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10 Common HVAC Terms to Know

Do you want to be more knowledgeable when it comes to your HVAC system? While you may perform countless Google searches to educate yourself, we’ve provided a list here of the 10 most common HVAC terms to know! Air Handler: This part is paired with either a split system A/C or a heat pump. It is located inside the house and circulates air through the ductwork and is also the box that contains the blower. Compressor: This is the part responsible for circulating and raising the pressure of the refrigerant in your system. You can find it sitting inside of
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Tips For Keeping Your HVAC Its Best This Fall!

With Fall officially here your air conditioning will begin cycling less frequently. It will only be a matter of time before we’ll all be switching our thermostats from cool to heat.  In order to maintain a healthy life for your HVAC it’s crucial to have it properly maintained in order to keep it running its best this fall! Preparing yourself now will save you from an emergency situation when the really really cold weather arrives.  Keep the following tips in mind this fall: Replace your filter: regularly replacing your filter is important to keep air flow properly flowing.  Most filters are
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Planning Your Summer Vacation: HVAC Edition

A lot goes into planning a summer vacation as you may know! Don’t let your HVAC be ignored while making your planning list.  Besides packing the swimsuit, sunscreen and planning your excursions there are several things you should check on your home before you go.  We’ve compiled a list of 5 HVAC tips to keep in mind when planning your summer vacation. Schedule Routine Maintenance: before leaving for your vacation it is a good idea to call your local and trusted HVAC company to perform a tune up on your system. This tune up will ensure everything is operating correctly
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Save Money While Away for Vacation!

Are you gearing up for an exciting summer getaway? Your summer getaway may have left a dent in the ol’ wallet, but did you know you have an amazing opportunity to save cash while you’re away simply by adjusting your thermostat?  Some believe turning their AC completely off while on vacations is the best option; however, keeping your AC off for an extended amount of time can cause damage to your drywall, wood and wallpaper by allowing the heat and humidity to become trapped. We’re here to tell you there IS another option to save money while you’re away that
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5 Ways to Conserve Energy Year Round

Everyone loves saving money, right? Right! Are you shocked every month when you see your utility bill?  Turns out, there are several ways to conserve energy and save you money on these bills! From quick fixes to more complex costly changes even doing a few changes can help you start saving money.  We’ve come up with a list of 5 ways YOU can conserve energy year round: LIGHTS, camera, action: the light bulbs in your home are a larger part of your utility bill! Cheaper bulbs are known to waste a lot of heat energy and have a shorter lifespan. By switching to
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Help! The Levels Of My Home Aren’t Cooling Evenly!

Is your upstairs warmer than you would like?! As you’ve probably heard before…heat rises!  Because of this, the levels of homes not heating or cooling evenly is typically a common problem.  Although it is a common problem it is always important to know what the factors are allowing this heat to rise and what can you do about it.  As always the BEL-O Man is here to help! WHAT CAN I DO??: The first thing you can do is to start by contacting a qualified HVAC company.  By adding a knowledgeable HVAC professional to the equation you’ll be able to quickly determine reasons why the
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Go Green By Saving Some Green

Air conditioning season is quickly approaching! While there are horrible horror stories out there of people being charged hundreds of dollars a month just to stay cool we’re here to help you find ways to reduce your costs while staying comfortable.  We’ve come up with a list of 5 easy ways you can go green by saving some green this spring! Utilize nature to its fullest extent: the location of your house to the angle of the sun at its peak time can have something to do with your AC constantly running. Planting trees near windows where sun is known
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Pros & Cons of Smart Thermostats

Have you heard the talk around town on the latest and greatest technology to the HVAC world?  Smart thermostats are growing in popularity!  If you’ve heard of this new piece of technology, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you we’ll break down the pros and cons to help you feel more comfortable with your decision: What is a smart thermostat? Great question! …how is it different from a standard thermostat? Another great question! A smart thermostat is actually capable of a lot more programing features as compared to an older model. Smart thermostats have a sleeker look, front faced
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Dehumidifiers Help!

Did you know that there are several ways you can improve and adjust the indoor air quality in your home to meet you family’s standards? It’s true! In order to help meet these standards in your home it’s important to know the facts as well as have a contact you trust.  With all indoor air quality (IAQ) analysis the main goal is to determine the desired quality for your home.  For those with asthma, a dehumidifier can definitely be a determining factor for improving the air quality! I have asthma…why will a dehumidifier help? *It stops mold from growing in your home:
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Should I Replace My Old Water Heater?

Have you recently been contemplating whether or not your water heater is ready to be replaced?  We have three common questions you might want to take into account when deciding if a replacement is the best option! Has your water heater been regularly maintained? According to The U.S. Department of Energy the lifespan of a water heater is around 10 to 15 years; however, if your home uses hard water this may put yours at a lower range.  With hard water there are minerals present which can buildup if not regularly flushed which can damage the inside of your water heater causing
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