What is a Good SEER Rating and Why?

Have you ever wondered how efficient your air conditioning unit really is? Maybe your energy bills have been high lately, or you’re noticing that your unit can’t keep up with the heat. The SEER rating is the number one indicator of how efficient your unit is, and also a great thing to keep in mind when shopping for a new unit. What is SEER? SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is used to measure the efficiency of a central air…

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How to Know It’s Time to Repair or Replace Your HVAC Unit

An HVAC system is a lot like a car. There comes a point when it will cost too much to salvage the car and it makes more sense to get a new one. The same goes for your HVAC system. You can continue to repair it and watch those repair bills rack up, as well as your monthly energy bill due to the inefficiency of an outdated unit, or you can put that money toward a new system. But how…

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What to Consider Before Buying a New HVAC System

So your old unit has finally given up on you… now what? It has probably been a while since you went shopping for a new air conditioner or furnace (or maybe you’ve never had to!), and technology has changed since then. There are so many new options related to energy efficiency, and some new features you can choose as well. With so much to choose from, it’s important you make the right choice and make a smart investment for your…

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Important Reasons to Clean Your Air Ducts

Beyond the simple fact that dust collects in air ducts and things that are dusty need cleaned, air ducts can be a host for a number of things far more problematic than dust. From keeping your house free of dust to keeping allergies at bay, there are a number of reasons why keeping your air ducts clean is so important. Allergies & Asthma Circulating contaminants such as dust, dander, and pollen can trigger allergy and asthma reactions. It’s uncomfortable enough…

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Ways to Reduce Heating and Cooling Costs

So you just got your electric or gas bill, and you’ve got sticker shock. What now? There are so many factors that go into how much you’re paying for heating and cooling, such as the age of your home, how warm or cold you like to keep it, how much your natural gas provider charges and the age and size of your HVAC system, just to name a few. Some of the factors are out of your control, but there…

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Furnace Safety 101

Residences and businesses alike rely on their furnaces to keep them warm and comfortable during the winter. But what if we told you that your comfort equipment has the potential to cause harm if not properly cared for? There’s no need to worry though… Routine safety inspections and maintenance performed by our expert technicians, along with a few things you can do on your own, will keep your furnace running safely and efficiently. Let’s take a look at a few…

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Thermostat Settings for Home Comfort

It may feel like you’re in a constant battle over your thermostat, whether it’s not knowing what temperature it should be at different points throughout the day, or knowing what it should be but dealing with other people in your household who have different ideas about the temperature. There’s always somewhat of a disconnect between what temperatures will keep your energy bills low and what temperatures will keep you the most comfortable. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, it’s our goal…

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The Importance of Following a Regular Furnace Maintenance Schedule

Just picture it: You’re in the dead of winter, it’s 17 degrees outside and snowing, and your furnace won’t turn on. Many HVAC companies are in overdrive during the winter months, so you may not be able to get an appointment for a couple days. Sure, you can bundle up and huddle around the oven, but the cold will take over soon enough. Not only do you have to worry about the comfort of you and your family, you also…

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Top 5 Reasons to Get an Annual Furnace Clean & Check

Some homeowners may be tempted to skip the recommended annual clean and check for their heating system in hopes of saving some cash before the holiday season. While this may seem like a worthwhile gamble, yearly furnace maintenance is an absolute must if you want to ensure that your unit is operating safely, effectively and efficiently. Here are the top five reasons to schedule a yearly furnace clean and check: Energy Savings An annual clean and check ensures that your…

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How Much Will it Cost to Replace My Heating and Cooling System?

You’ve known for a while that your heating and cooling system is approaching the end of its expected lifetime, but the loud “woosh” you now hear when your furnace kicks on or the fact that your AC seems to constantly run (a costly problem) are telltale signs that can’t be ignored-it’s time to replace your system. The question is-how much will it cost? It’s important to ask this question well before an immediate need for a replacement so that, if…

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