How To Save Money On Heating Repairs (Without Resorting To DIY)

Home heating expenses can add up quickly, so it’s understandable that you’ll want to save as much money as you can on HVAC maintenance and repairs. However, if your stinginess is keeping you from making necessary repairs (or you’re having them done incorrectly or inefficiently), you may end up spending a whole lot more in the long run. That said, there are some ways you can save money on heating repairs this year, either by reducing their severity or the need for them altogether. Below, you’ll find just a few of these ideas — and none of them require the dreaded DIY project. Schedule annual inspections early: In many cases, a yearly inspection […]

How Short Cycling Can Leave You Cold And Confused

It’s that time of year. Leaves have changed and are now dropping off the trees in great quantity. You might have already woken up to find frost on your window from the chill of night in late fall. Winterizing your home is an important step toward having a cozy, carefree winter. In fact, some HVAC workers report that up to 75% of the calls they receive where the homeowner’s heat isn’t working during winter relates to lack of proper maintenance. When you leave your heater unserviced for any length of time, it can stop working suddenly for what seems to be no reason at all. Of course, there always is […]

How To Make Your Home Heating System More Eco-Friendly In 3 Easy Steps

Fall is finally upon us, which means families all across the country will be turning on their home heating systems soon enough. But with an increased emphasis on green living, many homeowners are looking for ways to save energy (and money) without sacrificing comfort. Fortunately, there are a number of ways, ranging from basic to extravagant, to make your fall heating more eco-friendly. Below are three simple steps to reduce your HVAC system’s environmental impact this season. Install a programmable thermostat Just think about the times when you’re at work or your family is asleep: is the heat still set to the same temperature as it is during other times […]

Should You Ever Run Your Dehumidifier In Winter?

Fall is finally here, and that means that homeowners will soon be cranking their furnaces up and running their space heaters to make their homes more comfortable. Space heating alone accounts for around 45% of energy bills, but those extra costs are often accompanied by a lot of dry air. Most of us know that humidifiers can help fix that problem and add moisture when needed. But are there certain cases that might require homeowners to run their residential dehumidifiers during winter? The answer is yes, but only in specific circumstances. If you do need to use residential dehumidifiers during the colder months, you’ll likely need them only in your […]

DIY Dangers: Why You Should Never Do Your Own Heat Repair

Whether you like it or not, autumn is right around the corner. That means that you should probably start thinking ahead to your fall heating needs. If you already do a fair amount of work around your home, you might think that you can skip your annual inspection and diagnose any issues yourself. But DIY heat repairs are always going to be a big mistake. Here are a few critical reasons to leave HVAC repairs to the professionals. Doing your own heat repair could start a fire One of the most important reasons to call your local HVAC company instead of doing your own furnace repair is that you could […]

3 Questions To Ask Before You Replace Your Home Heating System

Summer will soon be coming to a close, which means it’s certainly not too early to think about your fall heating needs. This is actually the best time of year to inquire about HVAC repairs, specifically heat repairs, since you won’t be in a huge rush to turn up the temperatures quite yet. But if you’re wondering whether you should replace your home heating system or you can get by with making some basic repairs, here are three questions you’ll need to ask yourself (and your technician). Is your furnace safe? Most importantly, your home heating system needs to be completely safe. If there’s any risk of a safety hazard, […]

Humidifier Or Dehumidifier? Here’s How To Tell Which One You Need

We all know that having reliable heating and air conditioning can make your home more comfortable, and most of us aren’t afraid to use them. After all, your HVAC costs can represent 43% of your monthly energy bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. But your furnace and AC unit aren’t the only things that can impact how comfortable you are in your home. The amount of moisture in the air can have a significant effect, too. If you have too little or too much moisture, you and your family might find your home to be an unpleasant environment and may even suffer health problems as a result. Humidifiers […]

3 Reasons Summer Is Actually The Best Time To Get Your Furnace Inspected

In summertime, you’re probably more concerned about your cooling needs than making sure your home has heat. But it won’t be long before you’ll need to think about firing up those home heating systems again. And if you’ve gone too long without regular maintenance, you might be in for an unwelcome surprise. Many HVAC experts say that up to 75% of their no-heat calls in winter are due to a lack of service. That’s why it’s better to get a head start on making sure your furnace, ducts, and other components of your system are working the way they should. It might surprise you, but summer is actually the best […]

3 Signs You Need Immediate Air Duct Cleaning

There’s no doubt that spring is here, and that means it’s time to clean house. But in your quest for cleanliness, it’s important not to overlook necessary HVAC repairs and maintenance. After all, the average American household spends 2.7% of their income on energy bills; if your system has a lot of build-up, you’ll likely end up paying more. Regular air duct cleaning will keep your system running smoothly and your family feeling healthy. However, the following three signs indicate you’re probably long-overdue for air duct cleaning. If you spot any of these signs, be sure to call us right away to schedule an appointment. 1.Visible dust, debris, and pet […]

Get Your AC Unit Ready For Summer With These 3 Easy Steps

Summer is right around the corner, and most Americans will soon be cranking up their air conditioners to fight the heat. But before you turn on the air, you need to make sure your system is in tip-top shape. Under normal circumstances, your heating and cooling needs make up around 43% of your monthly utility bill. But if you’re in need of critical HVAC repairs, those operating costs will be much higher. Worst of all, you may find yourself in the middle of a heat wave without any help from your residential cooling system! That’s why it’s better to be certain that your cooling system is problem-free before summer sets […]