Can I Lower My Energy Bills by Closing Upstairs Vents?

May 20, 2022

With continually rising energy prices, keeping your home heated and cooled can be a costly proposition. This often results in homeowners looking for any ways they can reduce these costs. One option that many people consider is closing all of the upstairs vents and only heating or cooling the main level of the home. While this may sound like a good way to save some money, the truth is that it won’t lead to any reduction in energy usage. In fact, keeping some of your vents closed will almost always end up costing you more money in the long run....

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Should You Choose a Window AC Unit or HVAC System?

April 12, 2022

Soon, you’ll be depending frequently on your air conditioner to maintain a comfortable home. So, if you’re currently shopping for a brand-new system, you’ll certainly want to pull the trigger on a decision before the Olathe, KS weather becomes hot and muggy. However, if you aren’t especially knowledgeable about the different kinds of AC units, then making your choice can be stressful. You could go with a more traditional HVAC unit, such as a central air system or a heat pump, or you could instead invest in one or more window units. Both kinds of air conditioning systems are effective...

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Benefits of Hiring Only Licensed HVAC Contractors

March 14, 2022

As a homeowner, one of the essential concerns is saving money. With this in mind, you may often be tempted to handle issues around your home on your own or seek out someone who does odd jobs and works for cheap. However, even if you’re good at fixing things, it’s wise to let competent professionals service your heating and cooling equipment. In Olathe, you can turn to for that competence. We perform outstanding work, furnish excellent customer care, and have valid credentials. Apart from being assured of quality services, there are other reasons to hire a licensed HVAC contractor. A...

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Top Benefits of An Air Purification System

February 15, 2022

Recently, indoor air quality has become a major concern. The EPA claims that outdoor air may be five times cleaner than indoor air. This means that whatever pollutants get circulated through your home, you are highly likely to inhale them during the time you spend indoors. Exposure to poor indoor quality for an extended period can present a significant health risk to you and your family. That’s why you should consider investing in an air purifier. An air purification system can freshen stale air, eliminating harmful viruses, bacteria and other contaminants that can become detrimental to your health. An air...

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Easy Steps for Resetting a Furnace or Heat Pump

January 12, 2022

When the cold months approach, making sure you have a sufficient heating system is imperative for your comfort. Some homes use furnaces to generate heat whereas others use heat pumps. Both can malfunction for different reasons and often need to be reset. If you ever feel uncomfortable doing HVAC work on your home yourself, it’s always best to call an HVAC professional; however, sometimes straightforward fixes are worth the saved time. Here are some steps you can take to reset your furnace or heat pump. Resetting Your Furnace If your furnace is less than 20 years old, it can usually...

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Why Your Furnace Is Rusting and What You Can Do About It

December 16, 2021

Seeing rust on your HVAC unit can be a confusing experience. Your furnace doesn’t use liquid in order to heat your home, so the presence of rust seems impossible. Though rusting isn’t always a serious problem that needs immediate attention, it can morph into that. Seeing rust, whether inside your furnace or on the outside cabinet, is always a reason to give us a call at . Here is how a furnace rusts and what steps you need to take next. Is Furnace Rusting Common? Though it may seem a bit strange, a little rusting on your furnace is fairly...

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What’s the Ideal Temperature to Set Your Furnace This Winter?

November 17, 2021

The argument has been around for as long as modern furnaces. Winter brings cooler weather, and many people wonder what temperature to set the thermostat. It pits those who prefer to re-create the balmy, warm weather of summer against those who are more concerned with the budget. At in Olathe, we think we might have an answer. Balancing Comfort and the Budget The biggest conundrum when it comes to the war of the thermostat is deciding which temperature is the most comfortable. The answer to this is that there is no single perfect temperature, and everyone is different. The standard...

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The Most Common Reasons Why Your Heater Won’t Turn Off

October 20, 2021

Your heater won’t be able to keep your home warm when it’s frigid outside if it isn’t working properly. It’s not uncommon for a heater to continuously run when there’s some sort of issue with it. While your heater may need to work harder when it’s very cold outside, it should eventually turn off at some point. If it doesn’t, then it may need repair. Here are some of the most common reasons why your heater won’t turn off. The Air Filter Is Dirty A dirty air filter can cause your heater to continuously run. This happens because the air...

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Instructions for Safely Re-Lighting a Furnace

September 20, 2021

When your furnace stops working, you might first assume that something major has gone wrong. Sure, it could be a big problem that you’re facing, but it could also be something that’s relatively easy to correct. When a furnace stops generating heat, it could simply be because the pilot light has gone out. It’s quite simple to re-light that pilot light. Below, we’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions for how you can safely re-light your furnace. Soon, you’ll be able to get cozy and comfortable in your own home again. Make Sure There’s No Smell of Gas The most important...

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4 Signs Your AC Was Damaged in a Storm

August 3, 2021

Air conditioners are built to withstand the harsh outdoor elements, but that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to storms. High winds, flooding, and hail can all take a toll on your AC. Here in Olathe, where we experience intense summer storms and the occasional tornado, it’s important to be aware of how the weather can impact your air conditioner. There are certain signs you should keep an eye out for that indicate your AC is damaged and requires repairs. 1. Loud, Unusual Sounds You should never ignore sudden, loud noises coming from your air conditioner. High winds can jostle the fan...

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