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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

April 19, 2021
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Home ownership comes with a great deal of responsibilities and an ever-growing to-do list. Add to that the responsibilities of a career and a family, and you see why modern life runs at a constant, fast pace here in Virginia Beach. It’s easy to bump things like an air conditioner tune-up down the priority list, both in terms of time and money. It’s very likely you have higher priorities requiring more urgent attention than an air conditioner that seems to be working just fine.

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HVAC Ways To Go Green

March 31, 2021
HVAC Ways to Go Green

Going green is all the rage. And it’s understandable why. We all have a responsibility to care for the world around us for future generations. You probably already take at least small steps to do things like reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

March 16, 2021
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While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Virginia home and how much fuel is wasted.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

February 27, 2021
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Our team at Air Handlers regularly gets calls about frozen heat pumps. Though common, a heat pump freeze-up usually means your system’s components are not working correctly. Sometimes you can fix it yourself. But oftentimes, you will need to call a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professional, like us, as the problem may require a part replacement or complex repair.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 12, 2021
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Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should keep a cool head and get your furnace taken care of right away.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

January 31, 2021
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A furnace is a major investment for any Virginia Beach homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership.

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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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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.