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Furnace Filters 101

January 15, 2021
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Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at Air Handlers think you should know to help it do its job.

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Our Policy on COVID-19

January 11, 2021
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To Our Customers, We would just like to share with you the policies we have in place regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).   We understand that your heating and cooling system is vital to the overall health of your home and family, and we remain open and able to assist in all your HVAC needs. While…

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

December 31, 2020
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In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Virginia, creating some significant health problems. At Air Handlers, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

December 15, 2020
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Looking to install a new heater in your Norfolk home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other.

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What Is Short Cycling?

November 30, 2020
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Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

November 20, 2020
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Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace.

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Listen to Your HVAC System

October 26, 2020
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Unusual sounds may indicate the need for a tune-up, cleaning, or repair. The experts here can get your system back on track.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

October 16, 2020
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Our team would like to share the benefits of using air filters or air cleaners to help ensure clean indoor air for your home.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

September 29, 2020
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Fall is here, and that means cooler weather is around the corner. Our team suggests getting your furnace inspected in time for winter.

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

September 23, 2020
Close-up of dust on woman finger taken from wooden table and wondering how to eliminate it in her home.

In reality, dust is definitely no laughing matter, no matter the setting. It’s easy to see how it can affect the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your Virginia home, leading to allergens. At Air Handlers, we know how important clean indoor air quality is for your home.

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Air Handlers is a full service heating and air conditioning company. Providing outstanding customer service and HVAC repair, service and installation to Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, parts of Suffolk.