5 Tips for Soundproofing Your HVAC System

June 14, 2022

One of the things that creep up on you is HVAC noise. You usually don’t realize it at first, and then at some point, you cannot hear yourself think. Your HVAC system might be making various annoyingly loud noises, from rattling to banging to dripping sounds. Besides disturbing your peace, these noises usually signify a more significant issue. Or, maybe your heating and cooling system is old and has had its fair share of expected wear and tear due to constant use year after year. Whatever the cause of the noise, there are some steps you

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My AC Is Leaking Water – What Should I Do?

May 17, 2022

You notice your AC is leaking water. Is this something to be concerned about? Should you just wipe up the puddle and go on, or is this leaking a sign of trouble? Water leaking from your AC is a common occurrence. While it is not dangerous, it is a sign that there is a problem within the system that needs taken care of. Here are a few reasons why your AC could be leaking. Low Refrigerant Levels Your AC runs on refrigerant, which is what makes it cold. Just like the air conditioner in your

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Does It Matter Where I Place My Thermostat?

April 14, 2022

The thermostat in your home controls how your residence is heated and cooled. If it’s put in the wrong place, your home won’t be comfortable, and the inefficiency can cost you money on your energy bills. Follow these tips to ensure you put it in the right place. Windows Keep your thermostat away from windows. While fresh air is nice in the summer, warm air blowing on the thermostat will turn on your air conditioner even when the rest of your home is comfortable. Doors You should also keep your thermostat away

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Is It Okay to Buy a Used Furnace?

March 15, 2022

It’s important to make sure that a used furnace is in good condition. Speak to the person selling the used furnace and figure out why it’s being sold. Also ask: What type of fuel does it use? How old is it? Has it been regularly maintained? Is it still under warranty and can the warranty be transferred? Unfortunately, the reality is that many furnaces have been working hard for a very long time. That’s why we don’t generally recommend that our customers get used furnaces. If you do get

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Learn How to Choose the Best Furnace Filter Available

February 15, 2022

The filter is an important part of any furnace. It protects you and your family’s health and helps you breathe easier while allowing you to be comfortable within your home. Once you start searching for replacement filters, you will find that there are several different types and sizes available. This can seem overwhelming unless you know what to look for. Choosing the Right Filter The filter works as a barrier between the furnace burner and the dusty air. It also protects you from breathing contaminated air. It is important to choose the right filter

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Guide to Buying a Furnace

January 10, 2022

As furnaces usually last about 15 to 20 years, you’ll at some point need to buy a new one for your home. They’re a big investment, so you want one that’s energy-efficient and reliable. There are several things to consider when buying one. High Efficiency Look for the most energy-efficient furnace you can afford. New high-efficiency furnaces can save you up to 45% on your energy bills compared to older furnaces. Not only do they save you money over the long term, but they also operate more quietly and keep your home more comfortable.

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Possible Reasons for a Burning Smell When You Turn on the Heater

December 20, 2021

It’s about that time of year again — time to turn on your furnace for the first time. But what’s that smell? Often, during that first fire-up, you’ll notice a burning scent or other unpleasant odor. Typically, the cause is simple, and there’s nothing to worry about. Sometimes, though, you’ll want to call in a heating professional to be sure. Here are some reasons for the burning smell when you turn on the heater. It’s Just Dust on the Furnace How often do you dust the outside surface of your heater? If you’re

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Popular Heating Options for Your Basement

November 18, 2021

Whether you’ve recently finished your basement or are just looking for a way to keep it warm during the winter, you have a lot of options. By understanding each one, you can pick the ideal solution to fit your needs and budget. Connect to Existing Ducting If you have a centralized HVAC system in your home, your easiest option is likely to connect to it. Most of your ducting should be exposed in the basement, which makes it super simple to install registers. Before you connect to any existing ductwork, it’s

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Why Do You Need a Thermostatic Expansion Valve?

October 20, 2021

A thermostatic expansion valve (TXV), also known as a thermal expansion valve, is a vital part of the air conditioning system. Its purpose is to regulate the amount of refrigerant supplied to your air conditioner. The thermostatic expansion valve is also essential because it ensures that the system uses only the necessary amount of refrigerant. Here are just a few reasons why you need one. It Saves You Money Having a thermostatic expansion valve ensures that your system only uses the necessary amount of refrigerant. This will save you money in the long run as the

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3 Tips for Selecting the Most Efficient Home Heating System

September 17, 2021

Winter weather will arrive soon in Idaho Falls, ID, which means it’s time to start thinking about replacing your old, inefficient heating system. The most efficient home heating system for your house depends on a few things, including whether your home has access to natural gas or not. Use these three tips for choosing an energy-efficient heating system for optimal comfort now and for years to come. 1. Pick a High-AFUE Furnace If your home has natural gas, a furnace is the most energy-efficient home heating option. Look for a furnace with an annual fuel utilization

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