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5 Signs You Need to Schedule Expert Heater Repair

December 27th, 2021

cold-man-with-thermostatHow well do you think you would fare trying to get through winter without any heating system in your home? It probably isn’t an idea that you even want to think about. The truth is that if your heater has a repair need the isn’t being seen to, it can cause a premature breakdown that leaves you wondering how to get by without it.

As we said, it isn’t a pleasant idea and thankfully it is avoidable. With expert heater repair in Staten Island, NY, you can rest assured that your heater will be put back into prime condition quickly. The only question that remains is how to figure out when to call in a pro before you are without heat.

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Handling Excess Humidity…In Winter?

December 13th, 2021

water-dropletsHumidity is often made out to be the villain that is trying to destroy your comfort. The truth is that humidity can both help and hinder your home comfort level. You don’t want too much but you also don’t want too little moisture in the air.

If you are looking to gain better control of the humidity in your home, you’ve come to the right place. We have the knowledge and the equipment to make sure you achieve balanced humidity in your home.

Here’s a curveball though. While some homes are working to increase the humidity to keep themselves warm, you may need to look at toning down the humidity in your home right now. We’ll explain more about this below.

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3 Signs You Need Some Help For Your Ductwork

November 15th, 2021

woman-with-allergiesYour indoor air plays a big role in your comfort. And your ducts play a big role in your indoor air quality. Think about it. You run your HVAC system and, if you have a ducted system, the air flowing into your house has to flow through the ductwork. That means that whatever is in your ducts, or whatever problems your ducts have, are going to impact your comfort and your indoor air.

So, if you feel like something is amiss with your home’s air, it may mean that something is amiss with your ducts. But how can you tell? Here are some warning signs that will let you know if is worthwhile to contact us for help with duct services in Staten Island, NY.

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You’ll Thank Yourself For Getting Water Heater Maintenance

November 1st, 2021

service-written-on-glassEveryone in a modern home relies on a water heater of one type or another. Being without a working water heater, you aren’t going to have access to hot water. This can make cleaning your clothes or dishes a lot harder of course. What’s more, it makes showering far less enjoyable, to say the least.

One way to ensure you get the most use from your water heater is to provide it with maintenance. Much like your heater or air conditioner, your water heater needs to be maintained regularly to keep it running properly. If you haven’t gotten a tune-up for your system, we’d like to dive into why this water heater service in Staten Island, NY is worth scheduling ASAP.

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Don’t Forget Your Furnace Maintenance Service

October 18th, 2021

service-written-on-glassNow is the time to make sure that you will stay comfortably warm in the coming months. Yes, break out the cold-weather clothes and unearth your favorite warm drinks to enjoy. But, while you are doing this, make sure to reach out for a tune-up too.

Maintenance is an extremely important furnace service in Staten Island, NY. We will dive into the reasons below. Our suggestion is to schedule your appointment now and brush up on the benefits of this annual service while you wait for your technician to arrive.

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3 Spooky Sounds That Your Heater Might Make

October 4th, 2021

woman-listeningIf you haven’t started using your heating system just yet, chances are that you will be turning this system on soon. Hopefully, you’ve already had your heater maintained to ensure it is efficient and working properly. However, even with maintenance, your heater may run into some problems this season.

If your heater develops a repair need, one of the ways you might find out about it is through the identification of the concerning noises it might make. You should get your heating repair in Staten Island, NY repaired quickly when you hear any of the following noises.

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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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