How to Tell If Your Air Conditioner Needs Professional Service

May 9th, 2022

Air conditioning repair is one of those services that no homeowner should ever put off. We understand the temptation to put it off. After all, if your system still seems operational–despite maybe a glitch or two–and you really don’t want to budget for repairs right now, why bother?

Consider this: By ignoring your AC repair needs, you risk the cooling system completely breaking down right when you need it the most–the hottest part of summer.

We encourage all Concord area homeowners to take care of their air conditioners as soon as they notice they need a repair. But… how do you know when you need a repair? You are not an AC expert, that’s our job! You can know the basics though, and that’s what we’re here to provide. Read on to learn the top signs that you need air conditioning repair.

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The Best Way to Prevent AC Repairs

April 25th, 2022

Nobody wants to face an unexpected or expensive AC repair when they need their system the most. And typically, you’ll never have to. That is, as long as you have your air conditioner professionally installed by a qualified team, and regularly maintained to keep in good shape.

Yes, maintenance tune-ups are the best way to prevent AC repairs. In fact, keeping up on your annual tune-ups can help you avoid up to 85% of the repairs your system may otherwise need! And that’s not the only benefit of maintenance–read on to learn more.

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It’s Time to Breathe Easier At Home… Here’s How!

April 11th, 2022

The last couple of years have left many homeowners increasingly aware of their health, particularly when spending time indoors. The truth is too, long before that time indoor air quality actually suffered in many homes–in fact the indoor air quality of a home can be worse than the air quality outdoors, without the right products and services in place.

One of these products is an air purifier. Depending on the type of air purifier, this system can help eliminate particular contaminants from the air, to help ensure that your household stays as healthy as possible. Read on to learn more about the different types of air purifiers we install and service!

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“Should I Just Wait to Service My Furnace?”

March 28th, 2022

As spring begins and the weather starts to warm up, it’s easy to let our heating system needs fall to the wayside. Whether you’ve been hearing strange noises or your furnace just doesn’t seem to be heating your household as efficiently as it once did, these problems can be frustrating–but are they necessary to address right away?

Well, they can be. Sometimes, these symptoms indicate that something is wrong with both of your HVAC systems, not just your furnace. For instance, you can have a problem with the thermostat or the ductwork of your home. In this case, your cooling system efficacy and efficiency will be impacted.

This said, no, you shouldn’t “just wait” to have your furnace serviced if you notice troubling symptoms. Read on as we uncover what some of the most common end-of-season heating repairs are.

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End-of-Season Furnace Problems to Be Aware Of

March 14th, 2022

It may almost be spring, and we may not get as severely cold weather in our part of the country as others, but having a fully functional and efficiently operating furnace is still pretty important. This is why, whether you had fall maintenance done or not, it’s important to know if your furnace needs any repairs.

Taking care of repair needs now instead of waiting for next fall makes it less likely to have emergency repair needs when you need your furnace system the most. Of course, this also requires you to know when you actually have repair needs, right? Read on to learn how to tell if you might have some end-of-season furnace repair needs.

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What You Don’t Want to Hear Coming from Your Heater

February 28th, 2022

We understand that it can be easy to ignore some of the sounds that the appliances and systems in your home make. It’s easy to deny that something can be wrong with one of those appliances–after all who wants an unexpected repair bill, right?

However, ignoring a sound that your heating system is making could result in an even bigger repair bill later on, and some noises might even indicate potentially harmful problems, such as a cracked heat exchanger that could lead to a CO (carbon monoxide) leak in your home.

Here at Hometown, we get how important it is to protect your household. If you hear ominous noises coming from your furnace, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call. In the meantime, read on as we uncover some specific sounds and what they could mean for your furnace.

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Why You Want to Hire a Specialized Pro for Your Commercial HVAC Needs

February 14th, 2022

One of the common questions we hear our customers ask is, “what makes a commercial HVAC contractor different from a residential HVAC contractor?” After all, their job functions are essentially the same… right?

Well–not quite. There are HVAC contractors who specialize only in residential heating, cooling, and ventilation, and they’re amazing at their jobs! But, those who specialize in commercial HVAC services are different. We’re also different from a general commercial handyman too, who can do basic tasks for your building’s plumbing and electrical systems, and some simple HVAC tasks like changing out air filters.

The fact of the matter is, if you have commercial HVAC service needs, then you want a commercial HVAC service provider for the job! Read on as we explain why.

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These 5 Signs Indicate You Might Need Heating Repair

January 17th, 2022

It can be pretty frustrating to realize that you’ve been paying good money to heat up your home, but not getting the comfort you deserve. Maybe you have discovered that your heater is running intermittently, or perhaps it never seems to stop running. These are just a couple of the potential problems that can befall a heater.

Of course, surprise repair needs are a lot less likely if you invest in routine heating maintenance. This should be done once a year for a furnace or boiler, and twice a heat for a year-round heat pump system. With maintenance, repair needs are less common, but they still do happen, and it’s important that you know the following signs that they’re needed.

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Tips for Taking Care of Your Commercial Heater

January 3rd, 2022

Whether you manage a business or you own an entire commercial property, there’s probably a lot that’s on your mind as we enter a new year. We’re going to guess, too, that it has to do with business tasks… and not taking care of your building’s climate control systems.

But taking care of these systems absolutely should be on your mind, otherwise, you could find yourself facing a number of problems, not excluding a business interruption because you couldn’t keep your commercial space comfortable for employees, tenants, or customers. Read on as we share some top care tips for commercial HVAC systems.

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Which is Better, Electric Furnaces or Gas Furnaces?

December 20th, 2021

When it comes time for you to buy a new furnace for your household, there are many choices for you to make. The seemingly small decisions you make now can have a big impact on the efficiency and efficacy of your new furnace later on, so it is essential that you do the research and consult with a professional before making your furnace purchase. After all, an improperly matched heating system can leave you with higher bills and an increased need for repairs!

After you choose the make and model of furnace you want, the next decision to make is whether you want a gas-powered system or an electric one. Read on as we provide a quick guide to the differences between them. Oh and spoiler alert–neither is “better” than the other, but you may find one is preferable for your specific situation over the other.

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