3 Reasons to Utilize Comfort Zoning

July 9, 2019

As the cost of energy can fluctuate and increase over time, more homeowners are looking to utilize comfort zoning with their HVAC systems. Zoning systems allow different areas of the home to have separate temperatures. Here are a few of the top reasons to consider using comfort zoning for your property. 1. Increased Comfort You can have more control of the internal temperature in the building, especially if certain residents prefer to have the space cooler or warmer. Each zone will have its own thermostat installed, which can allow family members to set different temperatures for certain rooms in the home. 2. Energy Savings Comfort zoning is known to save more energy because the HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the entire home cool at one time. With a programmable thermostat also installed, it will reduce the energy usage and will allow you to only use as much energy as you need. Not every room in your home needs the light on when it’s not occupied, and the same guideline applies when cooling the property. You can avoid having to cool specific rooms that are rarely used by the residents, which will reduce your carbon footprint...

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How Do I Check My Home for Air Leaks?

June 25, 2019

Are you searching for air leaks in your house? Here are a few suggestions. A Leak Detector This method is best when the indoor and outdoor temperatures are quite different. Start by pointing the detector where you suspect there may be leaks. The detector will scan the area with a light. If there’s a leak with cool air, the light will turn blue. It will turn red for warm air leaks. The light color will not change if there are no air leaks. An Incense Test It’s recommended that you depressurize your dwelling on a windy and cold day for this test. Turn on fans in the bathrooms and kitchen, and turn off the furnace. Close windows and exterior doors too. Then, walk around your home with a lit stick of incense. Next, put the incense over the edges of doors, windows, vents, and wherever else you suspect a leak. You’ll know that you have an air leak if smoke is being siphoned into or out of your house. The Hand Test When the heat is on during a cold day, put your hand by the edges of exterior doors, windows, bathroom and kitchen fans, and air vents. You have...

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What You Can Do to Maintain Excellent Indoor Air Quality

May 22, 2019

You’ve probably heard before that the air inside your home is worse for your health than outdoor air. In order to maintain excellent indoor air quality, you should have your ducts professionally cleaned every three to five years. In addition, you should also invest in annual maintenance for your heating and cooling system as well as an air purifier. Have Your Ducts Professionally Cleaned Every once in a while, your ducts need to be cleaned because dirt and debris gather inside. Dust in the ducts will be pushed into your home when the heating and cooling system operates. Odors that have accumulated over time in the ducts can cause a musty smell to circulate throughout your house as the system runs. J’s HVAC Unlimited offers duct cleaning and indoor air quality services for residents of the Mount Airy area. We can pinpoint the causes behind your home’s poor indoor air quality to help you improve it. Schedule Annual Maintenance for Your Heating and Cooling System Your home’s heating and cooling systems each need maintenance at least once a year. We recommend heating maintenance in autumn and cooling maintenance in spring. Scheduling maintenance during these seasons lets us prepare your system...

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5 Ways to Save Money on Energy Bills

April 16, 2019

Every year, energy bills seem to get higher and higher. Sometimes, you may feel like way too much money goes towards paying energy bills. At in Mount Airy, we agree, and that’s why we’re going to give you five ways to save money on your energy bills. 1. Change Air Filters Regularly When your air filters are dirty, they make your unit struggle to push air through. Air filters should be replaced once a month, which is far more often than most people replace them. 2. Find Out When Non-Peak Hours Are Sometimes you can get discounts for moving your power usage to off-peak hours. The times vary based on where you live, but arranging your schedule so that doing laundry, running the dishwasher, and watching TV are done during these hours can save you plenty of money. 3. Lower Your Water Heater Thermostat Hot water takes up a lot of power. Lowering the thermostat on your water heater 10 degrees can make a huge difference in your energy bill. 4. Change Your Thermostat Schedule When it’s hot outside, raise the temperature a bit. You’ll soon get used to the change, and a couple of degrees still makes a difference....

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How to Find a Heating Contractor You Can Trust

March 14, 2019

Finding heating contractors you can trust is easy when you know what the most important things are to look for. If they have NATE certification, 24/7 emergency repairs, and a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, then they’re likely trustworthy contractors who do their job right. NATE Certification If you want highly skilled heating technicians working on your system, then you need to choose a heating contractor who has NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certification. In the heating industry, NATE certification is an indicator of the best technicians. [Company_name], serving Mount Airy, NC, and the surrounding areas have highly skilled NATE-certified technicians. We can efficiently install, repair, and tune heating and cooling systems. Other services we offer include indoor air quality, duct cleaning, comfort zoning, and crawlspace renovations. 24/7 Repairs When choosing a heating contractor, you’ll likely want a company you can count on for all of your heating needs whether you need repairs, maintenance, or a new system installed. Choose a heating contractor that offers 24/7 repairs in case your furnace dies on a cold night. You want the heating system repaired as quickly as possible for the safety of your family. We offer 24/7 emergency repair at affordable rates, and...

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Understanding How an HVAC System Works

February 19, 2019

An HVAC system is a single appliance that takes care of all your home’s heating and cooling. It also works to transfer air inside the home to the outside. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, so this system handles all of these functions. Mechanical engineering concepts the appliance uses are heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. HVAC systems can be used in all sorts of buildings, including apartments, single-family houses, hotels, office buildings, and skyscrapers. installs high-quality HVAC systems in homes and businesses throughout Mount Airy. Heating To heat the air, an HVAC system has a furnace, which is usually the largest part of the appliance. Possible heat sources include combustion, electrical resistance, and solar energy. The heated air is distributed through ductwork or pipes to warm your home. Cooling When you want air conditioning, the HVAC system cools down air with its evaporator coil. The resulting cold air is distributed through the home. Refrigerant lines send gas refrigerant to the condensing unit where it is turned into a liquid. Once the refrigerant cools, it’s pumped into the evaporator coil where it’s transformed into gas again. Ventilation Ventilation is the exchange of air for better air quality. An...

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3 Furnace Efficiency Tips

January 25, 2019

When winter weather hits, you should feel confident that your heating system won’t let you down! If freezing temperatures send your heating bill through the roof, you could be dealing with an inefficient heating system. The team of certified heating repair technicians at J’s HVAC Unlimited have decades of experience in heating systems. Through their years of training and on-the-job experience, they have compiled a few key tips on how to keep your furnace running as effectively and efficiently as possible. 1. Replace Filters Dirty filters are often the culprit of an inefficient furnace. The filter in your furnace captures dust, which not only makes it work harder to heat your home but can also result in decreasing the lifespan of your furnace, poor air quality in your home and unnecessary repair bills. A filter change takes little effort but can make a big difference. Add it to your calendar or use an app on your smartphone to set reminders! 2. Keep the Heat In Your furnace may be working overtime because your home is losing heat through windows, doors, and cracks. Weather-stripping, caulk, and shrink wrap for windows are affordable options for keeping your warm air inside where it...

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What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their HVAC needs. We’ve assembled a list of things to consider when you’re looking for a company to trust with your air conditioning needs. It pays to seek out a firm with that gets consistently good reviews. Do you homework and see what the Better Business Bureau has to say, and check for consumer reviews on Yelp and other sites that post real-life feedback on local companies. An HVAC company should hire technicians who are certified by North American Technician Excellence. A NATE certification signifies a firm believes in hiring employees who are knowledgeable and know their stuff. Ask friends, neighbors...

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Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their HVAC needs. We’ve assembled a list of things to consider when you’re looking for a company to trust with your air conditioning needs. It pays to seek out a firm with that gets consistently good reviews. Do you homework and see what the Better Business Bureau has to say, and check for consumer reviews on Yelp and other sites that post real-life feedback on local companies. An HVAC company should hire technicians who are certified by North American Technician Excellence. A NATE certification signifies a firm believes in hiring employees who are knowledgeable and know their stuff. Ask friends, neighbors...

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