The Perks of Whole-Home Air Purification

June 21st, 2021
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When considering air quality, your mind probably goes to what’s in the air outside, like mold or pollen. But what many homeowners don’t realize is that the air indoors can be much more concerning. In fact, without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, your indoor air quality can be worse than the air quality outside.

This is especially detrimental if you have household occupants who suffer from allergies, asthma, or any other type of respiratory condition. So what can you do about it?

One big step you can take toward improving your indoor air quality is having a whole-home air purifier installed. Read on to learn more!

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Why Size Matters with your AC Installation

June 7th, 2021
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So, you’re in the market for a new air conditioning installation. At least, we’re going to take a guess that is why you’ve come across this blog post. If you have the budget, you’re likely tempted to purchase the biggest and best air conditioner you can find, right? That’s a great idea… except that it can actually be too big!

Yup, that’s right. An air conditioner can actually be too large for the space in which it is installed. Homeowners usually don’t consider this possibility–they know that an air conditioner can be too small but don’t really think about it the other way around. But in actuality, an oversized (overpowered) air conditioner can be just as detrimental to home comfort and the efficiency of your air conditioner as an undersized (underpowered) air conditioner. Read on to learn more!

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What Happens During Cooling System Maintenance?

May 24th, 2021
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If you follow our blog, you’ll see that we talk about maintenance quite a bit. This is for good reason, maintenance is important! Too many homeowners dismiss this service as a “luxury” that only the lucky few who can afford it get for their HVAC systems. That’s not true at all.

Your air conditioning and heating systems need care just like the vehicle you drive does.

During your HVAC maintenance tune-ups, our technicians will thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it, in order to help your home comfort system operate smoother and last longer. Ultimately, this is great news for your budget. But what actually happens during your AC maintenance tune-up? Read on to find out.

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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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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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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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