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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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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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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Top 4 Mid-Summer HVAC Check-up Tips to Keep Your Home Cool

July 13, 2023

During the summer months, your HVAC system is placed under great strain. That’s why it’s important to do a check-up to ensure it works properly to keep your space comfortable throughout the hot summer months. Here are some tips to help you conduct your mid-summer HVAC check-up. 1. Check the Air Filter The air filter is part of the HVAC system’s air circulation system and is responsible for trapping airborne particles, which could otherwise lead to health issues. Checking it regularly is important to keep the indoor air quality in your home high.

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4 Reasons Behind Your High Summer Electric Bill

June 6, 2023

Have you ever opened your electric bill during the summer months and been taken aback by the figure staring back at you? You’re not alone. Many homeowners deal with this same issue each summer. Fortunately, you can reduce your electric bill during the summer by following a few tips. 1. The Dominant Culprit: Air Conditioning In most homes, the air conditioning (AC) unit is the single biggest energy consumer during the summer months. The continuous operation of these systems often leads to a substantial increase in electricity consumption. Improper maintenance, outdated models, and inefficient usage can

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Should You Change Your Furnace Filter in the Summer?

May 10, 2023

Every HVAC system has a filter to help clean the air in your Erie home and prevent debris from entering sensitive mechanical components in the system. In many cases, this filter is called a furnace filter. Since these filters are associated with furnaces, you may wonder if you only need to worry about the filter when you’re using your furnace. Check out this quick guide from your friends at J.J. Agnello Heating & Air Conditioning Inc to ensure you’re able to take good care of your HVAC system. Furnace Filter Changes in Summer: Yes or No? Despite being called a furnace filter,

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