Closing the Upstairs Air Vents Can Cost You Money

May 16, 2022

You’re thinking about closing the upstairs air vents during the summer so that the AC doesn’t need to cool this unused portion of your home. This is a common misconception and this article will discuss the reasons below. Closed Vents Build Up Pressure Your AC is a single-speed unit and has a specific cooling capacity, which the installers calculated was fit for a home of your size. With that single speed, the AC is meant to send air to all rooms and cool them simultaneously. Closed vents upset this balance and can cause warm spots to develop even where you...

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Installing a Smart Thermostat

April 18, 2022

A smart thermostat can be a great investment for your home to help you save money on your energy bills throughout the year. If you’ve never installed a thermostat before, it may seem like a big endeavor. By following the step-by-step guide that we’re going to go over below, you can successfully install your own smart thermostat and enjoy reaping the benefits that it can provide for your budget. Turn Off Your HVAC System The very first step that you need to take when it comes to installing a smart thermostat is to turn off the power to your thermostat....

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How You Can Make Your AC Ready for Springtime

March 17, 2022

Your air conditioner needs quite a bit of maintenance to ensure that it will cool your home not just adequately but also efficiently. After all, efficiency is what you’re looking for, even in the springtime when you don’t run the AC that much. Consider the following steps that will boost your cooling system’s functioning and help it perform optimally throughout the summer without breaking down. Clean or Replace the Filter The filter in your AC captures indoor particles before they cover the components inside the air handler and weaken its ability to draw heat from your home. However, once the...

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Understanding Smart Thermostats

February 15, 2022

Smart thermostats are a great way to control the temperature in your home. They can be programmed to adjust the temperature of your space based on when you’re at home or out. They’ll learn your habits and be able to keep your home comfortable while optimizing the energy efficiency of your heater and air conditioner. Smart Learning You can set your thermostat to reduce your heating or cooling when you’re not in your home. This can ensure you’re not heating or cooling an empty house. It will automatically start to ramp up the heat or cool air in your space...

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Pros and Cons of Heat Pumps and Furnaces

January 11, 2022

When it comes to heating your home, the choice often comes down to whether you should get a heat pump or furnace. While both heat your home, they do so in very different ways. Each of these options has pros and cons. Heat Pump A heat pump uses electricity, but not to generate heat. It instead uses it to move heat between the outdoors and your home. Heat pumps are increasingly popular for a few reasons. Heat Pump Pros Unless the temperature is below freezing, heat pumps are more energy-efficient than furnaces. They’re up to 300% efficient, so you can...

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Top Reasons for a Burning Smell When You Turn on the Heater

December 20, 2021

With cold temperatures ahead, you’ll soon be kicking on your furnace for the first time this season. If you notice a slight burning smell, don’t panic. In most cases, there’s no real danger. However, it’s a good idea to call in a professional HVAC technician if you’re unsure or if you suspect a problem you can’t address on your own. Here are some top reasons there may be a burning smell when you turn on your heater. It’s Just Dust In all likelihood, that tell-tale stench is due to a buildup of dust on the outside of your furnace. It...

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Top Reasons Your Furnace Is Leaking

November 20, 2021

A leaky furnace can wreck your day. In a perfect world, your furnace would last forever. Modern heating systems are sturdy and strong but not indestructible. Eventually, something will go wrong, and a leaky furnace is a sign that you must take action. There are several reasons why your furnace may start leaking. Luckily, has been repairing and replacing furnaces of all kinds since 1945, and we’re available to assist you. The following covers some of the top reasons that your furnace is leaking. Condensation Condensation is the most common reason for a leaky furnace. Today’s high-efficiency furnaces operate with...

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Finding the Perfect Sleep Temperature

October 20, 2021

You may not even realize it’s happening, but the climate you maintain when you’re sleeping can actually impact the quality of your rest. If your temperature is too high or too low, it can cause you to wake up throughout the night or struggle to find deeper rest. Fortunately, you can avoid these issues by trying out certain things to find your optimal sleep temperature. Adjust the Thermostat The simplest way to find your optimal sleep temperature is by adjusting the temperature on your thermostat. Start with a setting between 60 and 67-degrees Fahrenheit, as this is the most common...

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How to Relight Your Furnace Safely

September 20, 2021

You rely on your furnace to keep your family comfortable during the cold days of the year. When your pilot light goes out, you may think that you need to wait until you can call in a professional. In reality, you can likely relight your pilot light by yourself following the steps below. Locate the Pilot Light Burner You’ll want to start by locating where the pilot light burner is. This is typically at the bottom of the furnace, and it may be behind an access panel. You’ll know you’ve located the right spot when you see a reset button...

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4 Signs Your AC Has Suffered Storm Damage

August 17, 2021

Just as severe storms can bring about damage to anything from electrical wires to cars, they can just as easily cause harm to your AC unit. After a major storm, it never hurts to check on your unit for signs of impairment. Here are four signs your AC has been damaged to keep an eye out for. 1. It Won’t Power Back On If there was a blackout in your area during the storm and your AC unit still hasn’t come back on, it may be the result of a power surge. Usually, resetting your circuit breaker will be all...

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