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What Is Short Cycling?

November 30, 2020
What Is Short Cycling?, hand adjusting thermostat

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
happy family of four baking together at home, Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

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
Man Looking at HVAC System

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
Air Filter

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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Common AC Problems and Solutions

August 31, 2020
A screwdriver and tool bag on top of an air conditioner showing the common AC problems and solutions.

When the weather gets really hot in Virginia Beach, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Many common problems with air conditioning systems can arise. Our team at Air Handlers wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

August 17, 2020
AC fan showing how one of the many components of an air conditioner can work.

As a homeowner here in Virginia, it’s always a good idea to learn as much as you can about your appliances. That means knowing their basic operations, what features are included, and if any necessary upkeep is involved. Needless to say, this is no exception for your air conditioning (AC) unit.

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Top Causes of AC Failure

July 23, 2020
Air Conditioner on outside of home representing some of the top causes of AC failure this summer.

Looking to increase the life of your air conditioner? Our team wants you to know the top causes of AC failure and how to prevent them.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

July 18, 2020
Man checking his window sealing as one of the tips to help with heat gain prevention in his home.

When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Virginia Beach home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at Air Handlers wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient. Here are some tips to consider.

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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.