Category: FAQ

Is a heating & air conditioning system with more capacity always better?

No. A larger system with more capacity actually delivers less comfort and costs more to operate. An air conditioner is at its least efficient when it’s first turned on. A system with too much capacity will run in numerous short cycles, turning on and off repeatedly, therefore causing it to be less efficient. Also, keep…

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What are some examples of contributors to poor indoor air quality?

Many factors can cause poor air quality in your home. Some common contributors are listed below. Although you may not have all of these occurring in your home, by addressing the ones you do, you can increase your air quality and overall home comfort. Irregular maintenance. Lack of regular maintenance on your heating and cooling…

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How important is an EnergyGuide Label?

The EnergyGuide label is important when shopping for an energy-efficient product.  The U.S. government requires manufacturer’s to affix the label to a variety of products to provide a way for consumers to compare the energy use of similar appliances. The label helps you understand and compare the estimated yearly operating cost based on the unit’s…

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What are some signs that might indicate I have a problem with my HVAC system?

While not always, you may notice an abnormal noise coming from the system, your heating or cooling system running non-stop, or warm air/cool air coming from the vents during the opposite season.   Abnormally high utility bills are also a common indicator. Problems can be caused by a number of different factors.  The most common include:…

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Can I save money by closing off HVAC vents in rooms I don’t use a lot?

The practice of closing off vents in parts of your home that aren’t being used in order to save money dates back to when homes were heated from a central location, like a fireplace.  Back then it worked.  Today homes are equipped with central heating and air conditioning systems, by closing off the parts of…

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What are the benefits of air duct cleaning?

NADCA’s (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) rule of thumb for consumers is that “if your ducts look dirty, they probably are,” and that dirty HVAC systems should be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Through normal occupation in a home, a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants are generated, such as dander, dust,…

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How often should I have my system serviced?

You should have your heating system serviced once a year for a seasonal check-up in the fall. A heating system that is not maintained is a problem waiting to happen. At the very least, you will have escalating operating costs due to the inefficient running of your system and the eventual need for repairs. In…

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What can I do to help the allergy and asthma sufferers in my home?

Suffering from allergies or asthma can have a negative effect on the quality of a person’s life. That is why this issue is another concern that our customers express when they call into our office. The dust & pollutants that are trapped in homes are troublesome for everyone but particularly for those who have allergies…

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