Discover All the Benefits of Solar Power

June 27th, 2022
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One of the biggest questions homeowners tend to have about going solar in their homes is, “is it really worth it?” Our short answer is, “Yes, it is!”

In all honesty, will all the advancements being made in solar power technology even in just the last 5-10 years, it’s proving that it’s a great investment to go solar–especially for those of us living on the best coast!

If you’ve been considering choosing solar energy for your home, now is a fantastic time to do so. Read on as we go over some of the main benefits of solar power.

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The Importance of Professional HVAC System Installation

June 13th, 2022
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If you’ve made the decision to have a new air conditioner installed now, the chances are that this is an urgent need of yours, with summer right around the corner. You might be tempted to just go out and buy the most powerful cooling system you can find in your budget and install it on your own to save time. 

We really want to encourage you not to rush into this decision, however. Having a trained and experienced professional install your new HVAC system is essential since there are a number of components that require the person installing it to really know what they’re doing. Otherwise, you could have operational problems, not to mention safety problems. 

Plus, trusting a trained professional to do the installation keeps the warranty in place–we’re talking about the manufacturer’s warranty. This protects you from financial liability if your air conditioner breaks down or malfunctions due to a manufacturer defect within a certain amount of time (usually 10 years). But almost all of these warranties have a stipulation that only a professional can service them to keep the warranty current.

This definitely isn’t the only reason you want to trust a pro, though! Read on as we uncover just why it’s so important to have a professional install your HVAC system. 

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Should You Invest in a Ductless System?

May 16th, 2022
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Even if you’ve never had a ductless system in your own home, you’ve probably seen one before. If you noticed a unit mounted high up on the wall of a room that resembles a sleeker version of a window air conditioner, that doesn’t protrude through the back of the wall, then you’re looking at an air handler of a ductless air conditioning system–otherwise known as a ductless mini-split system.

Ductless systems work through these wall units, each of which connects to a single outdoor unit where the heat from your home is exhausted. It works similarly to a central system, but instead of a single indoor unit connected to a series of ducts, it has individual air handlers.

Ductless systems have become increasingly popular for homes throughout the U.S. for a wide number of reasons… but is one right for your home? Read on to learn their key features and benefits, then contact us–we can help you make an educated decision.

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What Kind of Solar Panels Are Best?

May 2nd, 2022
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Homeowners are often looking for ways to live “greener” here in the Lake County area, while spending less on their energy bills overall. This leads many people to look into the benefits of solar panels, and solar energy in general, to see how much they can save.

Did you know, though, that there are actually different kinds of solar panels? Roof-mounted tend to be the most popular, and you’re probably familiar with seeing them. For our primarily sunny conditions, they do tend to make the most sense.

But some homes have obstructions, whether it be chimneys, trees, or the like, that can impact how much sunlight is actually able to reach your solar panels. The good news is that you have two other options to choose from; the ground-mounted solar panel and the pole-mounted solar panel! Read on to learn more.

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These Signs Indicate You Need AC Repair

April 18th, 2022
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Sudden AC repair needs are something no homeowner wants to encounter, and known AC repair needs are something no homeowner should put off. We understand the temptation to do so… if an air conditioner is still running, most people would like to avoid paying for repairs. But by neglecting repair needs like this, you risk your cooling system breaking down altogether when you need it the most–during the hottest season of the year.

We encourage our customers to take care of their systems as soon as they realize repairs are needed. But, how do you know when this is the case? After all, you are not an expert in air conditioners–that’s what we’re here for! However, it’s important for you to know the basics–at least the signs that it’s time to call in an experienced HVAC professional. Read on to learn what those signs could be.

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“Help! My Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes”

April 4th, 2022
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This is the time of year when, if you have a heat pump, you’re grateful for it to be able to manage the chilliest of winter weather and the harshest of summer temperatures. Since springtime is sort of an uncertain season, where we can have a cold spell just as easily as a heatwave, it’s always good to have one system that can do it all!

But what if you go to switch your heat pump from heating to cooling mode, only to discover it won’t work? This is one of the most common problems that people have with their heat pumps, and it’s one that our techs are familiar with repairing. We can get your heat pump back to normal.

Read on as we uncover what might be going on when your heat pump experiences this problem.

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Is Solar Powered Air Conditioning Worth It?

March 21st, 2022

There is something that probably every homeowner in our area has in common. They want to save money where they can, and they probably think they’re paying way too much for their air conditioning needs–especially at the height of summer.

We get it! It makes sense you’d want to find ways to save money on your air conditioner, and there are many methods to do so. Professional installation, for starters, is important. Only an experienced and highly trained HVAC technician understands all the nuances involved in AC installation.

Beyond that, the type of system you choose will impact efficiency, as well as how you use it and how often you have it professionally maintained.

If you’re truly open to all options on how to save on your monthly utility bills, then you’d do well to consider solar-powered air conditioning. Yes, it’s worth it–read on to learn more!

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As the Season Comes to a Close, Heed These Potential Heating Repair Needs

March 7th, 2022
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Springtime is right around the corner, and you know as well as we do that means warmer temperatures are right around the corner too! However, if our winter weather was any indication this year, mother nature can surprise us with chillier-than-average conditions.

Whether we have another unexpected cold spell in the coming weeks or if you just want to ensure that your heater is fully functional next fall when you need it again, now is the best time to manage any end-of-season heating repair needs you might have. Of course, if you had professional maintenance done for your heater this past fall, and if you managed any pending repair needs at the time, then you’re likely in great shape and won’t have any unexpected furnace repair needs before the season is up–unless of course, we’re talking about a very old heating system.

It’s still good to be aware of the signs that you may in fact need heating repair sooner rather than later. Read on to learn what those signs are!

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Is Professional Duct Sealing Really Necessary?

February 21st, 2022
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The first thing you probably think if someone tells you that your air ducts might have damage is, “Okay, well, isn’t that what duct tape is for?”

We totally understand this misconception. However, perhaps disappointedly, duct tape has an inappropriate name. It’s actually pretty useless when it comes to HVAC air ducts.

The reason for this is that when duct tape gets hot and cools off repeatedly, it becomes brittle within a few months and starts chipping and flaking off. And since the temperature of your ductwork fluctuates as you run your HVAC systems, this is clearly a problem!

So, that means the solution is professional duct sealing. But, how do you know you need it, and is it really that necessary? Read on to find out!

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What Type of Solar Installation Is Best for Your Home?

February 7th, 2022
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When it comes to installing solar, homeowners have found that it’s benefited them in a number of ways, particularly by allowing them to live more eco-friendly lives at as low a cost as possible.

But new customers might be hesitant to have solar panels installed, thinking their only option is to have them put on the roof. If they don’t want them on the roof for any reason, they may assume they have no other options, but this isn’t the case!

There is one other option–ground-mounted solar panel installation. This isn’t the right choice for all homes, but they can be a great option for many. Read on to learn more and give us a call to confirm which is best for your specific needs.

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