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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

February 7, 2020

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity. In reality, the key is treating your Virginia Beach system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and…

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Woman wondering what the difference is between the ON or AUTO thermostat setting and which one is better for her.

What’s the Difference Between ON and AUTO Thermostat Settings?

January 29, 2020

There are furnace-fan settings on your thermostat for ON and AUTO. Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it’s more of a pros-and-cons type of situation. It really depends on which benefits are a priority for you.…

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Technician inspecting and installing carbon monoxide detector to avoid potential lethal poisoning.

What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

January 15, 2020

We know how serious carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is. Our Air Handlers professionals provide maintenance and service on all possible carbon-monoxide-producing appliances, as well as carbon monoxide detectors for your Virginia Beach home and office. What Is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, and tasteless gas. It’s formed by the incomplete combustion of…

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

December 23, 2019

If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. Our professional team at Air Handlers would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today. We hope this information can…

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Girl trying to stay warm after realizing her home's furnace is blowing cold air

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 12, 2019

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need…

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

November 22, 2019

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Chesapeake home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat. Here are some expert tips on checking your thermostat first…

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Man trying to sleep with a loud noise coming from his furnace during the night.

What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

November 8, 2019

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our Air Handlers…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 28, 2019

Once the cooler weather hits here in Chesapeake this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Air Handlers. You may…

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Mother and child enjoying their heat on a fall day after following the furnace maintenance tips

7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 14, 2019

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Virginia Beach homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. However, the last thing you want to worry about when…

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Thermostats 101

February 8, 2019

Thermostats are the brains of the HVAC system. They facilitate heating and cooling so the temperature in your house is where you want it to be.

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