Choosing a programmable thermostat can reduce your heating and cooling costs by almost 10 percent a year, Energy Star says. Summer days in Charlottesville get hot. But you can enjoy returning home to a delightfully cool home after work without spending money to run your air conditioner all day. A programmable thermostat lets you schedule… Read more »
The Best and Worst Times for an AC Tune-Up
Temperatures are climbing in Charlottesville, and we’re anticipating another hot and humid summer. So, when is the best time to schedule a routine AC tune-up? Wait. Do I need an AC tune-up? What’s the best time to schedule an AC tune-up? What’s the worst time to schedule an AC tune-up? What should I expect with… Read more »
How Do I know When to Replace My HVAC System?
Let’s suppose your HVAC system is working okay, but not great. Or perhaps it’s getting old and you’re wondering how much life it has left in it. Maybe you’d like reduce your monthly utility bills with a more energy-efficient system. If any of those scenarios sound familiar to you, then you may be wondering, “How… Read more »
8 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Winter
Your lips are chapped, and your skin is dry. It’s annoying, for sure, but the less noticeable results of poor indoor air quality in winter can be much more severe. With closed windows and doors, we are exposed to more allergens, asthma can worsen, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is higher, and so are… Read more »
Fall HVAC Maintenance
Cooler weather means lower energy bills. Yay! It also means it is time to prepare your heating system for winter. Here are the HVAC maintenance steps that help your unit perform when temperatures drop…. Read more »
Is Air Duct Cleaning Necessary?
Is air duct cleaning necessary? Air duct cleaning is inadvisable in most homes, though cleaning air ducts may be required in some circumstances.
Here, we’ll answer some common air duct questions. Use the links below to skip to an answer…. Read more »
Variable-Speed Air Handler Advantages
Learn how variable-speed air handlers reduce noise, decrease energy consumption, improve indoor air quality, lower humidity, and increase comfort by providing consistent temperatures from room to room.
AC Preparation for Summer
Here are three simple steps you can take to prepare your air conditioner for the intense summer heat.
These easy tasks will lower your energy bills and minimize the need for professional repairs. … Read more »