Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer Yet?

May 10th, 2021
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Alright, so it’s not quite summer yet. And with our variable weather we may not need our air conditioners much at all! On the other hand, we all know how hot weather can surprise us, especially when it lasts for weeks. Therefore, you want your air conditioner to be ready for summer and all it has to bring.

It’s never too early to start prepping for the warmer months! In fact, right now is a great time to schedule your air conditioner maintenance. After all, with summer coming and things starting to open up again, the last thing you need to worry about is a malfunctioning cooling system, right?

Maintenance allows our technicians to comprehensively clean, adjust, and inspect your AC system for repairs. These steps help it work efficiently and effectively, protecting your comfort and your wallet. Read on to learn more!

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Breathe Easier At Home: Here’s How

April 26th, 2021
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Have you ever wondered how you can breathe easier at home? The good news is, there is a way, with one simple installation.

These days, many homeowners are wondering how they can be healthier in their homes—in fact “indoor air quality” has become a bit of a buzzword. We want you to understand what your options are so that you can breathe easier.

One type of indoor air quality system to consider is the installation of a whole-house air purifier. Do keep in mind, an air purifier won’t guarantee that you’ll completely eliminate potentially harmful particles like bacteria, germs, and viruses. But it will certainly help mitigate the risks. Read on to learn more!

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When Should You Get a New Water Heater?

April 12th, 2021
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Over the past several months, there was one system in your home you paid a lot of attention to (your heater!) But there was another system you used each and every day that you probably didn’t think about much at all, unless something went wrong with it. We’re referring to your water heater!

Just like with your furnace or central heater, your water heater deserves attention too. It operates daily, so some may argue it needs even more attention. If you haven’t had your water heater maintained in the last year, and/or your system is aging, then it’s time to consider if you need a new one. We’ve shared some signs below that it is, in fact, time for you to get a new water heater system.

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Should a Ductless System be Your Next AC Option?

March 29th, 2021
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Springtime is officially upon us, and the weather is warming up. Perhaps, if you had a struggling heating system this past winter, you’re considering a heating system replacement. This is definitely a purchase you don’t want to rush into, so we applaud you for checking out this blog post to explore your heating options. You do have time to do so! The question is, is a ductless system the right option for you?

These systems are very versatile, allowing for both effective cooling and efficient heating performance. Additionally, they help you save money and space within your home. If you’ve never considered this system for your household, now’s the time. Read on!

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What Are the Steps of Air Conditioning Installation?

March 15th, 2021
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We see people ask this a lot. And we’re about to share the steps—but not because we think you should ever try to install your own whole-home air conditioner. Doing so can result in an inefficient system, HVAC system damage, or even property damage. Air conditioners are complex, and installing them requires a trained and experienced professional.

We do understand the sense of urgency here. While we are still experiencing chiller temperatures, anyone who has lived here for even just a year knows how variable our weather can be. Who knows when we’ll need our air conditioners—it can be two months from now or two weeks from now!

So if you need a new air conditioner, you’re probably thinking now you need to rush. But we really encourage you to give the professionals a call, instead of rushing into a purchase and installation that could leave you regretting your decision. Here’s what will happen when you call us for your air conditioner installation:

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Don’t Ignore Your Furnace This Time of Year!

March 1st, 2021
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While winter has certainly brought some surprises this year, especially to our neighbors in the south, the season is almost officially over. And when it does end, we don’t need to think about our heaters again for six more months, right?!

Well, not quite. If you’ve lived in this area for even just a year, then you are very well aware of how variable our weather can be. Heatwaves come just as much as unseasonable cold snaps. As such, you need your furnace to always be in good shape. If it has repair needs now, you shouldn’t ignore them—that could leave you with a malfunctioning heater or a completely broken down one next time you need it.

Also, ignoring certain furnace problems—such as a problem with your ductwork or thermostat—can impact your air conditioner too, then what does that leave you with? Expensive energy bills and decreased comfort, that’s what.

Read on as we uncover some of the most common signs that you need repairs for your furnace sooner rather than later.

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What to Know about a Cracked Heat Exchanger

February 15th, 2021
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The first thing you should know about a cracked heat exchanger in a gas furnace is that you don’t want one!

Gas furnaces are not inherently dangerous devices—something we should clear up right away. However, if you don’t take proper care of your gas furnace, it can become dangerous. Just like any other powerful appliance or appliance that creates combustion gasses, a furnace can potentially create health hazards if it is not properly maintained on a consistent basis.

What we want to caution you about today is one of the most common causes for a gas furnace becoming unsafe. Cracked heat exchangers are more likely to occur in older furnace systems (10-15 years old), so we recommend looking into a replacement sooner than later if you have an aging system. Routine maintenance does help catch problems like this before they start! Be sure to call for maintenance if you skipped it in the fall.

In the meantime, read on to learn more about heat exchangers in gas furnaces.

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Choosing Your Water Heater Installation

February 1st, 2021
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If we were to tell you that there is a single appliance in every American home that most homeowners take for granted, what do you think it would be? If you said water heater, we agree! The water heater really is the unsung hero in the average home—you use yours every day probably without even really thinking about it too much, until something goes wrong.

Oftentimes, if you have a water heater problem it can be fixed with a professional repair service. However, if your water heater is 15-20 years old, it might be time to kick it to the curb to get a new one professionally installed. What you should know about this is, you have options!

That said, it doesn’t mean that tankless systems are the best choice for every home. Read on as we uncover the advantages and disadvantages of each type of water heater.

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Boosting Furnace Efficiency: A How-To Guide

January 18th, 2021
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With winter officially here, homeowners throughout Fountain and beyond are looking for ways to stay warm and cozy without paying an arm and a leg for that comfort.

Having a great heating system in place is key to making this a reality. You want a heating system that will work as efficiently as possible, right? Perhaps you think the only way to make that a reality is to upgrade to a new heater. While this is sometimes the case, particularly if your system is 10-15+ years old, there are usually steps you can take that aren’t quite as drastic to boost efficiency. Read on to learn what they are!

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How to Make Your Home Healthier

January 4th, 2021
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2021 is here! If you’re like many homeowners, the last year has brought about many concerns about health. With COVID-19, folks are looking for ways to build immunity and prevent the transmission of disease among their households. While we can’t promise that any product will guarantee that COVID germs will not be transmitted and we encourage you to follow guidelines set forth by the CDC and take steps to make your home healthier to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

One way to do this is by ensuring that you are equipped with the right indoor air quality solutions. Even before our current health crisis, most Americans spend about 70% of their time within their homes. Don’t you want to ensure that the air you’re breathing is as healthy as it can be? You can start doing this by investing in a whole-house (versus portable) air purifier.

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