Unclogging Your AC Drain Line

May 17, 2022

Your air conditioner has a drain line that can become clogged. This can cause trouble with your AC system and can cause damage to your home. There are a few easy ways to fix this problem. What Is an AC Drain Line? Your air conditioner removes humidity from your home. The moisture it collects is condensed on metal coils and falls onto a drip pan in the form of water. The drip pan funnels water into an AC drain line that removes it from your home. The AC drain line is wet and enclosed. This can

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Is a Window Unit Less Expensive Than an HVAC System?

April 11, 2022

Is a Window Unit Less Expensive Than an HVAC System? With summer on the way, now’s the time that most homeowners start to think about their home’s cooling needs. And for homes without an existing HVAC system installed, this inevitably leads to one question. Is a window unit cheaper than an HVAC system? The answer, of course, depends on a variety of factors. Here’s an overview of the pros and cons of both solutions and an explanation of when each makes the best choice. Consider Your Cooling Needs The first thing you must

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How to Assess the Heating and Cooling System in Your New Home

March 15, 2022

When you buy a new home, take some time to assess its heating and cooling system. Doing so can save you from unfortunate and expensive surprises. It’s worth the time it takes to fully investigate it to see if it meets your needs. Find the Energy Rating Label Heating and cooling equipment should have an Energy Star rating label on it. The furnace will be rated in AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency), while the air conditioner is rated by SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio). The higher these numbers are, the more efficient the equipment is.

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Extending the Lifespan of Your Furnace

February 16, 2022

You can count on most furnaces to operate reliably for about 10 years. Aging units can start to develop an array of issues due to wear and tear on their parts. There are several steps that you can take to increase the life expectancy of your furnace. Schedule Annual Furnace Tune-Ups Scheduling annual tune-ups for your furnace can keep it free from issues. A technician will go over the various components of your heater and check it for any lurking problems. By getting small issues addressed early, you can keep them from developing into anything

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How to Tell Your Ductwork Is Damaged

January 10, 2022

If your ductwork is damaged, it can cost you a lot of money in higher energy bills. There are a few signs that you need to have your ductwork repaired or replaced. Hot and Cold Spots If different rooms in your home have drastically different temperatures, that’s a sign there’s a leak in the ductwork. If there are holes in the ducts or the joints aren’t properly sealed, conditioned air doesn’t end up where it’s supposed to. High Energy Bills If air is leaking out of your ducts, your energy bills

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Keeping Your Furnace Up to Code

December 20, 2021

There are numerous cities and states that set building codes. These codes directly affect how you’re allowed to install, operate and maintain an HVAC system. Know the basics of the building codes and if your furnace adheres to the latest regulations. What Are the Codes? The Uniform Mechanical Code was developed by the American National Standards Institute and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. This system sets national and international standards for HVAC installations, repairs and maintenance. The codes are updated every three years, and the updates are posted on

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Ways to Increase the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home This Winter

November 18, 2021

Most homes have poor indoor air quality, especially in the winter. Doors and windows are shut, so pollutants stay around instead of escaping outdoors. There are several ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality, though, so you can breathe easier and live a healthier life. Improve Ventilation Ventilation improves the air quality in your home. It brings in fresh air and pushes out stagnant, unhealthy air. The easiest way to improve ventilation is to open windows when you can. Take advantage of temperate winter days to clean your home’s air. Clean Your

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Heating Safety Tips for Fire Prevention Week

October 13, 2021

As the temperatures begin to dip, you might decide to add a space heater to your cold-weather arsenal. Although space heaters can keep you and your family warm and cozy during the freezing winter days, they can be a safety hazard if misused. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission attributes over 25,000 residential fires that occur every year to space heaters. For this reason, many people become hesitant about using space heaters indoors. However, if you follow best practices, portable heaters are not intrinsically dangerous. These safety tips from the experts at Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning can help you

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Unique Ways to Save Money on Your Heating Bill

September 14, 2021

There are some pretty standard ways to save money on a heating bill. Turning down your thermostat or keeping the doors closed are a few. Then, there are some unique ways to cut heating costs that everyone can do for free to save money. Here are a few unique ways to make sure your heating bill is lower this year. Use the Ceiling Fans in Your Home When it starts getting cold, change the ceiling fans in your home so that the blades turn clockwise. Changing the direction of the blades will make the warm air

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3 Ways to Determine if Your AC Unit Is Energy Efficient

August 10, 2021

Nowadays, many homeowners are looking for ways to save some bucks with energy consumption. LED light bulbs and high-efficiency dryers and washers are the common ways to minimize daily power consumption in homes. But have you thought about your air conditioning unit? An air conditioner utilizes a lot of energy during the hot summer seasons than many other home appliances do during an entire year. That is especially true if you reside in a humid and warm region. One of the best ways to reduce your utility bills is by installing a high-efficiency AC. Here are

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