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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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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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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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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Tips for Cleaning Your HVAC System

April 17, 2020

Having a clean HVAC system can improve your indoor air quality and keep your equipment running more efficiently. Here are some helpful tips for cleaning your equipment. How to Clean the Condenser Coil Since it is outside, this important part of an AC unit can get dirty fast. Start by removing any weeds or plants growing around the condenser. Then, turn off your AC, and use a hose to gently spray away debris. Apply air conditioner coil cleaner to the coils, give it some time to work and rinse it off. Prevent Condensate

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