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Ask Dirk: How Can I Prep My HVAC System for Winter?

7 Ways to Prep Your HVAC System for Winter If you haven’t already, you’ll probably be turning your thermostats to “heat” in the near future (for those of us who have a furnace instead of, say, a woodstove). While we recommend yearly maintenance and upkeep on your heating and air conditioning equipment, now is a good time to make sure that your furnace and home heating systems are in good working condition to keep you comfortable throughout the colder months. [...]

November 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to Stay Comfortable Staying at Home

I hardly need to mention that 2020 has been and continues to be a strange year for many reasons. It is now September and here in northern Nevada, many people seem to be staying inside more often. For some of us, work and school are now happening in living rooms and home offices. For all of us, we have been facing unhealthy levels of air quality for the better part of the month courtesy of wildfire smoke. If you are [...]

Donating Box Fans to Our Senior Community

Each year, KOLO 8 News puts on a summer box fan drive as part of their KOLO Cares initiative, where our local communities come together to provide box fans and give relief to seniors during the summer heat. This year, KOLO 8 partnered with the Washoe County Human Services Agency in Reno and the Carson City Senior Center in Carson City, where we call “home.” From June through August, KOLO 8 asks that their communities donate box fans, which are [...]

August 21st, 2020|Categories: Community|Tags: , , , |

Ask Dirk: Spring cleaning check list for your HVAC system

Well, you may be stuck at home for now and looking for a good home improvement project. What better time to get your HVAC system ready to rock and roll for summer than while you’ve got time on your hands. Believe it or not, prepping your HVAC system doesn’t just begin or end with your system. Dusting Dust mites and allergens gather in bedclothes, furniture and window coverings. Start by washing your window coverings and all bed linens. Machine wash [...]

April 10th, 2020|Categories: Air Conditioning|Tags: , , |

A note to our valued customers

As defined in the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative, home maintenance and repair services such as ours are considered essential services. The health and safety of our customers and our staff is our top priority during this stressful time. In keeping recent announcements from the CDC and state and local government officials, we have implemented new safety measures in response to COVID-19. We are maintaining safe social distancing practices, as well as providing a clean and healthy office [...]

Ask Dirk: What is a zoned HVAC system?

Updated: September 2, 2020 Zoned air systems divide sections of your home into different areas or zones, which are then each controlled by separate thermostats. In contrast, a standard heating system treats your home with all of its rooms as a single area and is controlled by a single thermostat. Based on your home’s size, floor plan and level of comfort desired, either option could be a good fit for your family. Here are some benefits of zoning: MORE CONTROL [...]

February 7th, 2020|Categories: Energy Savings, HVAC System|Tags: , |

6 ways to keep your home warm this winter

It’s no secret folks, wintertime is here and heating season is truly in full swing. Our northern Nevada winters have many of us retreating into our homes to keep out of the winter weather. When your home isn’t kept warm, it can cause household issues like burst pipes and raise some health concerns related to the cold. Even if your furnace is functioning correctly, your home may be losing heat, wasting energy, costing you money and making you uncomfortable. If [...]

December 21st, 2019|Categories: HVAC System|

Ask Dirk: Why do I need to have my furnace serviced?

It’s that time of year again, where temperatures are dropping, and we set our thermostats to heat, only to consider turning the AC back on a few days later, which makes it a great time to think about having your furnace serviced for the upcoming cold weather. We rely heavily on our furnaces to keep us safe and warm during the cold season, and it can be a major inconvenience when they break or aren’t working properly. Regular, preventative maintenance [...]

November 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|
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