Why You Need a Duct Cleaning Before Fall

Why You Need a Duct Cleaning Before FallRare is the day in winter when you can open the windows for clean, healthy air. Professional duct cleaning will reduce the indoor air contaminants that your furnace circulates through the air. Late summer or early fall is the ideal time to get rid of the accumulation of debris that lands in ducts over the years.

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Tips for Preparing Your HVAC for Winter

Tips for Preparing Your HVAC for WinterWinter can be the toughest time of year in our region, so you want to be sure your HVAC system is in good working order. It’s always a good idea to create a fall maintenance list that includes tasks you can perform, as well as maintenance tasks for your HVAC tech. So let’s get started here at the end of summer on some HVAC winter prep, before the first cold winds of fall start blowing.

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The Importance of HVAC Placement

An HVAC system may have a less than pleasant look in addition to the noise it makes that can be quite a nuisance.An HVAC system may have a less than pleasant look in addition to the noise it makes that can be quite a nuisance. For those reasons, you may want to have your unit installed in an inconspicuous place. Unfortunately, that may have an adverse impact on it. Read on to learn more about why you should pay attention to HVAC placement.

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How Smart Homes Save You Money

How Smart Homes Save You MoneyWith smart home technology advancing by leaps and bounds, homeowners today can enjoy new levels of comfort and convenience. There’s a lot of potential for smart home savings on energy too, when your home’s equipped with:

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The Best HVAC Tools for Any Job

The Best HVAC Tools for Any JobThe technicians who maintain, repair or replace the HVAC equipment in your home use a variety of tools to complete these jobs. Some are basic items that are used by many different trades, such as a ladder, level, tube cutter, wire stripper and reciprocating saw, as well as various types of pliers, screwdrivers, hex nut drivers and wrenches. Depending on the work being performed, your technician will also likely employ specialized HVAC tools such as:

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Your Home’s Kitchen Ventilation Options

Your Home's Kitchen Ventilation OptionsYou’re not just producing culinary masterpieces when you cook. You’re also introducing steam, smoke, airborne particles and odors into the home’s air. If you don’t have kitchen ventilation, you probably know this already. Fortunately, kitchen ventilation is not that expensive to add, and it’s worth the effort and cost.

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How You Can Put Your In-Home Service Worker at Ease With Your Pet

How You Can Put Your In-Home Service Worker at Ease With Your PetRemember how skittish your pet was when you first brought it home? HVAC technicians encounter the same nervousness from animals with other people’s pets. While it can be a bit uncomfortable for the worker, it’s worse for your pet whose territory is being invaded by a stranger who carries strange tools and equipment and makes noise.

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Thermostat Not Holding Schedule? Here’s Why

Thermostat Not Holding Schedule? Here's WhyThe thermostat is the HVAC system’s command center. If your home has heating and cooling problems, a malfunctioning thermostat is a likely culprit. Fortunately, most thermostat problems aren’t major, so you’ll probably just need to adjust your existing one rather than getting a new one. Here are the possible reasons behind your device getting off schedule, along with the steps you should take before calling a professional.

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How UV Lights Benefit You

How UV Lights Benefit YouInstalling UV lights (ultraviolet) in your home’s forced-air heating and cooling system will increase your home’s air quality easily and affordably. Ultraviolet light comes from sunshine and has a sanitizing effect on the organic matter it contacts. Installed in your home’s HVAC system, you’ll achieve the same benefits.

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Why HVAC Covers are Worth the Investment

Why HVAC Covers are Worth the InvestmentDid you ever think you should be covering up the outdoor component of your air conditioner? After all, this unit contains the compressor and condenser coils and when damaged, repairs or replacement can be costly. Is it a good idea to leave it out there, uncovered, subject to the ravages of Mother Nature?

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