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Fall Furnace Maintenance: How to Change Your Furnace’s Air Filter

Furnace maintenance: How to change furnace filter

According to ENERGY STAR, you should be checking and changing your furnace’s air filter every month during peak heating season. That’s probably more often than you need to be calling in your trusty HVAC service guy. We love to see you, of course, but this is a job that you can probably handle on your own if you choose to do so.

If you plan to stay on top of this important furnace maintenance task yourself, let your service guy know when he comes to do your fall furnace maintenance before you start up your furnace for the heating season. He can make sure you have plenty of the right filters on hand, and can show you or your maintenance crew the steps to properly insert and remove the air filter.

Here are the simple steps to help you get it done.

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Preventive Maintenance Agreements, Residential HVAC

Space Heater Alternatives: Better Ways to Eliminate Cold Spots

space heater alternatives

Each year, space heaters are the cause behind more than 25,000 home fires and over 300 fatalities, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Some space heaters release carbon monoxide that can be deadly as well. We all know it: using a space heater is a huge risk to your family simply to eliminate chilly spots in your home. So why do so many continue to use them? Probably because they are not aware of better space heater alternatives.

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Commercial HVAC, Commercial Installations

6 Reasons to Upgrade to Smarter Commercial HVAC Controls

commercial HVAC controls

Remember when the term “smart” only applied to people? Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made it possible for just about everything in your home or business to be “smart” as well, including commercial HVAC controls.

You have probably heard about “learning” thermostats for your home, and maybe you even have installed one of these handy devices that lets you control your home’s temperature from your phone or computer. Yet there are even more benefits when small businesses upgrade to smarter commercial HVAC controls.

Related article: What’s New With Smart Home Thermostat Technology

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Preventive Maintenance Agreements, Residential HVAC

HVAC Duct Cleaning: Do You Need It or Not?

hvac duct cleaning

Is HVAC duct cleaning right for your home? Homeowners may question whether it needs to be done, how often to do it, and how to find the right company to perform the job. Some HVAC service providers also try to convince homeowners that it’s important to seal ducts and apply chemical biocides and treatments to kill bacteria and mold. True or false?

Homeowners are overwhelmed and perplexed about which HVAC services are necessary and which aren’t. Many customers have asked us if there are any guidelines or recommendations to follow, and fortunately, there are. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued guidelines and information that we’re going to share in order to help you make an educated decision about whether HVAC duct cleaning and other services are right for your home. We’ll also provide advice about how to choose a service provider should you decide you want these services performed.

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Commercial HVAC, Commercial Installations

4 Ways to Cut Operations Costs with Modern HVAC Systems

cut operations costs with modern HVAC

HVAC systems can consume as much as 30 percent of a building’s energy usage… even modern HVAC systems. How can you get them to consume even less energy in order to reduce your operations expenses?

The answer lies in controlling your HVAC system according to real-time demand. When it comes to looking for places to trim expense, your HVAC system can be a prime target to cut costs.

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Commercial HVAC, Residential HVAC

Heat Pump vs Air Conditioner: What’s the Difference & How to Choose

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Last Updated on August 23, 2021

heat pump vs air conditioner

A heat pump is basically an air conditioner that can also work in reverse to provide heat.

If you need to replace your air conditioning system or your entire HVAC, should you consider getting a heat pump for AC? A heat pump can replace your air conditioner, and possibly your heating system as well. But it is important to make sure it’s the right choice for your needs.

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Commercial Air Conditioning, Commercial HVAC, Commercial Installations

Your Office AC: 3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait to Upgrade

office ac upgrade

Business owners have so much to worry about these days. Chances are, replacing your office AC is probably the last thing on your mind. However, if you experienced problems with your office air conditioner all summer, you’d be very smart to think about upgrading it now instead of waiting until spring.

While it’s tempting to wait for spring to deal with your office AC problems, the fact is that autumn and winter can actually be the best times to buy a new office air conditioner. Read on to learn why, as well as important information you need to make a good decision and get the best possible pricing.

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Commercial Air Conditioning, Commercial HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

Get to the Bottom of Air Conditioning Noise

air conditioning noise

When air conditioners get loud, or start making strange sounds, it gets annoying in a hurry. Not only is the air conditioning noise intrusive, but it also might signal an impending breakdown and the need for an expensive repair.

So how do you know if it’s a quick fix, something a service tech needs to take care of, or something you could just drown out by donning headphones and blasting your tunes?

Take a look at the types of air conditioning noise you’re likely to hear, and what it means about your HVAC system.

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Commercial Air Conditioning, Commercial HVAC

Office Like a Meat Locker? 7 Tips to Improve Your Cold Office

cold office

It’s still summer for goodness sake! Why is everybody in your office dressed like it’s January? If everybody’s annoyed about your cold office, chances are you’re hearing a lot of under-the-breath grumbling and comments about working in a meat locker.

You should know that putting up with a little grumbling is the least of your problems. When your employees are uncomfortable, it costs you in all kinds of ways.

We’ll tell you how to fix the problem once and for all.

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Commercial HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Agreements, Residential HVAC

Cleaning Your AC Coil Impacts Comfort, Air Quality & More

cleaning ac coil

Reliable air conditioning is something we tend to take for granted… until all of a sudden it’s not reliable anymore.

It’s tempting to hope that you can start up your AC and everything works perfectly. But if you want that to happen, you need to take steps to make sure your air conditioner can handle the hot summer days. That includes cleaning the AC coil.

Read on to learn more about this important component of your air conditioner, why it’s so vulnerable, and how cleaning it can have a huge impact on your summer comfort, your energy bills, and even the quality of the air you breathe.

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