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10 FAQs!

Is there something about your HVAC system that is concerning you but you’re afraid to ask?  Fear no more…the BELOMAN is always here to help.  We’ve compiled a list of the 10 most frequently asked questions when it comes to your A/C and furnace.  Check out the questions below to see which category your concern falls into. Is this sound I’m hearing an issue?: you may hear alarming sounds come from your system; however, in most cases there isn’t anything to worry about.  Check out one of our previous blogs to see if the sound you’re hearing made the list
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5 Common Problems During Peak A/C Season

During the peak of the summer you’re A/C is having to work it’s hardest. Because your system is working so hard to keep up, many begin to show some failing points.  Unless your unit is 100% new, there are several cases you may experience an issue during peak A/C season.  Below is a list of 5 common problems you may encounter during the hottest of summer days: Problem #1: The Air Switches On Irregularly: for this common problem during peak A/C season, it could simply come down to the location of your thermostat.  If your thermostat is in a location
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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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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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Importance of a Pre-Season Tune-Up

Spring is in full force with average temperatures beginning to rise…summer will be here before you know it! Did you know now is the perfect time to schedule your seasonal tune-up rather than later?  It’s true! If you’ve ever considered scheduling an AC tune-up…NOW is actually the perfect time to schedule it.  Although you may have heard of the old saying “Location, location, location!” we’re here to tell you your HVAC is about “Timing, timing, timing!” FOUR Reasons why you should pay attention to your AC sooner rather than later: You can keep your warranty intact: often times many homeowners
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10 Shocking Facts of IAQ

Making the air in your home cleaner and safer for your family is always something to prioritize…especially in the spring! With the spring also come allergens which can enter your home and alter the quality of air in your home.  As Americans, we typically spend 90% of our day indoors.  Because of this NOW is the time to learn about indoor air quality (IAQ).  We’ve come up with a list of 10 shocking facts to help you grasp the importance of keeping the air in your home safe and how: #1: Your furniture could be a very dangerous culprit: your
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5 Questions To Ask When Replacing Your AC

The decision to replace your air conditioner is one that a lot of time and consideration goes into being that it’s such a large investment. The return on this investment can also help your family by making your home more efficient, save money where you weren’t before, and improve the indoor air quality of your home.  All of this can be done if you know the right questions to ask! We’ve compiled a short list of questions you’ll want to keep in mind when replacing your AC: #1: What type do I need? There are all kinds of stipulations for
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How To: Test Your Water Pressure

When it comes to the water pressure in your home there is a fine line between too much pressure and too little. On one hand it is important to have enough pressure for comfortable showers or to fill your pots and pans up in a timely manner while on the other hand too much pressure can cause stress on your pipes and plumbing fixtures.  To avoid having too much or too little pressure there are three simple ways to figure out the current water pressure at your home: Purchase pressure gauge: for this method, simply visit your local hardware store
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Repair vs. Replace: Furnace Edition

 Your heating and cooling system is one of the most important investments within your home. For this very reason it’s important to know all you can about maintenance, repair and replacements.  Many times homeowners face a gray area determining whether it’s best to repair the problem or completely replace the furnace.  In order to justify your decision we have gathered a list of possible scenarios to keep in mind: Ask yourself: Is your furnace old?: if your furnace is 12 years or newer it’s probably a good idea to check into repairs first; however, if your furnace is older than
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10 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make

Buying a home can come with a long checklist, so we want to make sure you aren’t feeling too overwhelmed that you end up making a mistake found on this list! In order to avoid bigger expenses in the future one should make sure that the following 10 mistakes are being stricken from their checklist. Skipping annual HVAC inspections: it’s a good rule of thumb to schedule a furnace check as well as an air conditioner check to ensure your systems are functioning properly. When you schedule this kind of inspection a technician can clean your system as well as diagnose any
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