Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

How Does a UV Light Benefit You?

June 29th, 2020

uv-lightThis is the time of year when many people are enjoying some extra UV rays in the form of spending time outside and soaking up some sun. Sunshine and the UV light it contains provides us with warmth and, if we aren’t careful, a nice sunburn. But did you know it can also be used inside your house?

No, we aren’t saying you need to grab a UV light to scan the surfaces in your house for germs. But there is a way to add a UV light in your home that actually can help your health and your indoor air quality in the long run. Interested to learn more? Just read on.

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Boost Your Energy Efficiency With These Tips

June 15th, 2020

air-conditioner-on-leavesStaten Island has started quickly heat up. This means that you went from the days of enjoying the break in the cool temperatures to racing for the thermostat to get the air conditioner running again. Thankfully, you have a good air conditioner that is running correctly and able to do its job. That doesn’t mean you should just turn on your system and leave it be the rest of the season, though.

If you want to most out of your air conditioner, you should incorporate a few tactics to your regular habits to ensure you are doing everything possible to make your home efficient. We have some great tips for you here so you can get the most efficient and effective cooling power out of your AC.

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5 Signs Your Water Heater Needs Help

June 1st, 2020

water-heater-in-cornerLet’s be honest, no one wants to take an icy cold shower unless they have no other option. Its never as pleasant or relaxing as a warm shower. What we have found is that, more often than not, people taking cold showers didn’t plan to do so, but their water heater had other ideas.

When your water heating system isn’t able to do its job, it can be a chilling realization that you have a problem on your hands. Hopefully however you know that you aren’t alone in dealing with this issue. If you need water heater repairs you can keep on the alert for any of the indicators below to get an idea of what is wrong and then reach out to our team to get the issue resolved sooner than later.

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Know Your AC Options

May 18th, 2020

big-blue-question-markCooling season is here and you are going to be relying heavily on your air conditioning system if you aren’t doing so already. The problem here is that your A/C may not be able to properly do its job if it is too old or worn out. Modern air conditioners are built to last for a long time but not forever so if yours has gotten to the stage when it needs to be retired, the sooner that you get this done the better.

Choosing a new air conditioning system isn’t always easy but it can be made easier by learning what your options for a new one are. Knowing what you can choose from will help you to figure out what option will best suit your needs. Once you make a choice, just make sure to schedule your AC installation with a team of professionals to ensure that it will enjoy a full lifespan and optimal operation.

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What Can an Air Purifier Do?

May 4th, 2020

woman-with-allergiesWhen it comes to keeping your home safe, your first thought is probably going to be about checking door locks, installing floodlights, and even investing in a security camera or two. But do you ever think about whether or not the air in your home is safe to be breathing, day in and day out? If you weren’t thinking about this factor to your health and safety before, you may want to start considering it now.

See, airborne contaminants do more than just create a  layer of dust on the surfaces in your home–they can hinder your comfort and your health too. Thankfully though you are not without help. Our team installs air purifiers in Staten Island specifically because we know that you should be able to be optimally comfortable in your home and we know your indoor air quality plays a huge role in that.

Curious about air purifiers and how they can help? We are happy to answer your questions.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

April 20th, 2020

tankless-water-heaterYou’ve been spending a lot more time at home lately so you decided to work through a checklist of “home improvement to-dos” to help pass the time. The laundry has been done, the furniture has been cleaned, all wintertime decor has been put away and a refreshing springtime look has been brought into your home. You’ve even started on some easier tasks to help prepare things for your HVAC system to switch to cooling mode once the heat arrives.

While you are in preparation mode, don’t forget to think about your plumbing, specifically your water heater. If your water heater has been a reliable resource to you for many years, it can be easy to forget to check on it with all the other spring cleaning tasks you’ve got on your plate. With that said, checking in on your water heater to ensure that it is going to keep doing its job will save you a lot of discomfort. Why? Because checking your system now can alert you to the fact that you might need a water heater replacement in the near future.

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4 Air Filter Facts You Might Want to Know

April 6th, 2020

woman-with-allergiesThe air inside your home plays an important role in how comfortable you are and, in some cases, how healthy you feel, too. This is why having good indoor air quality is pretty important.

Let’s be clear though, just because your home isn’t filled with smoke or smog doesn’t mean that it has good indoor air quality. Your indoor air quality is impacted by factors such as dust, pollen, humidity or lack thereof, and even how much fresh air you have access to.

One way to help improve your indoor air quality is through the use of air filtration systems. If you don’t already know about the ins and outs of  whole-house air filtration, we can provide some helpful facts to help you learn a bit more about their potential benefits.

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4 Water Heater Repairs You May Need

March 23rd, 2020

cold-water-showerWhen you live in New York, you need to have a working water heater. Especially during wintertime, icy cold showers aren’t really something that anyone is going to be interested. So when your water heater is on the fritz, it means that it is definitely time to reach out for water heater repair from a professional plumber.

Needing to call for repairs is never enjoyable though the results should be good ones. We find all too often that there are residents here in Staten Island that will try to delay their repair needs simply for fear of the time it will take or the cost required. We urge you to contact a professional for repair sooner than later though for your comfort and, believe or not, for the sake of your cost efficiency.

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Schedule Your Furnace Repairs Now!

March 9th, 2020

wrenchesIs it just us or does wintertime weather seem to last a little longer each season. We know it is likely just perspective because, by March, who isn’t craving some sunshine and warmth? With that said, the effect of months of cold weather doesn’t just have its impact on residents of the Staten Island are, it also takes its toll on your furnace.

While your furnace can’t exactly crave sunlight, there are ways that this system can alert you about the fact that it needs a break. This, of course, is our way of saying that by the end of heating season you should be on the lookout for signs that you need furnace repair in Staten Island.

We will give you a few important warning signs to watch for that you should schedule your furnace repairs ASAP. If you recognize any of these indicators, make sure you reach out to us for assistance before your furnace breaks down during the next cold spell.

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 3 Ways To Optimize Your Indoor Air Quality

February 24th, 2020

clean-clear-freshStaten Island is still cold and spring is only being hinted at by the fact that temperatures have been above freezing for a while. With that said, no one is about to crack a window to let in the breeze for some fresh air because that fresh air is still really cold. But fresh air does sound quite good, especially when you’ve kept your house buttoned up for months on end and you’d been breathing filtered air all day long.

This craving for fresh air may be a sign that your indoor air quality needs a bit of a boost. And thankfully you can accomplish this goal without having to compromise your comfort. If you are looking for ways to improve your IAQ (indoor air quality), just keep reading to discover our tips and learn how we can help you.

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