September 20th, 2021
The official end of summer is upon us, do you know what that means? It means that soon enough, we’ll be using our heaters on a regular basis.
There are many things you’ll probably do to prep your home for fall and winter, and your heating system needs to be given consideration as well. In fact one of the most important things you can do for your home comfort and safety is to schedule professional heating system maintenance!
Read on to learn how heating maintenance helps homeowners, why it’s so important for the health of your system, and why fall is a great time to get it done!
September 6th, 2021
Generators tend to be one of those systems that you hope you’ll never need, but when you do need them, they’ll be a lifesaver. The last thing you need, after all, is to find out that your generator has failed in the middle of an emergency when reliable electricity is vital.
While we don’t experience as severe of storms as other parts of the country do, widespread power outages do still occur, and when they do you want to be ready for it. You already have a generator, so now what? Well, when’s the last time you scheduled maintenance for it? That’s right, generators need maintenance! Read on to learn more.
August 23rd, 2021
Did you know that end of summer is the most likely time for an air conditioner to break down? This is especially true if it’s an aging system–that is, once that’s 10-15 years old. Even a well-maintained system can’t last forever! And if you haven’t kept up on maintenance, and/or you haven’t followed up with your repair needs, you’ll definitely need some repairs as summer comes to an end.
Read on as we uncover some of the most common end-of-season repair needs, and give our team a call for trustworthy AC services!
August 9th, 2021
There are a number of factors that go into the successful installation of any appliance in your home, and solar panels are no exception.
For starters, you need a team who is experienced and highly trained to do the job for you. Secondly, you need that team to be able to advise you on where solar panels will be most effective–are the common roof-mounted panels best for your home or would ground or pole-mounted make more sense?
These are questions we can help you answer when we come to do an assessment. Read on for more details, and then give us a call when you’re ready to go solar!
July 26th, 2021
There’s no such thing as a silent air conditioner. We’re going to put that out there right now. While air conditioners today are definitely a lot quieter, especially if you purchase one of the leading brands, and particularly with variable speed AC systems, you’re going to hear some noise.
You’ll likely hear the compressor starting up and shutting down if you’re close enough to the outdoor unit. You’ll hear the blower fan whirring, and you may even detect a gentle rattling of the ductwork as conditioned air goes through it and the temperatures fluctuate.
What you shouldn’t hear, however, are any sounds outside of the normal, day-to-day operation of your cooling system. This can include the following:
July 12th, 2021
Water heaters are one of those systems that are really easy to take for granted. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Yet, they’re one of the appliances we rely on the most to keep us comfortable, so shouldn’t our attitudes about them be a bit different?
One of the most important factors of an efficient water heater is its installation. You want this job to be done by a trained and experienced professional. You also want to make sure you’re getting the right water heater installed. Is a tank water heater your next best installation, or should you go with a tankless system?
There are some big differences between the two. Read on to learn what those differences are and get an idea of what will be best for your specific home.
June 28th, 2021
Air conditioning repair is one of those services you don’t want to wait on once you know you need it. You might be tempted to wait–after all if your system is still running and giving you some cool air, you may as well wait, right?
Well, not quite… ignoring AC repair needs risks running into a completely broken down air conditioner when you need it the most–right in the middle of summer.
We encourage all homeowners to take care of their cooling systems as soon as they realize they need a repair. But how do you know when you need one?! Read on to find out.
June 1st, 2021
Of course, by the very nature of having a solar-powered air conditioner, you’re helping to boost your home’s energy efficiency. Unfortunately, though, there are still things you can be doing–even small things–that contribute to poor energy use, and therefore you end up spending more money than you should from month to month.
Summer is right around the corner and you want to make sure that your solar-powered air conditioner is ready for it! This means first ensuring that you schedule routine maintenance for the system. Air conditioner maintenance should be conducted by the pros once a year to ensure that the system performs well and doesn’t have any repair issues that need addressing right away.
With or without maintenance though, and whether your air conditioner is powered by the sun or you’re using the traditional electrical grid,here are some ways to use your cooling system more efficiently:
May 17th, 2021
It makes sense that when you hear an HVAC professional suggest annual maintenance for your air conditioner, it can be an easy thing to brush off. After all, it’s not like there is anything seriously wrong with your air conditioner, so why schedule a service and pay for it if you don’t need it right now? What if your air conditioner is working “just fine”?
Well, we think your air conditioner could and should work much better than “just fine.” In fact, professional maintenance will ensure that your air conditioner works as efficiently and effectively as it is designed to, throughout its entire lifespan. You can say that you can’t afford to go without maintenance, and it would be an accurate statement.
May 3rd, 2021
More and more homeowners are discovering the benefits of going solar. Not only does it allow you to use the free resource of the sun for your electric needs, but it helps save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars over the course of the years in energy costs when you run things like your HVAC system.
Still though, people are sometimes hesitant about going solar, especially when they look at the initial cost of installation. It’s not always the easiest purchase for most homeowners. The good news is, there are federal and local incentives to going solar, plus as we just mentioned, going solar will save you by way of energy costs.
We’d like to help ease your mind by answering some of the most common questions we hear about solar panel installation and using solar energy. Read on!