All about Heat Pumps and Why YOU Should Have One

October 24th, 2016

A heat pump is an innovative system that offers heating and cooling in one. Typically, the heating installation is separate from the air conditioner. You need an air conditioning system—which has an indoor unit and an outdoor unit—along with a furnace that uses gas or electricity to generate heat.

This is perhaps the most common way to do things, but it’s not the only way to do things. In fact, if you have an electric furnace, it can be highly inefficient. Generating heat requires a lot of energy. But a heat pump is different. It only moves heat from place to place. Continue Reading

The Benefits of Joining Our Annual Maintenance Program

October 17th, 2016

In the fall, we like to remind our customers to schedule maintenance visits for the home comfort equipment that helps them to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Fall is the perfect time of year to get your home in order as the weather starts to cool off. But it can be easy to forget.

Maintenance services help your air conditioning equipment, your heater, and your wallet in a number of ways. But unless you’re signed up for a maintenance program through a local contractor, you may not remember to schedule this service at the right time of year. Continue Reading

Getting Ready to Use Your Furnace the Right Way

October 10th, 2016

Properly preparing your furnace for colder weather can help you and your home in so many ways. Follow our tips and you might see the following improvements as you rely more and more on heat in the upcoming months:

  • Better efficiency
  • Lower bills
  • Fewer system breakdowns
  • A safer home

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The Dangers of a Carbon Monoxide Leak

October 3rd, 2016

It’s been a scorcher lately, but the cooler weather is sneaking up on us. We are almost ready to turn on our heaters, but this can cause some problems at the beginning of the colder season.

Furnaces that are not properly tuned-up tend to operate less efficiently than those that are routinely maintained each year before the weather gets cold and the homeowner starts to notice issues. What’s worse is that a furnace that goes uninspected for the winter could hide some potential safety issues. Continue Reading

Seal Up the Ducts Before It Gets Too Cold

September 26th, 2016

Fall is here, which means we can welcome cool weather in just a few short weeks (after a brief heat spell). Is your heating system ready for the work ahead? Many people neglect their heating systems until the very beginning of winter, when they discover that the unit is not working properly and they need emergency repairs. Don’t let this happen to you! Continue Reading

It’s Not Too Soon for Heating System Maintenance

September 19th, 2016

We just want to make sure that our friends and neighbors are comfortable throughout the year. That’s why we recommend that you schedule heating service soon, before it starts to get very cold. We hear a lot of reasons customers think they can skip this service, but we’re here to tell you that heating system maintenance is valuable no matter what condition your comfort system is in. Continue Reading

It’s Time to Think about Your Heating System

September 12th, 2016

Admit it: you’ve been ready for temperatures to drop for months now. When you live in an area where temperatures can reach the triple digits, highs in the 80s are a welcome relief. And soon enough, it’s going to be downright chilly! Continue Reading

Noises from Your AC: What Do They Mean?

September 5th, 2016

When you hear strange noises coming from your air conditioning system, you might be a little bit annoyed. And even if it’s only a small annoyance, you’ll want to get the problem resolved ASAP. No matter what the issue is with your air conditioner, when it’s not functioning properly the system can suffer a lot of damage. Continue Reading

We’re in for a Long Summer: Service Your AC Today

August 29th, 2016

We don’t have to tell you how hot it’s been the last couple of months, and that heat is here for a little while longer. Most likely, you’ll be using your air conditioning system throughout September, and it’s important that you have the services necessary to keep it running. Call your local technicians ASAP! Continue Reading

Why Is My Air Conditioner Short-Cycling?

August 22nd, 2016

“Short-cycling” is how we describe an air conditioner that doesn’t run for long enough with each cooling cycle. Your air conditioner should remain running until the temperature reaches the thermostat setting. Then, it should turn off until temperatures are too high again. But a short cycling air conditioner never quite completes the cycle, turning on and off too frequently. Continue Reading