Should You Change Your Air Filter More in Winter?

Should You Change Your Air Filter More in Winter?You likely already know that a clean filter helps prevent air flow restrictions in your HVAC system, but you may be wondering if it’s necessary to change your air filter more often in the winter. The answer to that question really depends on how often you make filter checks now. Ideally, you should inspect the filter monthly during heating season and change it at the first sign of debris buildup, or at least every three months.

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Why You Should Sync Your Home’s HVAC Systems

Why You Should Sync Your Home's HVAC SystemsAre you worried about the high cost of running your home’s HVAC equipment and you want to improve efficiency to save energy? If so, bringing your household systems and components into sync is an ideal way to get started.

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DIY HVAC Repairs: What Not to Do

DIY HVAC Repairs: What Not to DoIt can be extremely frustrating to have a heating or cooling system that doesn’t work. At these times, one of the thing you should not do is try to fix the equipment yourself (unless, of course, you are a licensed HVAC pro). Here are some things you shouldn’t do with DIY HVAC repairs.

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HVAC Maintenance for After the Holidays

HVAC Maintenance for After the HolidaysNow that the holidays are over and the new year has begun, you can sit back, catch your breath and enjoy a well-deserved break. Afterwards, it’s a good time to give your HVAC system some maintenance TLC so you know it’s going to stay running reliably and efficiently for the rest of the winter. Here’s some helpful advice on various post-holiday HVAC maintenance tasks you should tackle:

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5 HVAC New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's ResolutionsEverybody wants to save money on their heating and cooling bills, but sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly what to do, or if you do know, to remember to do it. Make these HVAC resolutions for 2018 to save money and energy while keeping your home comfortable.

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Winter Ventilation Options for Fresh Air

Winter Ventilation Options for Fresh AirWhen temperatures reach the freezing and below freezing range in the Middletown area, keeping the air inside your home from getting stuffy can be a problem. Stuffy indoor air can make it harder for you to breathe comfortably and can even increase your risk of catching colds and other illnesses. Keep the following winter ventilation options in mind, so you can get more fresh air in your home this winter.

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5 Common HVAC Installation Mistakes That Will Cost You

5 Common HVAC Installation Mistakes That Will Cost YouHVAC systems have been around a long time now, so you would think most contractors would have installation down pat. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. When HVAC installation is done incorrectly, it will likely run inefficiently, costing the homeowner more money on utilities, and perhaps wearing out parts before their time and even causing a breakdown.

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Is Air Balancing Important?

Is Air Balancing Important?Proper air balancing ensures that every room in your house receives the precise airflow volume for comfort, energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

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Tips for Maintaining Your Furnace This Month

Tips for Maintaining Your Furnace This MonthWhen the weather outside is frightful, you don’t want to have a furnace breakdown. That’s why maintaining your furnace before the arrival of major winter storms is so important. If you’re handy, you may be able to perform some of these tasks, but in general, homeowners should leave the furnace maintenance to the experts.

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Give the Gift of Home Comfort

Give the Gift of Home ComfortHVAC-related home comfort products for a holiday gift? Before you say no way, think about it for a minute. We’re not really talking about a full-scale HVAC system installation here, but rather some of the extras that the person who’s got almost everything may not have. What about a handy home appliance to help a struggling young couple improve their home’s efficiency? Or an appliance to improve indoor air quality for the kids’ sake?

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