Smart Choice Heating and Air Blog: Archive for March, 2020

As the Weather Warms, Heed These Cooling Efficiency Tips

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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One of the most common questions we get from homeowners in regards to their air conditioning system is how they can improve system efficiency to lower cooling costs. Considering how uncomfortably warm it can get, and how long our summers can be, it’s only natural that you might wonder this as well.

We have good news! There are a number of air conditioning services to help with this, including preventive maintenance that helps you avoid repairs, and lowers bills. There are also HVAC and indoor air quality products that can help with this.

Even simple things like adjusting your thermostat a few degrees higher than usual and ensuring that you change your air filter every 1-3 months will help to improve efficiency. Read on for more details and additional tips to improve efficiency and cooling costs!

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Sounds You Should Never Hear from Your Furnace

Monday, March 9th, 2020
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We seem to be just about winding down on our furnace use. Though, as we all know, we can still be in for a cold spell in the coming weeks, and you never know if you might need your furnace for one last show. Whether you’ve already shut it down for the season or expect to turn it back on again, one thing is for sure. If it was making any unfamiliar noises, you need to have it checked out by an experienced professional!

There are certain noises that simply shouldn’t be ignored, and letting a furnace sit in wait until next fall can be detrimental to not only the heating system, but your air conditioner too—which shares components like ductwork and the thermostat. If you are hearing any of the following suspicious sounds, please don’t hesitate to schedule an inspection with one of our technicians.

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