Posts By: Chris Long

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

How Bad is My Furnace Issue?

With luck, you’ll never need the information in this article. Your furnace will perform admirably all winter, keeping you and your family warm. But if you do have furnace issues, it helps to be ready and informed. In this blog post we’ll look at some issues you might want to watch out for, while also discussing the benefits of the Mitsubishi Electric heating and cooling system. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in A high efficiency furnace

Do You Hear What I Hear? Don’t Ignore These Furnaces Noises

Live in your house long enough and you’ll get used to the sounds it makes. The hum of the refrigerator. The garage door opening. That one step that always creaks. Then there are the sounds you don’t expect, like the ones that emanate from your furnace duct work. If you’re wondering when to schedule HVAC maintenance, it’s when you hear things coming from your furnace like: Rattling sounds This sound can be unsettling, but it’s not an end-of-the-world HVAC issue. Rather, it’s a sign that your ductwork is either sized improperly or has simply come loose.… Read More

Posted in AC maintenance

Give Yourself the Gift of Clean Air

Unless your job requires it – or you just really don’t mind the cold—we’re willing to bet you won’t be spending a lot of time outdoors over the next few months. And while the idea of holding up at home to wait out the winter seems appealing, it’s important to make sure you have a healthy indoor climate. In this blog post, we’ll discuss ways to improve your indoor air quality and how products like the Air Scrubber Plus can give you the gift of clean air in 2020. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in air purifier

Winter Furnace Safety Tips

The official start of winter is almost here. Your hats and scarves are out of storage, there’s a snow shovel near your front door and all-weather tires on your car. You might be ready, but is your furnace? How much thought have you given to furnace safety? Continue Reading... Read More

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