Posts By: Chris Long

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Breathe Better with these HVAC Tips

It’s one of life’s cruel ironies: Just as winter weather chases us inside, the indoor air quality in our homes begins to plummet. And so begins a vicious cycle: we build our homes to keep out drafts, which keeps us warm but keeps allergens and pollutants in and prevents fresh air from circulating. Continue Reading... Read More

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Help! I’m Heating Rooms I Don’t Use

Imagine if you opened your cable bill and saw charges for a bunch of channels you didn’t get. Or you went to a restaurant and were asked to pay for food you’d never ordered. The same sort of thing might be happening with your energy bill each winter, as you shell out money to heat rooms you’re not using. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can save money on your heating costs – and make your home more comfortable – with the help of a zoned heating system. Continue Reading... Read More

Posted in ductless air conditioning

Getting Your HVAC Ready for Winter

There are a lot of things we do to get ready for the winter, whether it’s making sure we have an ice scraper in our car, getting coats, hats and gloves out of storage or installing all-weather tires. Continue Reading... Read More

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The Importance of BTU Per Square Foot

If you’ve ever gone looking for a new HVAC system – or even a window air conditioner or space heater – you’ve probably encountered the initials BTU. BTU stands for “British Thermal Unit,” and it’s a part of the same system that includes things like pounds or inches, only instead of measuring weight or length, the BTU measures energy. A BTU is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit at sea level. BTUs allow you to track how much energy an appliance can process to make your space warmer or cooler. BTU… Read More

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