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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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