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Want to Keep Your Heat Pump in Good Shape?

April 24th, 2017

heat-pump-cashCooling season is upon us, and if you’re relying on a heat pump to keep cool you’re probably already using it pretty frequently. You don’t want your system to break down on you in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year. So, it’s a pretty good idea to make sure that your system is in ideal shape before stressful seasons like summer. If you want to keep your heat pump healthy and efficient all year-round, there are a couple of tips you should follow.

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Signs You Need to Replace Your AC

April 10th, 2017

Installing an air conditioner is a pretty big investment, so it’s natural to want to get the most out of it by making the system last for as many years as possible. However, even with careful maintenance and prompt repairs, all things must end. Summer’s not far off now, and you don’t want to be caught without a working air conditioning system when it gets here. If your current air conditioner won’t be able to cut it over the next few months, you should replace it now so you don’t have to deal with it breaking down later. There are a number of warning signs that your air conditioner is reaching the end of its life.

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Now is the Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

March 27th, 2017

We’re getting deeper into spring, and before long the weather will start heating up. You may not be using your air conditioner all that much now, but before long you’ll be relying on it on a regular basis. If you want to keep your air conditioner in the best possible shape throughout the coming summer, the best thing you can do is to schedule preventive air conditioning maintenance.

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If Your Heat Pump is Making These Noises, You Need to Have It Repaired

March 13th, 2017

A big part of keeping your heat pump in proper condition is catching problems as early as possible. The faster you can identify a problem with your heat pump, the faster you can get it repaired and the better off it’ll be. The best way to identify issues early enough to prevent them from causing a lot of damage is to schedule preventive maintenance. You should be doing that at least twice a year, once in spring and once in fall. Problems can and will crop up between appointments, though, so it’s important to know what warning signs to look for. Strange noises is at the top of the list as far as those warning signs go.

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Why do I Need to Schedule Ductless Maintenance Twice as Often?

February 27th, 2017

If you have been scheduling maintenance for your climate control systems for a while, and we sincerely hope you have, you probably already know that that the common schedule is once a year. There’s a reason for that, and it’s one that actually doesn’t quite apply to ductless mini splits. If you are using a ductless mini split system, you actually need to schedule maintenance twice as often as other systems. If you don’t, you won’t be able to reap the full benefits of preventive maintenance services.

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3 Ductless Issues You Need to Watch for This Winter

February 13th, 2017

We’ve still got a few more weeks of winter, which means a few more weeks of increased stress on your ductless system. More stress on the system means that problems are more likely to occur before the end of the season. Since you’re probably not too keen on having your ductless system break down in the middle of winter, it’s a good idea to watch for signs of a problem. The faster you can identify an issue with your system, the faster you can have it repaired and the better off it will be. Have look at 3 of the most common ductless issues you need to be aware of this winter.

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What Happens if You Don’t Replace Your Furnace Air Filter

January 30th, 2017

thermometerHow often do you replace the air filter in your furnace? Were you even aware that your furnace had an air filter before you read this? If not, that’s alright. Plenty of people don’t realize that their furnace has an air filter. What’s important is that you take proper action now to keep the filter in good shape. If you don’t, you could find yourself spending thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs years earlier than you otherwise would have to.

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Make Sure Your Furnace is the Right Size

January 16th, 2017

There are a lot of different factors that come into play when selecting a new furnace. Some are more important than others, and some can be safely ignored outside of personal taste. Unfortunately, size is not one of those factors. If your furnace is not properly sized, it can cause you untold amounts of frustration later on, not to mention significantly higher repair and replacement costs.

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Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Skip Boiler Maintenance

January 9th, 2017

Boilers have a great reputation for being resistant to problems, especially compared to other heating systems. This is because they have fewer moving parts than other system types, significantly reducing the opportunity for problems to develop. This does not mean that they are immune to issues, however. If you actually want to keep your boiler in the best possible shape, you’re going to need to schedule boiler maintenance.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch to Heating Mode?

January 2nd, 2017

Heat pumps are well-known for their ability to switch back and forth between heating and cooling modes. That might even be the reason why you bought yours. It is a pretty great advantage over traditional heating and air conditioning systems… when it works. If the system malfunctions and gets stuck in one mode, it can become more of a hindrance than a help. If your heat pump is stuck in air conditioning mode, have a look below to find out why.

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