Key Terms and General Information for HVAC

  We all have to start somewhere when gaining knowledge on a complex subject; we have all been there before. There is no need to stress about sounding like you know what you are talking about in the heating and air conditioning world, use this blog as your guide. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)…

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Programmable Thermostats (Opportunities and Limitations)

Programmable thermostats are known to help create a comfortable in-door environment while saving money. The trick is to come up with an efficient pre-set schedule during the day. Depending on your daily routines (and thermostat model), you may choose six or even more temperature settings per day. There are digital, electromechanical and mixed system available.…

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Myth Busters: Heating Edition II

Cozy Slippers and Cocoa

Heating your home efficiently can be tricky which is why we addressed four heating myths back in February. Now it is time to address myths #5 through #8!     Myth #5: Space Heaters Are an Effective Alternative to Your Furnace   Solely relying on space heaters can become costly during the wintertime, because they…

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It’s cold! Time to shut off unused heating vents?

Here’s something we all agree on:  Closing or blocking heating vents in unused rooms saves energy, because you’re not wasting it on a room that you’re not occupying, and the air gets redirected to the rest of the house, which makes it easier to heat your house and lowers your bill.  Except for one thing: …

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Timely Furnace Maintenance Matters

The furnace season is upon us, so let’s focus on making sure you won’t be surprised by any of the following problems: Duct work might be loose and cause leaks. The motor might need lubrication. The air filter might need to be replaced. The condensate drain might be blocked. The wiring or the blower belt…

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History of Air Conditioning and Heating

Although they have become every-day items, air-conditioning and heating were once considered luxuries. Let’s explore their fascinating history! The History of Air-conditioning Long ago, the ancient Egyptians understood the evaporating process and hung wet clothes on the doorways to cool the breeze blowing by them. The ancient Chinese invented a hand-cranked rotary fan. In the…

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MidAmerican Rebates – This is Your Last Chance!

MidAmerican rebates will decrease significantly in 2018, so don’t procrastinate and take advantage of an extra $400 rebate on York Furnaces until the end of the year. Upgrading to a quality built York unit in 2017 will not only provide a rebate, it will also save you money in the long term by increasing energy…

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Furnace Maintenance: What Really Matters

Taking care of your furnace is an important part of having a safe and comfortable home, especially during the upcoming colder months. While it’s best to have professionals inspect or make adjustments to your furnace, there are a few things homeowners can do themselves! Safety Tip: Before inspecting or cleaning the furnace, make sure the…

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