Posts By: Chris Long

Is Your Central Air Conditioning Unit Ready for the Summer Heat?

It’s easy to feel ready for the summer, especially after a long, cold winter and dreary, rainy spring. But although you might be ready for the start of summer, that doesn’t mean your central air conditioner is as well. Your air conditioning unit might be running fine now, but is it prepared to tackle the height of summer when you’ll be running the AC non-stop? The last thing any homeowner in Bucks County wants to deal with during a heatwave is a failing central air conditioning unit , which is why it’s important to take steps now to maintain your system. Continue Reading...… Read More

Posted in AC system

The ABCs of AC: 7 Things to Ask When Buying a New Air Conditioning System

When you bought your home, you knew the right questions to ask: How much space is there? Is this a quiet neighborhood? What are the schools like? But when it comes to buying new air conditioners, homeowners often aren't sure what to ask HVAC companies. If you're searching for a new AC unit, be sure you pose these questions: Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in Air conditioning contractors

In Like a Lion: Dealing with Temperature Swings

As most local heating and cooling companies can tell you, March is a notoriously fickle month. Some years we get 31 days of early spring, other years winter throws its big blow-out. It’s a very changeable month, hence the old saying “If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.” It’s a pretty straightforward concept: it’s winter when the month begins and spring when it ends. But what about years when March goes from lion to lamb and back in the space of a few weeks or even a few days? It’s a fact of life for heating and cooling companies: these… Read More

Posted in AC maintenance

Is It the End of the Line for Your Heating System?

Some things are tough to part with. The car we used to teach our kids to drive. Our favorite piece of cookware. Our lucky t-shirt. Then there’s our HVAC system. It’s not that we love it, exactly, but it’s a large and complex part of the home. Replacing it might seem impractical or even impossible. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in A high efficiency furnace

I’m Buying a Humidifier. What Do I Need to Know?

Living in a home with too much humidity can be unpleasant. Everything feels swampy and you find yourself dealing with mold and mildew. But your home needs some humidity for things to be hospitable. When the air gets too dry, you’re faced with issues ranging from chapped lips to damaged wood furniture. Ideally, the humidity level in your home should be anywhere between 30 to 50 percent, with an optimal level right in the middle of that range, 45 percent. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in Furnace Humidifier

It’s Valentine’s Day. Show Your HVAC Some TLC

February brings us Valentine’s Day, a chance for people to show their loved ones that they’re loved. But what about your HVAC system? When was the last time you showed it some love? We’d be hard-pressed to argue that your heating system is a member of the family, but it is an important part of your home. When you give it the care and maintenance it needs, it will take care of you. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in HVAC maintenance

How to Turn Up the Warmth Without Turning Up the Heat

Writing a heating and cooling blog can be tricky around this time of year. All it takes is an unseasonably warm winter – or for that matter, an unusually mild summer – to make topics like “How to Keep Your Home from Feeling Cold” seem a little misguided. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in Heating

The Superbowl of Home Heating: Oil vs. Gas

Our country loves the Superbowl, so much so that we use this unofficial holiday to pit other things against each other, from beers to chicken wings to puppies. We’re not immune to this trend either. Consider this blog post the Superbowl of home heating, where we put oil heat up against gas. Both types of heat offer pluses and minuses, so it’s important to review your furnace installation options before you make your pick. Oil heat Oil heat has typically been much more costly than gas heat, with annual heating bills in the range of $2,000-$2,500. We should… Read More

Posted in converting form oil furnace to gas furnace

Checking Your Home for Winter Damage

Our corner of Pennsylvania welcomed the new year with a stretch of unseasonably warm weather. At one point in early January, temperatures got into the high 60s. But our luck can’t hold forever. Cold weather and winter storms will eventually return. And with those conditions comes the risk of property damage. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at some ways you can protect your home – and your heating and cooling system – this winter.\ Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in heating and cooling repair

The Season of Dry Air

It’s the season for chapped lips, for itchy, dry skin. For waking up with sore throats and the occasional bloody nose. In other words, it’s winter, when the air in your home is typically dryer than normal. In this week’s blog post, we’ll explore some ways you can make your home more comfortable, including investing in a whole house humidifier. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in Humidifier
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