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7 Tips For Getting an HVAC Estimate in Richmond, VA

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on March 28, 2018

Are you in the market for a new heating and cooling system but don’t know where to start? Calling a few of the many reputable HVAC companies here in the Richmond, VA area is always good starting point.

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Topics: HVAC Estimate

What Causes Indoor Allergies?

Posted by pkendig on March 05, 2018

Allergy season hits Richmond, Virginia hard. In fact, RVA usually ranks as one of the least allergy friendly cities in the nation, especially during springtime. Dust mites, pets, mold, cockroaches, pollen, and cigarettes are the most common causes of indoor allergy problems. There’s not a lot that can be done about the pollen outside, but there are a variety of ways to combat allergens inside the home.

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Topics: indoor air quality, ductwork, indoor allergy relief, system testing

SEER Ratings & How to Find Them

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on March 02, 2018


Do you know the SEER rating on your existing heat pump or central air conditioner? Effective January 1, 2015, the US Government required that split system heat pumps and central air conditioners installed in the Southeastern Region of the United States of America to be at least 14 SEER. (that includes us here in Hanover County and the metro Richmond area as well)!

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Topics: heat pump, energy efficiency, hvac, Air Conditioning, seer, seer rating, seer rating requirement

Product Feature: York Affinity 8T Series Air Conditioner

Posted by Rich Krider on March 02, 2018
 
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Topics: air conditioner, york

How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Broken HVAC System?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on February 22, 2018

Buying a replacement heating and cooling system is like buying a car. It's a mechanical system and there are high- and low-quality versions to choose from. There are the brands you know will break down more often and don't last as long, and there are those that run year-after-year without any mechanical problems, assuming you observe the recommended maintenance schedule.

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Topics: HVAC Cost

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

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on February 14, 2018

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

How Much Does a Complete HVAC System Cost?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on February 06, 2018

If you're building a new home, or installing HVAC system that has never had that type of heating and cooling system, cost is likely going to be a major consideration.

While a new HVAC system is one of the most expensive appliances you'll ever purchase, it's important to weigh both first-time and lifetime costs for each option to ensure you invest in the highest-quality system you can afford. In almost all cases, spending extra now for a system that is both energy-efficient, and has the features most important to your lifestyle, will pay off over time.

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Topics: HVAC Cost

How to Pinpoint and Fix Cold Spots in a House

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on February 02, 2018

When you buy a new home, there’s always a phase of discovering little nuance issues a few months later. Things you never would have even thought about during the purchase. Cold spots are something that doesn’t usually register as a problem until temperature fluctuations are felt firsthand.

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Topics: hvac tips, HVAC Service, Temperature, Cold Spots

Better Carbon Monoxide Protection For  Your Family

Posted by admin on January 30, 2018

Carbon Monoxide, CO for short, is an odorless and colorless gas which can cause severe health issues, or even death, in humans and pets.  It is found in fumes produced when cars or trucks,  engines, generators, gas appliances and furnaces are running. If these fumes build up, or there is a leak, CO poisoning can occur in a matter of minutes. 

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Heat Pump Vs. Furnace, Which Is Better?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on January 11, 2018

In Central Virginia's climate,  the ideal scenario is to have a furnace serve as the alternative heat source when you have a heat pump.  Installing both a heat pump and furnace is not always financially feasible. In this article, we’ll discuss efficiency considerations when using a furnace or heat pump to heat your home.

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Topics: heat pump, furnace, Gas Furnace, heat pump estimate

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