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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Is It Smart to Save Money Buying a Used Furnace?

March 18, 2022

If you’re considering replacing your current furnace, you may have wondered if it’s OK to buy a used furnace to save some money. There’s a lot to weigh when comparing the option of buying a new furnace versus purchasing a used unit. You’ll need to consider things like price tags and different levels of efficiency. Buying used means you could end up with an energy hog or a highly efficient energy-saving machine; below are factors you can consider. 1. Check Its History The first thing you need to do is investigate the furnace’s history. Make sure

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How to Extend the Lifecycle of Your Cedarburg, WI Heating System

February 15, 2022

If your heating system has been working overtime for years to keep your Cedarburg, WI house warm and comfortable, it may be time to get it serviced. Although standard furnaces have a lifetime of 15 years, they frequently fail due to improper maintenance. Attention and regular maintenance, on the other hand, can make your furnace survive longer than its actual lifecycle. The following provides a few pointers to help you extend the lifecycle of your heating system and keep it in good working order. Replace Your Air Filters A clogged filter will make your furnace work

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What’s the Difference Between a Heat Pump and Furnace?

January 3, 2022

There’s a large draw toward heat pumps given their vastly superior efficiency rating. However, they may not be appropriate for every circumstance. Discover the differences between heat pumps and furnaces as you consider what’s best for your home. Are There Similarities? Before looking at what makes these systems different, let’s look at how they’re similar. Both still require air to flow through your house and the system. That means both will have air filters that need periodic changing. It also means that both will need routine maintenance to maintain their operational efficiency. A

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Common Furnace Noises and What They Mean

December 20, 2021

When your furnace suddenly starts making strange sounds, it’s only natural to be concerned. You may be worried about spending a bunch of money on repairs, having your heating system break down on you, or even, in the worst-case scenarios, needing to replace your furnace altogether. Don’t panic yet, though. While many noises can represent problems and should not be taken lightly, the majority of them can be minimized if you’re proactive about it. Knowing what each type of noise means can help you save yourself quite a bit of discomfort and money. Whistling Noise A

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