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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How to Lower Your Energy Bills

April 20, 2019

At in Orchard Park, NY, we understand how important it is to save money on your energy bills. There are several ways that you could make your home more energy efficient; however, some of the most effective methods involve dealing with your heating and cooling system. It all starts with being proactive and looking for solutions. Some steps you can take include: Increasing the insulation in your home Lowering your thermostat a few degrees in the winter Using solar energy when possible Minimizing air leaks in your home Opening your shades, especially on south-facing windows, can let light and warmth...

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Three Ways to Check Your Home for Air Leaks

April 10, 2019

Air leaks are common in many homes and can be a nuisance during extreme weather. Air from the outdoors can seep in through small openings near windows, external doors, and air vents. Once the air is inside, it changes the indoor temperature, meaning your AC has to fight harder to keep your home comfortable. This creates a noticeable spike in your utility bills as well as causing wear and tear on your AC system. You should routinely check your home for leaks since they can pop up anytime. Here are three easy ways to inspect your house for air leaks....

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Why Product Warranties Are Important

March 19, 2019

When you buy a new HVAC system, manufacturers usually include a limited warranty. However, this only protects your purchase for a short amount of time and only covers a limited set of problems. After the warranty’s expiration date, you’ll be on your own. This is why extended product warranties are so important. What Does a Manufacturer’s Warranty Cover? Although each manufacturer can establish different warranty terms for the equipment made by that particular company, limited warranties only cover certain things. Most cover manufacturing defects and faulty materials. Some will include provisions regarding workmanship issues. Many manufacturers also require licensed technicians...

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How to Find a Great Heating Repair Company

March 1, 2019

In Orchard Park, we ask a lot from our heating systems each winter. You need reliable heating service professionals who can help keep your equipment working through the season. Here are some things to look for when searching for a heating service company. Certified, Trained, and Experienced Technicians The best heating repair companies use technicians who have industry-approved licenses and certifications. NATE, or North American Technician Excellence, is one such certification. NATE-certified technicians are knowledgeable about all aspects of heating systems. At , we’re not only NATE-certified, but we’re also safety trained and certified with OSHA. You’ll also want professionals...

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How Do You Choose a Furnace?

February 21, 2019

When winter approaches, many homeowners either replace or repair their furnaces. The problem, however, is that most people don’t know how to choose a good furnace. You can’t walk into a store or place an online order without knowing how good the furnace will be based on your needs. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when buying a furnace for your home. Think about Your Preferred Source of Fuel There are several ways through which furnaces are powered, the most common of which are oil, gas, and electricity. Think about the energy type that you will be...

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3 Benefits of Generators

February 2, 2019

1. Peace of Mind for the Homeowner It seems as though natural disasters get more intense each year. Homeowners in Erie County face historic cold, destructive winds, unchained hurricanes, and white-out blizzards. Any of these weather events can knock out electrical power for a few hours or a few days. You can ensure a reliable electricity source for your home with a standby generator. There will be no need to fret when the weather forecast turns bad. You’ll know you can see the storm through to its end with your own energy source. 2. Preserve Your Food During a Power...

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