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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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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