Should You Upgrade Your AC Before the R410A Phase Out?

June 4, 2024

There are a lot of questions surrounding the EPA’s restriction on equipment produced with r410a refrigerant and the refrigerants’ phase-out. These questions are leading to uncertainty for homeowners with borderline HVAC systems over whether they should replace their equipment now or wait for the new refrigerant to be produced.   Why are they changing out refrigerants? The phase-out of refrigerants like R410A is primarily driven by environmental concerns. These refrigerants belong to a class known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent greenhouse gases. When released into the atmosphere, HFCs contribute to global warming and ozone depletion. To address these environmental issues,...

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Is HVAC Maintenance Necessary?

April 10, 2024

Home maintenance often has a huge list of tasks to keep track of – from fixing leaky faucets to mowing the lawn. HVAC maintenance is frequently forgotten about until something goes wrong. But is neglecting your HVAC system a risk worth taking? Is HVAC maintenance essential, or is it just an added expense? Let’s dive into this question. First, what exactly is HVAC? HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning – the trifecta of systems responsible for keeping our homes comfortable year-round. HVAC systems are essential for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment, from heating our homes during chilly winters...

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Benefits of Scheduling Preventative Maintenance in the Spring

March 12, 2024

One of the most effective ways to beat the heat and keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the season, is with HVAC Preventative Maintenance from Renaud Brothers Heating & Cooling. But, when is the best time to schedule this all-important service?  The Benefits Of Spring HVAC Maintenance The team of professionals at Renaud Brothers Heating & Cooling recommends scheduling preventive HVAC maintenance twice a year: once in the fall, and again in the spring. Having your cooling system inspected, cleaned, and tuned before you become reliant on it is a great way to protect your investment. In addition, regular HVAC...

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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....

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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? Do you have warm air coming from your AC? 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...

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Upgrading Your AC System: What to Consider

July 7, 2020

Now that the warm summer months are over, you may have come to the realization that your tired, old air conditioning system just isn’t cutting it anymore. 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 you to think about upgrading your AC System. 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 run than one of the newer models. This also means that newer ones are...

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Home Value: Adding 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...

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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. These reasons and more are only a brief look at why you should ditch the Window AC this summer. A lot of people have not considered switching their window...

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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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