April 6th, 2020
There are actually a few ways to stop your ducts from
ruining your indoor air quality. First off, when they’re first installed you
should ensure they are done so by a highly trained and experienced team, so the
job is done correctly.
Of course, most homeowners inherit their ductwork when they
purchase their home. In that case, you can stop your ductwork from ruining
indoor air quality by having them repaired, or replaced, when necessary. Unsure
if you have an air duct problem? Call our team for an inspection!
There’s one last thing you can do that will help with this
debacle, and it’s something that not a lot of homeowners consider. That’s air
duct cleaning! Professional duct cleaning from an experienced team like ours
keeps you from breathing in contaminants that could make even the healthiest
person sick—let alone someone who already suffers from allergies and asthma.
March 23rd, 2020
In today’s cost-conscious society, homeowners are always
thinking of ways to save money. Well, what about ways to make money—that is, when you go to sell your home? Many people don’t
necessarily want to go through the hassle of huge remodeling projects to
increase their home’s value, but the truth is you don’t have to.
There is one replacement in particular that can help
increase your home’s value, for a number of reasons. And that is your windows!
If you have older windows in your living space, they might not seal up as they should when closed, and could be letting drafts in or conditioned air out. They might be single-paned and incapable of preventing heat transfer. They also might be really outdated looking and unappealing to a future homebuyer. Window replacements offer a lot of benefits, each of which can increase your home’s value. Read on as we uncover some!
March 9th, 2020
When you think about everything that goes into making your home as comfortable and healthy as possible, not to mention energy-efficient, how often do you think about your windows and doors?
The thing is, homes today are built tightly, disallowing any
conditioned air to escape. Many different factors contribute to this, like the
right level and type of insulation, proper weatherstripping, and keeping your
windows and doors shut while you run your HVAC systems.
But, what if those windows and doors are in bad shape? Do they not close all the way? Are they old? Drafty windows and doors losing their seal can cost your home a lot of its air-conditioned or heated air. No matter the season, you may be adjusting your thermostat way more than you need to, and therefore using your HVAC systems inefficiently.
February 24th, 2020
There are a number of reasons you may experience a power
outage. A power pole can be struck by a vehicle, in rare cases. In more common
cases, stormy weather or even excessive heat requiring extended use of your AC
can do the trick.
Chances are, you might not have to deal with many power
outages over the course of your homeownership. But if you have to live through
even just one, you’ll appreciate the convenience and reliability of a
whole-house generator system. Of course, the only way to ensure its reliability
is with routine generator maintenance. Why’s that?
February 10th, 2020
We may not get as bone-chillingly cold weather as other
parts of the country do, but still, our winters pack quite the punch. And to
get through these winters, we need powerful, reliable HVAC systems. If you’ve
discovered that your heat pump is blowing out cold air, it’s obvious you have a
problem, but what does it mean?
January 27th, 2020
noise can be alarming, and it should be. You do expect, of course, to hear a
distinct sound when the gas jets of the burner assembly ignite as your furnace
cycles on. However, when the noise becomes something that makes you jump,
that’s cause for concern.
Why does this
happen, though? And does it mean you have a serious problem with your gas-powered
furnace? Read on to find out!
January 13th, 2020
Several weeks ago, we proposed the question, “Is going ductless worth it?” If you’ve read this post and have been considering your options, great! If you’re ready to go ahead and have a ductless system installed—please be sure to call a professional.
Without professional installation and follow up maintenance,
you could end up with a ductless system full of problems. Improper installation
leads to a number of unique repair needs not found in other HVAC systems. Going
ductless is, of course, still worth it for many homeowners. However, if you
make the mistake of going with an amateur, you might suffer. Here’s how:
December 16th, 2019
Weather in our area stays relatively steady throughout the
year in comparison to other parts of the country. However, our HVAC systems are
almost always in use. We tend to get the most use out of our heaters but our
air conditioners get a workout as well in the warmer weeks of summer. With
that, it’s vital that you have an effective and efficient air conditioner, and heater in place.
What if we told you that you can have both, all in one
system? If you’re looking to replace or upgrade both your heating and cooling
systems, a ductless system is well worth your consideration. They’re not right
for all homes, but they’re the right
choice for many. Read on to learn more about these systems and whether one will
fit well in your home.
December 2nd, 2019
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way for you to completely avoid the need for furnace repair throughout the lifespan of your heating system? Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case. Eventually, you’ll encounter some kind of problem with your system and you’ll need a trusted technician to come make repairs. The best thing you can do to mitigate how bad these repair needs get is learning to recognize the signs that your system needs repair (and get them on your schedule right away), which we’ll get to below.
Severe furnace problems can also be prevented with routine
maintenance. Every fall, before you need your furnace the most, you should be
scheduling a tune-up. During these maintenance sessions, our technicians
thoroughly inspect your system, clean it, adjust components that need it,
and—you guessed it—alert you to small repair needs before they grow bigger. If
you haven’t scheduled maintenance yet this year, please give us a call to
schedule that service right now. In the meantime, read on to learn several
signs of furnace troubles.