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  • Fun HVAC Facts

    • Category: HVAC News
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    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. Did you know that the first air conditioner dates back to 180A.D.? While it was a very primitive version created by a Chinese artisan...
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  • 8 Tips to Reducing Your Energy Cost this Fall

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    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. Fortunately, there are ways you can reduce your energy bill during the fall months.

    Set Your Th...

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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. HVAC systems can also help in leveling moisture levels and cont...
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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.
     
    These qualities have also made HEP...
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  • How Does Indoor Air Pollution Affect Expecting Mothers?

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    Expecting Mothers and Indoor Air
    Pregnancy is an exciting time in any woman's life, but it also comes with downsides. One such downside is worrying about new risks to your safety and health. There are many health and safety concerns to expectant mothers, the one we'll be focusing on today is indoor air pollution. Typically when one thinks about air pollution, they think about brea...
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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. Here are some of the most common options that you'll encounter at the store:

    Fiberglass Air Filters

    These filte...
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  • 5 Myths About HVAC Services

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    HVAC Myths
    Your HVAC system is one thing that you and your family constantly rely on throughout the year. You may not think about the importance of this system until it's not working. Here are five of the most common myths about HVAC services that we're going to debunk so you can realize the importance of undergoing regular HVAC services.

    Filter Changes...

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  • The Difference Between Commercial and Residential HVAC

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    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. The residential systems serve homes and small business areas, while commercial systems serve vast areas such as warehouses and bigger stores. Although they...
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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.

    Dehumidification Isn't the A/C's Primary Job

    An air conditioner's primary function is to cool...
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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.

    Installing A Smart Thermostat

    Smart thermostats are digital devices that can turn on and off in accordance with specific settings. Once programmed, the...
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  • How Does a Digital Thermostat Work?

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    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. However, more and more homeowners are learning of the many benefits that upgradi...
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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. But with proper care, you can ensure they last as long as possible. How long can you expect them to last and what can you do to extend their lifecycle?

    The Importance...

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  • 5 Benefits of Duct Cleaning

    • Category: HVAC News
    Family With Clean Air
    A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The same is true for your home heating and cooling system, including its ducts. 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 y...
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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. You need to ensure that you take the time to properly prepare your system so that it doesn't intake excess dust and other debris which...
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  • Why Too Much or Too Little Humidity is Bad for Your Home

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    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. Here are a few reasons why:

    Your Home Could Be Damaged

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  • How Long Does a Furnace Filter Last?

    • Category: Heating
    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 hom...
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  • MERV Ratings: The Difference Between Each Level

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    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. It's important to know what MERV stands for and the differences between different MERV levels. ...
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  • How Long Will My New HVAC System Last?

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    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. However, the longevity of your system does depend on the quality of install, type of system and even where you reside.

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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. However, you might be thinking that’s all there is to it. But, humidifiers are able to do a lot more than simply make the air less dry.

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  • When Should I Replace My Furnace?

    • Category: Heating
    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. It is always best to replace your furnace before you have a problem and especially before winter weather sets in. Annual maintenance can only do so much...
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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. During the cold winter months, your system will likely be running around the clock. This can result in a few common HVAC problems that you...
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  • Boiler vs Furnace vs Heat Pump: What's the Difference?

    • Category: Heating
    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. A boiler will turn your fuel source into hot water or steam. A furnace w...
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  • The Impact of Overheating Your Home

    • Category: Heating
    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.

    A Higher...

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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?

    Better Windows

    Windows are helpful for energy efficiency in what they let in and what they keep out. If you have the option to invest in energy-efficient windows, you ma...
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  • Should You Use a Humidifier or Dehumidifier for Winter?

    • Category: Heating
    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. You'll also find your home far more comfortable with the...
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  • Mold Exposure Symptoms: What You Need to Know

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    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

    The first thing you should kno...
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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...
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  • What is the Best Way to Heat and Cool My Home?

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    Heating and Cooling Indoors
    Depending on where you live, your energy bills may increase during the cooler months as the demand for hot water and heat increases. 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...
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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. If option two ju...

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  • Why Does My Air Conditioner Leak Water?

    Leaking Air Conditioner

    Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

    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 is my air conditioner leaking water?” There are multiple reasons as to why this happens but befor...
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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. Do you wait it out and try to repair it, or do you throw in the towel and replace your air...

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  • How to Stay Cool at Home During Summer

    Staying Cool in Summer

    Summer Heat and Staying Cool

    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. Furthermore, if the high temperatures are not addressed, they co...
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  • Air Conditioning Safety Tips

    Summer Air Conditioning Safety

    A/C Safety

    The team at Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric hopes everyone will enjoy a safe, happy summer. Unfortunately, in the United States, air conditioning units and fans sometimes contribute to house fires during the hottest months of the year. The scope of this problem surprises some people. For example, during the four...
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  • Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

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    Energy Efficient Home

    An 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. Whether you're looking to save some money or just want to help the environment, these four simple tips can help you make your home more energy efficient.

    1. Ensure Y...

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  • Spring Energy Saving Tips For Your AC

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    Energy Saving Tips

    Energy Saving in Your Home

    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. While most of these seasonal spring changes are welcomed with open arms, your ever-increasing electricity bill probably will not be. Fortunately, t...
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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. While you can't keep your pet from shedding, by incorporating a few tasks into your daily, weekly, and monthly routine,...
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  • Spring Cleaning Your HVAC Unit

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    Spring Cleaning Your HVAC Unit

    Spring Cleaning is Around the Corner

    As spring fever hits, and everyone is spring cleaning, spring isn't just in the air, it is in the air conditioning! When the first signs of humidity and warmer days begin to raise the temperatures outside, you can be sure the temperatures inside our homes are rising too. We all know what this means...i...
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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. For the rest of us that want to know about our home services and what the experts are saying, you can r...
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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

    Automation technology c...
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  • Your 2019 Home Wish List

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    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

    • Category: Heating
    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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