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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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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