Your HVAC Checklist for Summer

To the uninitiated, HVAC might sound like an alien acronym with no discernible meaning. Like every acronym, there is a distinct meaning behind this one, and it’s important. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Yeah, it’s a long devil of a tongue twister, which is why there’s an acronym for it. Next time you hear HVAC, you’ll know exactly what it means, but that’s still not enough. If you own a home, you need to know the ins and outs of HVAC, including a detailed HVAC plan for Summer. Here’s what you need to know and what you should have on your Summer HVAC checklist! Continue reading “Your HVAC Checklist for Summer”

Common HVAC System Bad Habits and How to Avoid Them

The HVAC system is one of the biggest home investments you will ever make. Having this in mind, it’s important to make sure you are getting your money’s worth out of the system. The easiest way for you to accomplish this is by making sure you are maintaining and caring for your HVAC system properly. Unfortunately, there are more than a few bad HVAC habits that may impact your system’s health. To help ensure you only use good habits for your HVAC system, get to know the bad habits, which are found here. Continue reading “Common HVAC System Bad Habits and How to Avoid Them”

How Do I Find a HVAC Contractor? Do I Use a Contractor Finder Service?

When your HVAC system needs repairs or maintenance, you probably know it is time to find a professional. Unfortunately, with so many options in the Kansas City area, this is often more challenging than it may seem. While this is true, there are some tips you can use to ensure you find the right contractor for the job. Continue reading “How Do I Find a HVAC Contractor? Do I Use a Contractor Finder Service?”

Will a Higher Quality Filter Help to Keep Dust Off Your Counters (and Other Surfaces)?

When it comes to air filters used in your HVAC system, you know they are a crucial part of of your home comfort system.  In fact, the air filter you are using can have a huge impact on your indoor air quality and whether you or someone in your family feels relief from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory-related issues. Continue reading “Will a Higher Quality Filter Help to Keep Dust Off Your Counters (and Other Surfaces)?”

Tips for Offsetting AC Costs by Using Fans

Did you know that ceiling fans won’t actually reduce the temperature in your room or home? It’s true. The average temperature of a room with moving air is approximately the same as one with air that’s still. In fact, the temperature may go up slightly due to the heat that’s produced by the motor of the fan. Continue reading “Tips for Offsetting AC Costs by Using Fans”

Tips to Ensure Pests Don’t Enter Through Your HVAC System

There are several ways that pests may enter your home. Some of the entryways are obvious – leaky windows and open doors. However, one that’s often overlooked is the HVAC system. Holes and gaps in your HVAC system offer the perfect access points for pests, including rodents, silverfish, and stink bugs. The question is, what can you do to make sure your HVAC system is protected. Continue reading “Tips to Ensure Pests Don’t Enter Through Your HVAC System”