How To Light a Pilot Light on a Furnace

February 13, 2020

Lighting the pilot light on your furnace can seem impossible if you’ve never done it before. Knowing the proper way to light the pilot light can make turning your furnace on a breeze, however. 1. Examining the Label of Instructions on Your Furnace Check all over the outside of your furnace for a label that contains instructions. These instructions should help you find where your pilot light is and give you specific information that relates to your brand and model of furnace. You may also see specific instructions there on how to light the pilot light on your furnace. Refer...

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Should My Furnace Fan Continuously Run

January 6, 2020

With over 25 years of experience serving Martinsburg and the surrounding areas, our customers have come to trust us with all things HVAC-related. One of the questions we often receive is whether it is beneficial to operate the furnace fan continuously. If you are wondering the same, keep reading to learn ways your furnace fan can make your home more energy-efficient. Will Continuously Running My Furnace Fan Cause Damage? One of the initial concerns you may have about running your furnace fan 24/7 is whether it is okay to do so. It might surprise you to learn that your furnace...

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Furnace Tips for the Holidays

December 18, 2019

It’s a scenario played out all over the country. The house is full of guests while good cheer and gifts are flowing, but suddenly everyone’s feeling a bit chilly. If you’re faced with a furnace system failure during the holidays, use these quick tips to find a remedy. Check Air Vents With so much activity, it’s easy for wrapping paper, clothing, and toys to land on top of floor vents. In fact, blocked vents prevent airflow and can reduce the amount of warm air flowing through your home. When furniture is pushed in front of wall vents, the same problem...

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Why Are Some Rooms Colder Than Others?

November 8, 2019

When it starts to get cold in the winter, you might notice that certain rooms in your home aren’t getting as warm as others. It can be highly inconvenient to have to change your layers of clothing as you move around different rooms in your home. While there are several ways to improve the heating in your home by yourself, some steps require the assistance of an HVAC professional. Here are the most common causes of uneven heating. Replace Dirty Air Filters In most HVAC systems, air filters need to be replaced every three to six months. This keeps them...

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How to Locate Cold Air Leaks in Your Home

October 17, 2019

If you’re concerned about cold air leaking into your home throughout the winter, can help. Leaks large and small can drive your winter energy bills up and cause various rooms in your home to be cool even if you have the heat on. It’s important to find and address these air leaks. Use Your Hands Larger leaks can be found using only your hands. On a cold day when you have the heat running, use your hands to check the inside edges of any doors or windows that are on the exterior of your home. If you feel cold air,...

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Best Dusting Techniques & Products to Improve Your IAQ

September 15, 2019

Dust in your home is a fact of life, but it is a battle you can win on a consistent basis. The key is to use the right dusting techniques and to opt for products that can make your life easier. Dust From the Ceiling to the Floor Always dust from top to bottom to avoid creating yourself some additional work. Consider investing in a duster with an extension pole so that you don’t have to climb a ladder to dust crown molding or ceiling fans. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter right after dusting a room in order...

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What to Do When Your AC Won’t Turn On?

August 15, 2019

If nothing happens when you try to turn on your air conditioner in Martinsburg, WV, there’s no need to panic. There are a few things you can look for to narrow down the causes of the issue. Depending on what the issue is, you may be able to fix it right away or call a knowledgeable professional to address the issue. Let’s look at four possible reasons your AC won’t turn on. 1. Power The first thing you can do, assuming you’ve already checked the remote control’s batteries, is to check the breaker box for tripped breakers. Flip the breaker...

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Changing Air Filters: Simple But Crucial to Your AC

July 9, 2019

One of the standard practices for maintaining a functioning and efficient air conditioner is changing the air filter. It is important for your health, as well as the health of your wallet, to do so. Let’s look at three reasons why you should change your AC filters in a timely manner rather than putting it off. The Air Filter Contributes to Clean Indoor Air One of the jobs of your air conditioner’s air filter is to trap all sorts of particles that can be burdensome to your health. Pollutants such as dust, dirt, pollen, pet hair and germs are collected...

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How to Maintain Great Indoor Air Quality

June 25, 2019

Did you know that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes poor indoor air quality among the top health risks for Americans? Residential air quality is a serious concern, as is breathing conditions in our schools and workplaces. Many homeowners are surprised to learn that the air in their houses actually has a higher concentration of pollutants than outdoor air. So, what can you do about it? Getting Rid of Dust Dust is among the biggest challenges residents face. There’s a never-ending source of it from human skin and pet dander. Furthermore, dust actually collects pollutants as it forms and rereleases...

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Is It Time for Your Preseason Heating and Cooling System Tune-Up?

May 22, 2019

Picking the best time to have your heating or cooling system inspected and tuned up involves more than just finding an available opening in your schedule. You want to find the time before overwhelmingly uncomfortable hot or cold weather strikes. Get your system ready to perform its best for you during the extreme seasons. Take Advantage of Milder Temperatures It’s generally best to conduct your preseason tune-up between the more extreme seasons of summer and winter. Your air conditioning system will operate more effectively if you ensure that there is a new filter and it has plenty of refrigerants to...

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