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What You Should Know About Energy Recovery Ventilatiors

July 12th, 2021

After spending days or weeks on end cooped up indoors with the AC running, you may notice that the air in the house gets a little stale. You aren’t imagining this sensation: overly filtered air can be uncomfortable, even if it is cool. Logic says that you can solve this issue by opening a window and letting some fresh air in—but if the air outside is swelteringly hot and humid, doing so can ruin your comfort.

So how can you address this problem? The best solution is to look into options for a system that can improve your indoor air quality in Charlottesville, VA without ruining your temperature control. We have just the thing for you: an energy recovery ventilator.

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It Isn’t Too Late to Schedule a Tune-up

June 28th, 2021

Summer is here! This means more time spent by the community pool, longer nights spent with friends on the porch, and more hours spent outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. One thing that can ruin your enjoyment of the summer season though is an air conditioner that isn’t working properly.

There is a way to avoid the hassle of poor home cooling though: schedule AC maintenance in Charlottesville, VA with a professional team like ours. Even though summer has already started, this service can still prove helpful in the months to come.

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It Might Be Time for a Thermostat Upgrade If…

June 1st, 2021

smart-wifi-thermostat-appIt wouldn’t make sense to try to drive your car without a steering wheel. There would be no way to control it, let alone direct the heading it would go. The same idea can be applied to your HVAC system: without the thermostat, you can’t tell your air conditioner when to turn on, how long to run, or what temperature you are shooting for.

Your thermostat is vital to your home comfort. That is why it is important to upgrade yours if the old one is no longer able to do its job properly. Even if the thermostat is still working, it may not read temperatures correctly, which will harm your comfort. Older thermostats or thermostats that have become defunct are going to need to be upgraded. We can help with this.

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Why Your AC Filter Is So Important

May 17th, 2021

man-with-filterThere are plenty of different parts that play a vital role in the operation of your air conditioner. While some parts are a bit more vital to the system, there are others that end up being undervalued for the role they play. We find that the air filter is often in this underestimated category.

The air filter in your air conditioner serves to protect the internal workings of your system. It might not seem like much, but the dirt and debris that it captures could easily have a catastrophic impact on your AC. Read on to discover why your air filter is so important and what can happen when you neglect it.

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Have You Scheduled AC Maintenance Yet?

May 3rd, 2021

What could be worse than your air conditioning system suddenly breaking down during a week with extremely hot temperatures? Before you put yourself in that tight spot, consider scheduling an air conditioning tune-up in Orange, VA to prevent a problem like this. Always remember that opting for a professional is the safest bet when considering maintenance for your air conditioner. The fact is that AC maintenance is quite similar to car maintenance, which is essential for its long-term performance. 

Confused about why you should schedule your AC maintenance ASAP and how it’d benefit you? Listed below are some factors that will convince you to get a tune-up done now.

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Choosing a New Air Conditioner

April 19th, 2021

Are you fed up with the warm airflow of your air conditioner? Is your bank breaking with the constant visits of the repairing team?

If any of this sounds like you, you may need a new air conditioner. Getting a new air conditioner may be a hassle if you’re new to this. However, you can read this article to avoid the hassle.

Here are the basics of what you need to know before buying a new air conditioner:

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Is It Time for a Furnace Upgrade?

April 5th, 2021

Winters have just rolled around, and you may be wondering why it is chiller indoors even though you have the heat going. You may ask yourself questions, such as: “Is my furnace working properly?” and “Is it time for a furnace upgrade?” Today, we will educate you on the signs that signal a faulty furnace.

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3 Benefits of Adding an IAQ System

March 22nd, 2021

An IAQ system is a great complement to your HVAC system, protecting you and your family from all sorts of dangerous elements present in the air indoors, such as allergens and chemicals. Today we will discuss three benefits of adding an IAQ system.

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Poor Airflow = Poor Heating

March 8th, 2021

filter-ductTemperatures are likely to start warming up in the next few weeks. But that does not mean that we should be shutting down our heating systems just yet. We may still be in for some chilly nights, and you’ll want to make sure your heater is on stand-by. Of course part of that is making sure that your heating system is able to operate effectively and efficiently when you need it to.

If there is something messing with the airflow into or out of your heater this can affect your comfort in a bad way. We want to cover why the airflow for your heater is important and what might be messing with it. Doing this will make sure you will know when to reach out for professional heater repair in Charlottesville, VA. Some of this information can even be applied to benefit your air conditioner too!

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Why Kettling Is Bad News

February 22nd, 2021

Boilers are powerful heaters for homes around here. Using the power of heated water cycled through pipes in the home, a boiler can help to provide radiant heat on the coldest of days. That is, it can do this as long as it is working properly. If there is a problem that is hindering your boiler’s ability to do its job, it’s going to affect your home comfort. It’s also going to affect your energy bills in the long run. This is why it is important to know when to contact a professional for a boiler repair in Afton, VA.

Our team works hard to provide prompt and effective repair services to homes throughout the area. However, to do this we need you to contact us and let us know there is a problem we can help with. With that in mind, we want to tell you about one of the most common signs a boiler needs repairs: kettling.

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