A Cost-Cutting Solution to Your Heating and Cooling Needs

With the summer approaching, it is time to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to go. HVAC companies recommend having HVAC systems checked before the cooling season to ensure that the air filter is clean and the compressor is functioning well. Without having these parts checked regularly, they can stop working effectively, and inadequately filter and cool the air in your house. This can also happen with older heating and air … [Read more...]

Carbon Monoxide and Your Gas Furnace

    What is carbon monoxide (CO)? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Although it has no detectable odor, CO is often mixed with other gases that do have an odor. So, you can inhale carbon monoxide right along¬† with gases that you can smell and not even know that CO is present.     Where is carbon monoxide (CO) found? CO is a common industrial hazard resulting from the … [Read more...]

Dirty Vents? It May Be Time to Service Your System.

If you see dust and dirt buildup on your supply air vents, it's your system's way of telling you that it's not at its best. This can be indicative of a couple of things. It may mean that the HVAC system filter has not been changed often enough. That can mean the indoor coil is dirty and may need to be cleaned so it functions as efficiently as possible. It also could indicate that there is a problem in the attic or crawlspace, and there … [Read more...]

Why Custom-Sized HVAC Systems Are a Must

Whenever you are considering replacing your HVAC system, it would be safe to assume that you can just replace it with one of the same size, right? "I have a 4.0 ton HVAC unit, so I need to replace it with another 4.0 ton." If you go with the same size as the previous system, then you have to be willing to trust that the previous system's installer sized it properly for your home; and it's not as simple as just getting the square footage. In … [Read more...]

Winter Season Tips for Keeping Your Home Cozy

It's commonly known that you should let your faucet drip when it's freezing outside so your pipes don't burst. But did you know there are other steps you can take to get your home ready for winter weather?   Reverse Your Ceiling Fans Running your ceiling fans clockwise produces an updraft that sends the warmer air pooled near the ceiling back into the living space - cutting heating costs by as much as 10%!   Use a … [Read more...]

Get Free Federal Tax Credit for Going High Efficiency

Replacing an air conditioning system can be a rather daunting purchase for the average homeowner; it is after all, one of the largest investments you make in your home. Don't sweat it though, there is financial relief available for qualifying systems through Federal Energy Tax Credits. A few minimum requirements must be met before you can qualify for these credits: -A qualifying central air conditioner must be purchased and installed by … [Read more...]

Really…How Important Are Filter Changes?

If you are like the average homeowner, you probably don't remember exactly when you changed your filter last. You've been told it's important before, but honestly, how big of a deal can it be to skip it every now and then? Maintaining your air conditioning system properly prevents you from having to rely on an HVAC service company, and allows you to use that money elsewhere. The most important thing a homeowner can do to protect their system … [Read more...]

Benefits of Using a NATE Certified Technician

There are many different options when it comes to choosing your HVAC company of choice. When you're deciding who you want to trust with maintaining your comfort, it is in your best interest to verify that the technician that comes out is NATE Certified. NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and is an independent body set up to evaluate the technical knowledge of the HVAC technician. They provide certificates to technicians who … [Read more...]

Important HVAC Tune-Up Procedures

When choosing a maintenance agreement to prolong the life of your system and improve its efficiency, you want to ensure that it meets the necessary requirements. Below is a list of the tune-up procedures that you should receive when you sign your HVAC system up on a maintenance plan. Furnace Tune-up Procedures Inspect and tighten all electrical connections and terminals. Remove, clean, and adjust main gas burners. Remove, clean, and … [Read more...]