Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for November, 2016

What to Look for in a Service Contractor

Monday, November 28th, 2016

We live in a world of near-instant information. Sometimes this makes life much easier, such as when you absolutely must know how many seasons The Brady Bunch was on TV. (Answer: 5. I found that out in mere seconds.) But it can also make life more difficult, such as when you need to find an HVAC contractor in your area. You put in a few search words into a browser, and suddenly you’re looking at a long list of far too many choices. How do you pick the ideal one?

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Fresh Air and Energy Saving This Winter with an Energy Recovery Ventilator

Monday, November 21st, 2016

There’s a dilemma that homes face when it comes to receiving fresh air while staying warm during the winter. Modern homes are built to trap heat indoors and make them easier to keep comfortable. If cold drafts are getting into a home, it will be much harder to keep warm and the heater will have to run almost constantly.

But this heavy insulation on the house also means there’s little chance to vent out the stale, often contaminant-filled air and replace it with fresh air.

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What to Check before You Call for a Heating Repair

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

When a heating system stops working correctly in the middle of a cold day or night, it’s a serious emergency. But it’s not a time to panic: not only do you have access to our superb heating repair professionals when you need us, but there are also some steps to take that may solve the heating problem before you need to call us. At times, the issue may actually be a simple one to resolve. Below is a list of what to do when you lose heating power from your furnace or other comfort system:

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Ductless Heating and Its Tremendous Benefits

Monday, November 7th, 2016

When you hear about a “ductless heating” system, you might feel a bit incredulous. Isn’t heating without ducts a kind of space heater? Or a boiler attached to radiators? Those don’t sound like ways you can effectively heat your home: a space heater isn’t powerful enough, and unless you already have pipes in place for a boiler, a boiler isn’t a viable option.

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