Where Should You Place Your Household Thermostat?

April 19, 2022

Where Should You Place Your Household Thermostat? If you’re a homeowner, you’re probably familiar with many of the primary factors that affect your household climate. Perhaps the biggest one is the performance of your heating and cooling system, but there are many other contributors. Keeping clean ducts, air vents, and air filters is also crucial if you want to have total control over your comfort. And did you know that the placement of your household thermostat also plays a role in keeping you comfortable? If you have a modern thermostat, it will be constantly taking stock

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How to Save Money With a Smart Thermostat

April 14, 2022

How to Save Money With a Smart Thermostat It is possible to save money on your electricity bill by using a smart thermostat, which will allow you to make adjustments to the environmental settings in your home, including the cooling and heating settings. Smart thermostats allow you to customize the temperature settings based on the time of day, whether or not there will be people at home, and the time of year. For example, if everyone is at work during the day during the warmer months, it may not be necessary to leave the air conditioning running continuously. A

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How to Assess the HVAC System When Moving to a New Home

March 16, 2022

When evaluating a new home, we often focus on kitchen fixtures, living room appliances, and aesthetic factors. However, the performance of the HVAC system can impact the comfort and safety of the house. Therefore, it is essential to determine the condition of the heating and cooling installations. Here is how you can assess the HVAC system in a new home. Take Time to Understand the HVAC System The first step is to evaluate the HVAC system in the new home and what it includes. The system’s design may vary depending on the household’s needs and climate.

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9 Benefits of Hiring a Licensed HVAC Contractor

March 2, 2022

Hiring a professional contractor is the only way to know if you are getting what you paid for. Your home’s comfort and efficiency rely on the mechanical system inside your walls. Often, a homeowner can’t tell when things begin to go wrong. This is where hiring a professional becomes necessary. Just as you wouldn’t trust just anyone to do your taxes, you shouldn’t trust just anyone with your HVAC system. Learn more about the benefits of hiring a licensed HVAC contractor. 1. Guaranteed Workmanship A licensed contractor must perform work that meets the standards set

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Understanding the Different Types of Furnace Filters

February 18, 2022

You may think that replacing your furnace filter is as easy as checking the model number and going to the store and buying a new one. However, there are many different options, each with its own pros and cons, that you should be aware of. Fiberglass Filters One of the most commonly available types of furnace filters is the fiberglass filter. Many people think of fiberglass as that pink-looking insulation material in the attic and walls, but it is actually an efficient and affordable alternative filtering material. Fiberglass filters are often the least expensive option on

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Determining Whether You Need an Air Purifier or a Dehumidifier

February 3, 2022

If you or any member of your family has allergies or asthma, you may have thought of buying a dehumidifier or air purifier. While both are beneficial for getting rid of allergens and pollutants in the house, they go about their work in completely different ways. Before deciding which one to buy, you have should know what makes them different and similar. Then, determine which will best meet your needs. Basic Functions Air purifiers remove allergens and air pollutants by circulating the air through internal filters, which trap the contaminants and pollutants. These contaminants include dust,

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Why and How to Reset Your Heating System

January 18, 2022

When your furnace or heat pump is experiencing problems, a simple reset may resolve the issue. However, it’s critical to perform the reset correctly to keep you, your home, and your unit safe. Learn when you should reset your system and the procedure you need to follow to do so. Indications You Need a Reset Resetting a furnace typically means either dealing with the reset button or resetting the control board. The first is rather easy, while the second may take a little time. The reset button on both a furnace and heat

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How to Clean a Furnace/Heat Pump

January 4, 2022

Heat pumps and furnaces are important tools that play a vital role in keeping your home comfortable during the winter months. When a furnace or heat pump is brand new, it operates at maximum efficiency. However, they can begin to accumulate dust, debris, and other contaminants over time that impact their performance. The following are some steps you can follow to clean a heat pump or furnace. In many cases, it is preferable to have the work done by professional HVAC technicians. We understand how to safely disassemble your heat pump and furnace. In addition to cleaning

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What’s Causing My Furnace to Make Noise?

December 20, 2021

It’s discomforting when you want to run your furnace, only to be met with some unexpected noise. While your furnace will naturally make some sound as it runs, there are other noises that indicate you have a problem. Here are some of the most common noises you may hear from your furnace, and what they could be telling you. Normal Furnace Sounds Before discussing what the various noises from your furnace mean, it’s important to understand the normal noises. If your furnace is located in the basement, you may not hear most of these. However, it’s

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Is My Furnace Up to Code?

December 15, 2021

Understanding your area’s building code is necessary before undertaking any remodeling, construction, or sale project. You can verify its compliance by having an expert double-check the state provisions before embarking on your project. If your furnace is up to code, you can set up and operate the system safely and efficiently. McGowan's Heating & Air Conditioning in Jacksonville, FL, has NATE-certified technicians providing quality heating and cooling services in line with the Florida Building Code to guarantee customer satisfaction. The Florida Building Code The Florida Building Code is statewide, but various localities can add regulations and amend them, according to

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