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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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

January 5, 2021

A furnace filter might not be the most complex part of a furnace, but it does serve an essential purpose. A filter reduces dirt, dust, dander and other contaminants in the furnace and air ducts by capturing them. Over time, expect a filter to become “full” and require replacing. How often should filters be replaced, though? A Standard Duration for Switching Filters A standard recommendation for replacing a furnace filter suggests once every 90 days. The filter’s thickness could factor into how often a replacement becomes necessary. With thicker filters, the “switch time” might be every

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3 Reasons for Servicing Gas Fireplaces Annually

December 3, 2020

Most people don’t think about their gas fireplace until it develops a problem. However, you need annual service for a number of reasons—ranging from safety to how long it lasts. 1. Safe Operation Just like your gas furnace, your gas fireplace is an appliance that needs regular maintenance to operate safely. It produces carbon monoxide when it burns gas. When you have your gas fireplace receive its annual service, the technician will make sure it’s operating within safety guidelines. If you smell gas or your carbon monoxide detector goes off, leave your home

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Tips for Winterizing Your House on a Budget

November 16, 2020

Whether you’re fond of winter or not, there’s no avoiding cold weather — unless you live in the tropics, that is. All across the United States, energy rates and overall consumption increase in the winter, leaving Americans with higher utility bills. Fortunately, you can reduce your wintertime utility costs by winterizing your home. Keep reading to learn about these budget-friendly winterizing options. Turn to Homemade Draft Snakes Most people don’t appreciate the doors in their houses. They protect you from intruders, give you privacy, and block out pests. However, doors are notorious for cracks, all but

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Learn About the Lifespan of Your Furnace

October 20, 2020

Winter weather can be frigid in Bellevue, NE, and you’ll need a reliable furnace to keep your home safe and comfortable. If your furnace is getting old, you might wonder how long it will last. Let’s discuss furnace lifespans, what can extend them and some signs that your furnace’s lifespan is coming to an end. Typical Furnace Lifespan A typical furnace lifespan is 20 to 25 years. There are a few factors that affect the lifespan of each furnace. If your home is poorly insulated, the furnace will have to work harder. If you

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Creative Ways To Hide Your Outdoor AC Unit

September 20, 2020

Your AC unit is vital for the summer season. It does its best to keep your home cool; however, it can be an eyesore. Air conditioners can detract from your outdoor design, so what steps can you take? Provided that you do not block the airflow and make sure the AC system is accessible, it’s okay to cover it. Here are five creative ways to hide your outdoor AC unit. 1. Flower Planter Cases Ready to update your AC system camouflage game? Grab a planter case and your preferred flowers. Flowers may be a great supplement

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3 Things to Look for in Your Air Conditioning Contractors

August 16, 2020

You rely on your air conditioner to keep your home pleasant even when temperatures spike. There may be times when you’ll need to find a reliable AC contractor to perform maintenance tasks or repairs whenever issues arise. When choosing the air conditioning technician who’s right for your needs, it’s important to do your research first. By taking the time to thoroughly weigh the pros and cons of each option before making your final decision, you can better ensure that your needs are adequately addressed. Here are three things to look for when selecting an AC contractor.

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5 Common Household Products That Pollute Your Home’s Air

July 16, 2020

It’s likely that the air in your home is five times more polluted than outdoor air. Since you spend up to 90% of your time indoors, low indoor air quality is a major concern. Here are five common household products you likely own that are polluting your air: 1. Cleaning Products Cleaning products emit a lot of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). You can reduce the concentration of VOCs in your home by choosing unscented cleaners. Even better, use natural products instead, such as water, vinegar and baking soda. 2. Air Fresheners A

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How to Remove Mold from AC Ducts

June 18, 2020

An air conditioning system can cause the growth of mold in the ductwork that it uses to deliver cool air to the various rooms of your home. These ducts are difficult to clean using normal methods. Mold that is growing in them can become detached from the ductwork and enter into the air circulation of your residence. This could pose a serious health hazard. Using an Ozone Generator Using an ozone generator can kill the mold in your ductwork. These units can be rented or bought from many locations. They should be set up at the

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Is It Bad To Leave My Windows Open When I Have My AC On?

May 14, 2020

Fresh air is good, and so is a mild temperature in the home. An open window allows fresh air to come inside, and your air conditioning system keeps the house cool. Why not open a window and run the air conditioner at the same time? Obviously, there’s a flaw in this plan. You’ll lose more than you gain if you run the AC while a window is open. Letting in Hot and Humid Air Opening a window might not be the best strategy on a hot day. All that extra heat and humidity will come

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