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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Air Duct Cleaning: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

With most regular home maintenance tasks like mowing the grass, cleaning the carpets, or cleaning the windows, you can easily tell when those things need to happen. The signs are much less obvious for things like air duct cleaning, unless there’s a big problem. However, regularly maintaining your air ducts by cleaning them at least every 3 to 5 years is critical to your indoor air quality and the well-being of your HVAC system. If it’s been a while since…

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Everything You Need to Know About Whole House Generators

The occasional power outage can be fun for families. You break out the flashlights and candles and camp out in the living room. But more often than not, power outages are a real pain—sometimes even a danger if you’re living with people who rely on electronic medical devices. Jennings Heating and Cooling provides the perfect solution to avoid the woes of power outages—whole house generators! What is a Whole House Generator? A whole house generator is different than a portable…

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Winter Home Heating Tips

Are you ready for winter? After enjoying the heat all summer long, it’s time to turn to a different kind of heat to keep you comfortable during the colder months. But there’s more to indoor heat than just your HVAC unit. Check out these tips to help you keep your home comfy and warm this winter! Utilize Your Curtains and Blinds The sun is a natural heat source that costs nothing at all, so use it when you can! Open…

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Benefits of Whole-House Air Purification

A whole-house air purification system from Jennings Heating and Cooling… Helps Relieve Allergy & Asthma Symptoms Allergies and asthma is often triggered by the presence of dust and pollen. An air purification system would help eliminate these from your home and create a more comfortable environment for those in your household who suffer from allergies and asthma. Fosters a Cleaner, Better-Smelling Home Environment Unlike outdoor air that is well ventilated, indoor air easily becomes stale. Smoke and other odors only…

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Winter Heating Tips to Keep You Safe and Comfortable

As we’re moving into cooler weather, you’re probably finding yourself in a weird spot between wanting to turn on the heat but feeling like it’s too early to do so. In order to maximize the efficiency of your furnace for the coming winter, and also make sure your air conditioning unit will be okay come spring, there are a few tips you can follow and implement this fall. Check Your Furnace Filter Did you know that a dirty furnace filter…

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How to Winterize Your Air Conditioner

As we move into winter and start using our furnaces, it’s easy to push any thoughts of air conditioning out of your head and forget about the unit altogether. But you could extend the life of your air conditioning unit by taking the time to prepare it for winter, something we call winterizing your air conditioner. Below are some simple steps you can take yourself to make sure your unit will be ready to use come summer. Shut Off Power…

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Pros and Cons of Ductless Mini Splits

If your home is older and has never had air conditioning before, you have a couple of options to cool your home. One option you’ll come across is a ductless HVAC system, also referred to as a ductless mini split. This type of system can be advantageous in many ways depending on your budget and needs. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of a ductless mini split. Pros Ductwork – No ductwork needed for the installation…

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