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Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Could Leak Water

August 30, 2016
ac water

One common complaint air conditioning companies in the Hampton Roads area get in late summer is water leaking from the indoor unit inside the home. There are a number of reasons why your air conditioning system could be leaking water. The most common problem is that the drain pan is overflowing. Over time, the drain…

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Heating and Air Conditioning Parts and Labor Warranties

July 11, 2016
system warranties

Most heating and cooling manufacturers offer a 5-year or 10-year limited parts warranty.  Most require you to register your purchase within 60 or 90 days, depending on the manufacturer.  The 10-year manufacturer’s parts warranty is only valid on owner-occupied properties.  This warranty covers the cost of most parts and does not cover labor.  Your installing…

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Winter Home Heating Comfort

December 2, 2013
staying warm in winter

Although winter is a time generally free of outdoor allergens, this season has its own unique harmful breathing conditions to be on the alert for. Homes that rely on hot air furnaces to stay warm often have dry and stagnant air, which can irritate the nose and breathing passages. Dry air can also cause damage…

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Preventing Air Conditioning Water Leaks

July 23, 2013
AC unit outside by some bushes.

One of the most common complaints we get in late summer is water leaking from the air conditioning system.  If your unit is in the attic, this can cause a great deal of damage and aggravation. Drain lines clog up from dust and other matter that get into the AC System, as well as fungal…

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Severe Weather Safety

July 1, 2013

Severe Weather Safety Hurricane season officially started June 1. When faced with severe weather of any kind, keep the following tips in mind: • During severe weather, DO NOT turn the natural gas off to your home or business, even if evacuated. • If you smell natural gas, immediately leave the area and call the Virginia Natural Gas 24-hour emergency line 1-877-572-3342…

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Dirty Filters

March 26, 2013

Did you know dirty filters are the main reason air conditioners don’t work as well as they should?  Every time the air conditioner runs, it pulls air through this filter.  The purpose of the filter is to catch impurities in the air.  With those particles stuck to the filter the path for air gets blocked…

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Humidifiers – Part 3 of 3

February 12, 2013

CARRIER WHOLE HOUSE CENTRAL HUMIDIFIERS There are some benefits to central, whole-house humidifiers. 1)  Easy Maintenance and Cleaning:  Convenient access from the front of the humidifier cabinet allows for quick and easy removal and replacement of the treated pad or steam canister.  Routine cleaning and maintenance ensures top performance. 2) Quiet comfort:  The precision-tuned fan and motor combination…

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Humidifiers – Part 2 of 3

January 30, 2013

Financial Benefits of Humidifying Your Home Controlling humidity can also help you save money on energy bills. The heat our bodies feel is a combination of temperature and humidity. In other words, the more humid the air, the warmer you feel. If you add humidity to dry, heated air in the winter, you can set…

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Humidifiers – Part 1 of 3

January 21, 2013

Winter means dry indoor air. Forced-air heating systems can decrease the humidity level to 10 percent. If you notice dry, itchy skin, scratchy throat, dry nasal passages or cracked lips, you may want to consider purchasing a humidifier.  Humidifying your home to provide the proper moisture levels (30-40%) will help alleviate these symptoms. There are other…

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When is it time to replace?

December 19, 2012

WHEN IS IT TIME TO REPLACE? Certain telltale signs indicate it’s time to consider replacing heating and cooling equipment, or improving the performance of your overall system. It may be time to call a professional contractor to help you make a change if: Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old.…

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