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  • Can Amazon Sidewalk Impact My Smart Thermostat?

    Can Amazon Sidewalk Impact My Smart Thermostat?
    Amazon's newest release, the Sidewalk, is creating a more connected world for all of our electronic devices, like our smart thermostats, but is it secure?
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  • HVAC Tips for a Cool 4th of July Celebration

    When Independence Day rolls around, we expect a hot, fun day. While you'll likely be outdoors, it's necessary to keep your home cool for your guests.
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  • Air Conditioning or Windows: Which is Better?

    Air Conditioning or Windows: Which is Better?
    You have two main options for cooling your home. You can utilize a centralized HVAC air conditioning unit, or you can opt for keeping the windows open. Which one will be more energy efficient?
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  • Why Is My A/C Making Weird Noises?

    Why Is My AC Making Weird Noises
    Unfortunately, unexpected noises can happen, and being able to identify them early can help you to avoid costly repairs in the long run. Start by taking a second to identify the noise that your HVAC system is making.
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  • Five Common A/C Smells and What They Mean

    Five Common A/C Smells and What They Mean
    If you've noticed one of these odd smells coming from your HVAC system, then it's time to let one of our HVAC professionals evaluate your HVAC system. Our HVAC professionals are highly trained and knowledgeable on a variety of different HVAC brands and models to ensure that you get the best HVAC service possible.
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  • Can Tornadoes Impact My HVAC System?

    Can Torandoes Impact My HVAC System?
    Tornados can be extremely nasty storms that can damage many different components of your home. One of the most costly components to get repaired is your HVAC system.
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  • Could Insects Be Coming From The HVAC System?

    Could Insects Be Coming From The HVAC System?
    Insects getting into your home through your HVAC system sounds like something out of a bad horror movie. Unfortunately, it can be very real reality!
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  • How Humidity Affects Air Conditioning

    How Humidity Affects Air Conditioning
    Here's what you need to know about humidity and how it impacts your air conditioning and HVAC system.
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  • 5 Ways to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Spring

    There are several different things that you should do to the system to help to ensure that the unit is working correctly and you will be able to keep your home cool.
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  • Why You Should Consider a Furnace Replacement

    Underperformance and wearing out aren't the only reasons you should consider replacing a furnace. Here is why every homeowner should prioritize replacing their heating system.
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  • Can Home Thermostats Go Bad?

    Can Home Thermostats Go Bad?
    Most residents use a home thermostat daily and adjust it based on their preferences. When maintaining the features, it's important to know if home thermostats can be defective.
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  • 3 Best Tips for Heating a Garage

    3 Best Tips for Heating a Garage
    During the colder months, space can become cold and uncomfortable due to the lack of insulation and heating. If you want to heat your garage, there are a few tips to follow to create a more comfortable setting.
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  • 4 Reasons Why Your HVAC Unit is Overheating

    No one wants an overheating HVAC system; however, it is common, especially during summer. Here are four common causes of overheating in HVAC systems.
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  • 5 New Year's Resolution for Your HVAC System

    5 New Year's Resolution for Your HVAC System
    With the new year, now is the perfect time to make a few resolutions for your unit, including using maintenance, adding a smart thermostat, changing your filter, improving air quality, and upgrading the system when needed.
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  • 5 New Year's Resolution for Your HVAC System

    5 New Year's Resolution for Your HVAC System
    With the new year, now is the perfect time to make a few resolutions for your unit, including using maintenance, adding a smart thermostat, changing your filter, improving air quality, and upgrading the system when needed.
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  • Can I Replace My HVAC Unit By Myself?

    Can I Replace My HVAC Unit By Myself?
    If it is time to have your HVAC unit replaced, you may be curious whether or not you can install your unit by yourself. Getting a new unit can help you save money on your energy bills and ensure that you have a long-lasting machine. However, you never want to install it yourself.
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  • HVAC Tips for the Holidays

    HVAC Tips for the Holidays
    If you're expecting to host a small holiday party this holiday season, you will want to ensure that your HVAC system is in good working condition.
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  • Does Homeowners Insurance Cover HVAC Units?

    • Category: HVAC News
    Home and money bags balancing on scale
    Before freezing during winter or sweating during summer due to a damaged HVAC system, it is imperative to check what your homeowners' insurance policy covers.
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  • How HVAC Maintenance Can Save Your Holiday Plans

    Cozy socks on heater with holiday decor around
    Your home's HVAC system is the last thing you should worry about this holiday season. Naturally, the best way to keep your heating and cooling system in top working condition this winter is to schedule a maintenance visit with your local HVAC contractor.
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  • Spooky HVAC Stories

    • Category: HVAC News
    Kid dressed as ghost holding a jack-o-lantern
    When you work with our team of experts, you will have the confidence to look back at your HVAC issues as a horror story to tell the kids.
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  • Fun HVAC Facts

    • Category: HVAC News
    Fun facts text on cardboard background
    Without a properly working heating or cooling system, you wouldn't be able to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. It's pretty easy to use today's systems, but things have changed quite a bit over the years.
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  • 8 Tips to Reducing Your Energy Cost this Fall

    • Category: HVAC News
    Reducing Your Energy Cost
    Summer is coming to an end, and it is almost time for fall. For most, the autumn season is a welcome break from the heat, but this time of the year can also strain your energy bill. Cooler weather means that you will be running your heat more often.
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  • HVAC Basics for Beginners

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     HVAC Basics for Beginners
    Air conditioners are undoubtedly significant appliances and a common sight in many American households. They have proved efficient and reliable in improving indoor air quality. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems enable you to control a given space’s temperature.
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  • Can Air Purifiers Prevent the Spread of COVID-19?

    • Category: HVAC News
    Air Purifiers
    High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter purifiers are known for catching indoor pollutants, allergens, and contaminants. Due to these features, air purifiers have become a popular solution for indoor spaces that want to maintain a healthier environment.
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  • How Does Indoor Air Pollution Affect Expecting Mothers?

    • Category: HVAC News
    Expecting Mothers and Indoor Air
    There are many health and safety concerns to expectant mothers, the one we'll be focusing on today is indoor air pollution. Many people are unaware that pollution also exists in the home and workplace.
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  • What Are the Different Types of HVAC Filters?

    • Category: HVAC News
    HVAC Filters
    As with many things in life, your HVAC system has many different filter options to choose from. Understanding the different types of filters available and how they work is necessary for choosing the right one to fit your needs.
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  • 5 Myths About HVAC Services

    • Category: HVAC News
    HVAC Myths
    When things are working well around your home, it's easy to forget about your HVAC system. Thinking about it a little more often, however, can help you keep your system running smoothly and avoid interruptions to your home's comfort.
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  • The Difference Between Commercial and Residential HVAC

    • Category: HVAC News
    Commercial and Residential HVAC
    Good HVAC systems will provide thermal control and indoor comfort. HVAC systems are categorized into two: commercial and residential. Both systems vary in size, power, location, and complexity.
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  • Can Air Conditioners Remove Humidity?

    Humidity is a fact of life during summer. As the heat rises, so does the moisture level in your home. You may be wondering if air conditioners can remove humidity. The answer is yes, but not a lot of it.
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  • How Your Thermostat Could Help You Save Money

    smart thermostat
    Though a thermostat is a tiny device, it can have a significant impact over your comfort and energy costs. You might not realize that this temperature-leveling device can help save money.
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  • How Does a Digital Thermostat Work?

    • Category: HVAC News
    Digital Thermostat
    When it comes to enhancing the quality of your indoor comfort and keeping energy bills at bay, investing in a digital thermostat can be the answer. Many homeowners are familiar with a traditional analog thermostat where they moved the knob to their desired temperature.
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  • How Long Can an Air Conditioning Unit Last?

    Air Conditioner Age
    Air conditioners have improved a lot in the last few years. The best units are more efficient and are built to last. However, as good as these units are they do not last forever.
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  • 5 Benefits of Duct Cleaning

    • Category: HVAC News
    Family With Clean Air
    Your system's air ducts should be inspected and cleaned every three to five years or sooner if you have pets. If you cannot remember the last time you had an HVAC professional clean your ducts, here are five benefits that you and your family are missing out on in your home.
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  • Do You Need An HVAC Seasonal Tune-Up or Preventative Maintenance?

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    Do You Need An HVAC Seasonal Tune-Up or Preventative Maintenance?
    If you're new to owning a home or simply are taking over the task of caring for your HVAC system, then you need to know the difference between preventative maintenance and seasonal tune-ups. As a general rule of thumb, preventative maintenance are the things that you should be doing as a homeowner to protect your HVAC syste...
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  • 5 Ways to Protect Your HVAC During Remodeling

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    Protect Your HVAC During Remodeling
    Remodeling your home may be something that you've been looking forward to for a long time. With so many decisions and preparation measures for the remodel, it can be easy to forget about protecting your HVAC system.
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  • Why Too Much or Too Little Humidity is Bad for Your Home

    • Category: HVAC News
    Humidity in the Home
    It is normal for humidity levels to fluctuate from day to day, and you may notice that the humidity levels in your home will fluctuate as well. Be aware that having too much or too little humidity in the home can have a negative impact, though.
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  • How Long Does a Furnace Filter Last?

    Furnace Filter
    Homeowners know they should change their furnace filter every so often, but not many understand what they do or why. Filtration is a vital part of keeping the furnace system healthy and working well. The filter lasts from one to twelve months. Here's what homeowners should know about furnace filters.
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  • MERV Ratings: The Difference Between Each Level

    • Category: HVAC News
    Air Filter MERV Rating
    The MERV rating on an air filter shows how efficient it is for removing particulates of different sizes. The ratings start at 1 and go up to 16, with 1 being the least efficient and 16 the most efficient.
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  • How Long Will My New HVAC System Last?

    • Category: HVAC News
    New HVAC System
    Whether you own or rent your home, your heating and air conditioning unit must be maintained. With proper maintenance, most HVAC units can last anywhere between 15 and 25 years.
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  • 5 Benefits of Having a Humidifier in Winter

    • Category: HVAC News
    Humidifier
    Humidifiers have one function; to add moisture into the air. These devices are particularly useful during the winter season where the air is dry and the HVAC unit isn’t cutting it.
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  • When Should I Replace My Furnace?

    Replacing Furnace
    A working furnace during the winter is more than just a luxury. It is a necessity. The last thing you want is to wake up on a cold day to no heat or frozen pipes because your furnace malfunctioned.
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  • 5 Common HVAC Problems During the Winter

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    Problems During the Winter
    Your HVAC system is responsible for providing you with cooled air in the summer and hot air in the winter. It's what your family relies on to live in a comfortable environment no matter what time of year it is.
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  • Boiler vs Furnace vs Heat Pump: What's the Difference?

    Boiler vs Furnace vs Heat Pump
    Although a boiler, furnace, and heat pump can all keep your home warm, there are some confusion about which one is the best option. There are benefits to each choice, so you should talk with an HVAC professional to learn about your unique options.
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  • The Impact of Overheating Your Home

    Overheating Your Home
    If you live in a region that experiences particularly cold winters, you know that keeping your home heated with a functional HVAC system is a must. Unfortunately, it's easy to get carried away on really cold days and cause problems by overheating your home. Here are a few reasons why you should always be careful with your thermostat.

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  • How Can I Lower My Electric Bill During the Winter?

    • Category: Electric
    How Can I Lower My Electric Bill During the Winter?
    No one likes to spend their money on wasted energy during the cold winter, so what can you do to save energy in the home and keeping your hard-earned money for yourself?
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  • Should You Use a Humidifier or Dehumidifier for Winter?

    Humidifier or Dehumidifier
    The first thing most people think of when it comes to winter is heat, but there is another element to indoor air quality and comfort you can't overlook. Keeping the humidity level in your home balanced during the winter prevents mold growth and respiratory illness.
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  • Mold Exposure Symptoms: What You Need to Know

    • Category: HVAC News
    Mold Exposure
    Mold is a type of fungus that can grow in slightly damp homes. This fungus grows in materials, such as fiberboard, wood, or gypsum board, and sadly most homes have these materials. Being exposed to this type of fungus is not good for you, and you need to address the problem as soon as you can.

    Mold Symptoms

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  • What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?

    Indoor Air Pollution
    If you aren't concerned about indoor air pollution, then you need to learn more about its dangers. You spend more time inside your home than anywhere else, and if you work or go to school, then those environments must meet certain air quality standards. Here is what HVAC professionals believe can lead to poor air quality inside your home.
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  • What is the Best Way to Heat and Cool My Home?

    • Category: HVAC News
    Heating and Cooling Indoors
    With the prices of energy going to increase as well, so does your utility bills. This same holds true during the summer. So, what’s the best way to heat and cool your home without having to overwork your HVAC system and pay a fortune?
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  • 5 Types of Air Conditioning Units

    Types of Air Conditioners

    When the temperature heats up, we immediately want to find ways to cool down. But just as luck would have it, when you go to turn on the AC, it only blows hot air. At this point, you have two options; call an HVAC professional for inspection or learn to deal with the heat.

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  • Why Does My Air Conditioner Leak Water?

    Leaking Air Conditioner
    It is time for fun in the sun. Unfortunately, with warmer temperatures also comes leaking air conditioners. One of the most frequently asked questions during the summer is “Why does my air conditioner leak water?”
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  • When Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner?

    Repair or Replace

    When your air conditioner malfunctions, knowing whether you should repair it or replace it can be tricky.

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  • How to Stay Cool at Home During Summer

    Staying Cool in Summer
    Summer is almost here and everyone is excited to go on vacation or simply spending more time engaging in outdoor activities. However, even as we celebrate the arrival of summer, one thing that worries everyone is how to deal with the summer heat.
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  • Air Conditioning Safety Tips

    Summer Air Conditioning Safety
    The team at Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric hopes everyone will enjoy a safe, happy summer. This brief article offers five air conditioning fire prevention tips.
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  • Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

    • Category: HVAC News
    Energy Efficient Home
    There are many benefits to taking steps to make your home more energy efficient, and it's not always as difficult or expensive as you may think.
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  • Spring Energy Saving Tips For Your AC

    • Category: HVAC News
    Energy Saving Tips
    Warm weather is quickly approaching which means energy saving time, and everyone is trading in their hot cocoa and warm coffee for frozen smoothies and iced coffees.
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  • 5 HVAC Tips For Pet Owners

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    HVAC Tips For Pet Owners
    You love your cats and dogs, but you might not love all of the fur that they shed. Not only can fur and pet dander cause allergy symptoms to worsen, but it can also cause your air conditioner and furnace to need more maintenance.
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  • Spring Cleaning Your HVAC Unit

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    Spring Cleaning Your HVAC Unit

    Spring Cleaning is Around the Corner

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  • Air Filters for Seasonal Allergies

    Seasonal Allergies
    As many as 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies each spring and fall. Allergies cause sneezing, coughing, and phlegm irritations. While allergies can be caused by blooming plants and household pets, there are other more insidious causes. Here’s more information about non-natural causes and how to fix them.

    Causes of Seasonal All...

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  • HVAC Vocabulary Lesson

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    Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric | HVAC Vocabulary Lesson
    When dealing with the world of HVAC you may not know all of the lingo that go along with this topic. Often times a person will think that they don’t need to understand the terms and phrases and will not make any type of effort to even understand.
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  • Humidifier FAQ's

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    Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric | Humidifier FAQ's
    The proper range for humidity range for a home is between 35 to 50 percent. If the humidity levels are too low, they can make you sick and cause sinus issues. If the levels are too high, it promotes the growth of mold. A humidifier is a good tool to keep the humidity just right in your home. A HVAC Professional can help you get a humidifier.

    L...

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  • What Exactly is Home Automation?

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    Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric | What Exactly is Home Automation?
    Home automation is connecting several devices to make them work together. Some of these devices can be controlled from a laptop, smartphone, or motion sensors. Some devices can be voice activated. This can give you a more secure, comfortable home, and save you a lot of money on your energy bill.

    Home Security

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  • Your 2019 Home Wish List

    • Category: HVAC News
    Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric | Your 2019 Home Wish List
    By 25 December, you can find a tree standing in every house. After all, Christmas is one of the year’s most important holidays. It is a time when gifts represent the love you have for the family, and candles represent wishes. Many years ago, every house was a hotbed for the next twelve days and nights, represented by the burning of a Christmas log.
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  • How to Winterize Your Heater

    Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric | Winterize Heater
    The cold weather is starting to set in and that means you’ll be running your heater nearly every day. But before you crank your thermostat, it’s best to make sure you prep your unit for the harsh weather. While it’s best to have your unit examined by a trained technician, there are a few things you can do on your own.
     
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