Is Your AC Running Efficiently?

August 16, 2021

When an AC unit works as it should, there’s no need to worry about comfort, even when it gets hot outside. However, with the heat of summer in Erie, it’s crucial to consider whether your AC is prepared. A functional air conditioning system makes a big difference in your happiness, health, and comfort. Look for these common signs that your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently. High Utility Bills If your family’s energy bills have risen suddenly, your air conditioner may be to blame. When units age and lose their efficiencies, they work harder and longer to

Continue Reading
company icon

Setting Your AC Before Leaving For Vacation

July 28, 2021

While it is advisable to unplug all the appliances before you proceed on your vacation, you might need to leave your air conditioner running. That is because your home still needs air conditioning to avoid severe damages due to excess humidity and heat. Additionally, the excess humidity and heat might lead to mildew, invasive insects, mold, and fleas. Therefore, it would be best to adjust your air conditioner to help control your home humidity and temperature during vacation. The following are tips to help you determine the ideal setting for your AC system before you leave for

Continue Reading
company icon

How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 28, 2021

Cleaning your air conditioner unit is a two-part process. You’ll want to clean both the interior system and the outdoor unit. Below, we’ll discuss how you can clean the outside part of your AC unit. Gather the Tools You Need Having the right equipment and tools at hand is key to safely and efficiently cleaning your AC unit. For starters, you’ll need a coil cleaner. Your AC manufacturer may provide recommendations for the best cleaner to use for the job. Check the owner’s manual. You’ll also want to have a vacuum cleaner with a soft-brush

Continue Reading
company icon

Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 24, 2021

Keeping your air conditioner working at an optimal level during the summertime is always a top priority. However, an air conditioner can eventually freeze up due to several reasons. You may be able to troubleshoot this on your own, but there’s a good chance you’ll need to reach out to a local HVAC company for additional assistance. Here are a few of the most common reasons why your air conditioner might freeze up. 1. Low Refrigerant Level One of the main causes of an AC freezing up is a low refrigerant level. If this is the

Continue Reading
company icon

Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 12, 2021

During the warm, humid summers in Erie, PA you won’t need to use your gas furnace for several months. You may wonder whether or not you should turn it off. Turning off your furnace in the summer is in fact a good idea because it can reduce natural gas and electricity consumption, helping your furnace last longer and keep your home safer. Follow these steps to correctly turn off your furnace at the beginning of summertime. Adjust the Thermostat The first place to start when turning off your gas furnace is your thermostat. Switch the thermostat

Continue Reading
company icon

The Best Ways to Heat a Garage

March 16, 2021

Winter is here, but that doesn’t mean you need to hibernate or get bored indoors. You can work on your DIY projects or focus on your hobbies. However, the challenge arises when your garage that acts as your working space starts freezing as winter begins knocking at the door. Thankfully, garage heaters can solve the matter and keep the space warm throughout winter. Stay warm and cozy throughout the chilly months with these tips to keep your garage warm. Install the Right Insulation You can make up for the walls of your garage by insulating the

Continue Reading
company icon

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 12, 2021

In the middle of an Erie, PA, winter, the last thing you want is for your furnace to begin blowing cold air. Fortunately, if you do experience this problem, there are a few things that you can check that will hopefully get your furnace back up and running. To help you properly diagnose your furnace, here are a few tips from J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Thermostat Not Working If your furnace is blowing cold air, don’t panic. Sometimes, the cause could be as simple as a faulty thermostat. Even if the screen on your thermostat is working, your thermostat

Continue Reading
company icon

Does Having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 5, 2021

You may be shocked to learn that the air in your Erie, PA, home is up to five times more polluted than the air you breathe when standing in your backyard. Indoor air pollutants interfere with respiratory functions, comfort and overall well-being. If you’ve heard that indoor plants can improve your home’s indoor air quality, you might consider bringing a few of them into your living space. Before you do that, here’s what you need to know about whether or not houseplants actually have the ability to cleanse your home’s air. What the Science Shows A

Continue Reading
company icon

How to Keep Track of Your Indoor Air Quality

December 17, 2020

Most homes have lower indoor air quality than that of the outdoors. There are devices and services available that give you a way to monitor your home’s indoor air quality. Air Quality Monitor Air quality monitors detect and track the quality of your indoor air. They can often detect contaminants as small as PM2.5. This means they can detect tiny dust particles and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They can also track temperature and humidity. These devices usually cost between $150 and $250. Use an Air Purifier You can use air purifiers to

Continue Reading
company icon

How to Deal With Hot Spots in Your Home

November 18, 2020

If you have spots in your home that are consistently warmer than other places, there can be several reasons why. These spots can be up to several degrees warmer than even the room they’re in. You can eliminate hot spots so your home is consistently the same temperature. Check the Filter and Air Vents Hot spots are often the result of airflow problems. You should replace the air filter at least every three months as a dirty one restricts airflow. Make sure all the vents are open in every room. A closed vent in one room

Continue Reading
company icon