Spring Maintenance Crucial for Proper AC and Heat Pump Operation

It might surprise you to learn about the many benefits of performing and scheduling maintenance on your HVAC system in the spring. A combination of simple do-it-yourself steps and a professional maintenance tune-up will prepare your central air conditioning or heat pump system for a...

Get Better Heating and Cooling With a Tighter Building Envelope

Residential energy efficiency and comfort involves a lot more than the heating and cooling equipment, ductwork, humidity control and ventilation. It also involves the house itself, especially the building envelope. That’s the outside walls, foundation and roof, the perimeter that separates outside from inside. If...

Don’t Forget Regular Heat Pump Maintenance, Both DIY and Pro

Many homeowners, after their heat pump is installed and providing all-season comfort in the home, forget about it until something goes wrong. And given enough time, something will malfunction in any mechanical system. This sort of benign neglect is a sure way to invite higher energy...

Try These Strategies to Ensure Optimum Air Quality in Your Home

In a day and age when a premium is increasingly being placed on clean, healthy air, many homeowners are looking for assurances that their indoor air isn’t dirty or contaminated. While modern homes are built tighter than ever in pursuit of energy efficiency, that paradoxically...

Does Your Home’s Ductwork Need Professional Maintenance?

Most responsible homeowners make sure they schedule annual maintenance on their HVAC system, one professional tune-up for the heating system and another for the cooling system. That optimizes energy efficiency, assures continued solid performance, and identifies any safety issues. But in many cases a professional...

Tips to Protect Your HVAC System During Home Remodeling

With spring just around the corner, many homeowners have remodeling projects on their to-do list. One thing that’s sure to accompany any remodeling project is sawdust, regular dust and plain old dirt. And that’s hazardous to HVAC equipment. Many heating and cooling system repair issues...

Your AC Will Need Spring Maintenance Soon, both Pro and DIY

With winter winding down in southwest Ohio, it’s not too early to start thinking about steps you’ll want to take to prep your air conditioning system for the spring. A mixture of easy do-it-yourself steps and a comprehensive maintenance check by your trusted HVAC professional...

Learn How to Troubleshoot Heating Problems in Your Home

Most of us tend to take our heating systems for granted; that is, until something goes haywire and the heat stops or under-performs. And most of the time, that’s OK, since modern furnaces and heat pumps usually operate throughout the winter without any problem. Yet,...

Don’t Forget Regular HVAC Maintenance, both Professional and DIY

Often, the difference between a smoothly operating, high-performing heating or cooling system and one that’s not is the amount and frequency of maintenance that system receives. It really does make a meaningful difference when a central air conditioner, heat pump or furnace gets annual or...

Take Steps to Prevent Heating-Related Fires in Your Home

With the heating season well under way in southwest Ohio, if you haven’t already done it, now’s a good time to review home fire safety, especially as it pertains to home heating. A high percentage of residential fires every year are caused by, or related...

HVAC Installation Should Not Be Left Up to Just Any Contractor

As a longtime homeowner, you can bet that at some point your old furnace, heat pump or AC will give up the ghost, forcing you to look for a replacement system. Don’t trust any company for that cooling or heating system installation. Not all of them take the time or effort to ensure that your new system is the right one for your particular home and budget. A poor installation job or a system that’s not sized correctly for your home likely will result in problems down the road, in poor energy efficiency, subpar performance and/or even safety issues.

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