Will Upgrading My HVAC System Increase My Home’s Equity?

May 18, 2022

Maintaining your home’s equity should obviously be an important concern for every homeowner, and this is true whether or not you’re considering selling the house in the near future. Real estate and housing experts recommend occasionally upgrading your home to protect or increase your home equity. Nonetheless, the fact is that not all upgrades or remodel projects will have that much of an overall impact on the value of your home. With this in mind, let’s look at the potential effects of upgrading your HVAC system and the impact these upgrades will have on your home equity.

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Figuring Out How Often to Replace Your HVAC Filters

March 6, 2022

The condition of your HVAC air filters has a huge impact on the health, comfort, and efficiency of your household. If you allow these filters to become overly dirty or clogged, it leads to a number of negative outcomes. Your heating and cooling system will need to work harder, your energy bills will rise, you’ll have less control over your indoor comfort, and your air quality will worsen. As long as you replace your filters when they require it, though, you can avoid all of those problems. So, how often is often enough when it comes

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How Big Should My HVAC System Be?

February 18, 2022

When it’s time to replace your HVAC system, one of the biggest questions is how big of a system you need. It’s tempting to use the advice of friends and family as to the right size and also to save money by going with a smaller unit. However, there are implications for getting the wrong size of unit. Consider why size is so important and what’s used to determine the appropriate size for your home. What Are BTUs? The British thermal unit, BTU, is the common measurement of HVAC size. One BTU is equivalent to the

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What Are the Advantages of a Home Maintenance Plan?

January 4, 2022

Most people know that they need to do some home maintenance to keep their property in good condition year after year. However, did you know that many homeowners don’t actually have a home maintenance plan? They may guess at what needs to be done, or they may wait until an emergency presents itself to do any work on the home. Unfortunately, a home that hasn’t been maintained well will deteriorate much more quickly. Eventually, you could have so many problems to address that you won’t know where to start, and the cost to fix everything could be quite significant.

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Reasons Why Your Heater Is Not Turning Off

October 12, 2021

Your heater is crucial HVAC equipment since it keeps you warm during the cold months. If your furnace is malfunctioning, it can lead to discomfort in your home. One of the common issues facing heaters is when it doesn’t turn off. Typically, a furnace has natural cycles where it turns on and off automatically according to your settings. However, if the heater does not turn off, it becomes a problem that can cost you a lot of money. The cause of the problem could be simple, and you can easily fix it. Other causes require you to call an HVAC

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Top 6 Common Furnace Problems and How to Fix Them

September 20, 2021

When the temperatures hit a low of 28 degrees Fahrenheit, the last thing you need is a malfunctioning furnace. Just as with other sophisticated systems, your heating equipment can develop faults unexpectedly. Here are some common furnace problems and how to address them. 1. The Furnace Is Not Heating One of the most common furnace issues is if the heating system fails to produce warm air. The reasons behind it may vary considerably. It could be an issue with configurations or component failure. Your furnace may fail to heat due to

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Signs That a Storm Has Damaged Your AC

August 18, 2021

Over the last few years, the United States has experienced an increased number of extreme weather events like hurricanes that have caused billions of dollars in damages. During such weather events, tremendous losses are suffered by homeowners as they incur significant damage to their homes and vital home comfort accessories like air conditioning systems. Black-Haak is an industry-leading home services company serving homeowners in Fox Valley and the surrounding areas in Wisconsin. We have built our success on a culture of treating our clients like family. This is why we go out of our way to

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How To Prevent Bugs from Coming Through AC

July 19, 2021

Have you noticed bugs that seem to be making their way through your air conditioning system? If so, you certainly have good reason to be concerned about it. Bugs can actually cause damage to your air conditioner. Some of the more common types of bugs that attempt to make their way into air conditioning units include ladybugs, elder bugs, and even roaches and ants. If bugs do make their way into your air conditioner, it can cause some serious problems. For instance, the presence of bugs can result in electrical shorts in your AC. In some

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How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

June 9, 2021

Many homeowners have a centralized air conditioning system that their family relies on to remain comfortable, even during the hottest days that summer has to offer. However, if you ask these homeowners how their air conditioning system works, many can’t tell you. Don’t be one of those homeowners, as understanding the inner workings of your home air conditioning system can allow you to take better care of it. Start by Understanding the Parts Before you can learn just how air conditioners works, you need to learn the various components that are a part of the system.

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How Does Geothermal Heating Work in the Winter?

January 21, 2021

Heating your home with a geothermal system in the winter might strike you as implausible. Cold weather freezes the ground, which raises the question of how much heat can actually be transferred from the ground to your home. The answer is quite a bit. Low outside temperatures and frozen ground have no impact on a geothermal system. Only a few feet below the surface, the Earth holds a nearly constant temperature of roughly 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Such a temperature is more than sufficient for a geothermal heat pump to transfer heat from underground and keep your home comfortable.

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