How to Stop Animals from Damaging Your AC Unit

Posted by client@maertin on August 16, 2017, at 11:55 am

You love animals, but you definitely do not love what they can do to the equipment that keeps your family comfortable at home. The air conditioning unit that you rely on for comfortable indoor temperatures all summer long is susceptible to damage from unwanted visitors to your home. We’re talking about wild animals and pets that your neighbors allow to roam around freely through the neighborhood. An AC unit is a major investment that you…

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Should you turn up the A/C when you leave home?

Posted by client@maertin on July 21, 2017, at 12:40 pm

Problems of Running Your A/C Too Much A well designed heating, ventilation and air conditioning system should have the capacity to make your home comfortable with normal use. The system should have been sized to make sure it adequately meets your home’s HVAC needs. Too powerful a system does not mean it will simply make your home cooler faster. Instead, it may actually not work as efficiently as a properly sized setup. Ductwork should be…

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5 Things to Check Before you Call

Posted by client@maertin on June 12, 2017, at 10:34 am

I’m going to try and save you a little money today. As much as we would love you to call us when you have a heating or air conditioner issue, there is a small checklist you can go over before you call to make sure the problem is not simple and easily remedied. Take a moment before you call anyone to go through this list. If things still do not work, call a repairman. Clogged…

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R-22 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by client@maertin on May 3, 2017, at 10:32 am

  How do I find out if my HVAC system uses R-22? Check your unit for a nameplate that identifies the type of refrigerant it requires (this plate will also have safety certifications and electrical ratings). The nameplate is usually on the outdoor condensing unit for central air conditioners. If there is no nameplate, your owner’s manual should have the information, as would the company that sold you the unit. If you know the model…

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The Troubling Ten: The Most Frequently Encountered Spring A/C Problems & How You Can Prevent Them

Posted by client@maertin on April 24, 2017, at 10:52 am

In a tough economy the last thing you need is a surprise air conditioning repair. While all mechanical systems require repairs from time to time, many are preventable. In no particular order, here are the ten most common problems we encounter every Spring and what you can do to avoid them. Tripped Breaker One of the most common causes of no-cool calls is a tripped breaker. Reset it before calling us. Hopefully, it won’t repeat….

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Common Myths About Your Air Conditioner

Posted by client@maertin on April 19, 2017, at 10:02 am

There are so many tips out there to help keep your home cool. However, much of the advice you hear may just be myths. Let’s tackle the most common myths and learn the reality on how to best run your air conditioner.   Here are some of the most common air conditioning myths paired with the facts you need to keep cool and on-budget this summer. Myth: Using an air conditioner will give you a…

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Seasonal Allergies & Spring Cleaning for Your A/C

Posted by client@maertin on March 30, 2017, at 9:33 am

Seasonal allergies acting up? Then there are a few things you can do to reduce the problem and purify your indoor air quality. Before it’s springtime, keep these a/c cleaning tips in mind. It’s spring again. For anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies, it won’t be difficult to notice when it’s spring. To keep your seasonal allergies under control, the HVAC professionals suggest you take a few steps to improve your home’s indoor air quality….

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Have Your HVAC’s Back And Change Those Filters!

Posted by client@maertin on March 15, 2017, at 11:51 am

  The filters in your HVAC system are the first and most effective measure in protecting your heating and cooling system. Any HVAC specialist or home improvement guru will tell you, change your filters often. Keeping your system in fresh filters will greatly extend its life expectancy and this small bit of preventative maintenance can save you money on repairs down the road, not to mention help keep up the air quality in your home….

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Honeywell Whole-House Temperature Zoning Systems Video

Posted by client@maertin on March 10, 2017, at 9:27 am

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Is Temperature Zoning Right For You?

Posted by client@maertin on March 8, 2017, at 9:37 am

Temperature zoning is highly recommended if your home has: Multiple levels Room(s) with large windows Large open areas such as vaulted ceilings or foyer Room(s) in a finished basement or attic Room(s) with an exposed concrete floor An indoor swimming pool or hot tub Rooms that are consistently too hot or too cold Temperature zoning is highly recommended if you: Have young children Spend most of of your day at home Have rooms that are…

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HVAC Fun Facts

Posted by client@maertin on March 2, 2017, at 11:50 am

HVAC Fun Facts   Hotter states like Texas, Florida and Nevada can thank air conditioning for their population booms. Without air conditioning, America’s economic power would rest squarely in the northern states.  The United States Census Bureau and the American Housing Survey revealed that 72 million homes, or 65%, had central air conditioning and the other 22% have room or window units.  The amount of energy the United States uses each year to power air…

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Carbon Monoxide

Posted by client@maertin on February 9, 2017, at 9:09 am

Carbon Monoxide WHAT YOU DON’T SEE CAN HURT YOU! Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless toxic gas that is a product of incomplete combustion.  When Carbon Monoxide is introduced to the bloodstream, through the lungs, it is accepted in place of oxygen at the rate of 300:1 and literally suffocates its victim.  Since Carbon Monoxide is an accumulative and direct reacting toxin, it can be dangerous even at low levels over longer periods…

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Posted by client@maertin on January 27, 2017, at 11:18 am

What is HVAC?  HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. It’s basically your heating and cooling systems.   Does it help to close vents in rooms not being used during the day? The answer to this question is very site specific and dependent on several factors, such as: heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system design, location of the thermostat, house design, and climate. In the right situation, closing vents and/or doors to certain…

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The Best Ways To Reduce Allergens In The Home

Posted by client@maertin on January 24, 2017, at 11:24 am

  It is well known that allergens cause a number of health issues including congestion, runny noses, and [especially] sneezing. Although it is easy to control these issues with certain OTC or prescribed medications, the key is to eliminate or reduce these allergens before the health issues arise and avoid their reoccurrence in the future. If you or your other family members are sensitive to the many allergens that are floating around in the air…

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