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Strange noise coming from the furnace? Here’s why

You expect your furnace to heat your home – not make noise. So if it does make strange noises, it’s important to know whether they are ‘normal’ or ‘not normal’.   HUMMING – The nice quiet hum of motors running and fans blowing and air whooshing through vents all fall under ‘normal’ and we expect…

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Ways to help fight those holiday germs in your home

Around this time of year the air becomes especially stagnant as we spend more time indoors. We also become exposed to cold and flu germs as we have holiday guests coming in and out of our homes. Despite re-circulation, your interior air begins to accumulate concentrated amounts of pollutants like mold, dust, pet dander, and…

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Jerry Kelly Gives Back

We tend to think of November as the month of Thanksgiving – the month of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – the beginning of the holiday season. But another important November milestone is “Giving Tuesday” which falls on November 27th. It’s a good time to think about giving at the beginning of a season full…

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Keeping Cool with Good Ventilation During the Holidays

The holiday season often means you’re hosting guests, visiting with family and friends, and using your kitchen more often to cook for your company. Especially if you’re not used to cooking a lot, this may result in a lot of humidity and smoke in the kitchen that you don’t usually have to deal with. You…

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Say No to Creepy Critters in Your Home This Halloween

Creepy critters are all good and fun when it comes to Halloween, but not so much when they come uninvited into your home. During Fall, creepy critters of all sizes like to start moving in where it’s warm, which is why your air ducts and air conditioner might find themselves infested with a few uninvited…

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Cover Your Air Conditioner in the Fall or Not?

There are a wide variety of air conditioner covers for sale–of various shapes and sizes and made of various materials. Clearly, there’s a market for these items, and there are many people who believe that covering an outdoor air conditioning unit should be on your fall “to-do” list. However, if you ask HVAC professionals who…

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How to Choose the Right Air Filter for Your Home

You don’t often think about air filters because they don’t break down or make noise, yet they’re an integral part of your heating and cooling system. They not only help keep your equipment free of the debris that would clog and build up on it, but they also keep the air you breathe inside your…

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What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Air Filter

Your heating and cooling system has an air filter which uses fibrous or porous material to capture dirt and debris from the air. It is usually located in the return air duct compartment. If you have a washable filter, you need to clean it every 3 months (at a minimum). If you have a disposable…

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Is an HVAC Career Right for Me?

If you’re stuck deciding where to go with your career, the HVAC industry may be an excellent choice for you to look into. HVAC technicians are who you work with if you’ve ever called a heating and cooling company to come fix your broken air conditioner. Typically, the heating and cooling company dispatches the technician…

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