A Guide to Duct Sealing From the Inside

November 10, 2020

Over time, your ductwork can develop creases and leaks that let out cold air. This can cause several problems, such as extra humidity in your ducts and higher energy costs. Because these leaks are hard to see, being proactive is one of the best ways to avoid more serious issues down the line. Is your ductwork too old? Have you noticed a spike in your energy bills? If so, this might be the time to seal things up. With the rising cost of energy today, most homeowners look for innovative ways to save their money. Thanks to

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Can you do Zoning with Smart Thermostats?

October 20, 2020

We live in an era of smart and AI-based applications and advancements. From smart TVs to smart refrigerators, every aspect of our lives is on the verge of evolution. HVAC systems are a part of this evolution, and zoning is one of the best ways to use AI-based decisions inside your home. How Does Zoning Help Homeowners? Zoning can help you cut down on your utility costs and help with minimizing energy usage and your carbon footprint on the environment by controlling the temperatures dynamically. Suppose you had to be in the kitchen every morning to

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Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Out?

October 10, 2020

Air conditioners are typically the biggest users of power in the home, so it is no surprise that many people shut off their system to save electricity. However, there is a lot of confusion about whether or not this is actually a good idea. Is it a better idea to leave your AC on or off when you leave home? Here’s what you need to know. Does It Use Less Money to Turn Your AC Off? First of all, it is important to dispel the myth that your AC will have to work so hard

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Suffering from High Cooling Bills? Here’s Why

September 23, 2020

An air conditioning bill that simply seems too high can be very confounding. Some homeowners experience sudden spikes in their costs whiles others are surprised to learn that their neighbors have been paying a lot less than them. For both of these cases, let us explore the possible causes of excessive energy usage and what you can do to lower that bill. Deteriorating, Damaged or Insufficient Insulation One of the most prevalent issues among homeowners who pay more than their neighbors is inadequate insulation. This is especially common with older homes. You may simply have insulation

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Decoding Common HVAC Terminology

September 6, 2020

When one of our NATE-certified technicians at McGowan’s Heating & Air Conditioning arrives at your Daytona Beach, FL, home, you might hear some unusual terminology. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry uses some technical terms when referring to different pieces of equipment, how they work, what they do and how they’re rated. Knowing this common HVAC terminology could help you understand more about your own heating and air conditioning system. Our technicians at McGowan’s Heating & Air Conditioning always take the time to answer any questions you have during a Daytona Beach service call to your home. Here

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The Benefits of Electrostatic Air Filters

August 20, 2020

Your Jacksonville, FL, home’s heating and air conditioning system uses a filter to capture particles from the home’s air. If you’ve noticed problems with indoor air quality, an increase in allergy or asthma symptoms, or more dust in your home, you may need a new type of filter. Read on to learn about 10 benefits of electrostatic air filters for your home’s heating and cooling system. What Is an Electrostatic Filter? An electrostatic filter is made with electrically charged media. This type of air-filtering system uses two plates. One has a positive charge, and the other has a

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AC Repairs You Might Not Know You Need

August 8, 2020

Air conditioning systems are very complex pieces of machinery. Often, a small problem might seem harmless, but over time it can cause major damage to your machine. There are all sorts of air conditioning issues that go unnoticed because they are hard to spot and do not cause many issues. However, it is still important to repair small problems as soon as you can. Every homeowner should be on the lookout for the following issues. Pinhole Refrigerant Leaks When refrigerant starts leaking from your system, it usually is not a dramatic hole gushing fluid. Instead, the

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How To Keep The Air In Your Home Allergen-Free

July 20, 2020

Home is not so much of a refuge if it has allergens. The effects can distract from your daily activities. Plus, it’s a hassle having to constantly keep anti-allergy medication on hand. Here are several things you can do to get fast relief from those bothersome allergens and keep them away for good. What Are Allergens? Allergens are substances that when consumed by eating or inhalation cause allergic reactions in people. They tend to irritate the respiratory system and mucous membranes, causing coughing, sneezing, a runny, stuffy nose and watery, itchy eyes. They can also cause

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5 Signs That Your AC Is on the Decline

July 10, 2020

Your air conditioner works hard during the long Jacksonville summers to keep your home cool. After years of heavy use, though, your air conditioner may start to break down. When it does, it is important to recognize potential early warning signs so that you can have your air conditioner repaired or replaced. McGowan’s Heating & Air Conditioning can examine your system completely before it gives up and leaves you hot and uncomfortable. If you have an air conditioner, you will want to know these five signs that your air conditioner is on the decline. 1. Your House

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Benefits of Dehumidifiers in the Summer

June 20, 2020

Keeping your house’s atmosphere in pristine condition is one of your priorities as a homeowner. In order to do so, you may have been thinking about getting a dehumidifier for a while now. On television, they are depicted as machines that complement appliances such as ceiling fans and air conditioning units. However, you may have heard from friends that dehumidifiers aren’t as great as they seem. The bottom line is, you want to reduce humidity in your home for the sake of you and your family. Dehumidifiers are helpful devices that can help you achieve a

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