Are Modern Air Conditioners More Energy Efficient?

April 14, 2021

Homeowners might ask themselves several questions before purchasing a new air conditioning system. Buyers often want the best deal, so they will look at the pricing in comparison to features. Sometimes, it might be advisable to spend extra to purchase a new unit that presents increased energy efficiency. It may even be best to buy a more recent model even when the current one appears to work fine. Self-determinations of “fine” might overlook the model’s decreased energy efficiency, which could be a costly oversight. People with older air conditioning units might feel they work fine and do

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 4, 2021

In the wintertime, you turn to your furnace to heat your house and maintain indoor comfort. Returning home or waking up to a furnace that’s just blowing cold air is an unpleasant situation. A malfunctioning heater can also lead to frozen and burst pipes. Some furnace problems are safety risks, too, so it’s important to take action as soon as you notice an issue. Here are seven possible reasons why your Richmond Hills furnace is blowing cold air and some tips on what you should do in each situation. 1. Thermostat Problem or Improper Thermostat Setting

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Why is My Heater Making Strange Noises?

December 17, 2020

As soon as the weather turns colder, you rely on your heater to keep your home more comfortable. Nothing can be quite as frustrating as turning your system on only to discover a strange sound coming from it. Unusual noises coming from your heater are not just annoying; they could be an indication that something is seriously wrong. Heaters make many different sounds, and it’s always a good idea to determine where the noise is coming from to preserve the longevity of your unit. Here are six common noises that your heater might make and

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The Importance of Duct Sealing

November 18, 2020

In a way, your Richmond home’s ductwork serves as its circulatory system. By moving air from your HVAC equipment to the vents in each room, your home’s ducts provide a vital link to your comfort. Since your ductwork is such an integral part of your home, it makes sense to take care of it for the long haul. One crucial aspect of proper duct care is duct sealing. If you don’t know what duct sealing is or if you’re unsure about having it done, keep reading to learn more about this process from Galbreath & Sons, Inc..

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