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Time For Heater Maintenance! 5 Reasons To Schedule Now

September 20th, 2021

wrenchesThe weather has finally started to switch things around and cool off. It can be a relief to be able to turn your air conditioner off after a long, hot summer. As the temperatures begin to cool off, it is important to remember that you aren’t just responsible for making sure your AC unit is shut off for the season; you also need to make sure to prepare your heating system for the months to come.

Have you scheduled maintenance for your heating in Staten Island, NY? If you haven’t, then we’d advise making the call soon. Maintenance can be the service that defines how comfortable you are over the next several months. Here’s why:

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Boost Your Air Quality, Boost Your Comfort

September 6th, 2021

dusty-surfaceDid you know that temperature control is only half of the battle for keeping your home comfortable? The other half is your indoor air quality in Staten Island, NY. This means things like dust levels and humidity can and will impact your comfort levels now and in the months to come. If you are surprised to hear this you wouldn’t be the first!

We want our customers to enjoy the best possible comfort in their homes all year long which is why we want you to know about the role that your home’s air quality plays in it. This will also allow you the ability to make a more informed choice to improve that air quality so you can enjoy better comfort than before. And you can start here.

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These 3 Systems Can Help You Breathe Easier

August 23rd, 2021

woman-with-allergiesWhen it comes to the air in your home, how do you judge its quality? It is probably hard to do so, at least beyond the general idea of feeling like things are a little too dusty to be comfortable. So if you aren’t sure how to determine the quality of the air in your home, how can you figure out where to start when trying to improve it?

You can start right here with help from the pros at Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning. By coming to us you can get help assessing the quality of the air in your home and get expert recommendations on how to improve it. We’ll go over the factors to consider and the systems that will be the most helpful here to give you a good head start.

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Ice On Your AC Is Never Good

August 9th, 2021

terrified-woman-thinks-of-destroyed-air-conditionerYou want your home to be nice and cool during summer. Your home should be a safe haven from the heat after all. That said, if your AC has gotten icy, it isn’t going to be a good thing for your comfort. We know that might sound counterintuitive but hear us out.

In most cases, the formation of ice is going to signal that things are really cold (ice in your freezer’s ice tray is exactly what you want during summer). And it is true that the ice in your AC is an indicator that the air is extremely cold. The problem here is that you don’t benefit from any of that cold air because it won’t ever reach you. Ice on your evaporator coil is actually going to hinder or comfort this summer not help it. We’ll explain why and tell you what to do about it.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right For You?

July 26th, 2021

If you are in the market for a new water heater system, you should consider the options available to you. Tankless water heaters have become very popular with homeowners due to their low running costs. There is no loss of heat for stored water as there is no tank. The heater turns on as soon as you turn the tap on, and it warms up the water. While it does require more power while running, the tankless system consumes significantly less power overall.

It would be a good idea to install a tankless water heater in Staten Island, NY. The winters can be quite chilly here and a good quality tankless heater would significantly lower your energy bills.

Here are some of the major benefits of installing a tankless water heater.

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4 Indicators It Is Time For a New Water Heater

July 12th, 2021

cold-water-showerTaking a voluntary cool shower after a workout or at the end of a hot day is one thing. Getting surprised by icy water hitting you when you were hoping for lukewarm water is another. In the first situation you probably would have no worries in regards to your water heater while, in the second situation, you may find yourself hunting for a new water heater as soon as you dried off.

Aside from a complete lack of hot water though what are other signs that your water heater is starting to fail? After all, you want to try to address the issue before you are without hot water for days at a time. To help, we’ve provided some key indicators you should know that will alert you to when you need to plan to replace your water heater.

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Solve Your AC Issues With This System

June 28th, 2021

woman-in-front-of-fanAs the temperatures rise here in the Big Apple, you might find yourself relying on the air conditioning system a lot more to keep your home cool and comfortable. If you have an older-style air conditioner, you might begin facing many problems because the unit is not properly cooling your home.

Are you battling uneven temperatures in your house? Do you find the lack of zone control annoying? Is there a new room addition to your home under progress? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be wondering what you could do about your AC problem.

We suggest investing in a ductless AC unit for your home and coming to us for your air conditioning installation in Staten Island, NY.

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Should You Consider a Dehumidifier?

June 1st, 2021

We are getting closer to summer which means higher temperatures and hopefully some time by the community pool. It may also mean an increase in humidity in the area. The high temperatures that we see in summer are hard enough but increased humidity makes things far worse. But what can you do other than just deal with it, right?

Well, actually, with a dehumidifier in Staten Island, NY, you may actually be able to enjoy improved home comfort. This system which is meant to be installed as a part of your HVAC can tackle excess humidity to boost your home cooling and efficiency.

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4 Reasons Why Your AC Isn’t Running

May 17th, 2021

woman-in-front-of-fanYou come home from a day out in the heat and all you want to do is cool off inside your nice, air-conditioned home. Once you walk in the door though you realize that your AC system has other plans. Your plan was for it to run like usual and keep things comfortable. Your AC unit’s plan was to…not do that.

This is a problem. Your air conditioning system isn’t running which means no cool air. Why is your system refusing to work and how can you get it operating again? We have the answers to these questions and the services to help.

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The Benefits of a New Central AC

May 3rd, 2021

air-conditioning-maintenance-toolsIf you are running an older central air conditioning system or are using window AC units, then maybe you should upgrade. Newer central AC systems can offer you better comfort for years to come.

That sounds like a good idea, right?

If you are looking to add a new central air conditioner to your home, we can help. You can come to us for your AC installation in Staten Island, then Bob Mims Heating and Air Conditioning can help you out!

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