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You Can Enjoy a Ductless AC In These Situations, Too

August 8th, 2022

It is rare to find two homes that are exactly alike with people who live there having the exact same comfort requirements. People and the places they call home are unique. And you deserve a comfort system that can keep up with your unique needs.

Let’s say you already have a working air conditioner in your home but it isn’t quite offering you enough help in some harder-to-reach areas. This is one of the many situations when a ductless system may offer some assistance.

Read on to discover how a ductless AC in Staten Island can provide additional support for your current home comfort system.

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How Humidity Messes With Your Comfort

July 25th, 2022

While every home needs some level of moisture to keep the air comfortable, too much can quickly lead to problems throughout your home. If you’ve lived through a summer season around here you likely know that we face plenty of excess humidity. That’s why we want you to know that there is a great resource to help when you’re looking for dehumidifiers in Staten Island.

High indoor humidity levels can lead to mold growth, uneven temperatures, and even respiratory problems. Read on to learn more about the problems created by excess indoor humidity and how installing a whole-house dehumidifier can help.

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3 Reasons Your Central AC Can’t Create Cool Air

July 11th, 2022

woman-in-front-of-fanHaving a reliable central AC in Staten Island is essential. New York summers are known for being hot and humid. If your AC suddenly stops cooling your home, it’s miserable.

We get a lot of calls in the summer from overheating homeowners with AC problems ranging from fairly easy fixes to total system failure. There are several reasons your AC may stop creating enough cool air to keep you comfortable, and most of them have one thing in common: ignoring the problem can cause bigger, more expensive problems.

You can prevent higher energy bills and maintenance costs by calling a professional as soon as you notice a problem. We’ve found that most AC systems that aren’t creating enough cool air tend to have one of the following three problems.

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The Benefits of a Whole-House Air Filter

June 27th, 2022

Air filtration systems are specially designed to improve the quality of air inside your home. It’s actually possible for the air quality inside of your house to become worse than the air quality outside. Contaminants that are continuously circulated through your home can make you and your loved ones feel sick. Investing in a good quality air filtration system can prevent this from happening and help you get a cleaner and healthier indoor environment.

If you decide to get an air filtration system, it is strongly recommended to get a whole-house air filtration system. This type of system sits in your ductwork rather than just being installed in one room making it capable of filtering the air throughout your entire home instead of being focused in just one area. This can help keep your house free from dust, pollen, and other contaminants that would otherwise be circulating in your home.

Lets look at some of the benefits that may come from getting an air filtration system installed in your home.

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Do You Need a New Thermostat?

June 13th, 2022

kettle-and-smart-temperature-meterIf there’s one element of your Staten Island HVAC system that needs more attention than the average person gives it, it’s your thermostat.

Many homeowners don’t realize the important part the right thermostat plays in their HVAC’s functionality.

Thermostats help you set the comfort level in your home; they have to be properly calibrated by a technician to ensure proper connectivity with your system.

Sometimes, homeowners reach out to us with problems they’re sure are internal, but it turns out their thermostat is to blame. Could yours be causing issues in your HVAC? Below you’ll find four signs that it’s time to replace your thermostat.

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5 Noises That Mean Trouble For Your AC

May 16th, 2022

woman-listeningWhat’s that sound? This is a question no one wants to ask when it comes to their AC, but it happens quite often. Hearing any of these five sounds is a sign you need to call for air conditioner repair.

Before we delve into the sounds to watch out for, it’s important to note what sounds are normal to hear from your AC. These include:

  • The whoosh of air. As your AC pushes cool air into your home, it’s normal to hear a steady stream of air.
  • Takeoff noises. Like a plane gearing up for a flight, it may be normal to hear your AC gearing up as it starts its cooling cycle.
  • Clicking on or off. You may hear your AC clicking gently before it turns on or just before it shuts off. Under normal circumstances, these clicks only last for a few seconds.

Now let’s look at five sounds you should never hear from your AC and what they may mean. If you recognize any of these, please reach out to us for expert assessment.

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What Makes a Tankless Water Heater So Great?

May 2nd, 2022

You don’t want to be without a water heater in your home. While it might not be a huge problem to be without hot water during the summer, it makes it harder to sanitize things and makes showering in the winter the least pleasant experience possible. This is why you need a good hot water heater to rely on.

If you are hunting for a new water heater, it may be worthwhile to consider a tankless water heater in Staten Island. These types of systems are, as the name suggests, able to provide hot water throughout your home without the need for a large multi-gallon tank.

How do they work? And are they worth the hype? We will answer these questions below.

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5 Reasons To Book AC Maintenance Today

April 18th, 2022

air-conditioning-maintenance-toolsSummer in New York is always hotter than we expect, even when we’ve lived here our entire lives. With temperatures reaching well into the 90s by June, you’ll want to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance in Staten Island as soon as possible.

At the end of spring, we suggest booking a tune-up to make sure your air conditioning unit is in tip-top shape. Beyond avoiding any potential downtime and scorching days with no cooling, there are other benefits to regular air conditioner maintenance that make booking your next appointment a worthy investment.

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Leaking Ducts Can Total Your Home Comfort

April 4th, 2022

woman-in-front-of-fanThe ductwork is necessary to distribute cooled (and heated) air throughout your home. Without working air ducts, your air conditioner can’t provide the cooling comfort you need throughout your house.

Any leaks in your ducts allow conditioned air or heat to dissipate into the walls, crawlspace, or attic of your home rather than going into the rooms of the house. This causes a variety of problems, the biggest of which is the harm it does to your comfort.

Today, we’re going to discuss the impact leaky ductwork has on your home and why you should get it fixed as soon as possible.

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5 Signs Something Is Wrong With Your Boiler

March 21st, 2022

tankless-water-heaterYour home’s boiler is an essential component of your home’s comfort. The boiler warms water to provide radiant heat to your home. In some cases it can even help provide hot water to some of your plumbing appliances

When your boiler runs into trouble, it will negatively impact your ability to keep warm. It will be pretty apparent too. This is just one of the reasons why you would want to schedule repairs for your boiler ASAP.

If you recognize any of these warning signs that you need boiler repair in Staten Island, you should contact a professional to get expert assistance.

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