Go Pro for Generators

October 3rd, 2022

With the recent news of a hurricane that hit Florida and power outages throughout certain parts of the country, the idea of having a whole-home generator is seeming more important by the day. Sure, our power grid is a bit different and we deal with other types of weather patterns, but we can still be the victim of outages, especially due to flooding and windstorms.

The problem we now face is that some people think the generator they installed themselves, or the portable generator they have in the garage, is going to work as well as one installed by a pro. This usually isn’t the case. And for generator repairs in the Bronx, NY, going pro can keep homeowners more comfortable, safer, and feeling like they didn’t waste money on a system that’s supposed to protect them.

Let’s talk about some reasons to contact a pro for generator services.

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Fact and Fiction: 3 Air Duct Misconceptions

September 19th, 2022

Air ducts are an important part of a home’s HVAC system. They’re required for pretty much every forced-air heating or cooling system, instead of ductless mini splits, which are only used by a minority of our customers. This means that when ducts fall into disrepair, they need to be fixed by professionals who know what they’re doing. Luckily, our team provides thorough duct repairs in the Bronx, NY.

But what about those rumors that folks keep hearing about their air ducts? Is it safe to use duct tape when sealing or plugging leaks in air ducts? Or is it easy for customers to try and clean or fix their ducts themselves? The truth is that these aren’t really correct, but it might not be for the reasons that customers might think.

This blog post today is all about separating the facts from the fiction, and we’re going to be doing this so that customers know when to call us for professional duct services!

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It Might Be Time to Go Ductless

September 5th, 2022

In our neck of the woods, space is precious. Country homes might have the space required for a large HVAC system that can clumsily send air through a vast network of air ducts, but many of our customers have homes with a limited amount of space. Even ductwork might not be an option when a home is small enough to require every square inch of space!

Well, in the olden days an HVAC professional would tell a customer that there’s no other choice than to buy a large, bulky heating or cooling system to deal with the temperature fluctuations. However, in the 21st century, there are some great solutions that allow current homeowners to make the most out of limited space.

Introducing the ductless mini split system! Ductless systems in the Bronx, NY are wonderful units that don’t require ductwork at all to function. Let’s talk about some benefits that come from these units.

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Stuffy Air: Causes, Symptoms, Solutions

August 22nd, 2022

Stuffy air is a term that’s widely used in our area. While people can mean a variety of different things when they say that air is “stuffy,” there’s usually one main point: that there’s dust or something in the air that makes it hard to breathe. Usually, what follows someone saying that the air feels stuffy is the desire to open a window for some freshness. But in many areas, especially in Westchester County, that might not be a good idea.

Many of our customers live in buildings or homes that sit right outside of a garbage loading area, or where vehicles are constantly stalled in traffic. Opening a window might make the air smell even worse. So what can be done?

Well, an air filtration system in Westchester County, NY is going to go a long way in preserving the quality of a home’s air without the need for allowing outside contaminants to get in.

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Generator Maintenance Is a High Priority

August 8th, 2022

Generators that our team provides to customers throughout Westchester County require maintenance every once in a while. They might not need as much maintenance as some other systems that we use more regularly, like air conditioners or plumbing components, but they’re still in need of maintenance so they don’t fall apart or become a safety concern.

This blog post is dedicated to discussing some of the finer points about generator maintenance in Westchester County, NY. For anyone out there who might be confused as to why they would ever invest in this kind of service, especially in a world where everything seems so expensive and people are tightening their budgets, this makes generator maintenance even more important.

So let’s touch on three things that might be important. The first will be what happens when customers invest in generator maintenance. The second will be why generator maintenance is important, and the third will be about what can happen when generator maintenance is neglected.

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Cooling a Home Completely: A Guide

July 25th, 2022

Air conditioners are designed to cool a specific space. Window units cool a room or a section of a home, while central air conditioners and other high-powered systems cool an entire home. This is why the load calculation of a home is so important: it’s vital that a home be sized accordingly so the right air conditioner can be chosen for the job.

If there are any hiccups in this process, homeowners can start to notice some problems. If an AC isn’t sized correctly, there are problems with ductwork, or even if there’s just a unique situation that causes cooling to be inhibited, something needs to be done. Not only does our team specialize in high velocity AC in Westchester County, NY—proven to quickly and effectively cool an entire home or space—we also repair these systems and diagnose problems that might be getting worse.

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5 Quick Tips for a Broken AC

July 11th, 2022

Temperatures are reaching their peak this year, and our air conditioners are the first line of defense against them. For any customers that might be on the verge of losing their AC because the system is malfunctioning or running incorrectly, we urge them to call our team for AC repair in Westchester, NY and beyond. The earlier a homeowner calls for support, the easier it will be to schedule a repair.

However, depending on our schedule and the busyness of the season, we might not be able to reach a homeowner in need until at least a few hours or a day has passed. While calling early for help is always a good solution, these things happen and we want our customers to remain safe and cool while they wait for AC repairs.

So, let’s talk about a few strategies to remain cool and collected while waiting for a professional to fix a struggling AC.

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Our Guide to Ice on an AC’s Coil

June 27th, 2022

We want to start off by saying that customers should never assume that their air conditioner is using ice to cool their home. Ice is not a part of the cooling process, and it’s really inefficient. It takes a whole lot of energy and water to create ice, and even then, ice is only good at cooling a small object or space; it’s never going to efficiently cool an entire home like an air conditioner is supposed to do.

So, with this in mind, if there’s ice growing on the coil of an AC, this signals the need for repair. Any customers, readers, or just other homeowners out there who stumble on this blog, keep reading to learn about how ice growing on an AC can be a problem. For more information, or to schedule an air conditioner repair in Scarsdale, NY, call our team at the number listed or click on our link to get in touch with a specialist.

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A UV Air Purifier Is a Major Upgrade

June 13th, 2022

People think about air purifiers and they’re immediately drawn to the benefits on the box. It can eliminate mold spores, viruses, and bacteria, and it’s safe for any and every home. That sounds like it’s too good to be true, but in fact, the science behind a UV air purifier makes it exactly good enough to be true!

However, homeowners can also invest in portable air purifier systems that might not be as good or all-encompassing as a whole-house UV air purifier in Westchester County. The devil is in the details, and today, we’re going to discuss how a UV air purifier works and why it might be the perfect upgrade for a home in this area.

Our team can walk any homeowner who is interested in this kind of technology through a comfort consultation. We can examine the types of contaminants that exist in any home, and find methods to alleviate them, like purification.

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Our AC Replacement FAQ

May 16th, 2022

For any homeowners who have wondered recently if their air conditioning system needs to be replaced, this is the blog with some answers. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly difficult to know if a specific air conditioner is nearing replacement just through an online blog—but there are a few factors that all ACs in need of replacement have in common. Today, we’re going to talk about these factors and when might be the best time to start investing in a new unit.

For anyone out there who might need professional assistance, we urge customers to call us for their own evaluation. Our team will be able to pinpoint the issue and figure out the most affordable solution, whether it’s a replacement or a quick repair. We just want to make sure that anyone in need knows to call us for comprehensive air conditioning service in Westchester County, NY!

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