HVAC News and Updates

IS YOUR FILTER COVERED IN DIRT?

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Every good homeowner knows that replacing their HVAC system filters on schedule is an excellent best practice. But sometimes, “on schedule” just isn’t good enough. If you are one of those good homeowners who check your filter at regularly scheduled times yet still find that it’s completely covered in dust, hair and other particles, you might start wondering what causes it to get dirty prematurely. Following are a list of common culprits, as well as a few tips on what you can do to correct the issue. Premature Clogging:

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Should you raise the dial on your AC when you’re not home or turn it off?

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If you ask people how to best save money on their air conditioning in the summer, you will get a variety of answers. Interestingly, most people assume that the best way to save money on cooling costs is to turn their air conditioner off when they’re not at home. However, there is a much better way: Turn your thermostat up instead of turning the AC completely off.

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R-22 Refrigerant Phase-Out Approaching: How does it affect you?

Several years ago, the government announced that it was changing their refrigerant standards for residential central air conditioners. In short, they required that the most common refrigerant, R-22 be phased out and eliminated from use by the year 2020. This regulation also required air conditioning manufacturers to cease the shipment of R-22 refrigerant with any newly-produced air conditioning systems. When you buy a new air conditioner today, it will most likely contain the more environmentally-friendly R-410A refrigerant or a legal alternative. Now, with just three years to go on this regulation, consumers have questions and so, we’ve put together five commonly asked questions below to help you navigate this area.

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Five Ways to Conserve Energy at Home

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Conserving energy is always a hot topic and there are many things you can do around your home to do just that. Making an effort to conserve energy will not only help you lower the bills you pay, but it can also help you reduce your overall energy use.

Check out these five energy-saving suggestions from Choice Comfort Services:

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Check off your Spring Honey-Do List

Even though Ohio weather has been, shall we say, a bit temperamental, spring is truly around the corner and what a great time to check things off of your home maintenance to-do list! Start things off on the right foot by not ignoring those little things around your home that need attention.

A few “must haves” for the Spring Honey-Do list:

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Ways to combat pet allergies

The benefits of pet ownership are measurable: Lower stress levels, less likelihood of heart attacks, increased fitness, and reduced depression.

But there is a dark side: Allergies

Approximately 10% of people have some sort of pet allergy, two-thirds of which are cat allergies. These unfortunate souls have to deal with runny noses, itchy eyes, bothersome sneezing fits, rashes, breathing problems and swollen nasal membranes.

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Small Tweaks, Big Differences: Saving Money on Electricity Bills

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Whether the temperatures are heading to high 80s or 90s or plummeting to the low 20s, we know that the fast change can have a great impact on your HVAC system. With those extreme temperatures can also come extreme energy bills. You want to keep your home and family comfortable so what do you do to keep your energy bills in check as well? Here is a list of our Top tips.

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Fact or Myth? A Programmable Thermostat will save me money!

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We hear this question a lot. The short answer is Yes and No. If used properly, it can be a significant part of your energy savings in your home. However when it is misused it can often lead to higher expenses.

They hold tremendous potential when it comes to saving the average homeowner money. In order to assure you are actually saving money, you need to know how to use it correctly.

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Need a New Heater? What to Ask Yourself first!

If you are concerned that your current furnace will not be able to last through the winter season, now may be the time to talk to your HVAC company about scheduling a new heater installation. When you update your HVAC unit, you will enjoy improved efficiency, comfort, and safety. To help you get ready, here are some essential questions to ask yourself before you have a new heater installed.

What Is the Correct Heater Size for My Household?

One of the most important questions to ask yourself before a new heater installation is what size unit will be the best fit for your home. The proper heater size is determined by the overall square footage of your property, as well as the efficiency of your indoor spaces. When you install a furnace that is too large or small, it will not operate at its peak capacity.

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2017 Resolutions for your Home

2016 was a year of ups and downs for many, but whether you’re glad to see it go or wishing it could stay just a little longer, the year will soon be over. And for a lot of us, that means it’s also time to start making a few New Year’s resolutions.

It’s not just people who can benefit from resolutions, however, and we’ve put together four suggestions you can use to make the new year a happier and healthier one for your family, home, and HVAC system.

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    "An Experienced Technician completed a complete system check up. Very thorough and he knows his job well. Answered all my questions. I was very pleased with the check up. All ready for the heating season."

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