How HVAC Can Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

August 20, 2020

How HVAC Systems Improve Air Quality in Your Home  Due to COVID-19, people are working from home now more than ever. It’s also likely that your school-aged children will be staying home for the upcoming school year. With all of this extra time spent in your home, it’s important to know if your home’s air quality is up to standard. Believe it or not, your HVAC system is an integral part of your home’s air quality. So, if you’re looking to improve the air quality in your home, upgrading or replacing your HVAC system is a great place to start....

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Some Ventilation Tips to Help You Breathe Better

August 10, 2020

Your home should be the safest for you and your family. Without proper ventilation, you are doing more harm to yourself than good. Here are some ventilation tips that will get you breathing better. Why Is Ventilation Important? Proper ventilation will keep the air moving and rids the house of moisture and pollutants that are harmful to your health and the health of your home. 1.    Helps with asthma Leaving your house damp and moist can trigger asthma. High humidity is a haven for dust mites, and other unwanted organisms can cause skin irritation, eczema, and asthma. 2.    Reduce condensation...

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Warm Air Coming From Your AC?

July 21, 2020

Beating the summer heat means dips in the pool, lots of ice cream, and of course, that cooling breeze coming from your air conditioning system.  But what does it mean when you turn it on and all that comes out is disappointing warm or hot air? Causes Unfortunately, this is a common problem with several potential causes. Someone set the thermostat to “heat”.  Yes, this actually happens.  With an accidental bump or kids playing with it, the settings get changed without you realizing it.  Check this before calling the professionals.  You may save yourself some money and embarrassment! There’s restricted...

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What To Consider When Upgrading Your AC System

July 7, 2020

Now that the warm summer months are here, you may have come to the realization that your tired, old air conditioning system just isn’t cutting it anymore. Air conditioning units generally last anywhere from 10-15 years while HVAC systems can last 15-20. Lack of cold air, poor airflow, moisture around the unit, unusual sounds, and more frequent repairs needed are some of the signs that it’s time for your AC to give up the ghost. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Energy efficiency technologies improve every year, so your older system is likely to be costing you much more to...

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Adding Value to your Home with HVAC

June 22, 2020

Most people do not really consider their HVAC systems until the systems begin to fail. If you have an older HVAC system that is working well, it might be cooling and heating your home, but is it costing you more money? If you had a newer system in place would your utility cost be less and would your inside temperatures be more pleasant? The truth is that older HVAC systems are likely using as much as 30% more electricity than the newer systems use. If you upgrade your system than your utility cost will go down, and the value of...

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Ditch the Window AC this Summer

June 12, 2020

  A lot of people cool their homes with air conditioners designed to fit into a window. These “window units” are typically designed to cool one room of the home. They sit in a window and blow cold air through vents into the room, and you have to turn on fans, open doors, and go through extraordinary measures to get that cold air to go into other areas of the home. A lot of people have not considered switching their window unit cooling systems for central air systems. Many people are concerned that if they make this type of change...

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Should I Repair or Replace My Heating System?

December 18, 2019

While repairing your old heating system can sometimes be the best choice, it is often the case that you’re better off simply replacing it. While this costs more than repairing your system, making this choice will result in heating your home more efficiently. Additionally, you will have a warranty on a new system in case something should break. When to Replace Your Heating System A gas furnace with a cracked combustion chamber can easily result in carbon monoxide entering your home. This is a tasteless, odorless, and invisible gas that kills people. In this case, the furnace needs to be...

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R-22 Phase Out and What to Expect

November 11, 2019

Starting in 2010, Environmental Protection Agency rules halted the manufacturer of air conditioning equipment that uses the refrigerant R-22. Scientists identified R-22, also known as Freon, as a substance that contributed to the depletion of the ozone layer. Older air conditioners using R-22 remain in operation, but repair costs are escalating due to the phase-out of R-22. Limited Supply Driving up Repair Costs The law will make the production or importation of R-22 illegal after Jan. 1, 2020. After this date, existing supplies of the refrigerant may still be used to repair equipment manufactured prior to 2010. Without any way...

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How Does Upgrading Your Heating System Actually Save You Money?

October 18, 2019

Some homeowners are fortunate enough to have a heat pump or furnace that has lasted 15 or 20 years and is still going. It seems like a great deal, but keeping that old equipment may be costing them more in the end. At in Wentzville, we specialize in home heating services and would like to take this opportunity to explain how upgrading your heating system can actually help you save. Total Cost of Ownership While it can be hard not to focus on the initial expense, the total cost of ownership is really what matters, and there are ways to...

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Is AC Maintenance Worth It?

September 13, 2019

It’s nearing the end of the season, and you’re considering getting maintenance done on your air conditioning. You’re probably wondering about the cost involved and whether the service is truly worth the money. The answer is quite simple: If you depend on your air conditioner, the maintenance will help preserve it and will also prevent the need for unnecessary repairs that could have been resolved through an AC maintenance call. Air conditioning maintenance agreements offer a discounted rate on service and will allow you to receive maintenance services more often. Many agreements also offer priority service at no added charge...

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