Watch for Early Warnings of AC Repair Needs

May 3rd, 2021

Have you arranged for air conditioning maintenance yet? If so, you’re already off to a good start as the weather warms up. Your AC will be in top shape and probably have few troubles through the summer and into the early fall providing your house with cool comfort in hot weather.

(If you haven’t had AC maintenance yet, it’s definitely not too late! Sign up for our Preventive Maintenance Plan and we’ll get you started.)

Maintenance does wonders at helping to stop numerous repair problems. But nothing can stop all of them. As you start using your air conditioner regularly, it’s a good idea to be aware of the warning signs that something is wrong. These can be subtle, but if you have any reason to doubt your AC’s performance, call for air conditioning repair in Conway, AR. We can get to the source of these symptoms and find out what needs to be done.

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Finding the Right Air Filter and Air Purifier Pairing

April 19th, 2021

In our last post, we wrote about how you can use an ERV or HRV to bring fresh air into your house without also bringing in the heat or cold. This can help remove stale and stuffy air from your home, but today we want to talk about what you can do about those pollutants that are still trapped indoors, circulating through the HVAC system. 

The most useful approach to cleaning the air in a house is to use air filters and air purifiers, often a combination of them. Air filters are a starting point, and from there a home may need a specific type of air purifier to help the filters provide the best air cleaning.

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Bring Fresh Air Into Your Home Without the Outside Temperatures

April 5th, 2021

If you’re reading the headline and thinking that it doesn’t sound possible, we can assure you that there is a way to get around the problem of allowing fresh air from the outside to enter your home, sweep out the stale air, and not end up bringing in either the heat or the cold. It’s not magic—in fact, the technology works on a simple premise where you use the air inside your home to heat or cool the fresh air you bring into it. 

And the way it works is through devices called energy recovery ventilators and heat recovery ventilators. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy fresher indoor air without also breaking the bank on AC or heating costs, this might be the installation you’re looking for. 

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As Heating Season Leaves, It’s Time for AC Maintenance

March 22nd, 2021

Spring may not bring an immediate end to colder weather, but it is the signal that the hotter temperatures are on the way—and soon we’ll be enjoying summer!

And it’s much easier to enjoy summer when you have an air conditioning system that:

  1. Works when you need it to
  2. Can provide the amount of cooling you and your family need for comfort
  3. Won’t cost far too much to run
  4. Doesn’t need to have repairs on a regular basis

Here’s some good news: it’s not hard to have an air conditioner that hits all these points. You only need to have the AC given professional maintenance each year. 

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Can a Gas Furnace Become Dangerous?

March 8th, 2021

This is a question people often ask when they’re considering installing a gas furnace or if they already have one but have noticed odd behavior from it. We understand why people might have worries: natural gas combustion creates carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas. Any use of natural gas in a home has some possibility of creating either CO or fire hazards. 

This is much different than saying a gas furnace is a “dangerous” appliance. We want to assure you that if you use a gas furnace in Conway, AR for your home comfort, you aren’t in serious danger from the furnace provided you take care of standard upkeep on it. This means annual heating maintenance from professionals and always calling promptly for repairs when something seems wrong with the furnace. 

The short version: Yes, a gas furnace can become dangerous, but it’s easy to keep it running safely.

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Why Your Heat Pump Won’t Send Out Heated Air

February 22nd, 2021

The point of getting a heat pump is so that your home can enjoy both heating and cooling from a single system. There is no reason to purchase a heat pump and only use it for one job—that’s a waste of money and potential!

Sometimes, however, your heat pump might end up wasting its potential all on its own. You set the thermostat to provide the house with a comfortable warm temperature on a cool day, and the heat pump turns on, you can hear the blower fan and feel the air coming from the vents … except the air from the vents is either room temperature air or cool air. What’s wrong? Does this call for heating repair in Conway, AR?

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The Benefits of Radiant Heating for a House

February 8th, 2021

What is radiant heating? Not many homeowners are aware of what makes this type of heating different from the “standard” options found for home heating in Conway, AR. In this area, most homes rely on forced-air heating. If you’ve used a furnace (gas or electric) or a heat pump in the past to provide comfort to your house, you’ve experienced forced-air heating. These systems operate by heating up air and then using blower fans to push the air into the rooms of a house. 

Radiant heating doesn’t use a fan and doesn’t heat the air. What it does instead is raise the temperature of an object in a room, and then heat waves from that object radiate into the space and warm other objects they contact, without heating the air in between. This is the heat you’ll feel coming off asphalt on a sunny day, or from the heating elements in an electric range when it’s turned on.

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How Duct Leaks Can Worsen Your Winter

January 25th, 2021

How often do you think about the ductwork in your home? Unless you actually work in the HVAC industry or home construction, the answer is probably not that much. After all, residential ductwork is designed to hide out of sight in walls and up in the attic, and when you can’t see it you don’t think much about it.

But bad ductwork can turn into a problem for your household, and this winter you may find yourself facing leaking ducts that will make the season less enjoyable for several reasons. 

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Why Isn’t the Furnace Heating the Home Evenly?

January 11th, 2021

Now that you’re running your furnace regularly for the colder weather of winter, you expect to get heat all around the house. That’s why you have a central furnace, after all! Not every room will get to the same temperature because of the way heat rises and other factors, such as insulation. However, you have a good idea what an even spread of heat feels like when your furnace is on.

And right now … you’re not feeling it. Some places in the house are colder than others, and you’re hearing complaints from family. People are looking for space heaters, and you’re wondering if maybe you should crank up the thermostat.

Don’t do that: uneven heating is often a sign you need to have heating repair in Conway, AR from our pros. There are several different problems that may lie at the heart of the issue:

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When to Replace Your Furnace Rather Than Repair It

December 28th, 2020

One of the big questions for home comfort is “repair or replace?” It’s the “to be or not to be” of the HVAC world, but thankfully it has much easier answers. With the help of our Conway, AR furnace professionals, you can soon find out if it’s a better choice to leave aside the repairs for your old furnace and schedule a replacement with us. We’re dedicated to always doing right by our customers, no matter how hard it is, and we’ll provide you with honest answers about your heating system.

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