5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

November 15, 2019

Few things are more inconvenient than discovering your furnace is ready to quit. Of course, this always occurs during the winter when you genuinely need it. If your furnace is more than a decade old, you should start thinking about replacing it. Let’s consider some of the signs that you may be due for a new heating system. 1. Your Energy Bill Has Increased An unexpected spike in your utility bill could be a sign that your heating system has a problem. Evaluate your energy costs from the last few months and take note of any discrepancies. If there’s a...

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3 Ways to Clean Your Furnace

November 7, 2019

Throughout the cold season, your furnace works hard to keep your family warm and comfortable. To improve its efficiency, it’s important to keep your furnace clean. A dirty furnace can waste energy and be responsible for extra dust in your house. So, how do you go about cleaning your furnace? In this article, we’ll show you three essential ways to keep your furnace squeaky clean. 1. Change the Filter of Your Furnace Look for the access panel of your furnace. It’s usually located on the outside of the unit. The access panel opens to the inside of your heating system....

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Why Air Filters are Important for Your Heating System

October 21, 2019

Without an air filter in your central heating system, the interior components of your heater would get dirty and be placed under excess stress. The quality of the air in your home would also decrease as particles and pollutants build up over time. Having clean air filters in your heating system is important for a variety of reasons. Protecting Your Heater’s Interior An important function of the air filter is to protect the heat exchanger of your system. If dust accumulates on this component, it can reduce the efficiency of your unit and cause your energy bills to increase. Having...

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Thermostat Best Practices for Fall

October 11, 2019

has been serving Orchard Park and the Greater Erie County area with heating and cooling services for more than 70 years. We know how integral your thermostat is to being comfortable this autumn and winter. We also know that thermostat efficiency makes heating costs more affordable. Avoid Adjusting Settings Too Much The weather can be a bit erratic in the fall, and perhaps the biggest mistake homeowners make is over-adjusting the thermostat. This can cause the furnace or heat pump to be worked too hard and operate in an inefficient manner, which leads to higher energy bills. Consider an Upgrade...

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What is Balanced Ventilation?

September 22, 2019

What Does It Mean to Balance Ventilation? Ventilation is more than just the movement of conditioned air throughout a home or business. Such aeration is also crucial to introducing fresh air and releasing spent air. As homes become better sealed, indoor air pollution is a growing concern. The EPA warns that the pollution within our walls can be 10 times or more the outdoor levels. Mechanical and Natural Ventilation has served Erie County, NY, and the neighboring communities for nearly 70 years. A focus on ventilation is an important aspect of what we do. Natural ventilation is the fresh air...

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AC Dangers: What You Should Never Do

September 10, 2019

4 Mistakes to Avoid With Your AC You may think that air conditioners don’t require a lot of maintenance or care, but they suffer from malfunction and failure over time with normal use. Many homeowners aren’t aware that they’re making mistakes that can lead to a few AC dangers. Here is how you can avoid common problems and keep the appliance operating efficiently during the warmer seasons. 1. Failing to Repair Emerging Issues It’s easy to put off repairs that are needed with your AC system because you don’t have the time or may not want to spend the money....

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3 Easy Ways to Be More Energy Efficient

August 13, 2019

Between rising electricity costs and trying to take care of the planet for future generations, many people are looking for ways to be more energy efficient. By making a few changes in your home, you can make a big impact on the energy you consume. This will help lower your monthly bills and reduce your carbon footprint. 1. Install Energy Efficient Appliances If you have older appliances in your home, they are likely consuming a lot of energy. Replacing older appliances with energy-efficient models can help conserve energy. Energy-efficient appliances can use up to 50% less energy than their non-efficient...

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Top 3 Careers in the HVAC Industry

August 1, 2019

Are you thinking about starting a career in the exciting field of HVAC? Good news: Job growth for heating and cooling specialists is on the rise, so it’s the perfect time to get started. Plus, there are many career paths to choose from. The HVAC field is a broad one, and most companies need technicians with different skills and specializations. Take a look at some of the most popular careers in the HVAC industry. 1. Service Technician Service Technicians play an important role in every HVAC company. Technicians spend most of their time out in the field doing hands-on work...

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How Does Aeroseal Duct Sealing Work?

July 22, 2019

The HVAC system is obviously one of the most essential parts of your home. Your air ducts need to be in good shape to allow all that hot or cold air to travel to each room of the home. Air ducts eventually develop cracks, gaps or holes that allow much of that hot or cold air to escape. In fact, the average home loses around 20% to 30% of this air due to duct leaks. For this reason, Aeroseal duct sealing is something homeowners should consider. Aeroseal vs. Conventional Duct Sealing In the past, most HVAC companies used metal tape,...

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Benefits of 24/7 Emergency Service

July 5, 2019

Most people rely on their HVAC system to maintain a comfortable setting in their home or office each season. Whether there’s a strong heat wave or a big winter storm, the HVAC system is responsible for maintaining a specific temperature. Unfortunately, the appliance can suffer from issues and may need immediate attention. Here are a few benefits of having access to 24/7 emergency service for your heating and cooling needs. 1. Maintain a Comfortable Setting Many people have to resort to leaving their home if their HVAC system breaks down unexpectedly. This often requires having to stay in a hotel...

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