Posts By: Chris Long

Don’t Let Bugs Nest in Your HVAC System

Years of performing HVAC maintenance has taught us most people want the same thing from their home: a space that’s cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what rodents and snakes are looking for as well when they creep into your ductwork. Same thing goes for roaches, forever on the hunt for cool, dark places. Continue Reading... Read More

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What are the Benefits of Inverter Technology for Your AC?

Imagine you’re running in a 10-mile foot race. (We realize you might be wondering what air conditioning companies know about running. Please bear with us.) You’re at the starting line, the whistle blows and you begin sprinting as fast as you can. You’re leading the pack…for a little while, anyway. Then your energy saps and you have to rest until you can run again. Continue Reading... Read More

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Common Springtime HVAC Problems

During the all-too-brief lull between the chill of late winter and the heat of summer, spring offers a little bit of a rest. You might find that you can spend a few weeks with the heat off, the windows open and your home full of fresh air. That doesn’t mean your heating and cooling system is off the hook. You might still encounter these springtime HVAC problems, which will need to be addressed if you want your air conditioning to function this summer. 1. Dirty air conditioner coils It’s easy for these coils – both internal and external – to become dirty. The… Read More

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Preparing Your HVAC Unit for Spring

Spring is officially under way. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, your favorite baseball team still has a shot at the pennant and you’ve finally shut your heat off until fall. Continue Reading... Read More

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Earth Day is Coming. Here’s How Your Home Can Reduce Energy Use

We’ve written multiple blog posts on the importance of energy efficient HVAC systems, but with Earth Day around the corner, we decided to take a broader approach. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at several ways you can reduce energy use at home. It’s not only good for the planet, it’s good for your budget. Continue Reading... Read More

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How Does Humid Air Affect My HVAC?

We spend all winter wishing things would warm up. But there’s warm, and then there’s too warm. A hot day is one thing. Throw in some humidity and venturing outside can feel like you’re walking around with a wet towel over your face. Continue Reading... Read More

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Why This is the Best Time to Buy a New Air Conditioning System

Let’s face it: no one is buying an air conditioning system at the height of summer unless they’re really in dire straits. Either your old air conditioner is on its last legs, or you’ve decided you can’t deal with another August without central air. And if you’re forced into this position, you should expect to pay more for your system, as air conditioning companies and their products will be in high demand. So when is the best time to buy a new air conditioner? You might think winter, but that’s not a great time either. Most air conditioning companies… Read More

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What’s Lurking in Your HVAC System?

Getting ready to do some spring cleaning? Fewer things can make you feel revitalized after a long, cold winter like clearing out your garage or sprucing up your siding. And as you clean your home this spring, make sure your ductwork is on your to-do list. It’s a sure way to improve the air quality and make things safer for family members who suffer from allergies. Your ducts are “the lungs of the home,” as Mark Zarzeczny of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association put it in a WebMD article last year. And when your ducts can “breathe” properly, so can you. But… Read More

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Does My Ductwork Need to be Sealed?

Is there a room in your house that never feels comfortable? Are you summer and winter energy bills unusually high? Does it feel like there isn’t enough air coming out of your vents? These are all signs that your home has leaky ductwork. And this isn’t something to take lightly. Your air ducts are a crucial part of your home, and if they’re badly sealed, you’re probably losing money and receiving insufficient heating and cooling. Continue Reading... Read More

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Debunking Common HVAC Myths

Over the course of nearly 300 episodes, TV’s MythBusters have debunked all sorts of popular misconceptions, like what happens when you drop a penny off the Empire State Building. (For the record: the penny wouldn’t build up enough speed to embed itself in the sidewalk or cause anyone harm and likely wouldn’t even reach the street.) Today, we’ve decided to take a page from that show and investigate some of the myths that are common to the HVAC repair world. Continue Reading... Read More

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