What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 14, 2021

Air conditioners can be complex appliances, but what we can all appreciate is how good they are at cooling our homes. If you’ve been wondering what type of AC would be most appropriate for your space, it’s important that you learn about a term called BTUs. What Exactly Is a BTU? BTUs, or British Thermal Units, are a measure of energy in the form of heat. Several hundred years ago (in Britain as you’d expect from the name of the unit), scientists determined that one BTU is the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of one pound...

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 14, 2021

Winter has finally come to a close, and with the warmer weather coming, it’s time to put the furnace to bed. Most people consider changing their furnace filters and flipping the switch at the thermostat. However, if you truly want to turn your furnace off, it goes beyond flipping this switch. Find out what all is involved and if it is worth it for your home. Does Your Furnace Have a Pilot Light? Before looking at what is involved in turning your furnace off, look for what style of furnace you have. Specifically, you are interested in understanding if your...

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What to Do About Frozen Pipes

March 17, 2021

Nobody wants to come home to or wake up to frozen pipes. Once you realize that your Science Hill, KY, home has a frozen pipe, it’s important to take prompt action in order to prevent serious damage to your home and belongings. The first step is to call a plumber to inspect the pipes and repair them. While you wait for the plumber, here are some things to do. Know the Signs of a Frozen Pipe There are a few signs you should be aware of when it comes to frozen pipes. When you turn on a faucet, only a...

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What Are The Most Common Plumbing Problems?

February 4, 2021

When it comes to plumbing problems, there are some problems that can be completely unusual and unexpected. For the most part, though, the plumbers at have seen pretty much everything that you can see. In particular, there are certain plumbing problems that they see over and over. If you understand these problems, it’s much more likely that you’ll be prepared to work to prevent these problems from happening in your Somerset home. Clogged Drain Clogged drains, whether it’s a toilet drain, a sink drain, or a tub drain, tend to have just a few causes. When dealing with a clogged...

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The best plants for indoor air quality

January 20, 2021

Any home has air contaminants caused by everyday activities or even your furniture. Fumes from our gas stove, cleaners or even fragrances can contribute to indoor air pollution. Even if no one smokes inside your home, the lingering particles can be tracked in with the smoker when they come in. And of course, there’s pollen, animal dander and the like. These pollutants are unavoidable but there are ways to improve the air quality in our homes. One way is with plants. The best plants for indoor air quality help to remove toxins from the air while also converting carbon dioxide,...

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How Often Should You Replace A Furnace Filter?

December 18, 2020

As mild autumn weather gives way to cold wintertime temperatures, it’s time to get your Somerset, KY, furnace ready. One of the most important things you can do to maintain your furnace throughout the winter months of the year is to check the filter every month. It’s fast and easy to change the filter, and our reliable technicians can show you how to do this during your annual maintenance visit. Here’s what you need to know about how often to replace the filter in your furnace. Check the Filter Monthly Check the air filter in your furnace once a month....

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The Newest Innovations in HVAC Technology Today

November 20, 2020

Many homeowners currently own an HVAC system and depend on their systems to keep their homes at a comfortable temperature. If your system is getting old and you don’t want to invest more money in repairs, you may be trying to decide between the several different types of modern HVAC systems available on the market. If you’re having trouble choosing one, read on to learn about five innovations that are among some of the newest on the market. 1. Home Automation Advancements Home automation is a modern technology that integrates devices found in homes with computerized automation capabilities. Lights and...

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What are the Types of Smart Thermostats?

October 20, 2020

3 Common Issues Your Furnace May Present to You Without a properly functioning furnace, the winter in Somerset, KY, is going to be long and miserable. Fortunately, though, most furnaces tend to operate fairly reliably, even after years of service. Furnaces can run into issues, though. If you know the most common problems that furnaces encounter, you will be able to quickly identify them so that can get to your home to begin repairs. Plus, you’ll be able to better protect your furnace so that the problems don’t occur in the first place. Problem 1: The Furnace Doesn’t Turn on...

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Getting to Know the Benefits of MERV Filters

September 23, 2020

The residents of Somerset trust for their home comfort needs. We can install, maintain and repair heating and cooling systems of every major brand. There is one part of climate control systems that many homeowners take for granted. Using the right filter can have a big impact on the performance of your equipment and your indoor air quality. In the HVAC industry, we use the MERV rating to measure the strength of system filters. What Is MERV? MERV is an acronym for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. It is a measure of how well a filter can capture small particles. High...

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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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