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Air-Source Heat Pumps FAQ

Even when you’re reaching for your winter coat, a heat pump will be able to extract heat from outdoor air to keep your home comfortable. Heat pumps work by moving heat energy from outdoor air into your home (or vice versa). To help you choose the best HVAC system for your home, our heating and cooling system contractors at A-1 Mechanical compiled a list of frequently asked questions we get from customers about air-source heat pumps.

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Why You Need a Programmable Thermostat

Even though thermostats can help homeowners save money, few know how to program them. A programmable thermostat can help you get the most out of your heating and cooling system so you can reduce energy bills and stay comfortable year-round.

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How Furnace Service Prevents Carbon Monoxide Leaks

More than 20,000 Americans visit the emergency room for carbon monoxide poisoning each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because it can quickly starve your body of oxygen, all the while being completely colorless, odorless, and tasteless.

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Advantages of Gas Furnaces Over Oil Furnaces

The average furnace lasts between 15 and 20 years. If you plan on replacing your home furnace in the near future, you’ll want to keep reading to learn why more and more homeowners are choosing gas furnaces over oil furnaces. While not all homes need to switch to natural gas, gas furnaces allow you to reap many benefits.

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Why Is Your Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

Are you prepared for a carbon monoxide leak? If undetected, carbon monoxide can build up inside your home until it reaches deadly levels for both animals and humans. A heating and cooling contractor will be able to detect carbon monoxide leaks while performing furnace maintenance. If you suspect a carbon monoxide leak in your home, get everyone outside (including pets) and call 911.

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Why Is Your Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

When the temperature drops outside, the last thing you want to deal with is a gas furnace that doesn’t work. We understand the frustration homeowners feel when they have to schedule furnace repairs, which is why we always strive to let homeowners know what they can do to prolong the lives of their furnaces.

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How to Choose HVAC Systems for New Home Construction

Building your dream home can be an exciting (and stressful) process. During the planning phase, you will need to make a lot of important decisions that will impact the function and comfort of your new home. In this blog post, we will go over questions designed to help you choose an HVAC system for new home construction.

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How to Prepare Your Furnace for Cold Weather

Saving money on energy bills can be as simple as preparing your furnace for cold weather. In this blog post, we give our top five tips for how homeowners can make their homes’ energy efficient and reduce burdens placed on furnaces. For more information, we recommend reaching out to a heating and cooling company to schedule fall furnace maintenance.

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Why You Should Schedule Furnace Maintenance

Did you know that an annual furnace inspection can save you money in the long run? Not only is a heating and cooling contractor able to change out a dirty furnace filter, but they are also able to make small repairs that prevent your heating system from failing in the middle of winter. In this blog post, we will explain how more and more homeowners are saving energy and money by having their furnaces serviced this year.

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3 HVAC Systems for New Home Construction

Are you trying to decide on a HVAC system for new construction? This is an important decision that can impact how much you pay for future energy bills while keeping your home at a comfortable temperature year-round. In this blog post, we will go over three different types of heating and cooling systems for your new custom-built home.

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Is My Air Conditioning Unit Oversized?

Air conditioners are designed to both cool and dehumidify your home. However, oversized air conditioners aren’t able to run long enough to remove the humidity from your home. Below, you will find the top signs your air conditioner is too big for your home. For more information, we recommend you call a reputable heating and cooling contractor in your area.

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Air Conditioning Tips for the Cooling Season

With summer rapidly approaching, many homeowners are getting ready to run their air conditioner units full time. However, before making that switch, be sure to check out our tips for how to make your home more energy efficient and save money on energy bills. It’s always good practice to schedule preventative air conditioner maintenance before the hottest months of the year.

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Benefits of Home Automation Systems

Have you ever wanted to more closely monitor and control your home’s temperature? Most of us have felt that way when our homes are at an uncomfortable temperature. In order to find out if a home automation system or smart home gadget is the right choice for your residential heating and cooling system, we recommend you contact a licensed HVAC technician in your area.

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Choosing the Right Air Conditioning Unit Replacement

Prices for central air conditioning installation usually run between $3,700 and $7,000. Since air conditioners are an investment in your home, it makes sense that you would want to do your research before spending all that money. A licensed cooling system technician will be able to help you pick the best air conditioner for your budget and home cooling needs.

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How To Prevent Air Conditioner Damage

A quality air conditioning unit is an investment in your home. This is why it’s important you properly care for your unit in order to prevent expensive air conditioner repairs or premature air conditioning replacement in the future.

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Enroll In Our Maintenance Plan

You can rest comfortably knowing that A-1 Mechanical is there for year round comfort when you enroll in one of our residential or commercial maintenance plans.