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[Checklist] - What You Need to Know About HVAC Tune-Ups

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on September 07, 2017


The best thing you can do to support the life of an HVAC system is invest in a high-quality product up front. Abiding by the manufacturer's bi-annual maintenance recommendations is the next best thing you can do to enjoy consistent and efficient year-round heating and cooling.


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Topics: HVAC Tune Ups

Can Regular HVAC Tune Ups Really Extend the Life of the System?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on August 31, 2017

Heating and cooling systems have lots of moving, mechanical parts. Keeping them cleaned, oiled and tuned-up allows your HVAC to work more efficiently - and it keeps it running far longer than it would otherwise. This is why regular HVAC tune ups are so important when it comes to saving money and extending the life of your system.

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Topics: HVAC Maintenance, HVAC Tune Ups

Why Do I Need Maintenance on My Air Conditioner or Heat Pump?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on August 24, 2017

Time and Money Involved in HVAC Tune Up.jpgYou've probably heard an HVAC technician say to "tune up your air conditioner or heat pump about twice a year." But why? These service visits cost time and money, something nobody wants to give up freely.

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Topics: HVAC Tune Ups

6 Benefits of Routine HVAC Maintenance

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on August 18, 2017

If you own a home with a heating and cooling system in Richmond, Virginia, you've likely thought about at least one of these HVAC issues:

  • Energy Bills Are Too High
  • Indoor Air Quality is PoorGet a FREE UV Light with 2 Year Comfort Club  Membership!
  • Too Many Repair Bills
  • Unreliable Heating and Cooling System (Or Service!)
  • Just Not Comfortable Enough!
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Topics: hvac, Howell's Heating & Air, comfort club maintenance plan, maintenance

Why Do HVAC Equipment Prices Differ from Contractor to Contractor?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on August 10, 2017

HVAC Equipment Pricing.jpgWhen consumers decide to buy toaster ovens, televisions and trash compactors, the process is typically to go out, check prices and buy the product with the best price. Price shopping makes the purchase easy: the price tells us who to buy from. But that isn't always the case when it comes to HVAC equipment prices.

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Topics: hvac tips, hvac, faqs, repair or replace, Howell's Heating & Air

What You Need to Know about the Ecobee Smart Thermostat

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on July 27, 2017

More than likely if you keep up with the latest in technological advances, you’ve heard of the Ecobee4 Wifi thermostat. Upon first glance, it may appear that it’s one of many Smart thermostats on the market; however, it's not. Let’s take a look at this innovative thermostat: the technology behind it, its pros and cons and where it stands in the industry.

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Topics: Ecobee

Can UV Lights Really Kill HVAC Microbes & Allergens?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on July 20, 2017

Over time, allergens, microbes, mold, and other components of bio-film tend to build up inside heating and cooling systems. This buildup can decrease efficiency by as much as 30 to 50%, according to UVC-Advantage. But it can also be detrimental to indoor air quality.

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Topics: Air Conditioning, UV Lights

Why Is the 3rd Floor So Hot and the Basement So Cold in Big Houses?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on July 14, 2017

You love your home! It’s big. It’s spacious. You worked hard for it. It may or may not be new, but it’s beautiful inside and out. However, like all owners of big homes there’s one issue: Why, oh why, is the 3rd floor so hot and the basement so cold?

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Topics: Air Conditioning

How to Choose The Right Heat Pump for You

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on July 03, 2017

Living in Central Virginia means you get all four seasons; and as beautiful as the weather is, it’s also important to keep the temperature of your home comfortable without costing you a fortune.

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Topics: heat pump, energy efficiency

What You Need to Know About AC Systems Vs. Heat Pumps

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on June 29, 2017

The term "heat pump" might not sound all that appealing when you're A/C breaks down in the middle of the summer. However, heat pumps, like air conditioners, are designed to blow conditioned, cool air during the warmer months.

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Topics: heat pump, Air Conditioning