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Spring Cleaning Checklist for HVAC and IAQ

Spring Cleaning Checklist for HVAC and IAQ

by vscontent on February 23, 2018

Spring is associated with all sorts of pleasant things — flowers blooming, birds chirping, warm weather. But with all of that comes an increase in pollen, allergens, pests, and warm weather. Spring cleaning isn’t just about finally taking the time to dust and declutter, it’s also about preventing airborne contaminants that pollute your home’s indoor air […]

Smart Thermostat vs Programmable Thermostat vs Manual Thermostat

Smart vs Programmable vs Manual Thermostats

by vscontent on February 16, 2018

Known to nearly everybody, thermostats are the temperature sensing control mechanisms for your heating and air conditioning system. It’s the main control center that determines how much heating or air conditioning will be delivered. But we’ve come a long way since your grandma’s brown analog thermostat. New thermostats have new benefits and features. Some come […]

Questions to Ask Your HVAC Technician Company

Questions to Ask on First Date with New HVAC Technician

by vscontent on February 9, 2018

You may or may not want a romantic date with one of our professional HVAC technicians, but you definitely want them to be experienced, clean, honest, and articulate. If you want to know more about your new Valentine, you may want to ask some questions like: What’s your favorite food? Where do you want to […]

What to Know Before Basement Remodel

What to Know Before Remodeling Your Basement

by vscontent on January 26, 2018

From man caves and in-law suites to studios and Airbnbs, a basement remodel is a useful, beautiful, and cost-effective choice. In fact, the 2017 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report ranks a basement remodel as one of the top ten home improvement projects that give you a return on your investment. According to national averages, you […]

How to Reset Tripped Breaker Replace Blown FUse

How to Reset Power If Your Furnace Won’t Turn On

by vscontent on January 19, 2018

If your furnace won’t turn on, check the power first. Your HVAC system is hooked up to the electric system. Check the main fuse box or circuit breaker and make sure the furnace master switch is on. Electrical Panels: Circuit Breaker vs Fuse Box  Although you probably have an electrical panel and not a fuse […]

Improve Indoor Air Quality for Winter

Winter Indoor Air Quality, Why It Matters, and How to Improve It

by vscontent on January 5, 2018

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is most evident during the winter months. Due to the drier air, our nasal passages dry out and are more susceptible to the airborne contaminants in our home. This results in increased rates of sickness and respiratory problems. The EPA has deemed indoor air quality “among the top environmental problems […]

Gas Furnace Lifespans Compared to Other Heating Systems

Furnace Lifespans Compared to Other Heating Systems

by vscontent on December 29, 2017

When your furnace starts aging and developing strange tics and idiosyncrasies, you may start wondering how long it will be before you need to find a replacement. Your furnace works hard every winter and then sits idle for the rest of the year. It’s quite remarkable that it lasts for as long as it does. […]

Home Heating Systems Introduction

Introduction to Different Types of Heating Systems

by vscontent on December 22, 2017

Having a lot of options can lead to stress on the part of the consumer. A person can wonder, am I making the right choice? What brand or company should I trust? Did I pay too much? Will I be happy with my purchase in the long term? When making an important and costly decision […]

How to Read Electric and Gas Meter

How to Read an Electric and Gas Meter

by vscontent on December 15, 2017

Your electric meter keeps track of how much electricity your home uses. Your gas meter measures how much gas your home uses. By learning how to read and understand your electric and gas meters, you can track and monitor how much energy you are consuming. Actual vs Estimated Meter Readings Your utility bills may contain […]

How to prepare outdoor AC unit for winter

How to Winterize Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit

by vscontent on November 17, 2017

When the temperatures drop and you are enjoying the cozy heating, don’t forget about your air conditioning system. Spring and summer will be here before you know it—don’t let your expensive AC system falter. While these winter air conditioning maintenance tips will help protect your unit and extend its lifespan, there is no replacement for […]

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