Is Your Furnace Ready?

Fall is upon us and this is a perfect time to make sure your furnace is safe to operate for the upcoming heating season. Safety inspections are not only recommended by all the manufacturers, but they should also be considered from the standpoint of maximizing the efficiency and safety of the equipment. This has been … Continued

Does your home have vaulted ceilings?

Many of the newer homes have one or multiple rooms that have cathedral or vaulted ceilings. They make rooms appear bigger because of the extra volume. Aesthetically they really enhance a room but from a comfort level they can be challenging. With the cold weather upon us, many of our customers complain about heating these … Continued

Does your home have a humidifier?

Now that we are entering the heating season, proper humidity is one of the most important aspects of indoor comfort. During the heating season, humidity protects the home and its furnishings from the harmful effects of dry air. Doctors recommend it to protect against dry skin, hair, nasal membranes and scratchy throats. It also reduces … Continued

What does a furnace inspection consist of?

All HVAC manufacturers require annual inspections of their equipment to validate their warranty. Most homeowners know the importance of preventative maintenance but very few actually know what that process entails. The old way of inspecting furnaces Year ago, furnaces had cast iron heat exchangers and burners. During the heating cycle the constant expansion and contraction … Continued

What is an ERV?

Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) is a mechanical means of introducing fresh outside air and removing stale inside air. An ERV provides the benefits of improved indoor air quality and also meets ASHRAE standards for new construction. Back in the 1980’s when we had our major energy crisis, builders tightened up new homes which eliminated most … Continued

How is your furnace filter?

One of the most common problems that we encounter on service calls is dirty filters. Many homeowners are very diligent at inspecting and replacing dirty filters but unfortunately too many are not. Typically, furnaces that are located in the basement or utility room are serviced more regularly than those in a crawl space or attic. … Continued

26 SEER Air Conditioner

The basic A/C that most people have in their homes is rated at 13 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating). Carrier has a 26 SEER unit that is the most efficient, most comfortable, and quietest unit on the market. The unit is designed to run longer at a lower capacity, using less energy, while maximizing dehumidification. … Continued

Should your crawl space be vented?

Almost every home that has a crawl space has several vents that are supposed to ventilate the area. The thinking used to be that in the summer the vents are open and in the winter they are closed. Unfortunately, this practice has been proven to be a disaster for your home and your I.A.Q. (Indoor … Continued

Perfect Time to Schedule A/C Inspection

Now that the heatwave has subsided, it is an excellent time to schedule your annual A/C maintenance and inspection. When the temps are in the 90’s, most companies are swamped with no cooling calls. All the equipment has been working to the max to keep us comfortable. A/C Maintenance Inspection A thorough maintenance inspection will … Continued

Is your A/C sized properly?

Most people think that a central A/C system should cool the house in a similar way that your car cools you; you turn it on and almost instantly you have ice cold air. Unfortunately, central A/C systems are not designed to cool the house instantly. If they did, then you would have a very cold, … Continued