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Should You Have a Humidifier Installed This Winter?

Although weather conditions in recent weeks tell us a different story, as we edge closer to winter our climate tends to dry out, to the point that we can be pretty uncomfortable both outside and indoors.

So while you’re preparing for winter by having your heating system maintained and dragging your heavy bedding and blankets down from the attic, don’t forget another very important part of home comfort—your indoor air quality. Continue reading

Can Your HVAC System Help You Fight the Common Cold?

While the weather here may not get as bitterly cold as it does in other parts of the Midwest, that doesn’t mean we don’t get bombarded with the same health issues as the rest of the country during this time of year—that’s right, it is flu and cold season. The good news, there are steps you can take to stop illness, and your HVAC system can help!

That is, with the right indoor air quality product. Indoor air quality devices can handle germs as well as the conditions that help them reproduce. As a result, you’ll have a happier and healthier home this winter and for the years to come. Continue reading

Does Maintenance Really Protect Your Furnace?

In recent weeks, we’ve been discussing the importance of heating system maintenance. Even though our temperatures have stayed generally mild as of recently, it’s only a matter of time before our weather turns cooler, and when winter hits full force, you’ll be grateful for a fully functioning furnace.

Of course, the only way to ensure its reliability and functionality is by scheduling routine maintenance, and now is the best time to seek this service out. This means you won’t have to worry about it when temperatures reach a point that you have to use your heater on a regular basis. Keep reading to learn how furnace maintenance helps protect your valuable heating system. Continue reading

The Time Has Come: Schedule Your Heating Maintenance Appointment Today

With the weather not even dipping below 60 degrees at night, it may seem too early to start thinking about your heater. In fact, you’re probably still using your cooling system on quite a regular basis. However, the best time to schedule maintenance for your HVAC system is before you are going to need to use it, therefore making now the best time to schedule your appointment.

Routine preventive maintenance ensures that your heating system runs more efficiently. It also reduces the risk of huge emergency repairs later on down the line. Keep reading to learn more about the numerous benefits that this service offers. Continue reading

Short-Cycling: What It Is and Why It’s a Problem

When you live somewhere that gets as hot and humid during the summer as it does in our parts, you know how important it is to have a fully functioning and efficiently working air conditioner in your home. You want to know that it’s going to be reliable all summer long and won’t quit on you in the middle of summer when you need it the most.

For this reason, it’s imperative that you schedule maintenance on a regular basis. Even with maintenance, however, AC systems can still run into problems. One of these issues is when the AC system starts up fine but runs only briefly before shutting back down: a process called short-cycling. Continue reading

How Can You Improve the Efficiency of Your Air Conditioner?

It is the official start of summer, and as such your air conditioning system is going to be doing more and more work as the season progresses. Naturally, this will result in higher electrical bills. However, you bills don’t need to be that high.

If you follow some of the steps below, you may be able to drastically increase how efficiently your AC uses energy. As a result, you can save money and help your air conditioning system work longer. Continue reading

Is a Ductless Cooling System Right for Your Home?

One of the biggest advantages of having a ductless cooling system—also referred to as a ductless mini-split—installed rather than a traditional central system is that you don’t have to worry about ducts. There are many smaller and/or older homes that lack ductwork all together. Installing ducts can be a pain, as it is both expensive and inconvenient.

However, ductless systems give you the versatility that a ducted system cannot. Convenient installation is only one benefit of these units. We’ve listed a few more great benefits below that could sway you towards choosing ductless for your next home comfort installation. Continue reading