How Portable AC’s Work

May 19, 2022

A portable AC can be a good way to cool a room in your home and remove humidity. The main benefits are that they are relatively inexpensive, easy to install, and can be moved from room to room. They can be placed in any room that has a window and a nearby wall outlet. Some models have wheels, so you don’t need to pick them up to move them. Main Components of a Portable AC Air conditioners work by extracting heat from a room and replacing it with cool air. There are four basic components to

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The Pros and Cons of Sleeping With Your Window Open

April 18, 2022

With summer quickly approaching, temperatures in the Erie, PA, area are beginning to rise. Summer nights here are cool and refreshing, which makes opening the windows at night seem like a no-brainer. How wise this decision is depends on your home and HVAC situation: in some cases, open windows at night will raise your energy bill or have other unintended consequences you should keep in mind. Read on and decide for yourself what choice is right for you. Sleeping With Open Windows May Improve Health and Sleep Opening the doors and windows in your home lets

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4 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Licensed HVAC Contractor

March 18, 2022

Problems can eventually arise with your HVAC system over time. Choosing to work with a licensed HVAC contractor is essential in taking care of these issues while also ensuring the job is done right. These licensed professionals are trained on how to accurately diagnose and fix any problems with your equipment. Before letting someone uncertified and not properly trained tinker with your home comfort system, consider the risks. Here are a few of the reasons why you need to always hire a licensed HVAC contractor if you are dealing with heating or cooling problems in your home.

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How Do I Know Which Furnace Filter Is Best for My System?

February 15, 2022

A furnace filter is an important component of any HVAC system. The filter functions to trap dust, pollen, pet hair and other airborne particles. This helps improve indoor air quality and keep the interior of the building from being overly dusty by preventing these particles from being spread throughout the house when the heating or air conditioning is running. However, the bigger purpose of the filter is to prevent these particles from getting inside your HVAC system and potentially damaging it. For this reason, it is essential that you use the right filter for your system and change the filter

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Easy Steps to Reset a Furnace/Heat Pump

January 11, 2022

An older furnace or heat pump may start to malfunction due to age or an electrical issue. If this happens, you will need to reset the unit. This is a fairly simple process that anyone can do, but it’s important not to make any mistakes if you want your system back up and running as soon as possible. Follow these steps below for easy instructions on how to reset your furnace/heat pump. Turn the System Off First, you will need to locate the reset button on your unit. This may be a little different depending on

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5 Causes of Rust in Your Furnace

December 20, 2021

It can be tough to keep up with home maintenance, especially when it comes to your furnace. But with some effort, you can lengthen the lifespan of your system by keeping it in good shape. Here are four reasons why your furnace developed rust in your Erie, PA, home. 1. Water Leaks When water leaks through your air handler, condensation builds up, which drips into the furnace, causing corrosion. To prevent this, make sure that your HVAC system has no leaks or damage to the water piping. If it does, replace it at once!

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Heating Options to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter Season

November 20, 2021

Keeping your home warm during the winter months is a must. Not only is cold weather uncomfortable for your family, but it can also be dangerous for the various components of your home, like your water pipes. When determining the right heating system for you, there are many different options to assess. Furnaces The first of these options is the furnace. This is the most widely utilized residential heating option throughout the country. A furnace works by burning fuel to create warmth in the air. This air is then circulated throughout a home via a

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What Is the Best Sleeping Temperature?

October 20, 2021

When you can’t sleep and you keep tossing and turning, the problem could be the temperature in your bedroom. Most people don’t consider the temperature when they’re going to sleep. However, finding your optimal sleep temperature can benefit you in ways such as better mental and physical health and increased overall productivity. Your sleeping pattern gets much better with an ideal sleeping temperature. How Body Temperature Affects Sleep When preparing for sleep, some people prefer being warm while others prefer cooling the room. Those who prefer sleeping in lower temperatures sleep much better. Medical experts recommend

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Instructions for Safely Relighting a Furnace

September 20, 2021

You never want to be without heat when the temperature takes a dip. Here in Pennsylvania, it can get really cold in the winter, and it’s important to have a warm home where you can stay safe and comfortable. If your furnace’s pilot light has gone out, the furnace won’t be able to generate heat. Fortunately, relighting the furnace only takes a few steps. Here’s How to Do It First, locate the furnace’s gas valve control knob. It’s usually located toward the bottom of the furnace. Then, find the “Reset” button. It should be in the

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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

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