Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Staten Island’

Boost Your Energy Efficiency With These Tips

Monday, 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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What Can an Air Purifier Do?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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 Water Heater Repairs You May Need

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Is the Kettle On Or Is It Your Boiler?

Monday, February 10th, 2020

kettle-and-smart-temperature-meterYour friends are over and, because it has been so cold, you made some nice hot tea for everyone to enjoy. Between the tea and the boiler, you and your guests should be nice and comfortably warm.

Your only problem right now is that you could swear you can still hear the kettle whistling to alert you that the water is hot. You’ve checked the stove is off and the kettle is quiet, so where is that noise coming from?

The source of the sound may actually be from your boiler. And while the tea is nice and warm, if your boiler is making this noise, everyone may not be able to get as warm as you originally thought.

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Quick Tips to Improve Your Heating Efficiency

Monday, January 27th, 2020

warm-woman-coffeeStaying warm here in Staten Island is no joke. While our summers aren’t exactly tepid, our winters certainly aren’t mild either. And when we say that keeping the home warm isn’t a joke we mean it–especially if you have elderly individuals or children in your home.

There are times though that we all might get worried about how hard our heaters are working. After all, most of Staten Island is full of the sound of furnaces and boilers working overtime right now. But what if there was something you could do to help make your heater’s job just a bit easier?

The truth is, there are actually a few ways to make things easier on your heating HVAC system.

If you are interested in helping ease the job your heating unit has to accomplish, we can help. After all, we are a well-known and trusted Staten Island HVAC company that not only provides great services, but likes to make sure we do everything possible to keep our customers in the loop on how to optimize their comfort.

And on that note, here are a few tips to help you help your heater!

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4 Boiler Repairs You Might Need

Monday, January 13th, 2020

big-blue-question-markStaten Island is still quite cold. After all, the weather up here doesn’t mess around during winter and it can often last a lot longer than we would like. With that said, it is clear to see why it pays to have a working heating system such as a boiler that you can rely on. With use comes wear and tear however and we doubt that, if you have a boiler, you’ve spent any time with this system turned off in recent days.

What we want to focus on is this: Your boiler might have a repair need right now that, while it isn’t impeding on your comfort right now, could worsen and cause your system to shut down. What can help prevent this from happening? Well, for one, knowing what to look for will give you the ability to realize that your boiler needs helps. For two, having a professional team like ours to call for boiler repair service allows you to set up repairs before they get any worse.

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Do I Need To Replace My Water Heater?

Monday, December 30th, 2019

showerhead-dripping-close-upAfter working all day and then visiting the gym, you are really looking forward to that warm shower at home. It is just the thing you need to relax and wind down for the night. This is why, when you step under the stream and instead find it to be not just lukewarm but ice cold, you are pretty upset.

Losing your hot water is annoying at best. At worst, however, it belies a bigger issue: there is something wrong with your hot water heater. Usually your hot water won’t just give out without a warning. But, if you suddenly find yourself without any warm water, or pick up on any of the other signs below, there is a strong chance that you require water heater replacement in Staten Island, NY.

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