it is a good idea to look for ways to improve your indoor air quality overall. This will help boost your family’s immunity, and make you more comfortable spending time at home. After all, even pre-pandemic, most Americans spent 70% of their time in their homes. Surely, that number is higher now. If you’re one of those individuals who’s at home a lot more now, what can you do to make your living space healthier? Read on as we uncover at least one method.

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Does Your Business’s Heater Need a Tune-Up?

December 7th, 2020
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Temperatures may not get as bone-chillingly cold as it does in the Midwest or Northeast, but with winter quickly approaching, there is no time like the present to start talking about maintaining the heater within your business or commercial properly—yes, your business’s heater absolutely needs a tune-up, each and every year.

Scheduling routine maintenance tune-ups is the best way to care for your commercial heater—and commercial air conditioner for that matter. This service helps protect your bottom line by helping your business avoid major repair needs. It also helps you save energy and extends the lifespan of the heating equipment.

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Why Is a Cracked Heat Exchanger Dangerous?

November 23rd, 2020
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Are you one of the many homeowners in our area utilizing a gas-powered heater for your home comfort in the fall and winter? If you are, then this blog post is for you!

Gas-powered heating systems, specifically furnaces, are the most common type of residential heating system used throughout the country, and for good reason. They’re powerful, effective, and when properly installed and cared for, very efficient. They produce a large amount of heat and do so at less expense than their electric heater counterparts, since natural gas costs much less.

However, while not inherently harmful, any natural gas appliance has the potential to develop safety issues. This isn’t said to alarm you—after all, today’s furnaces are built with homeowners safety in mind and have features to shut themselves off if they overheat. But something like a cracked heat exchanger, no matter how small the crack is, can lead to harmful CO exposure in your living space.

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Beware These Furnace Noises This Heating Season!

November 9th, 2020
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It can be easy to ignore subtle noises coming from your furnace. Or rather, tune them out. The whoosh of air through your vents, for example, can become such a natural noise in the fall and winter that you don’t even notice it anymore. You might also hear your ductwork fluctuating with the temperature changes as your furnace or heat pump cycles on.

However, what about the noises that creep up on you or seem to come out of nowhere? Is it ever okay to ignore an unusual or unexpected sound? Well, you could ignore it… but you’d probably regret doing so. Unusual noises are among the first signs that something is amiss with your furnace or heating system. Read on as we uncover some of the most common sounds that indicate a furnace in disrepair.

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What’s the Best Way to Prevent Furnace Repair Needs?

October 26th, 2020
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We all want our HVAC systems to last forever, right? While this may not be the case, it is possible for you to help it last as long as possible and prevent furnace repair needs at the same time. How’s that? By scheduling maintenance!

Heating maintenance is vital for your heater’s energy efficiency, longevity, and power. There are a number of tasks involved with this maintenance, and they should only ever be conducted by a professional. Why? Because we have the training and the expertise to do your tune-up as it should be done. What exactly happens during this maintenance appointment?

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Stuffy Home? How Cleaner Ducts Will Help

October 12th, 2020
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One of the most common complaints homeowners make about their indoor air quality is a stuffy or muggy feeling–particularly when temperatures have been as warm as they’ve been lately.

Now, there are a lot of factors that contribute to this. First off, it may simply be an extraordinarily humid day. Relative humidity levels above 50% are considered to be beyond comfortable. A whole-house dehumidifier is one home comfort system that will help with this issue.

Another thing that happens with that humidity though, is that it creates a cool, damp environment inside your ductwork. This leads to the growth of mildew, not to mention the accumulation of dust and other debris as it moves through the ventilation system and gets stuck inside. As you can imagine, over the years this will lead to quite a nasty situation inside your ducts. And this is where professional duct cleaning comes in!

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