Posts Tagged ‘Charlottesville’

Skip the Portable Humidifiers

Monday, November 19th, 2018
humidifier

It’s time for an upgrade.

When you heat your home in the winter, do you move a few space heaters throughout the house on a rotating schedule? When you cool your home, are you lugging window unit air conditioners up and down stairs throughout the house each year? No, of course not. While these portable comfort systems have their uses in, say, small apartments or dorm rooms, a whole-house HVAC system is obviously the better option.

So, why are you filling up portable humidifiers with water and only humidifying certain areas of your home? Especially when our team is here to outfit your home with a whole-house humidifier in Charlottesville? With a whole-house humidifier, you are going to enjoy many benefits that your portable humidifier units simply cannot match. Just remember that these systems, like any other whole-house system, need to be professionally installed and serviced. It’s not a job that you can handle on your own. Reach out to our staff to take advantage of a whole-house humidifier in your home.

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Get a New Thermostat—AND a Hundred Bucks Back!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

finger-on-thermostatWe know, we know. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, right? Well, that may usually be the case. We’ve never steered you wrong before, though, and we encourage you to take advantage of this great offer. How often is it that the city pays you? Charlottesville is ready to do just that, and all they ask is that you invest a bit in your home. More specifically, in greening up your home!

If you’re heating your home with natural gas, the city of Charlottesville wants to give you $100 toward the purchase and installation of your very own programmable thermostat. These devices allow you greater control over the way in which you heat your home, helping you to save money and energy while actually living more comfortably! To qualify, you must:

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When to Call in Your Heating Contractor

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

hello-winterWhen you live anywhere with temperatures as cold as ours get here in Virginia, it is of the utmost importance that you have a heating contractor that you can trust. Reading this right now means that you’ve found one. That doesn’t mean, necessarily, that you know when you should be reaching out to us, though. As a general rule, you should be contacting us, your trusted HVAC contractor in Charlottesville, VA, whenever you need services.

We will get into that a bit more below. First, we just want to reiterate the fact that we know there are a lot of very capable, hands-on homeowners out there. And that’s great, to a certain degree. It is the best and most responsible homeowners that recognize their own limitations, though. There is no amount of online tutorials that you can watch which will give you the skill and expertise that our trained, professional technicians possess. When it comes to your heater, work with the pros.

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Don’t Force an Unprepared Heater Back Into Action

Monday, October 8th, 2018

furnace-technicianWhew, you may be thinking, that chill is getting stronger—the heater is going to be back in regular rotation before long.  Good thing it was in such good shape at the end of last heating season. Now it will be ready to jump right back into it this, right?

Not. So. Fast.

If you want to heat your home effectively and reliably this winter—and why wouldn’t this be the case—then it is very important that you schedule professional heating maintenance in Charlottesville, VA, before putting the system back into use.  No,  it does not matter if the system was fine when you last used it. After all, maintenance and repairs are two very different things.

Below, you’ll learn some facts about why routine heating maintenance is not just necessary, but so beneficial to you. Remember, good enough is not good enough when it comes to heating, and the fact that your heater is up and running does not mean that it is running as well as possible!

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Routine AC Maintenance Benefits You (In Some Big Ways)

Monday, August 27th, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitDoes it seem kind of late in the season to be talking about air conditioning maintenance? Well, that may be the case. However, when it comes to routine air conditioning maintenance, late is always better than never! So if you skipped over your AC maintenance in Charlottesville, VA this year and figure that you’ll just wait for next before scheduling it, this is the post for you! (Here’s a free preview—you should still have it done!)

Still not convinced that it is worth the effort to have your system tuned up before the summer season closes once more? Well, consider this—there is very little effort required on your end! Routine maintenance is something that only skilled professionals can handle, and you should never attempt to do the job yourself. Simply pick up the phone, dial our number, and enjoy the big benefits that routine AC maintenance has to offer you. We’re waiting for your call!

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Work with a Professional HVAC Company

Monday, August 13th, 2018

AC-manifoldIf we were really just using this blog to drum up business for ourselves, then we would actually be telling you to go ahead and service your air conditioner on your own if you are the DIY type. Of course, that is not our core purpose, here. We want to share helpful information that will allow our audience to live in the consistent comfort that they deserve. That is why we are instead going to stress, again, that you really need to work with a professional HVAC company in Charlottesville, VA.

We understand that you may be mechanically inclined. You may have a basement or shed full of quality tools that you are more than happy to break out at a moment’s notice. Unless you are a trained HVAC professional, though, those tools should not be applied to your HVAC system! It is always in your best interest to reach instead for the phone, dial our number, and get the quality HVAC services that your system demands.

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What’s Wrong with My Heat Pump?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

condenserHeat pumps are a great option for homeowners interested in enjoying year-round comfort with great energy efficiency.  They operate just like central air conditioners in the summer, meaning that they evaporate refrigerant in order to remove heat from the air in your home during the summer season. In the winter, this process is reversed. Refrigerant evaporates in the outdoor unit, absorbing heat before being compressed to boost its thermal energy, which is then used to heat the interior living space.

Your heat pump is going to put in a lot of working hours over the course of the year. While routine maintenance can address much of the wear and tear that it will incur, it cannot make your heat pump 100% reliable. Nothing will. Eventually, you will find yourself in need of heat pump repair in Charlottesville, VA. If and when you do, be sure to dial our number in order to guarantee that your system is put back on the right track, the right way, the first time.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Warm Air?

Monday, June 18th, 2018

question-markThere are a number of problems with your air conditioning system that could understandably slip under your radar. Many are not immediately obvious, and their symptoms may be quite hard to detect at first. When it comes to an AC that is blowing warm air, however, the problem is fairly obvious. Or, rather, that particular symptom is obvious. For, you see, there are actually a number of potential causes of this problem. That tends to be the case with AC issues, which is why a professional diagnosis is so important.

If you notice that your air conditioning in Charlottesville, VA is quite lackluster, do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our team. The longer that you hold off on doing so, the more likely it becomes that your air conditioner will suffer damages due to your inaction. Plus, even if the system is up and running, there is no way that you’re going to be getting the level of comfort that you deserve if the air that it is pumping out is too warm!

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Making Your AC Installation a Success

Monday, June 4th, 2018

AC-toolsInvesting in a brand new air conditioning system is, for most homeowners, a pretty major expense. As is the case with any investment that you make, you want to be sure that you are going to get the best return possible on the investment made in your new home cooling system. That is why you should take the time to guarantee that your AC installation in Charlottesville, VA is a total success. How can you do that?

Just read on! We’ve put together today’s post to help those homeowners considering a new air conditioner make the best of it. If you’re looking into your options right now, then your head may be spinning a bit. Do not rush into this decision just to get it done and out of the way. It is far too important for that. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to make the different decisions surrounding your AC replacement confidently.

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Signs That Your AC Is in Trouble

Monday, May 21st, 2018

red-thermometerSome homeowners seem to think that the fact that their air conditioners are starting up and producing some cold air means that they’re working well enough. Well, our team thinks that you deserve more than “well enough”. You deserve the best performance that your air conditioner can possibly provide, and we’re here to help you get it! The fact is that no AC is going to function at peak performance levels unless it is kept in peak working condition.

The best way in which to keep your system working with such high-performance quality is to schedule routine, annual maintenance for your system. Your air conditioner puts in a lot of work over the course of the summer season, and some wear and tear is not just to be expected: it’s unavoidable. While routine maintenance will definitely help to protect your system and its overall performance, however, you are still going to require professional AC repairs in Charlottesville, VA eventually.

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