How Indoor Humidity Can Impact Your Health

June 17th, 2024

Indoor air quality is a crucial aspect of maintaining a healthy and comfortable indoor living environment that is often overlooked. Among various factors contributing to indoor air quality, humidity plays a significant role. Humidity refers to the amount of moisture present in the air, and it affects not just your comfort, but your health. Let’s go over how low indoor humidity affects health and the benefits of using whole house humidifiers in Whitehall to maintain optimal humidity levels.

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Year-Round Energy Savings with Hybrid HVAC Systems

June 3rd, 2024

Many homeowners who have relied on a central furnace or air conditioner for their home comfort needs are likely to feel hesitant about switching to a heat pump. Although heat pumps have many advantages, some people are concerned about their ability to keep up with the cold winter weather here in Pennsylvania.

For homeowners who want the best of both worlds, there is an amazing option: a dual fuel system. In a nutshell, a dual fuel system consists of a heat pump and a small furnace that is used when temperatures plummet. Let’s go over how you can achieve year-round energy savings with one of these hybrid HVAC systems.

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Most Common Indoor Allergens & How to Avoid Them

May 20th, 2024

Did you know that the indoor air quality (IAQ) in most homes in the US is often 4-5 times worse than the air outside? Poor indoor air quality is an issue that plagues many households. Many people often wonder what exactly is in their homes that causes such a decrease in their air quality. 

From dust mites to pet dander, mold spores and cleaning products, you’d be surprised at what could be lurking in your home’s air. Let’s go over the 10 most common indoor allergens and pollutants that contribute to poor IAQ. We will also cover how to prevent these pollutants from wreaking havoc on your indoor air quality in Bethel Park with whole house solutions.

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Solved! 5 Ways to Eliminate Hot & Cold Spots

May 6th, 2024

Although we rarely get calls specifically asking us to fix hot and cold spots in their home, it’s something we often hear about from homeowners while we’re on a repair job or providing an estimate. In fact, it’s a common complaint. Many people try to make-do with stubborn hot and cold spots by simply avoiding those areas of their homes or adding or removing clothing layers to adjust. 

However, your HVAC system should be able to sufficiently heat or cool all the areas of your home–including those bothersome spots that seem unreachable. Let’s go over 5 common causes of hot and cold spots throughout your home.

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Power Outage Safety: How to Survive a Prolonged Power Outage

April 22nd, 2024

According to many sources, major power outages are more common and last longer than they did 10 years ago. Not only are they occurring with greater frequency, but the amount of downtime that people experience is also increasing. 

A power outage that lasts more than a few hours can have serious repercussions. For people who depend on medical equipment that depends on having power, a power outage compromises the ability to use essential equipment. The contents of your refrigerator can easily spoil during a prolonged outage, which results in the costly and wasteful replacement of groceries.

In addition to having a plan for when power outages occur, the best way to arm yourself in the event of a prolonged outage is to get a whole-house generator. We’re your trusted source for the best generator installations, maintenance, and generator repair in Upper St. Clair, PA

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Solved! How Often Do You Really Need to Change Your Furnace Filter?

April 8th, 2024

One of the most common questions we get is, “How often should I change a furnace filter?” A quick Google search will likely cause only more confusion as the answer will range from every month to every 3 months.

Generally speaking, you should replace a standard HVAC filter every 3 months. However, this should be more frequent depending on certain factors. Let’s go through some household circumstances that warrant a furnace filter change closer to the 1-2 month mark.

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Pro Tips on How to Extend the Life of Your Furnace

March 25th, 2024

Furnaces have an average lifespan of 10-15 years. Unfortunately, having to replace a furnace before even the 10-year mark is not unheard of. Homeowners who have had to replace an HVAC system early have one overwhelming question: “What could I have done to avoid an early replacement?” 

Although furnaces that need to be replaced that early have been grossly neglected, the best way to make sure your furnace lasts for 15 years or longer is to take excellent care of it. Let’s go over 8 pro tips on how to maximize the lifespan of your furnace.

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Keep Your Workshop Warm This Winter with a Garage Heater

March 11th, 2024
Air conditioner technician installing mini split

When your home was first built, its HVAC system was (ideally) designed to sufficiently heat and cool all the rooms of the home. However, many homeowners have made additions to their home’s square footage, leaving certain areas without adequate temperature control. And some areas of homes such as garages weren’t designed to be heated.

Perhaps you’ve tried to make do with a space heater or an AC window unit in these spaces. If you’ve been unhappy with the results, you might avoid spending time in the rooms you should be able to enjoy year-round. 

That’s where the magic of mini splits comes in! These wall-mounted, 2-in-1 heating and air conditioning units are the perfect solution to spaces that have been difficult to control the temperature of. Let’s go over 7 areas in a home that would benefit from the addition of a ductless mini split. 

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Repair or Replace Your Boiler System?

February 26th, 2024

There’s a lot to love about boilers as heating systems. They provide cozy, comfortable, radiant heating that’s completely different from a forced-air heating system like a furnace. They’re incredibly energy efficient because water is a more effective heat transfer medium than air. They need fewer repairs and last much longer than furnaces or heat pumps.

But eventually, the day will come when you’ll need to decide if you either repair your boiler or opt for a boiler replacement. How do you know when an expensive repair bill is worth the cost? Let’s go over 6 things to consider when trying to make the decision.

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How to Cut Home Heating Costs This Winter

February 12th, 2024

How have your heating bills been so far this winter? Have they been surprisingly low or shockingly high? If it’s the latter, this blog post is for you! No one wants to pay more for something when they could be paying less.

Your home’s heating costs are dependent on a number of factors such as the insulation in your home, the quality of your ductwork, and how efficient your furnace is. When your furnace is running efficiently, it provides a whole host of benefits in addition to cutting your heating costs such as reducing the need for furnace repair. Let’s go over 5 important factors to be aware of so you can feel confident you’re paying the least amount of money on heating expenses.

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