What Are The Disadvantages of a Dehumidifier?

June 11, 2024

A whole home dehumidifier is an investment that can significantly improve the comfort and health of your living environment. However, like any appliance, it comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Let’s explore both sides to help you make an informed decision. Advantages Improved Indoor Air Quality One of the primary benefits of a whole home dehumidifier is the improvement in indoor air quality. Excess moisture in the air can lead to the growth of mold, mildew, and dust mites, all of which can trigger allergies and respiratory problems. By maintaining

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Innovative Places to Install a Mini-Split

May 20, 2024

As energy efficiency and personalized comfort become increasingly important, the versatility of mini-split systems makes them an ideal choice for various applications. At J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we’re always looking for innovative ways to maximize the benefits of mini-splits for our clients. Here are some creative and effective places to consider installing a mini-split in your property. 1. Attics and Basements Attics and basements are often underutilized spaces that can greatly benefit from a mini-split installation. These areas tend to have inconsistent temperatures, making them uncomfortable for extended use. By installing a mini-split, you can transform

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How Air Quality Affects Allergies and Asthma

April 11, 2024

Today, we’re diving into a topic that affects so many of us: air quality and its impact on allergies and asthma. If you’ve ever found yourself sneezing uncontrollably or struggling to catch your breath, you know just how disruptive these conditions can be to your daily life. But did you know that the air inside your home plays a significant role in exacerbating these issues? Let’s explore how. The Connection Between Air Quality and Health First things first, what exactly do we mean by air quality? Essentially, it refers to the cleanliness and purity

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What’s Taken Into Consideration When Installing a New AC Unit?

March 7, 2024

Choosing the right system and ensuring a seamless installation process are critical factors that directly impact your comfort and energy efficiency. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the key considerations when installing a new AC unit. Accurate Sizing One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to AC units. Our experienced technicians conduct a thorough assessment of your space, considering factors like square footage, insulation, and local climate. This ensures that the selected unit is appropriately sized for optimal efficiency and performance. Energy Efficiency At

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Are HVAC Contractors Required To Have a License?

February 8, 2024

When it comes to hiring professionals for your HVAC needs, ensuring they’re qualified is paramount. One question that often arises is whether HVAC contractors are required to have a license. Let’s dive into this topic to shed some light on the importance of licensing in the HVAC industry. Why Licensing Matters Licensing serves as a testament to a contractor’s expertise and adherence to industry standards. It provides reassurance to customers that the contractor has undergone the necessary training and possesses the knowledge and skills to perform HVAC services safely and effectively. The License

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What Causes a Wet HVAC Filter?

January 9, 2024

When you go to change the air filter in your Erie, PA, home, you may find its porous material is unexpectedly damp. This is a serious issue, as a moisture-ridden filter can quickly result in mold and mildew spores. The water can also clog the filter faster, making your furnace run harder to keep your home warm. Here are a few of the most common causes behind wet HVAC filters. Excessive System Condensation When your heating system produces hot air, it also creates a small amount of condensation. This moisture should safely exit the system through

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4 Easy Energy-Saving Tips for Winter

December 13, 2023

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), HVAC use accounts for about half of the average household’s energy bill. If you’re looking for ways to lower the costs of powering up your Erie, PA home this winter, your heating system is the best place to start. With the four tips that follow, you can easily reduce your carbon footprint and your spending. 1. Have Your Heating System Tuned Up Residential heating systems are far more efficient when they’re well-maintained. Scheduling a furnace, heat pump, or boiler tune-up in fall will eliminate airflow obstructions, loose or

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How to Winterize Your Central Air Conditioner

November 13, 2023

Now that we’re heading into winter in Pennsylvania, you probably won’t be needing your air conditioner for the next few months. Since you want to make sure that your AC will be working properly next summer, here are some things you can do to winterize your central AC unit. 1. Shut Off Your Outdoor Unit You’ve probably already switched your thermostat to “Heat” instead of “Cool,” but you should also shut off the power to your central AC unit. If you have a dedicated circuit for your AC, go to your circuit breaker box in your

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Preparing an HVAC System for Winter

October 18, 2023

During the winter months, you rely on your furnace to keep your home comfortable both day and night. However, without proper care, it may struggle to work at peak efficiency or to work at all when you need it. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to ensure that your HVAC system is ready for the winter season ahead. Have Your HVAC System Inspected The first step to getting your heating system ready for winter is to have it inspected and cleaned by the professionals from J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Erie, PA. An annual fall inspection can

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3 Common Causes of HVAC Noises and How To Fix Them

September 20, 2023

Apart from a gentle rumble or two at the start of operation and a quiet, background hum, well-maintained HVAC systems shouldn’t make it hard to hold indoor conversations or hear the TV. If the heating and cooling equipment in your Erie, PA home has become more distracting than helpful, you need to find out why. The following are three common causes of strange HVAC noises along with tips for fixing them. 1. Screeching and Screaming: Too Much Refrigerant If your air conditioner’s outside condenser unit is emitting a jarring, screeching, or screaming sound, it’s probably coming

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