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The Essential Gas Furnace Safety Checklist

November 18th, 2019

Nobody wants to deal with a furnace that might risk their safety. When a homeowner purchases a gas furnace for their home, there’s an implication that they’d like this heater to run as safely and effectively as possible. There’s a real concern for homeowners who don’t pay attention or who neglect their gas-burning furnaces, and that concern isn’t unwarranted.

Does this mean a gas furnace is dangerous or out of the question for those with safety as their number one priority? Absolutely not. Gas furnaces these days are incredibly safe and efficient. That doesn’t mean as homeowners, we can’t be extra careful when performing safety inspections. That’s why we’ve got the essential safety checklist for any homeowner who is seeking to improve the health and condition of their gas furnace.

Why not improve furnace safety by giving this list a quick look from local Yonkers furnace repair experts?

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Should Everyone Purchase a Zone Control System?

November 4th, 2019

Should everyone purchase a zone control system? Probably not. Should everyone at least consider it? Absolutely!

Zone control systems provide clear and substantive advantages when it comes to a comprehensive cooling or heating system. Ductwork oftentimes isn’t perfect on its own, which is why a well-installed zone control system can create a customized cooling or heating experience that uses independent thermostats for a curated comfort system.

But what is zone control and how can it help? These are the types of questions that our team can answer. If any homeowners are curious to learn about the distinct advantages that a zone control system offers, this is the perfect time to find out! Why not add to the efficiency of any HVAC system by calling our service professionals to work on zone control heating in Rockland, NY?

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The Lesser Known Benefits of a Radiant Heating System

October 21st, 2019

Whether it’s located deep in the floor or in the wall panels of a house, radiant heating can be an incredibly efficient and comfortable type of heating. Homeowners rarely know the exact advantages of a radiant heating system over that of a forced-air heater, which is why we can give concrete details to make the choice between the two easier.

If there are any homeowners out there looking for a heating upgrade, this post can be a helpful guide into the intricacies of a radiant heating system. Not every family is going to enjoy the forced-air heat of a furnace. Radiant heating systems, radiant floor systems, all of these types of heaters can make a huge difference in the way a homeowner experiences indoor comfort. It also might be a good idea to schedule HVAC maintenance in the Bronx today for anyone who already has a radiant heater.

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Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

October 7th, 2019

Air quality is more important than most homeowners realize. Indoor air pollution is on the rise as homes get more efficient and are built with tighter seals. Opening a window for some fresh air sometimes feels like an old-fashioned way to deal with this problem, but it’s on the right track. From air filtration systems to humidifiers, there are a multitude of systems that can work to improve the quality of indoor air.

However, homeowners have proven time and time again that they don’t want to spend the money on an IAQ unit unless they absolutely have to, so in this post we’re going to focus on ways to help the quality of air without spending the money on a new IAQ system. Keep in mind that no DIY solution is ever going to be as powerful and efficient as working with Yonkers HVAC company to install some filtration or humidification technology.

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FAQ: How Does Ice Form on an Air Conditioner?

September 23rd, 2019

There is a short answer and a long answer to that question. The short answer is that airflow has become restricted somehow in the interior of the air conditioner, which has cooled the temperature to freezing degrees. The long answer? Well, a combination of airflow being restricted and increased moisture can both be the culprits of ice forming on an air conditioner. Either way, this is a problem with air conditioning in Scarsdale, NY that needs to be addressed as soon as it’s found. And no, by addressing it we don’t mean using a hairdryer to melt the ice periodically.

For a system that’s concerned with bringing air into a home, airflow is of vital importance to an air conditioner. Without proper airflow maintenance, cleaned filters, and cleaned coils, the system will get air trapped inside of it that steadily drops in temperature. Eventually, a house might be 80°F but the inside of the air conditioner will quickly be approaching 20°F!

So, let’s talk about what can be done to avoid ice, and more specifically how airflow gets blocked in the first place.

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A Guide to Custom Cooling Solutions

September 9th, 2019

A home doesn’t all have to be a single temperature. In fact, it hasn’t been this way for quite a while. While the family squabbles over the temperature in different rooms, racing to hog the thermostat and put the temperature exactly where it shouldn’t be, there exist solutions that can make everyone happy. Call them custom cooling solutions, or just alternatives to the average AC system. Their job is to create a custom cooling environment for the entire family.

We’ll be getting into two main aspects of it today when it comes to custom cooling. One of them is the ductless air conditioning system, which is comprised of several air handlers that cool separate rooms. The other is a zone control system that can be installed in the ductwork of a central air conditioning system. Either of these systems can make the kitchen, living room, bedrooms, and even bathrooms their own temperature for their unique inhabitants.

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5 Sounds an AC Should Not Be Making

August 26th, 2019

Homeowners can usually tell when there’s something wrong with an AC unit, just by the way of the noises they make. A central air conditioner that’s functioning properly shouldn’t make any noises aside from the gentle waft of a refreshing breeze coming from air ducts. However, if an air conditioner is making some peculiar noise, this is often a clue towards a problem that’s much bigger in scale. Sometimes there are even home solutions for AC repair in Harrison, NY, if they’re appropriately addressed with the right tools.

There’s got to be a way to classify these issues by sound and inform homeowners on just how pertinent they should be about an AC that sounds “off.” This list of air conditioner sounds is pretty well known throughout the HVAC industry. It’s not okay to just sit back and pretend that an air conditioner is supposed to make these noises.

So, what kinds of noises are we talking about?

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Tips for Better Cooling Efficiency

August 12th, 2019

checkmark-greenWe know how hot it can get in New Rochelle. Sometimes it gets so hot that a well-maintained air conditioning system will have trouble keeping up. Even the best air conditioners have trouble keeping it more than twenty degrees cooler than the temperature outside. So what can be done as a homeowner to mitigate these problems and give an AC all the love and support it needs to function as efficiently as possible? There are plenty of nifty tips for increasing the efficiency of an air conditioner!

An air conditioner is made of several different parts that require yearly maintenance in order to make sure it can function properly on the hottest of days. A good tip to remember is to schedule a tune-up for air conditioning in New Rochelle, NY before the summer starts—this ensures any air conditioning system is up to the challenge.

Aside from that, we can talk about some things that a homeowner can do to make their AC run more efficiently.

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AC Tip: Fresh Filters Needed!

July 29th, 2019

man-with-filterHomeowners today have the luxury of living in complete comfort during even the hottest days of the year thanks to the many whole-house air conditioning options on the market. What too many homeowners fail to realize, however, is that even the best air conditioning systems can really under-deliver in certain circumstances. Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance is the best way to keep air conditioning systems working as efficiently and effectively as possible.

It is also the best way to keep the need for air conditioning repair in Queens, NY, at bay. One part of the equation that is sometimes overlooked is the need for changing the air filter regularly. Yes, the air filter will be changed during the system’s annual tune-up. No, changing that air filter once a year is not enough. It may not sound like that big of a deal, but a dirty air filter will really set any air conditioning system back in a substantial way.

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3 Reasons a Heat Pump Makes for a Good AC Replacement

July 15th, 2019

temperature-guageBecause investing in a new air conditioning system is a pretty major expense, and because investing in the wrong AC system is such a major mistake, it only makes sense for homeowners to consider all available options before replacing their systems. One option that every homeowner is wise to consider is the heat pump. Are they right for everyone? Well, no—no air conditioner is right for everyone. For many, however, the heat pump is ideal.

What makes the heat pump such a great AC replacement? That is the focus of today’s post. We’re going to explore the benefits of using a heat pump, as well as a bit about how heat pumps actually work. As always, we are the HVAC contractor in White Plains, NY, to trust with any questions that may come up. Our clients know they’ll have the right systems in place when they work with the pros on our team.

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