What’s the Difference Between a Heater, Furnace, and Boiler?

January 18, 2017

In the middle of this frigid winter, you may wonder what device is causing your living room to maintain that comfortable 72 degree temperature. Most homes are equipped with a central heating system, though the parts that make up that heating system can be a bit confusing. What is my heating system, and how does it function?

2017 Resolutions (for your HVAC)

January 3, 2017

Is saving money on your list of New Year's resolutions? While you're clipping coupons and planning healthy low-budget meals, don't overlook these important HVAC to-do's. The money you'll save on utility bills, repairs and replacement costs may surprise you!

HVAC Holiday Wish List

December 20, 2016

Your holiday shopping is nearly complete! You’ve wrapped up everything from Aunt Molly’s favorite socks to those new Whatchamacallits for all the kids and you’re ready to settle in for the season’s festivities. But, before you pour that eggnog, consider adding a gift for one more: your HVAC unit. After all, it’s already gifting you a houseful of cozy warmth for the holidays.

Heating Mythconceptions

December 14, 2016

How many of these common misconceptions about home heating sound familiar? Underestimating how much energy heating takes - According to recent studies, people tend to assume that the household devices they use most often use the most energy. So, while homeowners may make an effort to turn off lights and computers, and buy ENERGY STAR® appliances to save money on energy bills, they may overlook the potentially largest power cost in the house: their HVAC system. 

How Heat Pumps Can Deliver Year-Round Savings

November 14, 2016

Do you live in an area with a mild climate? If so, you might want to consider a heat pump for your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy modern heat pumps can heat a space for 50% of the electricity used by an electric-resistance furnace or baseboard heater, and can also dehumidify your home more efficiently than a central AC unit.

Common Post Season AC Repairs

September 30, 2016

By now, your AC has been working its hardest for over three months. It’s not uncommon for it to need repair at this point, especially if your equipment is over seven years old, poorly maintained or improperly sized for your home's cooling needs. Some typical post season AC problems include:

What Size HVAC Unit Is Right for Me?

August 16, 2016

When it comes to HVAC equipment, bigger isn't always better. You’ll see the best results, longest life and most energy efficiency from a system that's designed for the space you want to cool and heat. A knowledgeable ARS® HVAC technician can help you identify the best fit for your home and budget, but here are just a few of the factors that he or she will consider when making that recommendation:

Will your AC make it through Summer?

August 2, 2016

It’s hot and getting hotter.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the forecast for August through October calls for hotter than normal temperatures everywhere. How can you prevent your AC from breaking down when you need it most?

Signs of Wear and Tear on your Air Ducts

July 11, 2016

Leaky, dirty air ducts can take a toll on your comfort, your indoor air quality and your pocketbook. Be on the lookout for these red flags. They could be signs your ducts are in need of repair.

INFOGRAPHIC - Important Qualities of an HVAC Tech

June 21, 2016

Summer has begun and heat continues to rise to blistering heights. Having the luxury of air conditioned buildings is often something we take for granted. But, when our AC stops working and the heat quickly makes a once comfortable room into an unbearable one, we immediately rely on the skills and expertise of an HVAC tech (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician).