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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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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