Posts Tagged ‘Crozet’

Heat Pumps are the Bees’ Knees

Monday, June 17th, 2019

You see, we don’t use the phrase “bees’ knees” lightly. In fact, there are only a few things that we’d even consider to be the bees’ knees:

  • Sliced bread (obviously)
  • The summer
  • Heat Pumps

Okay, sure, maybe that is not our whole list, however, we would like to talk to you today about heat pumps, and why you should consider having one installed in your home! Heat pumps are highly efficient, super effective, and well-known for their ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch. And, if that wasn’t enough to convince you, keep reading below! We have listed just some of the many reasons why you should consider making the switch!

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Can a Dehumidifier Help You This Summer?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

We’ve heard it 1000 times: “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”. And as cliché as this phrase is, it’s true. Humidity levels during the summer can make it feel as though the temperature outside is much hotter than it actually is. This is because high moisture content in the air makes it much harder for our bodies to sweat, thus making it difficult to cool off. So when this happens, of course, the first thing we want to do is seek relief in the comfort of our homes. So what do you do if the inside of your home is humid as well?

High humidity inside of your home can have a profound effect on your overall comfort and energy efficiency, so it is important to address it. Installing a dehumidifier can help mitigate the effects of high humidity, protecting your furnishings, your health, and your HVAC system in Crozet, VA. In case you are not yet convinced, we’ve outlined just some of the many benefits of installing a dehumidifier below. Keep reading to find out more! 

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Why a Smart Thermostat is a Smart Idea

Monday, March 11th, 2019

smart-thermostat-controlled-remotelyNowadays, we have “smart” everything, from phones and watches to speakers and coffee makers. Modern technologies have made operating our homes much easier and much more efficient. Today, smart thermostats are changing the ways in which homeowners interact with their heating and cooling system, making for better efficiency and lower monthly spending costs.

Often, homeowners keep their old, outdated thermostats around for years before they’d even consider a replacement. But today, we are here to tell you that upgrading your thermostat just may give your HVAC systems the boost that they’ve long been needing. Below, we have outlined just some of the many reasons as to why you should consider making the switch. Keep reading to find out more!

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Don’t Ignore Your Noisy Boiler

Monday, January 28th, 2019

covering-earsAlthough built to be one of the most durable home heating systems, boilers are still exposed to everyday wear and tear, which can cause a variety of issues if left unattended. Sure, with fewer moving parts, your boiler is less likely to suffer the same issues that a furnace does, but it does not mean that the system can be ignored. In fact, one symptom you should never ignore is strange noises coming from your boiler system.

Should you discover a strange sound coming from your boiler, it is best to contact a local HVAC technician right away to pinpoint the exact source of the problem. In the meantime, however, we have provided a quick guide to strange boiler sounds and what they could possibly indicate. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Science 101: Static Electricity in Your Home

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Does your hair instantly stand up when you enter your home? Do you find yourself getting shocked when you touch a doorknob or find your clothes rather clingy? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, there is likely a build-up of static electricity in your home. But why?

Static electricity buildup is most commonly found in areas with overly dry air. Without proper humidification, static electricity becomes much more noticeable and can be quite a nuisance. During the winter, air is much dryer than it is during other parts of the year, so without proper humidification, your home is significantly more vulnerable to static electricity buildup. Investing in a whole-house humidifier in Crozet, VA is the best way to reduce the impact of static electricity and boost your comfort! 

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The Many Reasons Why Proper Humidification Is Important

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

sick-coupleWhen you think of overall comfort in your home, maintaining comfortable temperatures is probably where your mind goes first. That is obviously very important, which is why we offer both great heating and outstanding air conditioning options and services. If you think that temperature is where your comfort begins and ends in your home, however, think again. There is also your indoor air to consider and, in many cases, this IAQ simply is not as high as they believe.

In the winter particularly, dry air can be a serious problem in the home. During the summer, of course, your AC itself may excessively dry out the air, but in the winter you are starting out with air that is already dry to begin with. In today’s post we’ll talk about why that’s a problem, and why a whole-house humidifier in Crozet, VA is your best bet. Just remember that whole-house humidification systems do demand professional installation and ongoing services.

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Yes, You Need Heating Repairs

Monday, November 5th, 2018

dog-under-blanketWhen winter hits in Virginia, you don’t want to be counting on an old, unreliable heater to keep you and your family warm. While we may not be setting country-wide records for most frigid winter temperatures, it gets more than cold enough to put a lot of strain on our heating systems throughout the winter season. That is why the right time to schedule any necessary heating repairs is the moment that you suspect there is a problem to begin with.

Or, at least, the moment after you rule out any obvious causes of the problem(s) that you can fix yourself. While we want to stress that actual heating repairs demand the attention of a professional HVAC contractor in Crozet, VA, there are some issues that can cause trouble but which are not really problems requiring professional attention. We want you to understand the difference between them, and some common causes of heating issues to begin with. So read on!

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Delaying AC Repairs Has Big Consequences

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

AC-technicianThis summer, with its long stretches of very, very hot weather was trying, to say the least. And now, we’re just about out of its clutches. Many of you are probably already turning your attention toward your home heating systems (as well you should, and come back next time for a great heating tip!). That does not mean that you can just put your air conditioner out of your mind completely, though. Especially if everything is not running smoothly.

While it may seem pretty late in the game to be scheduling AC repair in Crozet, VA, we need to remind you that problems will not just go away because the system has had a few months off. Those problems will be waiting for you at the start of the next cooling season, and they may not be the types of issues that can be resolved with basic maintenance. Let’s use this posts to reflect upon some of the consequences that delaying your AC repairs will reap.

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How to Choose an HVAC Contractor

Monday, July 30th, 2018

man-with-fanThere are certain jobs that you may hire out which won’t require that much consideration as to who can handle it. Maybe you hire some neighborhood kids to shovel your driveway, for instance, or your buddy recommends a friend to handle some light landscaping. Different homeowners are going to have different standards of who they give work to, but there is one area where you can never take chances: the installation and/or servicing of your HVAC system.

You absolutely must work with a professional HVAC contractor in Crozet, VA. There is no other way in which you can be sure that you are working with skilled professionals that you can trust. Of course, not all HVAC contractors are created equal. There is a major difference between earning your license and starting a business, for instance, and establishing yourself as a trustworthy contractor capable of living up to all of your clients’ expectations—if not exceeding them! 

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