Posts By: Chris Long

What is the Ideal Summer Air Conditioning Temperature at Home?

We’re writing this on a day so humid that Pennsylvania feels more like Louisiana. Air conditioning is keeping us cool, but the world outside is grey, dreary and sticky. A few weeks earlier, a different story. Breezy, warm but not too hot, clear blue skies. The ideal summer day. Perfect summer weather like that is hard to come by. Continue Reading... Read More

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6 Things That Cause Temperature Imbalances in Your Home

In a perfect world, your HVAC system would keep you cool as a cucumber through the height of summer and as warm as toast during the worst of winter. But we know better. There are several factors, both related to your system and to your home, that can cause your HVAC to offer uneven heating and cooling. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at a few of the common causes of uneven heating and cooling and what you can do to fix them. Subpar insulation While this is mostly a problem in older houses, any home that has substandard insulation and thin walls is at risk… Read More

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Can Candles Change My Indoor Air Quality?

Americans love candles. They’re a multi-billion dollar industry, with entire sections of retail spaces devoted to various candle options. And it’s easy to see the attraction. With the flick of a match or a lighter, your home can smell like fresh linens, autumn spices or a bouquet of lilacs. Continue Reading... Read More

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My Sunroom is Too Sunny

. When you bought your house, one of the biggest selling points was the sunroom. And with the warmer months here, you can take full advantage of this space, allowing you to enjoy summer weather while avoiding insects and rain. Continue Reading... Read More

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Down with Dander: How to Keep Your Pets Safe and Your HVAC Healthy

You step into a friend’s house for the first time and sneeze. Then you sneeze again, and again, and again. When you finally stop sneezing, you ask your friend (through watering eyes), “Do you have a cat?” Pet allergies can be tough, especially because you don’t need to be near the animal in question for your symptoms to manifest. Continue Reading... Read More

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Don’t Let Bugs Nest in Your HVAC System

Years of performing HVAC maintenance has taught us most people want the same thing from their home: a space that’s cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what rodents and snakes are looking for as well when they creep into your ductwork. Same thing goes for roaches, forever on the hunt for cool, dark places. Continue Reading... Read More

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What are the Benefits of Inverter Technology for Your AC?

Imagine you’re running in a 10-mile foot race. (We realize you might be wondering what air conditioning companies know about running. Please bear with us.) You’re at the starting line, the whistle blows and you begin sprinting as fast as you can. You’re leading the pack…for a little while, anyway. Then your energy saps and you have to rest until you can run again. Continue Reading... Read More

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Common Springtime HVAC Problems

During the all-too-brief lull between the chill of late winter and the heat of summer, spring offers a little bit of a rest. You might find that you can spend a few weeks with the heat off, the windows open and your home full of fresh air. That doesn’t mean your heating and cooling system is off the hook. You might still encounter these springtime HVAC problems, which will need to be addressed if you want your air conditioning to function this summer. 1. Dirty air conditioner coils It’s easy for these coils – both internal and external – to become dirty. The… Read More

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Preparing Your HVAC Unit for Spring

Spring is officially under way. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, your favorite baseball team still has a shot at the pennant and you’ve finally shut your heat off until fall. Continue Reading... Read More

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