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

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: Air Conditioning, heat pump

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 Effeciency, HVAC Maintenance

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

Window Units vs Central Air Conditioners

Posted by admin 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 Conditioning, window ac, air conditioner, central air conditioner

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