October 15, 2019

Preparing Your Home for Heating Season

The cold winds of winter will be here before you know it. When that happens, you’ll want to have your home prepared for the chilly temperatures. The beginning of fall is the perfect time to prepare your home for cold weather. The furnace experts at know the ins and outs of keeping your Knoxville home reliably warm and energy-efficient. Here are three tips for how you can prepare your home for the heating season. 1. Check Your Home’s Ductwork Ductwork is the system of vents that transports warm air from your heater to rooms around your home. Ducts sometimes loosen at the seams and allow warm air to escape, an issue that leads to significantly reduced energy efficiency. We’ll inspect your ductwork and patch up any air leaks we find. 2. Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up Your furnace needs some routine TLC to keep it reliable and energy-efficient. An annual tune-up will keep it running smoothly throughout the winter. During the maintenance, we’ll inspect the wiring and components, clean out the machinery, and look for signs of damage. If we spot an issue, we’ll fix it before it turns into a full-blown emergency. 3. Change Your Furnace Air Filter Air filters...

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September 11, 2019

Controlling Static Electricity in Your Home

understands the stresses that can be caused by static electricity in your home. Under normal circumstances, the free electric charges that might migrate onto your clothes or body are removed by moisture in the air. If the air is dry, this transfer can’t take place, and the charges build up. This will eventually cause you to get zapped. Low humidity is especially a problem in the winter when the air is drier. There are a variety of steps that you can take to reduce static buildup in your home. Increase the Humidity in Your Home Installing a whole-house humidifier in your home is the best way to keep the humidity at an even level. This will ensure that there’s enough moisture in the air to keep charges from building up. Smaller humidifiers in various rooms in your home can also add moisture to the air. Wear Natural Fibers Natural fibers, such as cotton, are less likely to build up charges. Wearing a pair of shoes with leather soles around your home can keep the charges from transferring from the carpet onto your body. Add Potted Plants Potted plants are a great way to add moisture to the air in your...

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August 5, 2019

Signs of a Failing Water Heater

Even the most efficient water heater isn’t engineered to last forever. The functional life of the average water heater is about 12 years or less. How do you know when it’s more cost-effective to replace the unit than repair a failing water heater? Here are some factors to keep in mind. Signs of a Failing Water Heater When your water heater isn’t operating efficiently, here are some issues you may be experiencing: Water that isn’t hot Water that looks cloudy A water heater that is leaking Odd noises when your hot water comes on Solving Problems Traditional water heaters are built like large drums. They consist of a tank that holds between 30 to 50 gallons of water and a heating mechanism. The tank is typically covered in an insulating material to help preserve the heat. The heating mechanism is generally either on the bottom of the tank or the inside of it. Other components like valves and pipes aid in the transfer of water into and out of the tank. The key to getting the best performance from your water heater is regular maintenance. If you live in an area where the water supply contains a lot of minerals,...

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July 16, 2019

Should I Turn My AC Off When I Go on Vacation?

Many families take their vacations during the summer. With the summer heat in full swing, you are faced with the prospect of running the AC the entire time you are away. Since a family vacation is often one or two weeks long, that expense can add up to a significant amount. The Downside of Disabling Your AC At in Seymour, TN, we highly recommend not turning your AC off. Your air conditioner also controls humidity that when left unchecked can warp wood, such as furniture, hardwood floors, and door frames. It can also set the stage for mold and cause musty odors. The heat itself can be problematic for certain possessions in the home, including some consumer electronics. You Can Still Save While Away The good news is that you can still save. Achieving a safe temperature and humidity level in your home doesn’t require the same level of cool people expect. In fact, the industry recommendation for vacationers is a mid-80s temperature setting, so there are some real savings to be had there. You may also want to consider a smart thermostat that can react accordingly as conditions change. Reduce Strain on Your System Avoid making your air conditioning...

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April 20, 2016

What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their HVAC needs. We’ve assembled a list of things to consider when you’re looking for a company to trust with your air conditioning needs. It pays to seek out a firm with that gets consistently good reviews. Do you homework and see what the Better Business Bureau has to say, and check for consumer reviews on Yelp and other sites that post real-life feedback on local companies. An HVAC company should hire technicians who are certified by North American Technician Excellence. A NATE certification signifies a firm believes in hiring employees who are knowledgeable and know their stuff. Ask friends, neighbors...

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April 20, 2016

Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

We have a lot of customers ask us if they should continue repairing their air conditioners, or if they should just go ahead and replace them. We tell them to consider the following factors: How old is your unit? After a unit has been in use for 10-15 years, it’s time to replace. By this age, parts start to break down and air quality is compromised. How often are you repairing your AC unit? If you’re repairing your air conditioner often, it could mean the unit needs to be replaced. Think about how much money you’ve spent on repairs and what portion of the cost of a new system that could cover. How efficient is your system? Older systems have poor energy efficiency ratings, and you could notice a big difference with a new, efficient system. How much are you spending to cool your home? The more efficient a system, the less you’ll spend on energy bills. Whether you’ve decided to continue with AC repair in or to go ahead and schedule the installation of a new, energy efficient system, we have you covered. Our knowledgeable techs will provide you with the services you need to have cool and comfortable...

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