Why (And When) You Should Replace Your Furnace

March 11th, 2019

old-furnace-in-need-of-replacementThe end of winter is just around the corner. Your trusty furnace has made it through yet another intense season of cold weather. But at the same time, now might be as good a time as any to start asking yourself: is it truly performing its best? Because if it’s not, it might be time to have it replaced.

But why are we jumping to the sudden conclusion of having your furnace replaced? There are a few good reasons why (and they mostly have to do with saving money). We’ll go over them below, along with some methods you can use to determine whether it’s time for replacement.

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The 3 Deciding Factors in Choosing a Furnace or Heat Pump

February 25th, 2019

blue-question-markIn the family tree of HVAC heating systems, furnaces and heat pumps are like cousins to each other. They share the same extended family, but their means of operation is too different to consider them siblings.

So, here’s where this analogy gets awkward: you definitely shouldn’t play favorites with family members, but you can only choose one for your main heating system. Before committing to one of them, we want you to understand the potential benefits of both systems.

We’ll try and help you do that by going over three of the top deciding factors for each system.

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Fiberglass vs Cellulose Insulation

February 11th, 2019

cellulose-insulationWhen it comes to insulating the home, the first mental image that appears might be that of the fluffy pink sheets, also known as fiberglass insulation. What many homeowners may not be aware of is that they can also opt for cellulose insulation, a type made of recycled paper.

Regardless of which material you use, the main objective of insulation is to slow the transfer of heat. In winter, we want all our hot air to stay inside. In summer, we’re much more generous and will allow hot air to stay outside. Insulation helps us do that.

In this post, we’ll go over these two types of insulation to sort out the pros and cons of each.

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3 Ways to Cut Down on Heating Costs

January 28th, 2019

green-homeAs much as we hate to say it, there’s just no way around it:

You can’t get heating in your home for free.

When that technology becomes available, you can count on us to install it for you. Until then, we just have to do our best to balance efficiency and performance. After all, just because we’re HVAC contractors in Hattiesburg, MS doesn’t mean we’re exempt from the price of heating bills!

And it also doesn’t mean that we can’t share some advice on how to keep your heating bills low. Here are some of the methods that any homeowner should use to reduce their heating costs:

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Before Calling for Furnace Repair, Check These Things

January 14th, 2019

cold-man-inspects-thermostatYour furnace is acting funny, and it doesn’t seem like the problem is going to just go away on its own this time.

We know, we know… the last thing you want to do is call in for furnace repair in Brandon, MS. Furnaces can be dangerous, so we don’t condone DIY work of any kind on the system itself. At the same time, we don’t think you should have to call us up unless it’s for a good reason.

In this post, we’ll go over some simple things that might fix your furnace issues. Give these a try, but if they don’t yield any good results, don’t wait to call in a professional.

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Troubleshooting Air Flow Issues in Your Heater  

December 31st, 2018

furnace-inspectionAirflow issues are perhaps one of the most annoying problems you can face with your furnace. Your furnace will turn on and start like it’s supposed to, leading you to believe that nothing is wrong—it’s only when you realize that your home isn’t warming up like it should that you might have an airflow issue.

If that turns out to be the case with your furnace, here’s what you can do:

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How Do Ductless Systems Hold Up in the Winter?

December 17th, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpYou hear tons of talk about the benefits of ductless mini split heat pumps in the summer. For your air conditioning needs, they’re truly amazing.

But what about during the fall and winter? Some homeowners are skeptical that one system can do both cooling and heating effectively. In this post, we’ll help you see how a ductless system’s unique features make it a prime choice for heating.

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The 3 Things to Ask Before Installing a New Heater

December 3rd, 2018

dog-under-blanketInstalling a new heater is a quick and painless process—especially when done by a professional. For what will only take a few hours of work, the result is incredible: a heater that can last you 10 to 15 years. To ensure that those years are truly worth it, we urge you to ask plenty of questions before your installation. Below, we’ve highlighted just three that every homeowner should ask before committing to a brand-new heater.

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A Home Performance Check for the Cold Season

November 19th, 2018

money-bill-houseWhile we’re well into fall and approaching winter, you may find that your home performance goals are different than in the summer. Whether you need to reevaluate how much you’re spending on your HVAC system—or if you’ve never even thought of it much until now—there are a few services you can have done to start getting a better handle on your monthly energy expenses.

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How Ventilation Factors Into Efficiency

November 5th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseThe “V” in HVAC stands for “ventilation!” Not everyone knows this, and most homeowners aren’t very concerned about it. After all, heating systems and air conditioners are usually the stars of the show. Of course, neither of those are possible without a working knowledge of ventilation.

Taking ventilation a step further, it’s important to realize that principles of ventilation will come into play when dealing with efficiency. Simply put, you need to keep cooled or heated air inside the home! It’s a little more complicated than that, though. We’ll explain further down below.

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