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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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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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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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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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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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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