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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How a Boiler System Heats Your Home

December 19, 2020

The long, cold winters in Amherst, NY, mean that you need an effective and efficient system to heat your home. If you live in an older home or a home without traditional ducts, you might be wondering whether a boiler is a good choice for home heating. Knowing how a boiler system works helps you make an informed decision about what type of system to have our technicians at Heatwave Heating & Cooling install. What a Boiler Does A boiler sends hot water to radiators and water faucets. It both heats your home and provides hot water. This system

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Selecting a Furnace for Cold New York Winters

November 19, 2020

Living in New York means you must have a furnace that can battle back freezing temperatures. Not all furnaces are created equal or even intended to perform well in New York’s demanding climate. Luckily, many fine furnaces are on the market that can stand up to the cold and keep utility bills under control. Gas, Electric, or Heating Oil? Gas furnaces are by far the most popular in northern climates. They produce heat efficiently and cost much less to run than an electric furnace. Electric furnaces still get the job done in cold climates, but

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Furnace Safety 101

October 20, 2020

Furnace Safety Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore As the weather cools down, households in the Amherst, NY, area will increasingly rely on furnaces to keep their homes a comfortable temperature. Before you turn up the heat, be sure to read the following furnace safety tips from the team at [company name]. Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now You likely haven’t turned on your furnace in several months. After months of lying unused, your furnace requires an inspection by a licensed, trained technician. Not only does having your furnace inspected allow you to identify issues that

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Just Bought a Home? Avoid HVAC Surprises On Your 1st Bill

September 20, 2020

Buying a new home represents more than finding a new place to live or building personal equity. It’s a symbol of freedom and beginning a new life. Of course, costs come with owning a home, and those costs extend beyond monthly mortgage payments. Heating and cooling a home present expenses, but the expenses don’t need to be excessive. However, many new homeowners may be surprised by how high their first HVAC bill is. Don’t assume every bill will be excessive. There are steps you can take to cut them down. You could even reduce the first

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Eco-Friendly HVAC Tips

August 8, 2020

It’s no secret that many HVAC systems use a lot of electricity. The process of changing the temperature of the air is energy-intensive. While there will always need to be some sort of energy input for you to keep your Amherst home comfortable, the good news is that you can limit the amount of electricity that’s used and make your HVAC system more environmentally friendly. By following a few simple steps from Heatwave Heating & Cooling, you can be well on your way to reducing your environmental impact. Install a Programmable Thermostat A programmable thermostat is one of the

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Why Does My AC Smell?

June 13, 2020

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing like having an efficient and properly functioning AC. If your air conditioner smells, however, you’ll have to contend with unpleasant and highly pervasive odors all day. More importantly, certain AC smells may even be signs of potentially dangerous issues. Simply covering them up with room-freshening sprays won’t eliminate them. In fact, it will further diminish the quality of your indoor air. To help you find both the cause and the solution to your problem, here are five common reasons why air conditioners start to smell. 1. Excess Humidity and Mold

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What are the Types of Smart Thermostats?

May 11, 2020

While there are several smart thermostat brands available, there are just three types of them. Each type can be a good solution based on your individual circumstances. Here’s what to know about these different types of smart thermostats so that you can make the best-informed decision. Remote Sensor Ecobee3 is an example of this type of smart thermostat. It uses proximity and motion detectors to determine when to turn on your heating or cooling system. These thermostats have “home” and “away” modes. If the motion detectors haven’t been set off after a while,

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Tips to Make Sure Your HVAC Is Ready

April 4, 2019

As warmer weather approaches, you want to make sure that your home or business remains comfortable. There are a few tips to follow to ensure that your HVAC system is ready to keep your environment cool. For any additional questions or if you are experiencing any issues with your HVAC system, please reach out to the Heatwave Heating & Cooling team! Change your air filter One of the first things to do prior to the warm weather is to change the air filter. When an air filter is dirty it can sabotage

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Breathe Easier with an Air Purifier

February 20, 2019

Everyone knows that it’s better to breathe clean air, but did you know how easy it can be with your very own home air filtration system? Today’s energy-efficient technology makes cleaning the air in your home almost effortless. If you’re still unsure of the effectiveness of having an air purifier installed in your home, here are some of the benefits you should know. Remove Outside Fumes & Pollutants If you live in an urban area of WNY, you may be exposed to a higher amount of pollutants such as

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