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Allergy Season Can Be Much Better With Our IAQ Services

March 29th, 2021

Many people love spring, and it’s not hard to see why. The weather starts to warm up but doesn’t get too hot, the days get longer, and flowers start to bloom. 

Unfortunately, that last part also brings one of the “bad” parts of the season: a rise in allergy and asthma problems. Yes, spring means it’s also allergy season, and for many that means some unpleasant times. 

Even in a place like Florida, where warm weather is never far away, the seasonal cycles cause an increase in the pollen count of the air when spring starts. Allergy season problems don’t just stay outside—they become trouble for the indoor air quality in many homes. 

You have several medical options to decrease the hay fever problems of allergy season, but you may not have realized you have indoor air quality solutions as well. We can help you with the IAQ services to make allergy season easier for everyone in your household.

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Forecasting the Future of Your Home’s Heating

March 15th, 2021

analog-clockWe’re not here to show you how to use crystal balls or perform magic tricks or anything like that. We want to help you forecast the future the same way the weather forecaster forecasts the weather—using current facts and predictive models.

It’s easier than it sounds, and we hope that by the end of this post you’ll have a better understanding of where you need to go with your household heating in Land O’ Lakes, FL. You will still need to rely on professional services when it comes to realizing that future, but since you’re already on our website, you know the people to call for that part!

Let’s forecast by asking a few basic questions: 

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Last Chance for Heating Repairs? (Well, If You Need Them, Don’t Ignore Them!)

March 1st, 2021

outdoors-winterWe know the title makes it sound as if this is the last chance you’ll ever have for heating repairs. Of course it’s not. Nor do we mean you should schedule heating repair in Clearwater, FL if your heating system is working fine and showing no signs of anything going wrong. (If there is, we’ll catch it during heating maintenance in the fall.) We just wanted to startle you a bit with a reminder that you should never ignore a heater in trouble, even if it’s late in the winter season. And yes, that includes a warm place like Tampa Bay. 

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Can My Gas Furnace Become Dangerous?

February 15th, 2021

natural-gas-furnaceBurning natural gas in any appliance produces byproducts that can potentially be harmful to people. This is the basic way that combusting fuel works—after all, a fireplace can be dangerous if the smoke from the fire isn’t allowed to vent up the chimney and instead gets pushed into the home.

This is a way of saying that, yes, a gas furnace can become dangerous the same way that combustion of any kind in a home can create dangers. That doesn’t mean that it’s common, or that you should feel afraid that your gas furnace is always on the verge of becoming a danger for your family. The modern gas furnace is built to extremely high standards and must pass numerous government requirements before one can be allowed into a house. 

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My Furnace Is Making Weird Noises! What’s Wrong?

February 1st, 2021

surprised-by-loud-soundAlthough odd noises coming from your furnace may be annoying, there is a good reason to be thankful for them: they can warn you when something is wrong that needs the help of HVAC professionals to correct. Furnaces aren’t yet advanced enough where they can automatically determine what their malfunctions are and communicate the data to their owners. Maybe someday we’ll have that technology. For right now, you’ll have to settle for paying attention to warning noises so you know to call us for furnace service in Wesley Chapel, FL.

Anyway, let’s look into what these sounds might mean…

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Midwinter Blues? It May Be Time for a New Heating System

January 18th, 2021

setting-thermostatA Florida winter may not be a bone-chiller, but it can get damp and drafty—especially for a home that doesn’t have a proper heating system in place. 

But let’s say that you do have a good heating system installed. Professionals put it in and it’s provided reliable heat for you through several winter seasons. Now you’re starting to feel the pinch of cold. You just aren’t feeling comfortable indoors. You check the thermostat, and it’s set where you usually have it. You start to push it up further to see if that will help… 

Whoa, stop right there! If you are having to raise the thermostat from the setting you usually find comfortable, something is not working with the heater (or possibly the thermostat). If you’ve had your heating system for more than a decade, it may be time to consider getting a new one.

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Why You Aren’t Getting Even Heating in Your House

January 4th, 2021

airflow-diagramAlthough Florida doesn’t suffer from rough winter weather, proper heating for a home can still be a challenge. A problem that people often run into—and a problem you’re apparently having because you ended up at this blog post—is when the heating system runs, but it sends the heat around the house unevenly. Some rooms may be getting too hot, while others won’t warm up enough. Due to our mild winters, this can sometimes go undetected until the heating system is in serious trouble.

We’ll take a look at some of the reasons your house may be having this uneven heating trouble and see if you’ll need to schedule heating repair in Clearwater, FL, or maybe even a new heater installation. 

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What’s the Best Heating Choice If I Want to Save Money?

December 21st, 2020

piles-of-billsIf you want to save money on heating during the winter, you’ve already made a great choice: you live in a state that has warm winters!

But a climate like Florida’s does present a specific challenge during winter: we still experience cool weather, enough that we need to have home heating systems, and finding a heating system that works at the best energy-efficiency for the short period it runs can be tricky. For a place where winters are often below freezing, putting in a powerful gas furnace is the easy choice. But a powerful heating system may be a wasteful heating system for Florida. 

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The Off-Season Maintenance Steps for Your AC

November 23rd, 2020

air-conditioning-with-flowersAlthough we’re going to call winter the “off-season” for your air conditioning system, we know that this means something different in Florida than it does in, say, Minnesota. The AC won’t shut down and stay off for months. Rather, it will simply see less work. The hot days will still come around and your air conditioning in Wesley Chapel, FL must be ready for them.

This is why taking steps to maintain your air conditioner during the off-season is important. These are basic precautions to ensure the best performance from the system whenever you need it during the coming months. When spring arrives, you can arrange for the professional maintenance the AC requires to handle yet another hot and humid Florida summer.

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Does the Switch From the AC to Heater Create Problems?

November 9th, 2020

sun-and-snowflake-badgeThe weather conditions in Florida can be tricky during the fall and winter. We often deal with weather that doesn’t know exactly what it wants to do, and for a beleaguered homeowner like yourself that can mean not knowing what to do about setting temperatures and turning either the heater or air conditioner on and off. We know this is a problem people in the upper Midwest envy. But this switch back and forth between systems can get bewildering, and it raises some questions.

Here’s one we often hear: “Will I damage my HVAC system if I have to switch it often between heating and cooling?”

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