Get Ready for Your AC Installation

June 3rd, 2024
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Air conditioning installation is pretty straightforward. At least, we think so… but we do it every day! If you’ve got an appointment to have a new AC system installed, it might not seem quite as straightforward to you. You might not have had this done in more than a decade, if ever! So it’s understandable if you’ve got some questions.

Will modifications need to be made to your home to allow for this installation? What will the process be like? How long will it take to get your old air conditioner out and your new one up and running? What can you do to make things go as smoothly as possible, so your AC installation is quick and simple? We’ve got answers for you.

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Old AC?

May 20th, 2024
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Happy springtime! Are you enjoying the beautiful weather? Getting out there and gardening, grilling, or going for a hike? Don’t forget, though, that you want to be prepared for summer before the heat really hits. How’s your air conditioner doing? Getting old? Needing repair? Or could it possibly be time to stop repairing your old AC and replace it instead?

There is no one simple answer to the question of when to stop repairing your air conditioner and start looking into your AC replacement options. Instead, there are a variety of factors you should consider while you’re trying to make that decision. We’ll tell you the things to keep in mind and give you some hints about how to weigh them.

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Swap Out Your AC for a Heat Pump

May 6th, 2024
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It’s starting to heat up out there. Are you prepared for another summer of trying to keep your home cool? How is your air conditioner doing? If you’re not delighted with how well it’s performing, or if it needs costly AC repair that might not be worth investing in, spring is the perfect time to get that air conditioner replaced. But what should you replace it with?

There are many reasons to consider getting a heat pump in Janesville, WI this time, rather than a traditional air conditioner. If you’re not familiar with heat pumps, you might not be sure why it would be such a good choice. We’ll explain some of the major benefits of heat pumps. Once you know more about them, you might decide it’s a great idea to replace your AC with a heat pump!

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How Long Do Water Heaters Last?

April 22nd, 2024
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One of the best ways to ruin your whole day when it’s barely even started is with a surprisingly cold shower in the morning! But when your water heater dies, this could be exactly how you get the news. Don’t let this happen to you! 

Having some specific information can be incredibly helpful in preventing sudden water heater failure, and we would like to help provide the information you need. We’ll tell you all about how long you can expect a water heater to last, how to keep it running as long as possible, and what warning signs to watch out for.

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What Are the Different Types of Water Heaters?

April 8th, 2024
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How’s your water heater doing? Has it been causing you any problems lately? Or perhaps you’ve had it for a long time and you’re beginning to suspect it’s not long for this world? If you’re looking into your options for water heater replacement, you’ve noticed there are a variety of options. But what are the differences? For all your questions about water heaters in Janesville, WI, we’d be delighted to talk with you.

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Could There Be Mold in Your Ducts?

March 25th, 2024
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Ductwork is an essential part of the HVAC systems in most homes. Cold air from the air conditioner and hot air from the heater need to be distributed throughout the house, and ductwork is how that is done. A blower fan pushes the air through the ducts and it comes out the vents in the various rooms, cooling or heating the house. 

As long as you get plenty of cold or hot air, you might never think about your ducts. They’re usually hidden away behind walls or in attic spaces. And even if you can see the outside of them, you certainly can’t see the inside. What is going on in your ductwork? Could mold be growing in there? Do you need duct cleaning? Here’s how to figure that out.

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How to Choose a Great HVAC Contractor

March 11th, 2024
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If you consider your home as an ecosystem, your HVAC system is the weather and climate. That’s absolutely critical to the health and wellbeing of the ecosystem and everything in it! Without an effective HVAC system, you won’t have any control over your home’s climate, which can be uncomfortable at best and frankly dangerous at worst, especially during a Wisconsin winter.

This means that the decisions you make about your HVAC system are some of the most important decisions you make about your home. These include decisions about what heating system or air conditioner to purchase, but also about your service provider. Who will do the best job installing, maintaining, and repairing the components of your HVAC system? Here’s our advice on choosing a great HVAC contractor.

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It’s Never Too Late for a Tune-Up

February 26th, 2024
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Winter’s been going on for quite a while now. It might almost be hard to remember just what summer was like… that mythical time when we could run outdoors in whatever we were wearing, with no need for coats and boots. Does that mean that if you forgot to have heating maintenance done earlier, you should just skip it until next fall? Not at all! It’s never too late for a tune-up.

There are a lot of benefits to having heating maintenance done. And there are still a good number of days left in the winter and spring when you’ll need to run your heat. Why not start enjoying those benefits right away? Here’s what you’ll have to look forward to when you get your heating maintenance in Beaver Dam, WI.

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Can a Water Heater Explode?

February 12th, 2024
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Does it seem like there’s a never-ending list of things you have to worry about as a homeowner? A tree could fall on your roof, floodwaters could gush into your basement, or issues with your wiring could cause an electrical fire! Of course, all of these things are very rare. But problems with appliances and home comfort systems such as water heaters are fairly common.

The biggest fear some homeowners have about their water heater is that it could explode. We believe that being armed with information is the best way to spend less time worrying about what could possibly go wrong. We’ll discuss how likely it is for your water heater to explode, how to prevent it, and what problems are actually more likely to occur. 

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An Emergency Guide to Losing Heat

January 15th, 2024

Temperatures are quickly dropping as night falls and you’ve just gotten the worst news you could possibly get–your heater is broken. It’s only a matter of time before your home gets frozen over and your family has to stay in a hotel, which will inevitably wreak havoc on your lifestyle and budget.

This might all sound too familiar and scary to deal with, but it doesn’t have to end up this way. Losing heat is a pretty catastrophic problem in our neck of the woods, especially during an unpredictable winter with temperatures that could drop below zero. So, what can you do?

Luckily, our team specializes in heating repairs in Madison, WI. We can help you, but the trick is making sure you stay comfortable and protected until we get there.

Introducing our emergency guide to losing heat. Follow each step closely so that you can go from losing your heat in a panicked moment, to feeling comfortable and safe in your own home again.

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