February 2021 - Dilling Heating & Cooling

3 Benefits of HVAC Equipment Maintenance Plans

An HVAC system should last at least 10 years. With consistent maintenance, you may even be able to stretch this life span further. Enrolling in a maintenance plan helps you avoid breakdowns that require HVAC repairs, keeping the unit efficient. The guide below explores a few of the reasons regular checks improve the equipment’s performance and benefit your family. […]

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3 Causes of Heat Pump Short Cycling

Many homeowners use heat pumps for indoor heating and cooling because these appliances are energy-efficient and require minimal maintenance. While pumps should last around 15 years, you may need to schedule repairs if your system turns on and off frequently. Here are a few malfunctions that lead to this problem. Why Do Heat Pumps Short Cycle? 1. Airflow Obstructions […]

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4 Tips for Lowering Utility Bills at the End of Summer

Summers in North Carolina are hot and humid, extending well into September. Unfortunately, cranking up your residential HVAC system’s cooling power can result in high utility bills. Luckily, there are practical and affordable steps you can take to save money. How to Cut Cooling Costs in the Summer 1. Clean the Vents An air conditioner relies on vents to blow […]

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3 Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality

There are many tiny and undetectable particles floating inside your home, including dust, pollen, and other unhealthy pollutants. When these contaminants repeatedly circulate, they reduce indoor air quality and trigger allergy symptoms, such as sneezing and coughing. The good news is that there are some simple ways to improve the air you breathe indoors. How to Improve Your Home’s […]

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4 Ways to Save Energy This Fall & Winter

As the days grow shorter and temperatures drop, it can be tempting to crank up the temperature on your residential HVAC system to compensate. However, doing so also drives up your heating costs. Here are a few simple ways to stay comfortable without turning up the thermostat. How to Reduce Heating Costs 1. Use Sunshine Opening curtains and blinds will heat […]

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3 Common Furnace Problems

3 Common Furnace Problems Before winter arrives, ensure that your furnace is prepared to keep your home warm throughout the season. Calling an HVAC contractor as soon as you notice unusual performance will help prevent breakdowns when you need the heater the most. Use this troubleshooting guide whenever you encounter problems. How to Correct Common Heater Problems 1. […]

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Do’s & Don’ts of HVAC Maintenance for New Homeowners

An important part of homeownership is maintaining your residential HVAC system. Now that you own your property, investing in proper upkeep will reduce your utility bills, maximize your system’s life span, and ensure your comfort. Use the guide below to learn some best practices and avoid rookie mistakes. Do: Schedule annual maintenance. Your heating and cooling systems should each be […]

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