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Furnace Maintenance

Simple maintenance can pay big dividends for comfort, efficiency and safety. When it comes to furnaces (we’ll focus on natural gas), an ounce of prevention truly is worth a pound of cure. To help you avert the hassle of your furnace dying or simply not putting out enough heat– just when you need it most… read more →

Air Conditioning Maintenance & Tune-Ups

Air conditioners lose capacity with use. The coils become plugged, filters get dirty, belts slip and often there is a refrigerant leak. While comfort is lost, energy costs soar. A 20% increase in operating cost is not uncommon. You may not recognize this problem until comfort is lost and, by then, the extra dollars are.. read more →

12 Steps to Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

1. Test your Indoor Air Quality If your family is sensitive to mold, you may conduct tests for mold only; or you can do a comprehensive test with a complete breakdown of your air makeup, helping you decide where problem areas lie. These tests are relatively inexpensive and readily available, and are a great starting.. read more →

How often should I have the system cleaned?

To most people’s surprise, airborne dirt and household lint cause the most problems with your system. Even if you change your filters every 30 days, 90% of the airborne particles go through your throwaway air filter. These particles will collect on your blower motor, blower wheel, and indoor coil. Air cleaners help but particles still.. read more →

Why does a heat pump blow out cold air?

The air temperature leaving your register should not be less than 85 degrees. Even though the air temperature coming out of the register is 85 degrees your body temperature is 98.6. The 85-degree air will feel cool. The problem is not the air temperature but the location and type of register being used. Sometimes a.. read more →

How often should I change the Air Filter?

If you have a fiberglass throwaway filter, you should change it every 30 days. The filter helps keep your duct system, motors, and coils cleaner longer. Here’s a great tip for remembering to change the filter:  When you get your monthly electric bill… change the air filter. If you do not change your filter, your.. read more →

What temperature should I set my thermostat?

There is no certain temperature that will meet everyone’s comfort level. The system is designed to maintain 70 degrees inside when the outside temperature is 10 degrees colder in the winter. It is also designed to maintain 75 degrees when it is 95 degrees outside. The whole point in having a system in your home.. read more →