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  • HVAC Technicians Must Prepare to Meet New Skill Demands

    The HVAC profession is in a constant state of change. With technological breakthroughs and increasing environmental concerns, the skills demanded of HVAC specialists are evolving faster than ever. Preparing to adapt and fulfill these new challenges is crucial for anyone looking to join the... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • What Is a Blower Motor?

    When troubleshooting HVAC issues, you might read the term “blower motor” and wonder what that means. This essential component functions as the lungs of your heating and cooling system. The blower motor powers the movement of heated and cooled air, making sure your home stays comfortable during... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • 10 Questions to Ask an HVAC Contractor

    Choosing the right HVAC contractor to replace or service your home comfort system can feel intimidating. That decision is important because the contractor you hire seriously impacts your HVAC system’s quality, longevity and efficiency for years to come. To help you make an informed decision,... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • What HVAC Energy-Efficiency Ratings Mean

    Are you evaluating the efficiency ratings of new heating and cooling systems? Perhaps you’re just curious to understand the rating on your existing HVAC equipment. Either way, you can find the efficiency rating and projected yearly operating costs by inspecting the yellow Energy Guide label... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • Easy Ways to Detect Air Leaks in Your Home

    A leaky house is considerably less energy efficient than a correctly sealed one. Understanding how to find air leaks in your house, sealing those leaks and scheduling a home energy assessment when warranted can help you maintain a comfy living environment and lower your energy bills. Detecting... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • Guide to Mini-Splits vs. Heat Pumps

    Are you searching for a dependable, budget-friendly home comfort system? If electricity is the best or only solution available to you, a central heat pump or ductless mini-split could be a good choice. Both systems function on electric power and operate in heating and cooling modes for... Continue reading

    Alternative Energy
  • Gas vs. Electric Furnaces

    If you’re dealing with new construction or simply replacing your old heating system, you have an important decision to make: Will you install a gas furnace or an electric furnace? Or would a heat pump be the best option for you? In order to help you choose, Service Experts would like to... Continue reading

    Heating
  • How Do UV Lights for HVAC Systems Work?

    When you think of ultraviolet light, you might imagine getting sunburned after a long day at the pool. And yet, UV light is also something you can use for increasing indoor air quality. Sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays, but UVC is the form of light found in air purification. If you... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • Can Furnaces Catch Fire?

    The return of cold temperatures raises your dependency on home heating equipment each fall. If your furnace isn’t working properly, it may become a fire hazard and threaten your family’s safety. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating systems like furnaces are a... Continue reading

    Heating
  • The Top Six Reasons to Enroll in an HVAC Maintenance Contract 

    Your HVAC equipment is essential to home comfort and indoor air quality. The furnace and air conditioner work tirelessly in the background, heating, cooling, managing the humidity and filtering your indoor air. Lots of homeowners take these features for granted until they have to do without them.... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • HVAC System Basics for New Homeowners

    Congratulations on picking out your first home! You are certainly pleased with your investment, although you may feel overwhelmed by all these new responsibilities. Now that you’re the owner, not the renter, it’s your job to care for all your home’s appliances and systems, including the... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • 10 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

    Winter is finally here. You can tell by the barren trees, early sunsets, and layer of frost in the morning. If you haven’t winterized your home yet, there’s still time. Follow these winterization tips to keep your home safe, efficient and warm during winter.  1. Plan for Maintenance... Continue reading

    Alternative Energy