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Video – Should I Set My Thermostat to ON or AUTO?

December 31, 2021

On most thermostats, you can choose between On or Auto for your fan setting. On tells your HVAC unit to run its fans all the time, even when the air isn’t being heated or cooled. Auto means the fan only runs when your air is being treated. It might be a good idea to try a combination of both settings.

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 15, 2021

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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Video – What Is Carbon Monoxide?

November 30, 2021

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, tasteless gas. It is formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon, or the incomplete burning of natural gas and other things that contain carbon. It can often be mixed with other gasses with odors. Carbon monoxide can result from the burning of any of these, gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal, wood and other things. It is also a byproduct of an internal combustion engine.

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Happy Thanksgiving From Our Family to Yours

November 25, 2021

We want to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Fall Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

November 16, 2021

With fall now upon us in Lexington, cooler temperatures are here to stay. This transition from one season to another most definitely affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). And your indoor air quality directly affects your comfort in your home.

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Video – What Is a Heat Pump?

October 29, 2021

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside your home to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside similar to an air conditioner.

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

October 18, 2021

Fall is a beautiful time of the year—but it comes with a drop in humidity levels. If you’re concerned about the humidity change and want to enhance your comfort inside your Winchester home, installing a humidifier is an excellent option.

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Video – Indoor air quality is important to your family’s health and well being

September 30, 2021

Air quality in your home is important to your family’s health. Having the right humidity levels, changing your filters regularly and installing air-cleaning or filtration systems like UV lights and air scrubbers.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

Fall HVAC Maintenance

September 17, 2021

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Lexington you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance.

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Video – Replace Your Air Filter

August 31, 2021

Change your HVAC filters regularly, as recommended, which is usually at least every three months. A good HEPA filter will catch the particles before they reach your lungs. There’s so much floating in the air our eyes can’t see, and changing your filter as recommended makes all the difference.

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