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An Air Purifier Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

July 16th, 2018

An air purifier is a device which removes contaminants from the air in a room. These devices are commonly marketed as being beneficial to allergy sufferers and asthmatics, and at reducing or eliminating second-hand tobacco smoke. Vector graphic.Were you aware that the quality of your indoor air can actually be worse than that of outdoors? In fact, this is the case in many homes—particularly those that aren’t equipped with the right indoor air quality products or haven’t invested in air quality services in the past.

Today’s residences are built with HVAC efficiency in mind—they’re built tight as to not let any conditioned air out or outside air in. This is great news for your heating and cooling costs each year, but not so fabulous for your air quality. Among the numerous products we have available to help combat this, however, is the air purifier.

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Count on a Pro for a Summer-Ready Air Conditioner

July 2nd, 2018

HVAC technician working on AC outdoor unitWhat exactly do we mean by a “summer-ready air conditioner,” anyway? Well, we mean an air conditioner that has been properly maintained. Sure, there are some basic maintenance tasks you can do on your own. This includes changing or cleaning the air filter in your air conditioner every 1-3 months during periods of use. It also includes making sure your vents and outdoor unit are unobstructed to allow for proper airflow.

But in order to truly make a difference in your air conditioner’s performance and efficiency, you want to schedule professional maintenance once a year (twice a year if you’re utilizing a year-round heat pump system.) This is one of the most important, if not the most important, air conditioning services in Whitehall, PA you can invest it. But, what exactly happens during the maintenance process? How do our technicians ensure your air conditioner will last all summer long?

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Indoor Air Quality Solutions Should Be Tailored to Your Needs

June 18th, 2018

Window sill of a house in ruralNo matter what part of the Pittsburgh area you live in, there are aspects of the air quality in your area that are less than optimal. And whether allergens, contaminants, or humidity levels, your indoor air quality can actually end up being worse off than that of the outdoor air quality.

That said, not everyone will have the same indoor air quality needs as their neighbor. While one home may benefit from the installation of UV germicidal lights, another may have household members with allergies who need an air cleaner. No matter what it is that you’re in need of, you can turn to our team for quality indoor air quality solutions in Pittsburgh, PA.

Keep reading for an overview of some of your options!

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Why Whole-House Air Purifiers Are Better

June 4th, 2018

whole-house-air-purifierWhen thinking about air quality, you may be more focused on what’s in the air outside such as mold and pollen levels. In fact, indoor air quality (IAQ) is even more important. After all, most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors, and that percentage is even higher for those suffering from respiratory conditions or allergies. At the same time, IAQ has become more of a concern due to factors such as new building construction utilizing airtight features to increase energy conservation. That’s why if you’re going to invest in an air purifier, whole-house air purifiers are your best bet.  

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Does Your Air Conditioning System Need a Tune-Up? 

May 21st, 2018

ac-top-condenser-fanMost air conditioning experts recommend having your air conditioning unit inspected and serviced at least once a year. The ideal time for this routine maintenance is during the spring months, so the unit is ready for the summer when you need it most. If you’d like your tune-up to be scheduled automatically, consider a professional maintenance plan.

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Call a Heating Professional Instead of Attempting Repairs Yourself

April 23rd, 2018

furnace-service-technician-flashlightWith the spring air growing warmer every day, you’ll soon be using your air conditioner full-time and put your heater away until the fall. If there’s a problem with your heater, now is the time to make any repairs you might have been waiting on until the spring. Enterprising do-it-yourselfers may be tempted to attempt heating repairs themselves, which is a huge mistake. Heating repairs require the services of a professional, with the proper licensing and experience that even the most adept layman can’t hope to match.

Why should you summon a heating professional instead of trying to repair the system yourself? There are three very good reasons.

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Check for Heating Repair Issues Now

April 9th, 2018

heating-repair-servicesThe weather is turning warmer every day, and soon enough homeowners in the area will be turning off their heaters and turning on their air conditioners. Ironically, we actually see more heating repair calls now – when heaters have been running for months on end – than earlier in the winter when the strain had not yet begun to show. If your system is in need of repairs, it pays to discover that fact sooner rather than later.

You should never attempt to diagnose a problem with your heater, let alone repair one. Proper heating repair requires formal training and licensing. It involves potentially dangerous components like gas, and can constitute a hazard to your whole home without proper care and precautions.

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Get Your Air Conditioner Serviced This Spring

March 26th, 2018

AC-repair-maintenanceSpring is here, and that means mild weather and lots of rain. You’re likely still using your home’s heating system quite a bit this time of year, but soon enough you’ll be turning on your air conditioner every day to keep cool while the temperatures soar. Before that happens, however, it pays to schedule a servicing session to your air conditioner. Not only can it avoid nasty surprises over the summer, but it will help your air conditioner do its job more effectively. Here’s a breakdown of what it all entails.

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Spring Energy Audits Mean Year-Round Savings

March 12th, 2018

money-saving-home-performanceAt the beginning of spring, Pittsburgh residents can expect chilly weather well into March and April. Soon, though, you’ll be perfectly comfortable sitting in your home even without hearing the heater running. This is what’s called the “shoulder season” when you work in the HVAC industry, an off-period when the rush of repair and installation calls come to a stop.

These services may not seem so important in the spring, but this season should be used as a time to prepare your home for the harsh weather to come. Hot, humid summers are followed by another cold winter season means you pay quite a bit for heating and cooling. But you can take the time now to prepare your home with an energy audit.

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How Can You Save Money on HVAC Service?

February 26th, 2018

hand-piggy-bank-coinSo your heater has broken down, your air conditioner needs replacement, or you’re looking for technicians to perform routine service. We know how frustrating this can be, and for many people, it’s a daunting task to take on. Finding technicians in your area that you can trust is hard enough. Will they overcharge you? Is there any way to save money on having technicians out to your home?

It won’t be easy, but there are ways you can cut down on costs when it comes to needing HVAC service. Some will require advance planning, but in the end, you’ll have a comfy home without overpaying.

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