Replacing Your Old AC Unit That Takes R-22 Refrigerants

You might not have heard that in January of this year, the Environmental Protection Agency moved ahead with its next step in phasing out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). They have banned the import and remaining production of HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b. These chemicals, also called R-22s, are known to deplete the ozone layer leaving the Earth less protected from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Why this might impact your household is if you have an old R-22 air conditioning unit. This ban means that…

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Preventative HVAC Maintenance

No matter what the age of your HVAC is, it still needs preventative maintenance. Just as your doctor needs to see you for well checks each year to ensure you are healthy and prevent serious health conditions the same safeguard applies to your HVAC. Routine inspection and trouble-shooting can stop minor issues from becoming expensive and inconvenient headaches. It will improve your chances that your air conditioner won’t conk out on a 100-degree day or your furnace won’t stop working…

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Steps to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Increasing your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be difficult. There are small steps you can take now that will pay off big later by saving you money, and even increasing the value of your home. According to NOPEC, “A National Association of Home Builder survey found that if a home shows reduced energy costs of $1,000 annually, the average home buyer will be willing to pay an additional $8,728.” Some of these steps can be performed on your own,…

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What are the Best HVAC System Brands Available?

If all HVAC systems look the same to you, how can you possibly know which brand to buy? That’s easy — you can turn to the experts. They know which brands are the best in their fields, as well as what you need to know about a unit you’re considering. Great Furnaces and Air Conditioners When heating your home, these three companies offer top-of-the-line furnaces and air conditioners. Carrier: This company, founded in New York, has been in the HVAC…

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How to Choose an HVAC Company You Can Rely On

If you’ve been putting off choosing an HVAC company because you aren’t sure which one to pick, it’s time to work through the issue and decide. With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to establish ties with a company and schedule preventative maintenance. That might help prevent any equipment failures this summer that will temporarily leave you without air conditioning in the sweltering heat. How do you know which company would be a good fit for…

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Ways to Improve Air Quality in Your Home and Increase Overall Home Comfort

Your home should be your sanctuary away from the craziness of the world around you. But if you’re dealing with issues like stale air, mold, and malfunctioning equipment, your home is likely adding to your stress level. With a few simple steps, you can increase the comfort of your home and make it the relaxing oasis it should be. Improve Air Quality Even if you don’t notice anything off about the air quality in your home, you might benefit from…

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Preparing Your Home for Spring

Summer and winter get all the attention when it comes to heating, ventilation and cooling units. But when nicer weather is arriving during spring, you can take a couple of steps to make your home more comfortable. Schedule A Check-Up Check-ups are an important part of preventative maintenance, whether it’s for your teeth, your health, or your HVAC system. By spotting a small issue now, you can avoid an expensive problem later. And it can ensure that your equipment is…

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Routine Furnace Tune-Ups: What You Should Do vs. What a Pro Should Do

Wondering if you can tackle that routine furnace tune-up yourself? Before you decide, let’s look at what happens during a furnace tune-up and when it’s a good idea to bite the bullet and call in the reinforcements. What Happens During a Furnace Tune-Up? Here are some things a Jennings Heating and Cooling technician will do when checking out your furnace. Inspect, clean, or possibly change your air filters. Make sure the blower speed has the right airflow. Calibrate and evaluate…

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How to Choose the Right Water Heater

Trying to decide what water heater to purchase can be incredibly confusing. With all the talk of tankless versus tank options, EF ratings, and a wide range of prices and sizes, it can be enough to make you want to embrace taking cold showers for the rest of your life. But deciding on a water heater doesn’t have to be that much of a challenge. It really boils down to four main things things… Type of Fuel Find out what…

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Keeping Your Furnace Maintained is the Key to System Efficiency and Longevity

Want to make your furnace last as many years as it can so you can keep more of your hard-earned cash in your pocket? There’s no need to take on costly furnace replacements more often than you need to — instead, treat your existing furnace to regular preventative maintenance. Why You Should Pay for Maintenance If you’re like most people, you have so many expenses to consider. So, why should you add furnace maintenance to that list of costs if…

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