11 Things to Look for When Installing a New Furnace

January 20, 2023

A properly maintained furnace can last approximately 20 years. That said, a furnace nearing the end of its life needs immediate replacement to help keep your home warm, especially at night. Most professionals do an excellent job and will guide you through the installation process. Regardless, knowing what to look out for before, during, and after installation is essential. There are 11 things that homeowners must watch out for when technicians install a new furnace. 1. Size An oversized unit can cause overuse of energy, while an undersized furnace won’t heat your

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Can a New HVAC Unit Increase My Home’s Value?

December 19, 2022

If you’re planning on moving in the next few years, it’s essential do what you can to increase your Cedarburg home’s value to ensure you have as much equity as possible when you sell it. This will allow you to have more money to put toward a new home. One important upgrade that some potential sellers consider is replacing their HVAC system. Since this represents a significant investment, it’s important to determine whether or not this purchase will give you a good bang for your buck. To help you make an informed upgrade decision, check out this insider’s guide from

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Should You Cover Your HVAC System in the Winter?

November 20, 2022

If you own a home, it’s vital that you take steps to protect it along with all of the equipment and appliances that help maintain a livable environment. There are pros and cons to covering your HVAC unit during the colder months, so it’s ultimately up to you whether you decide to cover it or not. Here’s all you need to know. Will Covering Your HVAC Unit Make a Difference? HVAC professionals have been debating this topic for years. In some ways, it makes sense to cover your unit when it’s not in use because

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Learn More About What Your Boiler Is Used For

October 20, 2022

There are many moving parts in your home that make it function the way you’re used to. If your home has a boiler, you may not realize that it is an important part of your hot water system. We realize that it may be confusing to learn about what this appliance is and what it does. So, you can learn right here what your boiler is and exactly what it is used for in your home. What Is a Boiler? If you look in your basement or utility closet, you may see a tall metal cylinder

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Common Electrical Services Handled By Electricians

September 20, 2022

Electrical work is a vital part of maintaining any home or business. From wiring and lighting to repairs and installation, electricians handle a wide range of tasks. While some basic electrical tasks, like changing a lightbulb or resetting a circuit breaker, can be completed by non-professionals, it’s always best to leave more complex electrical work to the experts. Licensed electricians have the training and experience needed to safely and correctly complete a wide range of electrical work tasks. Here is an overview of some of the most common electrical services handled by electricians.

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What Does SEER Rating Mean?

August 16, 2022

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It measures both how well an air conditioner cools a designated amount of space and also the amount of energy it takes to do this. A closely related idea is the EER, or Energy Efficiency Ratio, which is like a snapshot of an appliance’s energy efficiency at a given point in time. By contrast, the SEER rating takes into account the appliance’s performance over the length of a season. The SEER rating is calculated by multiplying an air conditioner’s cooling output over the course of the cooling season by

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HVAC and Indoor Air Quality

July 15, 2022

Many people believe that their HVAC system only delivers warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer and provides some ventilation. But the fact is your HVAC system has a great impact on the quality of air in your home all throughout the year. Our HVAC professionals at Hometown Heating, Air & Electric know that a well-maintained system can improve your home’s air quality, while a badly maintained one can worsen it. Good HVAC, Good Air Among the things a well-maintained HVAC system does for your indoor air quality are: Remove pollutants

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When Should You Change Your HVAC Air Filter?

June 20, 2022

As air travels through your HVAC system, it’s forced through an air filter. This filter works to remove impurities from the air like pet dander and dust. To ensure that your air filter is consistently improving the quality of the air inside of your home, it’s important that it gets changed on a regular basis. How to Tell That Your Air Filter Needs Changing The best way to determine that it’s time to change your air filter is to take a look at its state. As a general rule of thumb, you should be able to

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How Long Can My Air Conditioner Run Continuously?

May 20, 2022

The humid Wisconsin summers mean that your air conditioner often has to work overtime to keep your home cool. As a result, we often get questions from customers asking if it’s okay for their air conditioning to run constantly. The answer is yes, it is fine if you leave your air conditioning constantly switched on. However, the condenser unit shouldn’t run constantly as this will quickly cause the motor to burn out. Moreover, if the condenser unit is running continuously, this indicates that your AC system isn’t working properly and needs to be repaired. To understand why, let’s take a

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Will a Smart Thermostat Really Save Me Money?

April 19, 2022

If you’re like most homeowners, you’re always looking for ways to help cut down on energy bills when the summertime rolls around. One of the best ways to do this is to install a smart thermostat. These are not only super convenient to operate, but they can drastically reduce your energy bills. It Learns Your Behaviors Probably the most convenient feature of a smart thermostat is that after you program in your initial settings, it gets to learn your behavior. Over time, as it observes your behavior, it will be able to determine what temperature you

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