Cleaning Your Window AC Unit

May 20, 2022

Have you noticed an odd odor coming from your air conditioner? Is it struggling to pump out cool air as efficiently as it did before? AC window units need to be regularly cleaned and maintained just like any other household appliance. Fortunately, you likely have all the necessary cleaning supplies available right at home. Here’s how you can easily start a cleaning routine for your AC window unit this summer. Simple Cleaning Routine Before starting the cleaning process, turn your air conditioner off and unplug it. The most secure way to clean it is outdoors to

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Should I Sleep with the Windows Open or Run My AC at Night?

April 14, 2022

Ensuring your home stays cool and comfortable during the summer can be costly. For this reason, many people attempt to reduce their cooling costs by only running their air conditioner as little as possible. One such option is to open your windows at night instead of using the AC. Still, the question is whether or not this will actually save you money? Estimated Energy Savings from Turning AC Off at Night It probably won’t surprise you to learn that a central AC system uses far more energy during the day than at night. In hotter, more

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Preparing Your HVAC Unit for Spring

March 17, 2022

As the weather warms up, you may be looking for opportunities to work outside and to enjoy the fresh air. While you likely have gardening and yardwork on your to-do list, don’t forget to prepare the inside of your home for the coming spring. After months of battling the cold weather, your furnace is exhausted. It’s time to clean your heating system and call the professionals. Regular maintenance and tune-ups will keep your furnace running efficiently for years into the future. Follow this easy checklist as you prepare your HVAC unit for spring. Replace Air Filters

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When Is the Optimal Time for Installing a New Air Conditioning System?

February 15, 2022

When you’re ready to get a new air conditioning system, it’s a good idea to pay attention to timing. Buying and installing your system at certain times can be more convenient and provide you with more savings. If you ask most experts, they’ll tell you the ideal time to get a new AC system is usually in the spring or occasionally in the fall. Why are these the best times? Purchasing an air conditioning system during the off-season comes with many benefits. Avoid Unpleasant Surprises in Summer If you’re replacing an older system, it’s certainly a

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6 Ways to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Your Furnace

January 3, 2022

Many people are not aware that carbon monoxide can leak into their homes through their furnaces. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is deadly at high levels of exposure. Residents of Amherst and the surrounding areas should be careful during the winter months, as they tend to use their furnaces more often and run the risk of having leaks. Fortunately, there are some easy steps to prevent these leaks from happening in your household. 1. Inspect Your Furnace The first step is to inspect your furnace and ensure that it is in good condition.

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Why Is There a Burning Smell From My Heater?

December 20, 2021

When the temperatures in Amherst take a dive, most locals turn their heaters on for the first time in months. If your heater is emitting an unpleasant burning smell, you’re definitely not alone. However, it’s still important to find out why this odor exists and to mitigate it if you can. Following are three reasons why there’s a burning smell when your home heating system is in use. 1. Accumulated Dust Even when you aren’t actively using your heating system, it’s constantly collecting dust. This remains true whether you have a heat pump, an electric heater,

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Different Ways That You Can Conserve Heat in the Winter

November 17, 2021

You may find that your heating bills are rather expensive during the winter. This often happens because it can be difficult for your HVAC system to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, and it has to work a lot harder than it did in the summer or the fall. If you are concerned with how much you will have to spend to heat your house in the upcoming weeks, there are some ways that you can conserve heat this winter without having to sacrifice the comfort of you or your family. Open the Curtains

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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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