4 Common Reasons Why Heating Systems Don’t Turn Off

October 13, 2021

A home heating system that won’t turn off can be just as much of a nuisance and a health issue as one that won’t turn on. If the heater in your Amherst home runs continuously, identifying the cause is essential. This may be an issue that you can quickly troubleshoot on your own, or it could require the assistance of a licensed HVAC professional. Following are four common reasons why home heating systems refuse to stop running. 1. You Haven’t Changed Your HVAC Air Filter in a While If your HVAC air filter is clogged, your

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5 Common Furnace Problems

September 13, 2021

When you come home after a long winter day, you expect to walk into a cozy house filled with comfort and warmth. Unfortunately, there may come a day when you walk over the threshold and immediately realize that something is wrong. When the temperature in your home feels off during winter, the most likely culprit is the furnace. During our 15+ years in business, the Amherst, NY, technicians at Heatwave Heating & Cooling have seen almost every furnace issue under the sun. Here are the five most common furnace problems you’ll encounter. 1. Dirty Air Filter

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Signs Your AC Has Been Damaged in a Storm

August 3, 2021

Unfortunately, your air conditioner can be significantly damaged in a storm, no matter what size it is. Even a pop-up afternoon storm can do some damage due to winds and heavy rain. Larger storms like hurricanes can do a lot of damage due to high winds and flooding waters. Knowing what to look for can help you determine whether it is time to call an HVAC technician to come out and repair or replace your air conditioning system. The Air Conditioner Is Not Cooling Effectively After a storm, pay attention to your air conditioning. Make

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Common AC Problems in Summer

July 26, 2021

If you are an Amherst resident, dealing with a malfunctioning air conditioner is the last thing you want. If your AC unit breaks down in the middle of a hot summer day, your household is likely to suffer from extreme temperatures and dry air. Ensuring you have a fully functional air conditioning system during the summer is vital. You can achieve this by knowing the common AC problems you are likely to experience and how you can prevent them. Here are seven AC problems that you might face this summer. 1. Refrigerant Issues If your home

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 21, 2021

When the summertime weather is just around the corner, many homeowners are worried about planning a nice summer vacation for their family and setting up their home pool. While these are great things to look forward to, you’ll need to start by thinking about the basics. Your comfort level inside of your home during the hot summer months heavily relies on your home air conditioning system. It needs to be properly prepped for the summer season ahead. Put in a New Air Filter Every home air conditioning system will have at least one air filter

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How Candles Affect Indoor Air Quality

May 10, 2021

Many people enjoy lighting a candle in order to create a calming, relaxing or even romantic mood. Candles are also an important part of many holiday celebrations, birthday parties and other special events. You might be surprised to learn that candles can have an impact on the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home in Amherst, NY. Read on to learn about four ways candles affect your home’s IAQ. 1. Increase in Particulate Matter Most candles are made from paraffin. Paraffin candles are available in both gel and wax forms. They’re inexpensive and easy to impregnate

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 14, 2021

If you are like most people, you probably have a love-hate relationship with your HVAC system. You love that it keeps your family warm in the winter and cool in the summer. However, you hate the bills that come with maintaining and operating it. So you look for ways to possibly reduce that cost, especially when you do not need the service. You have heard that you can turn the gas off to your furnace and are now wondering if that may be a good idea to try. Before you start finding online videos of how to

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How Do I Conserve Heat During the Winter?

March 8, 2021

During cold winter days, people tend to spend more time snuggling indoors. As a result, you may run your heating system for an extended period to recirculate warm air, which results in high utility bills. Energy has thus become a very expensive necessity in most households. Luckily, there are various procedures that you can implement to reduce these heating costs. Here are ways to conserve heat in your house while still maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures during winter. 1. Have Your Heating System Serviced Annually You need to schedule your heating

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 4, 2021

Many people normally associate air pollution with outdoor spaces, but the truth is that the most dangerous contaminants are inside your living space. Household fragrances, cleaners, dust, and pet dander are just some of the volatile organic chemicals and indoor pollutants that frequently appear on many air quality tests done at home. If you want to enhance your house’s air quality, there are many available ways you can use to make improvements. Below is a list of six natural ways that will have your family breathing easy throughout the year. 1. Changing Your AC Filters Your

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How to humidify your house in the winter

January 21, 2021

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems can be found in almost every American home. Humidifiers, on the other hand, can only be found in roughly 15% of U.S. households. Most people don’t know much about humidity and how it affects your in-home comfort and overall wellness. This article will explain several benefits of humidity and help you experiment with ways to improve your residence’s relative humidity. Here’s Why You Should Care About Humidity Although things like oxygen and sunlight are vital for life on Earth, you might not actively think about either of them. Considering they’re

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