How to Know the Difference Between Tune-Ups and Repairs?

Air Conditioning Repair

Most people use the terms tune-up and maintenance interchangeably – but they are not the same thing, especially when it comes to your AC unit. The concepts are not the same for your AC as they are for a car. Tune-ups If you hire an expert to give your AC unit a tune up, that expert is going to be giving the unit a thorough inspection to make sure everything is in working condition. The point of the tune-up is to make sure there is nothing broken or wrong with your AC. You cannot tell by looking at an AC unit that a part is no longer functioning as it …

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7 Valuable Safety Tips You Need to Know About Room Heaters

Heating System Installation

Room heaters are a popular idea to cut energy costs in the winter. Even though modern heaters are much safer than the ones before, it’s best to make sure they are not carelessly used because heat can still cause some damage. These 7 heating system installation tips can help you use room heaters in the safest way possible: Keep all combustible materials such as paper, blankets, and furniture at least two feet away from the heater. Do not let pets or children get near the heating device since it can shock or burn them. Before using a room heater, inspect it to make sure that it is clean and in …

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5 Unique and Fun Ideas to Make Valentine’s Day Special

V. Day Magic

To really make this day special for your kids, why not try something different beyond the Valentine’s Day cards or candy? There are all sorts of ways to make the day special, but here are 5 unique and fun ideas just for Valentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day Wreath This is a great idea to bring a smile to your child’s face. Create a wreath of post-it notes in the shape of a heart that tells them how much you care about them and all of the things that make them a great person. They can wake up to a surprise on Valentine’s Day! The Valentine’s Day Breakfast While the kids are …

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Furnace Repair: How to Know Insurance Is Covered or Not

furnace and AC repair

You need your furnace to help keep you warm in the winter months. If you live in an area where temperatures are routinely close to freezing or fall even below that line, not having one that’s working properly could be a real safety hazard for you and your family. In fact, it could pretty much make your house uninhabitable in the winter months. However, furnace and AC repair can be expensive and you may find yourself short on cash this winter when you need heat the most. In some cases, your insurance could be there to help you. Use this guide to help determine whether or not your insurance will …

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What You Need to Know About Cleaning Air Ducts and Vents

Air Duct Cleaning Service

Air vents and ducts are important to your home heating and cooling system because they distribute temperature-controlled air throughout your home. It’s important for homeowners to have air ducts checked periodically to clean out dirt that builds up. Dirty vents can strain your HVAC system and can create issues with indoor air quality, which can affect health. Homeowners should be aware of the following items and how a heating and air conditioning service can help: Checking and Cleaning Vents Make sure vents are not being blocked in any way. This can affect how the HVAC system works. You can reduce heating and cooling in a room by gently closing the …

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5 Things You Must Know About Wintertime Indoor Air Quality

Maintain Air Qulaity

Although you may focus heavily on indoor air quality during the spring and summer months, especially if you suffer from allergies; it’s worth thinking about the air you breathe at home during colder weather when you don’t have the luxury of throwing the windows wide open and letting in some fresh air. It’s worth sparing it some thought, as some factors affecting air quality can be detrimental to your health. Consider these 5 things to ensure your family enjoys germ-free indoor air quality in wintertime: Allergens Don’t Have to Be Pollen If pets are shut in, build ups of pet hair can cause irritation where you have previously had no …

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Top 10 Interesting Facts About Your Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner Controlled Humidity

HVAC is usually not treated as a glamorous or compelling topic in the media or among social circles. Yet there are some fun facts about air conditioner services that can generate interest. Have a look over these top 10 interesting facts about your air conditioner: The First Air Conditioner Controlled Humidity Willis Carrier designed the first air conditioner in 1902 to control humidity for a New York publisher. It helped ink dry faster, prevented smudges, and kept paper size consistent. Movie Makers Helped Usher In AC Thanks to air conditioned movie theaters, movie makers began marketing their biggest films in summertime, which created an escape from hot households. AC Helped …

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How Air Filters Helps to Improve the Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality Check

Although we’re aware of how outdoor air quality can exacerbate breathing problems and allergies, we tend to pay less attention to air quality check in our homes. Bacteria, mold spores, even common viruses that make us sick circulate in the air in our homes, and can contribute to that “under the weather” feeling that many of us experience on a regular basis. Although regular cleaning and good ventilation will help improve the air quality in your home, checking your HVAC air filters on a regular basis, and particularly replacing them when they’re opaque, will be your best course of action to improve the air quality in your home. How to …

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5 Home Energy Saving Tips for a Fresh New Year

Home Energy Saving

weather in summer and frigid season in the winter can bring unexpected rises in energy usage. You should develop a strategy in the New Year to save energy in your home for consistent savings and predictable energy usage in the fresh year. Here are 5 home energy saving tips you should consider for a fresh New Year: Give your heating and cooling systems a scheduled maintenance checkup once every year. Usually this will help avoid maintenance for any unknown damage, buildup of dust, dirt, or malfunctions. Replacing your air filter at least every three months increases energy efficiency. Air filters filled with dirt and dust makes your heating and cooling …

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How to Stay Alert of Air Conditioning Scams This Christmas

Air Conditioning Scams

A dry, warm climate in some places makes it necessary to run an air conditioner even during Christmas. It helps maintain comfortable indoor temperature and also keeps your Christmas tree fresh and green for a longer period. But if your air conditioner decides to stop working or doesn’t cool your home adequately, you will inevitably turn to an AC service company. Unfortunately, this also opens you to scams that may cause you to dig deep into your pockets and pay for unnecessary repairs and spare parts. Scams not only cause you to spend money like water, they also waste your time. Many air conditioning service companies want to sell naïve …

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