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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

5 Quick “Go Green” Tips to Help You and Your Family This Winter

Posted by Rich Krider on September 14, 2017
Green Energy.jpgGranted, your lawn is looking anything but lively at this time of year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be green – as in environmentally savvy. Global warming is caused primarily by a buildup of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere. And since global warming is now a worldwide concern, it no longer “costs” to go green. In fact, it “pays” to go green, and in more ways than one.
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Topics: energy efficiency, energy savings

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

15 Secrets to Cutting Down on Energy Usage in a Home

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on June 16, 2017

So you have your dream house. Soon after getting it you’re going to start thinking about what every homeowner thinks about: How can you go about cutting down on energy usage in your home? Luckily for you we've got 15 tips for you on ways to do just that!

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Topics: energy efficiency, HVAC Effeciency, home automation, energy savings

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

7 Home Heat Loss Culprits that You Need to Know About!

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on December 19, 2016

Do you have any idea where heat is escaping from your home? Doors and windows are usually the first things people think about when it comes to escaping heat, but those aren’t the only places heat might be leaking out of your home.

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Topics: heat pump, energy efficiency

Fall Energy Saving Tips

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on October 05, 2016

With the holidays right around the corner, most of our bank accounts will feel the strain. Presents, parties, and winter clothes can add up quickly. That makes October a perfect time to take a few extra steps to help save money and reduce expenses. Here are a few energy saving tips that can be done around the home which can help you save money and reduce your energy bills.

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Topics: energy efficiency, save money, hvac tips, energy savings

Different Types of Air Filters

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

If you have a heating and cooling system, you have air filters. An air filter's primary job is to prevent large airborne particles from entering or clogging your HVAC system. Some air filters do also do the job of preventing certain allergens and pollutants from recirculating throughout your home's duct system, however that is not their main role.  

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Topics: energy efficiency, indoor air quality, Simple HVAC Improvements, Heating and Cooling Maintenance, hvac tips, HVAC filter, air filters, merv rating

How Often Should I Change My Air Filters?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on August 25, 2016

Temperatures in Richmond will soon be dropping. For most of us, our air conditioners and heat pumps are grateful for the break. They worked over time this summer - intaking air and disbursing colder air. All that air has to pass through out air filters which by now have had time to accumulate dust, pollen, mold and other particles from your home’s air. 

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Topics: air filters, indoor air quality, hvac tips, Heating and Cooling Tips, Simple HVAC Improvements, energy efficiency

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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