Posts By: Chris Long

What is a Zoned Heating System?

Your living room gets warm, so warm in fact that you find yourself falling asleep in front of the TV. Then you go to bed and find yourself loading up on blankets so you aren’t shivering through the night. It’s an uncomfortable situation, but one that can be easily remedied with a zoned heating system. What is a zoned heating system? A traditional heating system uses one unit that heats or cools the entire building. With a zoned heating system, a network of smaller, energy-efficient units sends warm (or cool) air into different sections. The most common zone… Read More

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What Size Furnace Should I Choose?

Bigger doesn’t automatically equal “better.” Just think about your computer. It’s a fraction of the size of its ancestors from 30 years ago, but infinitely more powerful. The same rule applies to your home heating system. Install one that’s too big and you can end up wasting energy. On the flip side, a gas furnace that’s too small won’t keep you warm enough. Continue Reading... Read More

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What Should I Look for in an HVAC Warranty?

We’ll often compare buying a new HVAC system to purchasing a car. They’re both big investments and should both come with some level of protection. And just as you wouldn’t drive a new car off the lot without asking questions about its warranty, you shouldn’t have a new heating and cooling system installed without first knowing as much as you can about the warranty that comes with it. Continue Reading... Read More

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How Often Should I Change My HVAC Filter?

It’s hard to understate the importance of the filter inside your heating and cooling system. Not only does it keep your HVAC system running efficiently, it also helps improve the air quality in your home. The filter cleans the air that passes through your system by trapping and holding different particles and contaminants that can hurt the quality of your air, not to mention your health. These include: Continue Reading... Read More

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The Benefits of a Zoned System

Is your traditional heating and cooling system not up to par? It might be time to consider something new. And that new system might be a zoned system from Mitsubishi. For homes not fitted with existing ductwork, it’s an ideal way to heat and cool the home. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at a few of the benefits of a Mitsubishi zoned system. Continue Reading... Read More

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The Essentials of HVAC Safety

We all want to think we’re handy around the house. And while it’s a good idea to know the basics of household maintenance, it’s important to follow safety guidelines as you work around your home. This is true whether you’re planning on climbing a ladder to clean out your gutters, firing up a power saw, or heading into the basement to see why your furnace is making a weird noise. In this blog post, we’re going to look at some of the basics of HVAC safety. Continue Reading... Read More

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Fall is Coming. Have You Scheduled Your Furnace Inspection?

You start your car one morning and notice a weird noise. But rather than head to the mechanic, you try to rationalize. It’s probably nothing, you tell yourself. Then one day, that weird little noise turns into a big problem, and you’re facing a pretty significant car repair bill. Continue Reading... Read More

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Is My House Too Old for Central Air?

There’s a lot to be said for living in an older house: They’re sturdy, lovingly-designed and carry with them a charm you don’t always get from modern homes. But when summer comes, living in an older home isn’t always fun, at least if the house in question doesn’t have ductwork. That isn’t to say that you’ll have to resign yourself to cooling off with ceiling fans and window units. Read on to learn more about ductless air conditioning. Continue Reading... Read More

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Show Your AC Some Appreciation This Month

There aren’t many holidays this time of year. July 4 has come and gone, Labor Day is weeks away. And let’s not even think about Halloween or Christmas until cooler weather arrives. For now, we’ll just have to content ourselves with celebrating Air Conditioning Appreciation Days, which run from July 3 to August 15. And yes, it’s obviously not a major holiday the way Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day are. But we think it’s worth observing. We often get so focused on the cost of central air conditioning that we forget the benefits of central air and how it’s changed… Read More

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