Posts By: Chris Long

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

Posted in Air Conditioning

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

Posted in heating, and air conditioning

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

Posted in HVAC Tips

What’s Causing My Furnace to Malfunction?

We’re writing this post towards the end of January, on a day where the temperatures never got above 20 degrees. The wind chill made us feel colder…and very grateful for our furnaces. It’s also the type of day where the last thing you want to deal with is a heater repair issue. Here are a few of the most common heating service problems you might have to deal with this winter. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in heater repair

Why a Space Heater May Not Be Your Best Option

It’s a snowy day, and it feels like your heating system just isn’t doing its job. (Maybe it’s time to rethink your choice in home heating contractors.) So you head to the garage to break out the space heater. Your warm, dependable, potentially dangerous space heater. It’s true. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, space heaters cause roughly 25,000 house fires each year, typically because someone keeps their heater too close to bedding, curtains or furniture with upholstery. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in heating contractors

What Steps Should I Take When My Heater Stops Working

You wake up one morning to an unusually cold bedroom. You come home from work and find that it isn’t much warmer inside than it is outside. You walk into your living room and realize it feels much hotter than any other part of your home. Whatever the scenario, it all leads to the same conclusion: your heater isn’t working. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in HVAC repair

All About the AccuClean Whole Home Air Filtration System

Meet Jerry. He’s the type of guy who lives by the credo “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” Everything in his home is well-ordered and spotless, not a dirty dish in the sink or a smudge on the windows. You might know a Jerry. Maybe you are a Jerry. And there’s something to be said for living in a clean, orderly environment. However, there’s only so much we can do when it comes to cleaning the air in our home. It’s one thing to dust and polish our counters, but how do we clean what we can’t see? Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in heating and cooling companies

3 Ways to Tell If Your Heater is Energy Efficient

There are many things you can do to lower your energy bills in winter: Turning your thermostat down and wearing a sweater Installing weather stripping to prevent drafts Opening your curtains to let sunlight heat your home But perhaps the most important thing you do to keep your heating costs down is to make sure you have an energy-efficient heating system. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in HVAC repair

5 Common Furnace Repair Problems and How to Remedy Them

Even if we have a mild winter ahead of us, you’ll still need your furnace to get through the next few months. And the last thing you’ll want to do is wake up one day to a furnace that’s blowing cold air, or just not blowing at all. Here are five of the most common HVAC repair issues your furnace might face this winter, and how to deal with them. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in heating repair

Staying Warm If You Lose Heat in the Winter

It’s a bitter cold night in January, and you’re in the middle of a vicious winter storm. It’s the type of blizzard your kids will tell their kids about someday. “It was the worst storm anyone could remember. There was so much snow, schools were shut down for two weeks. The state closed off all the highways, no one could get to work. Then, in the middle of it all, our gas furnace stopped working.” If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to schedule furnace service right away and soon enjoy the comforts of a properly heated home. But if you find yourself having to wait for someone… Read More

Posted in heating repair
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