From Winter to Warm: What to Watch for When Turning on the A/C in the Spring

You wait for this moment every year. As the weather gets warmer and warmer, you try to resist turning on the air conditioning for the first time. How much will you sweat before you give in to the heat? Maybe you’re on the other end of the spectrum and can’t wait for any excuse to create a deep chill in your home. Hold on a second. What’s that funky smell? What’s that loud noise you’ve never heard before? And why isn’t your home getting any cooler?!? Steps to Turn on Your A/C for the First Time After Winter Actually, let’s talk about what NOT to… Read more »

Will Frozen Pipes Thaw on Their Own?

The more important question to ask is, what could happen while you’re waiting for pipes to thaw? As we learned in high school, water expands when it freezes, which could cause pipes to rupture without you knowing it. You may not find out until that thawing process happens and water leaks from the pipe. Depending on how much pressure is created by the combination of ice and water flow when someone turns on the water, the pipe could burst and cause serious problems very quickly. Then you could be dealing with mold, damage to your property, cleanup crews, and insurance claims. Low water flow caused… Read more »

Air Conditioning vs. Fans… or Both?

Although the air conditioning vs. fans debate has raged for decades, air conditioning seems to be winning. About 90 percent of homes had air conditioning in 2018, nearly double the percentage of homes with air conditioning (47 percent) in 1973. To be fair, this is an apples-to-oranges comparison because the two technologies are designed to do different things. Air conditioning cools the air, while fans simply move the air. Also, keep in mind that air conditioning helps you control air quality while cooling. This is important for the elderly, young children, and people with asthma and other respiratory conditions. For many families, the health benefit… Read more »

How to Transition Your HVAC System from Winter to Summer

After a winter filled with snow and ongoing restrictions due to the pandemic, we feel safe in saying that just about everyone can’t wait for spring! Before you start planning barbecues, vacations, and trips to the beach, give your HVAC system a few minutes of your attention to make sure it’s ready to get you through the summer months. Clear Debris from the Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit Remove any leaves, branches, trash, or other debris that may have settled on or around the unit over the course of the winter. If you see anything inside the unit that is not easily removable, let Tindall &… Read more »

6 Fall Tips to Keep Your HVAC System Running Smoothly

  Your HVAC system loves the fall season. It can relax after working hard all summer and rest up a bit before getting back to the grind during the cold winter months. While temperatures are comfortable, now is a good time to give your home and HVAC system a little TLC. Just like you brush your teeth twice a day to keep them clean and strong, simple HVAC maintenance twice a year can provide your family with cleaner, healthier air, keep your energy bills down, and help your heating and cooling system run smoothly before extreme winter weather arrives. 1) Invest in Quality Filters When… Read more »

Hurricane Season Forecasted To Be Worse Then Usual

  While the 2018 hurricane season doesn’t officially kick off until June 1st, professional meteorologists are making predictions that it will be a busy time for tropical storms this year.  Researchers at Colorado State University are predicting a 60% chance of at least one major hurricane hitting the East Coast, and are estimating a total of 7 hurricanes (3 of which will be major) and 14 named storms will form during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season.  An average season produces 12 named storms before hurricane season wraps up in late November. Last year was the costliest hurricane season on record, being only one of four… Read more »

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