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Common AC Problems: What to Do About Them?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on September 10, 2019

Have you noticed a sudden spike in your energy consumption, but you don’t know why? Is your air conditioner running all the time, but your home is still stuffy? Chances are that there might be some hidden problems, so you should consider consulting with experienced contractors.

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Topics: air filters, Air Conditioning, Air Conditioner Service, air conditioning repair

Tips for Using Your AC the Right Way

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on September 10, 2019

Improper AC use can lead to increased electricity bills, especially during the hottest time of the year. Most homeowners simply leave their AC units on throughout the day or keep turning them on and off. However, this can not only affect your energy consumption, but also increase the risk of possible malfunctions. 

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Topics: Air Conditioning, Cooling

Summer Tips for Using Air Conditioning

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on August 21, 2019

It’s almost impossible to imagine not using the air conditioner in the summer. However, since this is the air conditioning season, you may expect an increase in your electricity bill. To avoid this, it’s crucial that you inform yourself about some pocket-friendly tips such as whether you should setback your AC at night

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Topics: Air Conditioning, Temperature

Budget-Friendly Tips for Using Your AC

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on August 21, 2019

There’s nothing better than coming to a cool, cozy home after spending a day outside under the scorching sun. Of course, turning your AC unit is a must for creating such a home environment, especially in states with hot weather.

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Topics: Air Conditioning, energy savings, save money

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

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

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

Saving on HVAC Cost with Regular Maintainence

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on June 23, 2017

Extending the life of your HVAC equipment is a great way to save on money. First and foremost, HVAC cost is downright expensive, but what's often overlooked is that you'll also save on the additional costs for repairs by not overexerting your system when your unit isn’t running efficiently.

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Topics: Air Conditioning, HVAC Maintenance, HVAC Effeciency

Should I Repair or Replace My AC?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on May 22, 2017

At some point in every homeowner’s life, they will be faced with the challenging question – Should I repair my AC or replace it?

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Topics: energy efficiency, Air Conditioning, Heating and Cooling Tips, hanover heating and cooling, richmond hvac, Air Conditioner Service, HVAC Service, air conditioning repair, hvac hanover va, repair or replace ac, ac repair

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