Is Indoor Air Quality Worse in the Winter?

January 20, 2023

6 Reasons Indoor Air Quality Is Worse in the Winter When you are in your home more during the colder months of the year, you may notice that the air seems a little heavier. This is a sign that your home has poor indoor air quality. Your allergies may also worsen due to added dust, dander, and toxins in your environment. Here are six reasons why your indoor air quality might take a dive during the winter months. 1. Air Pollution In the winter, chilly air pushes outdoor air pollution closer to the ground. Because of this phenomenon, more pollution...

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Advantages of a Heating Maintenance Plan

December 20, 2022

Whether you own a furnace, ducted heat pump or mini split, you want to keep it running as long and as efficiently as possible. This is only possible through continual, professional maintenance. Fortunately, you can get such maintenance on an annual plan; here are some of the benefits of signing up. Improved Performance, Fewer Repairs A tune-up can definitely make your heating system run better. You’ll notice, for example, that it will cycle for the appropriate two to three times an hour and that each cycle will last a good 10 to 15 minutes. The air will be warm, not...

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3 Ingenious Ways to Hide Your Heating System

November 19, 2022

Heating systems are essential to any home, but they can also be unsightly and take up a lot of space. They are big, bulky, and generally not something you want to look at daily. So, what can you do to hide your heating system? Many people seek ways to conceal their heating systems, and these three solutions can help. 1. Use Plants to Camouflage It An ideal way to make your heating system less noticeable is by using plants to camouflage and hide it. There are many ways to do this, but one of the most effective is to use...

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Why Is My Furnace Making a Loud Banging Sound?

October 19, 2022

You expect to hear a little noise when you turn on your furnace. However, if you hear a loud banging noise, that’s not normal. There are several reasons why this might be happening. The Fan Is on its Last Legs Your furnace has a powerful blower fan capable of transporting hot air throughout the home. If something gets caught in the fan, the fan blade might still spin, but it could knock whatever is caught on the blade around inside the furnace. The technicians at can fix this as we have seen things ranging from tinfoil to child’s toys to...

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Will Your Home Warranty Cover Your HVAC Repairs?

September 13, 2022

One of the best ways to protect the appliances and systems in your Dexter, Missouri, home is by purchasing a comprehensive home warranty. Frequently referred to as a home service agreement, this plan will pay to repair or replace costly home appliances and major home systems as they succumb to normal wear. If you currently have one of these agreements or if you’re poised to buy one, you may be wondering if it will cover your HVAC equipment. HVAC Systems Aren’t Covered By Appliance-Only Warranties Heaters and air conditioners are commonly referred to as major home appliances. However, in home...

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When and How Often to Service an AC

August 15, 2022

Many people aren’t aware that monitoring and maintaining their air conditioner is important. No matter where you live, your AC unit will need routine maintenance in order to continue operating effectively and efficiently. With regular tune-ups, an AC technician has the chance to clean and lubricate parts, inspect wiring, change filters, and identify small problems before they turn into big, costly issues. So, when and how often should you be inspecting maintenance visits for your AC? The Best Time to Service Your AC Unit At a minimum, you need to have an AC tune-up at least once a year, but...

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4 Ways to Make Your Air Conditioner More Energy Efficient

July 26, 2022

The hot and humid summers in Dexter, MO will have you turning down the thermostat for relief. If you’ve noticed that your air conditioner cycles a lot or your electricity bill is a lot higher than it was during the same month last year, your AC unit could be losing efficiency. Follow these four easy tips to make your air conditioning system more efficient. 1. Keep the Outdoor Unit Clean and Clear Through the spring and summer, tree branches, grass, weeds, shrubs and bushes may grow close to, on or around the outdoor unit of your air conditioner. The air...

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What Are HVAC Dampers and Why Are They Important?

June 14, 2022

Most homeowners have equipped their houses with an HVAC system. Nevertheless, not all homeowners know the parts that make up their HVAC system. Dampers are crucial HVAC components that play a significant role in regulating the temperature around your home. Keep reading to learn more about dampers, how they work, and their importance. What Is an HVAC Damper? An HVAC damper is a component in your heating and cooling system that controls the system’s airflow. In addition, a damper also helps in controlling the temperature in a room. You will find dampers between the supply duct and the main trunk...

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Closing the Upstairs Air Vents: Does It Save Money?

May 17, 2022

You don’t use the upstairs much, and you think that closing the vents to the rooms up there will keep the AC from running too long and yours bills from rising too much. In practice, however, this does quite the opposite. You Put Pressure on the Air Conditioner Because your AC is a single-speed unit and is uniquely meant for a home of your size, closing off the vents will throw off its ability to cool your home evenly. You may experience warm spots even downstairs. Above all, closed vents cause air to back up and generate pressure, which puts...

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Ductless Air Conditioners and How They Work

April 14, 2022

Unlike a furnace or air conditioner, a ductless air conditioner doesn’t need ductwork to deliver hot or cold air to your home. This makes them ideal for homes that don’t have ductwork. They’re also perfect if you’ve built an addition to your home. But how do they work? Outdoor Unit A ductless air conditioner has an outdoor unit that looks very similar to a traditional air conditioner. Its job is to release hot air from your home in the summer and to pump warm air into your home in the winter. Indoor Unit An indoor unit is installed in a...

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