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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3 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Usage

June 24, 2019

Most people don’t give a lot of thought to their energy usage until they receive the utility bill each month. A significant amount of energy is used each day due to multiple appliances and devices that are always operating. If you want to become more energy efficient, there are a few steps to take that will pay off. 1. Replace Your Air Filter It can be easy to forget to replace your air filter on your HVAC system because it’s out of sight, which means that it’s out of mind. Replacing your air filter every month or two is necessary...

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Regular AC Maintenance Can Make a Difference

June 1, 2019

Summer arrives, and your air conditioner is dead. All the damage that happened to your equipment over the winter caused the failure. You’re stuck waiting until your service company can fit you into its already busy schedule. Requesting service before the weather heats up is a good practice to follow. Homeowners can save time, money, and grief by making a timely phone call for seasonal AC inspection. Best Time to Schedule AC Maintenance Signs of spring are a good indication it’s time to call your AC technician. The appropriate window of time to schedule a maintenance visit can vary depending...

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3 Common Cooling Myths Debunked

May 24, 2019

Over the years we have heard many myths and misconceptions about customer’s cooling systems and how they do and do not work. Sadly, many are fooled by these common cooling myths and often actually put more strain on their AC system than necessary, wasting both energy and money in the process. Don’t fall victim to common AC falsehoods. Keep reading to learn more. 1. You Only Need to Change the Filters Though changing the filters is important, there are a lot more tasks that need to be done to make sure that our customers’ cooling systems are in top shape....

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Your Easy Guide to Choosing the Right HVAC System

May 2, 2019

Most homeowners want to make the best decisions for their investment but often become overwhelmed at the amount of information available. What should be a simple process soon turns into a confusing experience? Rest assured, however, that there are still some easy answers regarding the HVAC system for your home. Read on for a simplified guide to choosing the best HVAC system based on some common situations. Upgrading Existing HVAC Systems Home remodeling projects are an exciting undertaking, but they require much planning and even more patience. When the refurbishing includes replacing or upgrading an existing HVAC system, there are...

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