What Happens During Furnace Maintenance?

September 18th, 2023

It’s that time of year again! You’ll want your furnace to be in good condition and ready to go as soon as you need it, so you need to get it prepared for winter. How do you do that? With furnace maintenance. When you make an appointment with a technician for furnace maintenance, they’ll take many steps to ensure your heating system is working perfectly. 

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Why Ductless Heat Pump Maintenance Is So Important

September 4th, 2023

It’s a frequent refrain on this blog: maintenance is so important! And we do try to be clearer than that, because we know that being told to do something isn’t nearly as helpful as being told why we must do something.

The reasons for maintaining your heating system or your air conditioner are similar: it improves efficiency, it makes the system work more effectively, it cuts down on the risk of repairs being needed, and it helps the system last longer, so you can go many more years before having to worry about replacing it.

All these things are also true when it comes to your heat pump and the ductless system it connects to, but there’s more. There are some specific details about ductless heat pump maintenance that are unique. Here’s some info about why those things matter so much.

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How to Prepare for Air Conditioning Installation

August 21st, 2023

Congratulations on getting a new AC system! The air conditioners available now are achieving higher levels of efficiency than ever before, so you’re sure to be thrilled with your purchase. But first, you need to have it installed.

If you’re a little overwhelmed, we’ve got your back. We’ll give you all the info you need about AC installation: who does it, how long it takes, and what you should do to prepare. 

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How Often Does My Mini Split Need Maintenance?

August 7th, 2023

A mini split is an amazing way to achieve ideal comfort in your home while cutting down on your utility bills–and your carbon footprint. By utilizing zone control, you’re able to keep occupied parts of your home at the perfect temperature without paying to keep your entire home at that temperature when it’s not necessary. It’s a great system, but any system works best only when it’s well-maintained. What kind of maintenance does a mini split need, and how often should maintenance be performed? We’ll tell you all about it.

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How to Set Your Thermostat During a Heatwave

July 24th, 2023

This June was the hottest June on record, and those records go back 174 years. High temperatures keep breaking records, and we can only expect this to continue.

Since heatwaves are becoming more and more common, it’s important to know how to set your thermostat for them, and how to get the most from your AC. We’ve got some great tips to help you cope with the heat for the rest of the summer.

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

July 10th, 2023

If you have a heat pump, you’re probably quite pleased with it. The efficiency in particular is probably a delight. But the thing that really sets a heat pump apart is that it can cool your home during hot weather and heat your home during cold weather.

Unfortunately, no system works perfectly forever and problems can occur with that switching process. The reversing valve is the component responsible for switching between modes and we’d like to tell you all about it, including what to do if it’s not working. 

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What Happens if You Don’t Change Your Furnace Filter?

June 26th, 2023

This time of year, you might not be thinking about your furnace very much. But it’s actually a great time to assess how well it was working over the winter and make a plan to help keep it running as long—and as well—as possible.

In fact, if you’re honest, you probably didn’t think about your furnace a whole lot even when it was running every day. You might only think about it when it isn’t working well! 

The two things you can do to help your furnace run efficiently, require fewer repairs, and last longer are annual maintenance and changing the air filter. While the annual maintenance must be done by a professional, you should be changing the air filter every 1-3 months yourself. What happens if you don’t change your furnace filter? We’ll tell you all about it.

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When AC Repairs Can No Longer Save Your Air Conditioner

June 12th, 2023

Wouldn’t it be lovely if your air conditioner would just work forever, never needing to be repaired or replaced? Unfortunately, that’s simply not possible. Everything breaks down eventually, and in complex systems like air conditioners, there are a lot of things that can go wrong.

With annual maintenance, you can prevent many repair needs and keep your air conditioner running for many years. But nothing lasts forever.

At some point in your air conditioner’s life, you’ll be faced with a difficult question: should I have it repaired, or is it time to replace it? Here are some tips for navigating that situation and making a decision you can feel confident in.

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6 Noises that Mean You Need Air Conditioning Repair

May 15th, 2023

If a person isn’t feeling well, they can tell you with words that something is wrong. They might even be able to be more specific and give you a clear explanation of what’s wrong. Unfortunately, your air conditioner doesn’t speak English. But it can let you know that it’s not doing well!

Many AC problems cause specific noises. All you need is a handy phrasebook to help you translate. And we’ve got you covered! Here are the sounds your air conditioner might make when it needs repair, and what those sounds might indicate about what the problem is.

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When Does My Ductless AC Need Maintenance?

May 1st, 2023

When folks have been accustomed to central air conditioning systems or using window units to cool their homes, transitioning to a ductless AC system may leave them with some questions.

Since maintenance is such a critical part of making sure your air conditioner keeps running, questions about maintenance are critical to answer.

One common question is, when does my ductless air conditioning system need to have professional maintenance done? We’ll help you feel confident in knowing not just when, but why.

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