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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: Cold Spots, HVAC Service, Temperature, hvac tips

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

Why Do HVAC Equipment Prices Differ from Contractor to Contractor?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on August 10, 2017

HVAC Equipment Pricing.jpgWhen consumers decide to buy toaster ovens, televisions and trash compactors, the process is typically to go out, check prices and buy the product with the best price. Price shopping makes the purchase easy: the price tells us who to buy from. But that isn't always the case when it comes to HVAC equipment prices.

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Topics: hvac, faqs, repair or replace, Howell's Heating & Air, hvac tips

Free Checklist: 19 Ways to Prepare Homes for Winter

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on October 26, 2016

Is your home ready for winter? Don’t worry, there’s still time! Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how to get your home ready for the coming winter months. From preparing the HVAC to clearing the fuel out of lawn equipment, there’s a lot to do, so we’ve developed a basic checklist to help guide you through the process.

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Topics: Comfort Club, HVAC Maintenance, hvac tips, HVAC Service, HVAC Tune Ups

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

Keeping Cool in Central Virginia's Heat

Posted by admin on July 29, 2016


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Topics: Simple HVAC Improvements, Air Conditioner Service, hvac tips

Should You Have Your Ducts Cleaned?

Posted by admin on June 30, 2016

HVAC systems keep us cool in the summer and warm in the winter. As most of us know, it's a good idea to keep our systems maintained to achieve maximum efficiency and extend the life of our investments. But how many homeowner's know how important it is to ensure that the “arteries” which carry warm and cool air throughout your home, should also get regular maintenance?

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Topics: indoor air quality, duct cleaning, Healthy Home, Air Conditioner Service, duct systems, hvac tips, air ducts

How to Save on Cooling Costs with a Programmable Thermostat

Posted by Leigh Sanford on June 06, 2016

There’s nothing quite like receiving your first round of utility bills during the peak of summer. Does your bank account feel emptier? You can ease the shock by investing in a programmable thermostat if you haven't already. They're easy  to install and you can start saving right away!

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Topics: energy efficiency, hvac tips, Simple HVAC Improvements, Programmable Thermostat

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