Preparing Your HVAC System for the Season Ahead

With the cold weather outside, it’s hard to think about warmer days ahead. But it’s almost time to spring into action and prepare for the warm temperatures that will soon greet us. Spring is the season to prepare your HVAC system for warm temperatures and to pay close attention to the air quality inside your home, because along with the … Read More

Benefits of a Central Humidifier

The presence of dry air in your home becomes very apparent during the winter season when outdoor air humidity drops. Dry air is uncomfortable; along with dry skin, it can cause or aggravate respiratory problems and increase allergy symptoms. Dry air in your home can also do more than effect living things, it can draw moisture out of porous materials … Read More

Common Heating Issues

As cold temperatures set in and running your heating system is part of your daily routine, you may find that the system isn’t working like you remember or as well as you would like it to. As temperatures continue to drop, now is the worst time to be without heat in your home! Here are some common issues that you … Read More

Space Heater Safety

It’s time to break out the space heater! We are in that in between weather where some of us aren’t quite ready to turn on the heat. Some days are a little warmer than others so all we need is a little extra warmth from a space heater. While these great appliances help keep us nice and cozy, they can … Read More

The Most Efficient Air Conditioner

“Groundbreaking energy efficiency, industry-defining innovation, and maximum home comfort,” is what Carrier has brought to the HVAC world with their newest A/C system. The Carrier 9,000 BTU is a single ductless system that is rated at 42 SEER and 15 HSPF, making it the most efficient air conditioner you can buy in America. For years, the HVAC industry has grappled … Read More

Why Refrigerant Has Changed – R22 vs. 410A

Refrigerant is an important aspect for your HVAC system. If you currently have an older system, you may recognize R22 or Freon as being your refrigerant. However, in recent years the HVAC industry has switched over to 410A or Puron for new ac systems. As a homeowner, it is important for you to know why the industry has made the … Read More

What is a SEER Rating?

  The whole purpose of an AC system is to cool you down; but in today’s cost conscious world, many people want to know that they are getting their money’s worth out of their system. In an effort to aid consumers purchasing decision on AC units, the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute defined a rating to measure the energy … Read More

Protecting Your Outdoor Unit Throughout the Seasons

Outdoor units are an essential part of your central air conditioning system. You may be wondering how to protect your system through the seasons. After all, Virginia can often have rain, snow, and sunshine in the span of one week. We have some tips on how you can keep your unit in good condition throughout the year. Winter: accumulating snow, … Read More

Home Automation for Your HVAC

As technology advances, we are gaining the ability to control almost anything at the touch of our fingertips using our smartphones or tablets. Apps that connect to systems in your home allow you to open your garage, turn on/off the lights, check your security system, turn on music, or change the television channel. So, what about your HVAC system? Heating … Read More

Indoor Air Quality Pollutants

Indoor air quality refers to the air quality within buildings, like your home or office. Gases and particles that are released into the air by pollutants can negatively affect your indoor air quality, which in turn can negatively affect your health. Before you can improve the air quality, it is important to know what exactly are these pollutants. There are … Read More