AC Won’t Cool? Here’s Why

August 7, 2020

Your AC unit is your lifesaver during the summer. Without air conditioning, you would be sweating throughout the entire day and pretty unproductive. While ceiling fans can help, they really don’t get the job done when you need cooling the most. However, we’ve all faced a situation where your cooling system simply won’t cool. No matter how you play with the settings and controls, the temperature doesn’t drop from dawn to dusk. Here are a few reasons why your AC won’t cool and how to approach these scenarios. 1. Low on Refrigerant First, an AC that is low on refrigerant...

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Can Air Conditioning Cause Sinus Problems?

July 12, 2020

In the summer, you depend on your air conditioner to keep your Somerset home cool and comfortable. However, could the same equipment that keeps you comfortable also be making you and your family sick? Since it’s important to keep your home both comfortable and healthy, you should understand how to take care of your air conditioner so that it doesn’t cause sinus problems or any other health issues. Blowing Dust Your air conditioner is primarily responsible for moving air around your home, and since there is always going to be some level of dust in the air, the dust is...

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How To Choose The Right IAQ Product For My Needs

June 13, 2020

Modern homes are more energy efficient than ever. However, they’re also less healthy due to the lack of air circulation and the loss of ultraviolet light from the sun. Your indoor air has more accumulated contaminants and microbes than the outside air, no matter how clean the home itself may be. Fortunately, there are many products and methods that you can utilize to filter and purify the air inside your home. Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers Too high or too low a humidity level in your home can cause discomfort and negatively impact your general health. The proper relative level of humidity...

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How To Ensure The Best Indoor Air In Your Baby’s Bedroom

May 11, 2020

Keeping your home properly heated and air-conditioned is very important. When you are looking to heat or cool your house, you will want all areas of the property to receive good service from your HVAC system. However, if you have a baby in your Mount Vernon home, then keeping his or her room at a comfortable temperature can be most important. Here are six tips that will ensure the best indoor air in your baby’s bedroom. 1. Replace Filters Regularly One of the best things you can do to improve the overall air quality in any room of your house...

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The Best Air Purifiers For Germs

April 15, 2020

If you’re concerned about the spread of disease in a home, you should be considering your options for an air purification system. Bacteria and viruses can be spread through the air in any type of enclosed space. If an infected person is in your home and sneezes or coughs, that person can create aerosolized particles that can carry the disease. If others walk around in the area, they run the risk of inhaling these particles and getting sick themselves. There are many different types of diseases that can be spread in this manner. Some of the most common ones include...

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Are HVAC Maintenance Contracts Worth The Money?

March 19, 2020

Typically, when you sign a contract, you have to give up something. This is essentially a compromise to make the contract worthwhile for the other party. Whether it’s a phone plan where you’re tied to using that phone for the next two years or a non-compete agreement that waives your right to go to work for a competing employer, there always seems to be a “catch” when you sign a contract. When you hear the term “maintenance contract,” then, you may be concerned that you have something to lose. Fortunately, this type of contract is something well worth the money...

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Is Furnace Maintenance Necessary?

February 13, 2020

Seeing how your furnace is heating your home just fine, you might be wondering why HVAC companies are always recommending regular maintenance. Is maintenance really that necessary? Below, we want to show what the benefits of it are. These benefits cannot be had in any other way. Heating Benefits Your furnace might be heating your home sufficiently because it’s relatively new. All furnaces, though, develop issues with time. Filters will get dirty, for instance, or belts will get worn. These are small and unnoticeable at first, but they can, later on, cause the system to do things like short cycle,...

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Why You Should Invest in a Smart Thermostat

January 6, 2020

Improvements in technology make life easier. People love the benefits new tech delivers, but they don’t always look at the entire variety of newly available devices. Innovations like smart thermostats should be in every home because they present massive improvements over the “old school” thermostat. Here are some good reasons why installing an upgraded thermostat is a good move. Smart Thermostats Are Money Savers By using a smart thermostat, you maintain better control of the temperature. By programming the settings, the furnace won’t bring up the temperature unnecessarily when you aren’t home. The gas and electricity used to create heat...

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5 Signs You Need a Heating System Replacement

November 8, 2019

Depending on your furnace model, you can expect it to last between 15 and 20 years. If you have an older model of furnace, you may be wondering when to replace it. Of course, it’s best to replace your furnace before it totally breaks down. The following five signs indicate that you need a heating system replacement. 1. Loud Noises As it operates, your furnace will probably make a humming sound. You don’t have to be concerned about this sound. However, there are a few noises that should concern you. A banging sound could mean that your furnace burners are...

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How to Properly Winterize Your HVAC System

October 17, 2019

Winter means showtime for your home’s HVAC system. From the moment the heater kicks on in late fall, it will work hard throughout the season to keep your home warm and comfortable. The cold weather can put a strain on your system, so we recommend taking a few steps to prepare it for the harsh weather. Take a look at these three tips to properly winterize your HVAC system. 1. Change Your HVAC Air Filter The air filter is a vital part of your home’s HVAC system. The disposable mesh screen traps particles like dust, dander, and pet hair that...

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