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What to Expect During an HVAC Tune Up

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on September 10, 2018

Are you taking the initiative to keep your heating and cooling system in great shape by scheduling semi-annual HVAC tune ups?

Whether you’re proactive and have it scheduled or are considering a tune up, it’s good to know what to expect!

Not all tune ups are created equally. In fact that $59 tune up may seem like an awesome deal - until you find out it only includes a small checklist of items.

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Topics: heat pump, hvac, air conditioner, tune up, Heating and Cooling Maintenance

Product Feature: York Affinity 8T Series Air Conditioner

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

10 Tips on How to Buy an Air Conditioner

Posted by Rich Krider on August 18, 2017

Air Conditioner in SummerYou don't need the weatherman to tell you that it gets hot in Richmond. And it feels great to come inside from summer's heat and feel the cool, dry air from your air conditioner. But what do you do when it breaks? You can only take off so many clothes before it is considered illegal.

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Topics: hvac tips, air conditioner, repair or replace, ductwork

Should I Add More Freon To My AC Unit?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on June 01, 2017

Is your air conditioning unit not cooling like it used to? Have you added Freon before and not sure if it makes sense to add more or consider a new system?

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Topics: hvac, air conditioner, air conditioning repair, freon, r-22

Should I Repair or Replace Air Conditioner, Heat Pump, or Furnace?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on December 12, 2016

If you own a home that has a heating and cooling system, chances are you've asked yourself the question on whether your AC, heat pump, or furnace needs to be repaired or replaced. Depending on the unit, it may be more cost effective to repair vs replace or vice versa. While it's important to have a certified HVAC technician evaluate your current system, we put together a sample scenario to help. 

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Topics: heat pump, furnace, air conditioner, repair or replace

Window Units vs Central Air Conditioners

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on July 13, 2016

The efficiency of window units vs. central air is an ongoing debate There are many variables that come into play when determining which system is right for you. These include the size of your home, its insulation, and the average humidity of your climate.

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Topics: energy efficiency, indoor air quality, air conditioner, Air Conditioning, central air conditioner, window ac

How Many HVAC Units Do You Need In Your Home?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on June 16, 2016

It isn't uncommon to have multiple HVAC units installed in homes to help keep temperatures consistent.  It is especially helpful in larger homes or homes with multiple levels where it is harder to keep the upper floors cool in the summer.

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Topics: hvac, air conditioner, Financing, hanover heating and cooling, Heat Pumps, Cooling

FAQ: What Are Some Ways To Help Control My Heating And Cooling Costs?

Posted by Rich Krider on June 11, 2013

Once the thermostat is set, it should be left alone. However, programmable thermostats are commonly installed on systems to setback the house temperatures while you are away from your home. The air filters inside the system need to be checked, cleaned, or changed each month. The outdoor fan should not be covered or obstructed, so it can receive proper air flow.

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Topics: Heating, energy efficiency, air conditioner

Product Feature: Trane XL20i Air Conditioner

Posted by Rich Krider on May 07, 2013
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Topics: trane, hvac, air conditioner

Product Feature: York Affinity 5T Series 15+ SEER Air Conditioners

Posted by Rich Krider on March 26, 2013
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Topics: hvac, air conditioner, york

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