HVAC Equipment and Service

HVAC is short for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. We often use this abbreviation to refer to your whole heating and cooling system read more.

You’ll want to find a production date. This is usually situated on a label on the exterior of your read more.

It’s common for your heating and cooling equipment to make a little noise as it works. There are a couple of considerations that impact its sound level, like age and read more

Precision tune-ups help your heating or air conditioning system provide efficient, stress-free comfort throughout the year read more

A Trip Charge is a bill for the expense associated with the time and travel to diagnose, inspect and provide expert recommendations for a home's heating or air conditioning system by a read more

A popping disturbance is a common sign of an insufficient duct design. This occurs when read more

 

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Using a flat rate as opposed to an hourly price ensures your cost is given ahead of time. The price read more.

You wouldn't buy a new car and presume you’d never have to pump up the tires, replace the oil or look into weird noises. read more

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Air handlers and furnaces aren't typically installed in the same home in North America. If you have a furnace, read more.
We service all makes and models in North America. read more
We carry a complete line of water heaters.
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Yes. Our Experts are just minutes away, whether you’re in need of a furnace repair in the middle of a cold winter night read more.
Saving Energy at Home

With energy prices increasing, there are a few procedures you can take to decrease the cost of heating read more.

 

If you notice your showers are turning chilled rapidly, your tank water heater could be at fault. read more
If your toilet continuously runs, it can be because of several read more.
One of the most frequent reasons your dishwasher isn’t draining correctly is due to read more.
Indoor Air Quality

No, HVAC air filters differ in quality and dimensions, and some have features that read more.

Absolutely. Exposure to air pollutants can be nearly 100 times worse in a building than read more

Having a carbon monoxide detector in a central location is the smartest way read more

You might have tried to eliminate indoor odors by spraying air fresheners or read more

A smart way to select the appropriate humidifier

Each home has differing comfort needs, especially if someone in your read more

According to studies created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to air pollutants indoors can be 100 times higher than outdoors. Frequent dusting and vacuuming can help reduce the amount of dust and dust mites present in your home. However, not all read more

Depending on the brand you select and the dimensions of your residence, a humidifier

How frequently you should exchange your air filters can depend on the following:

  • Air filter model
  • Overall indoor air quality
  • Number of pets
  • Household size
  • Air pollution levels and construction around the residence
  • Your MERV rating

For common 1"–3" air filters, manufacturers generally instruct you to replace them every 30–90 days. If you suffer from light to moderate allergies, you can install a better air filter or replace them even more regularly.

The shortest answer to "how often should I replace my air filter?":

If you don't have a smoker or pets in the home, and your filter is the frequently sold 1" filter with a MERV rating of 4, you should be able to wait up to 90 days before replacing it.

What air filter models last longer?

Some air filters are manufactured to last up to six months, while others must be replaced monthly. The denser the air filter, the longer it will last. As a whole, you should check the thickness of the filter rather than the brand. You also need to look at the MERV rating.

The MERV rating is a scale that goes from 1-20 and assesses how effectively an air filter can pull particles from the air. The better the MERV rating, the smaller the particle that will be caught by the air filter.

While a filter with a higher MERV rating will last longer, it could also restrict the airflow in your home. And you will have to exchange the filter more often. And if you own an older system, plan to replace the filter more often to preserve the life of your filter.

How often do I need to exchange my air filter based on thickness?

The life span of an air filter also depends on its thickness. A 1" filter will have to be replaced more often than a 4" filter.

  • A 1" pleated air filter should be replaced every 30-60 days.
  • A 2" pleated air filter should be replaced every 90 days.
  • A 3” pleated air filter should be replaced every 120 days.
  • A 4" pleated air filter should be replaced every 6 months.
  • A 5” or 6" pleated air filter should be replaced every 9-12 months.

One of the advantages of thicker filters is not only do they perform longer, but they also have a higher MERV rating. This means they will do a better job of filtering out the particles in your home. They also create less air resistance, which can help your HVAC system function more efficiently and decrease wear and tear on components including the blower motor.

If you have a whole-house air purifier, you will also need to replace the filters more frequently.

How often should I change my air filter if I have a dog or cat?

If you have pets, you might have to replace your air filter more often. Pet hair and dander can swiftly clog an air filter and reduce its effectiveness. For every shedding dog you own, prepare to replace the filter a month earlier than you would for a home without pets. The same goes for cats, even though they don't shed as often as dogs. If you have a hypoallergenic or non-shedding dog or cat, you might not have to replace your air filter as often.

Though a good rule of thumb, you will have to inspect your air filter more frequently to see if it needs to be replaced. Dogs don't shed the same amount year-round. They shed more in the spring and fall when they are blowing their coat. Study the air filter monthly and replace it when it seems clogged.

Here are averages that might help you know how regularly you should get a new air filter at your home:

  • Vacation house or one occupant and no pets or allergies: every 6–12 months
  • Normal suburban home without pets: every 90 days
  • One dog or cat: every 60 days
  • More than one pet or if anyone has allergies: 20–45 days

Yes. Carbon monoxide is an invisible hazard to health and safety in your North America read more

HVAC equipment can take the moisture out of indoor air read more

Unfortunately, carbon monoxide

Prevention is the most essential place to start. Completing appropriate safety read more

Many daily products may cause inferior indoor air quality

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. It’s made by partial fuel combustion frequently caused by read more

Indoor air quality refers to pollution in your North America home or business. Air pollutants can read more

We recommend regularly washing and letting water out of the humidifier’s read more

We suggest keeping your North America residence’s humidity level between 30–60%. read more

Dry air worsens respiratory issues. We suggest keeping your house’s humidity amount between read more

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While it depends on the area and severity of leak damage, a broken water pipe.
To skip rancid scents, you should grind up food scraps right away with cold read more