Home Comfort Resolutions for 2020

Posted on: December 19, 2019
2020 heralds a new year, and people are thinking about making resolutions. Homeowners may look at their HVAC systems and wonder how to improve efficiency. Often, problems exist because necessary steps weren’t taken to address how to improve their home comfort and efficiency. Maybe 2020 should be different. Put Effort Into Improving Insulation Sometimes, your focus should be on improving home insulation. When we worry about the furnace or air conditioning efficiency, we often focus exclusively on the heating or cooling unit. However, high heating and cooling bills could come from troubles with insulation. Performing a necessary audit to figure[…]

The Major Consequences of Not Changing Your Air Filter

Posted on: December 10, 2019
Changing the air filter in a furnace or an air conditioner is not something that you think about often. However, it is essential that you do so regularly to help ensure that HVAC components don’t have damage beyond repair. You’ll Notice Reduced Air Quality Dirt and other debris that your furnace can’t absorb in the air filter may drift aimlessly into the basement or other rooms of your house. In some cases, dirty air will transfer throughout the home through its network of ducts. If you notice that the air in your home has gotten worse in recent weeks or[…]

5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

Posted on: November 20, 2019
Whether you have an oil, gas or electric furnace, the time will come when it needs to be replaced. The following are just five of the most common signs that will tip you off to this need. 1. An Old System The average furnace lasts 10 to 15 years, so it would be good to find out if your system has reached this mark. Of course, if the furnace is running just fine, there’s no point in replacing it right away. Old age combined with some of the other factors below will most clearly signify that replacement is on the[…]

Are Furnace Tune-Ups Necessary?

Posted on: November 10, 2019
Furnace maintenance may seem like a bother, but without it, a long list of issues can occur. Missing just one annual tune-up and inspection can be problematic. Issues can build and become expensive to resolve. Here are a few of the things you can expect when you skip a furnace checkup. Dirty Heaters Blow Dirty Air Dirt and debris are unavoidable problems for heating systems. If the components and connectors aren’t cleaned properly, the dirt can pile up. Your heater is now a fire hazard and a surprise breakdown can happen more easily. On the other hand, hiring a technician[…]

Indoor Air Quality for Homes with Pets

Posted on: October 15, 2019
The Air You’re Breathing understands how difficult it can be to maintain high levels of indoor air quality while having the beloved family pet around. Animals can shed fur and leave dander throughout your home. When these particles become airborne, they can be inhaled and cause a variety of health issues, especially among those who have pet allergies. Taking a few steps around your home can improve the air quality and reduce the effect that pets have on it. Check Your Air Filters Central heating and air conditioning systems are designed to keep the air in your home as clean[…]

Early Fall Issues Your HVAC System Might Encounter

Posted on: October 2, 2019
If you’re ready for cooler weather and all the festivities of the new season, you’ll want to ensure your heating system is running properly. can help by providing you with information and service for common HVAC system issues you might experience this year. We’ve been serving Springfield and the surrounding area since 2002, and we’re highly rated by our clients. Our HVAC maintenance services can help you to keep your family safe and warm this season at an affordable price. Common Problems Experienced With Heating Systems in Early Fall With debris and growth from the summer months, the components outside[…]

Best Dusting Techniques & Products to Improve Your IAQ

Posted on: September 25, 2019
Having dust build up in your home can lead to a variety of issues. Dust can be made up of harmful particles, including dust mites, pollen, and bacteria. When these particles become airborne, it’s easy to breathe them in. Particulates have been associated with worsening asthma symptoms, coughing, sneezing and the spread of disease. Using the proper dusting techniques can help you keep dust under control. Efficient Dusting Techniques When you’re dusting, think about starting from the top of a room and moving down. Begin with the top of bookshelves, fan blades and other surfaces that are high up. This[…]

How Your Roof Impacts Your HVAC System

Posted on: September 15, 2019
Heating and cooling your home is about so much more than just the size and strength of your HVAC system. Other factors, such as your roof, can play a huge role in helping your HVAC system keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the ways that your roof can impact the overall performance of your HVAC system: Reflection Most modern roofs are built to reflect at least 25% of the heat from the sun away from the home. As a result, your HVAC system needs to[…]

How to Measure Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Posted on: August 20, 2019
Energy efficiency isn’t the first thing people think about when the topic of home improvement comes up. However, it can lead to substantial savings and environmental benefits. There’s a reason for all those high monthly energy bills. Weak energy efficiency could be the culprit. Here are some insights on how to improve energy efficiency: Be Honest About Air Leaks Is there a gap where the bottom of your rear door meets the floor? Do upstairs windows display cracks? These and other sources of air leaks undermine energy efficiency immensely. Even the best HVAC system must work overtime to regulate temperatures[…]

Thermostat Reading the Wrong Temperature?

Posted on: August 6, 2019
If the thermostat says that your home is warmer or cooler than it actually is, the false reading can result in higher energy bills. In addition, running an air conditioner or furnace constantly for hours or days at a time could lead to its components wearing out faster than necessary. Therefore, it is important that you determine the cause of a faulty thermostat. The Thermostat Might Be in the Wrong Spot A thermostat that is placed near a vent or in direct sunlight may indicate that the house is warmer than it actually is. If a thermostat is placed in[…]