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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Thermostat Modes/Settings Explained

July 19, 2021

Programmable thermostats were invented to make it easier and more energy-efficient to heat and cool a home. However, they can, unfortunately, be difficult to use. It helps to understand what the different thermostat settings do if you’re going to get the most out of one. Heat and Cool Setting These are the two main modes on a programmable thermostat. When you switch between these two modes depends on the climate you live in. No matter where you live, set it to heat in the winter and cool in the summer. Whether you set it to

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How To Reset Air Conditioning Unit

June 14, 2021

It’s not unusual to run into the occasional issue with your air conditioning unit. However, just like any other household appliance, you can simply reset it. Doing this is similar to rebooting your computer when you fun into a problem. One of the biggest reasons to reset your air conditioner is that it’s not blowing cool air or you’ve experienced a power outage. If there’s a problem, Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning in Nebraska can help. Here are tips on resetting your unit. Locate the Reset Button Some air conditioners have a reset button while others don’t.

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How Candles Affect Indoor Air Quality

May 7, 2021

Since you spend so much time inside of your home, your house’s indoor air quality is very important. You can improve the air quality by reducing or eliminating the use of candles. How Candles Reduce Air Quality The EPA stated in 2001 that most candles, especially scented ones, reduce indoor air quality. They release pollutants in quantities that are unsafe to breathe. Many of the scented oils they use aren’t fit for combustion. Candles also produce soot, which isn’t healthy to breathe. Don’t Burn Candles in Unventilated Rooms If you must

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

Most homeowners don’t think much about their thermostats until they have a significant problem. It’s wise to replace your HVAC’s thermostat even before it breaks down completely. People replace their thermostats for several reasons, like upgrading to a more modern unit and energy efficiency. However, for most people, the concern is how to know when to replace their thermostats. Read through for information about when to upgrade your thermostat. Heater or Air Conditioner Is Constantly Running A constantly running heating and cooling system is a sign of a faulty thermostat. It could be due to a

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 16, 2021

Gas furnaces are a cost-effective, energy-efficient solution for home heating. If you’re standing near the furnace in your Bellevue, NE, home when the furnace turns on, you might catch a whiff of the unpleasant aroma of natural gas. The odor comes from mercaptan, a type of chemical added during the refinement process so that it’s easier to detect a gas leak. There’s only one situation in which it’s normal to smell gas from your furnace. Read on to learn about when that is and what you should do if you smell gas near your furnace some other time.

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 5, 2021

When choosing a new furnace, it’s important to consider several factors to ensure that you get a furnace that is well-suited for your Bellevue home. In addition to the type of furnace that you’ll want Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning to install, it’s important to think about the size of your furnace. The good news is that the pros at Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning stand ready to assist you in your furnace-buying process to ensure you get the perfect furnace for your needs. Understanding the AFUE Rating To help buyers objectively compare different furnaces, each furnace comes with an AFUE rating. This rating

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