Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Hickory’

5 Sounds You SHOULD Hear Come From Your AC

Monday, August 8th, 2022

relaxed-woman-leaning-back-on-couch-with-eyes-closedThere’s a common subject you’ll see written about air conditioners–that noises coming from the system indicate something is wrong with it that needs anything from minor troubleshooting to a major repair. On our blog alone, you’ve probably seen us mention this dozens of times.

What you normally don’t see, however, is anything listing out the sounds your air conditioner should make. No air conditioner is silent, after all, and giving us a call for every single sound you hear coming from your cooling system would get pretty tiring. So, how do you know what’s a normal sound and what isn’t? Read on to find out!

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How to Lower Your Cooling Bills

Monday, July 11th, 2022

checklist-with-red-markerIf there is anything that Hickory area homeowners all have in common, it’s understanding the value of fully effective and efficient air conditioning–especially efficient. Nobody wants to pay an arm and a leg to cool their home, nor do they want to sacrifice comfort in order to save money.

But you don’t ever have to sacrifice comfort to save money!

In fact, there are a lot of things you can do in your home to reduce your energy use and therefore reduce your utility bills. Read on to learn what they are.

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One Way to Breathe a Little Easier At Home

Monday, May 16th, 2022

uv-lightNobody likes getting sick, right? Unfortunately, the things that make people sick are typically too small to see or feel–things like microscopic pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses and mold spores can lead to a variety of health issues, for even the healthiest individual.

Homeowners often think that staying indoors can help them avoid getting sick. But these contaminants can be indoors without you knowing it, and maintaining good indoor air quality in your household is vital to ensuring that you and everyone in your household stay safe.

You may be considering using an air-cleaning system like UV germicidal lights, also referred to as a UV air purifier. These systems are highly effective in eliminating these potentially harmful pathogens from your indoor air, making your living space safer for you to breathe. If you’re on the fence about getting one of these for yourself, we can help you make up your mind! Read on.

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Have You Scheduled This Important AC Service Yet?

Monday, March 21st, 2022

two-techs-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitWhen you live in a climate such as ours, it’s not only recommended that you have a powerful and efficiently operating air conditioner; it’s absolutely vital that you have one. Why? Because without a great AC system, not only will your home not be comfortable, but it can cause health problems–especially for kids or older individuals.

So, how do you ensure that your cooling system is, in fact, powerful and efficient?

It starts with professional installation. Only a trained and experienced HVAC technician has the knowledge it takes to conduct a successful AC installation. Beyond installation, you should make sure that you’re having your air conditioner professionally maintained on a routine basis, and following up on repairs as needed.

Why is maintenance such an important AC service, and why should you schedule it now? Read on to find out!

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How a Whole-House Dehumidifier Can Positively Impact Your Home

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

woman-looking-comfortableDid you know that your air conditioner is a natural dehumidifier? This means during the warmer, more humid months, your air conditioner can dry out the air–a little tiny bit. The thing is, unfortunately, air conditioners are not designed for this purpose, and actually need a lot of help when the air inside your home gets too much moisture. This is where a professional whole-home dehumidifier installation comes in. Not only will it help your comfort, but it can help keep your household healthy, your property healthy, and keep your air conditioner performing as efficiently as possible.

Whether you want to rid your home of mold and mildew growth that happens when temperatures climb during our muggy summers, or you want to reduce odors and help family members who might suffer from allergies or asthma, dehumidification is the answer. Read on to learn more!

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Signs That You Need Air Conditioner Repair

Monday, April 5th, 2021

woman-in-front-of-fanImagine this scenario: It’s the middle of summer and you’re sitting in your home on an 85° day. It’s okay that it’s that hot because your air conditioner is blasting away, providing you with chilled air that makes you feel perfectly comfortable. Until suddenly, the AC stops working.

You rush to the thermostat—the settings are correct. The thermostat still seems to be functioning, so what gives? Next you check to see if the circuit breaker to your AC tripped and needs to be reset—nope, it’s not that either. You call for emergency repairs—but you have to wait for service since after all, it’s the middle of summer, and everyone else is calling for emergency AC repairs too.

What if this entire scenario could be prevented? Read on to learn how.

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Factors to Consider with Your New Furnace Installation

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

animated-checklist-with-red-marksDid you know the best way to prevent up to 85% of the repairs a furnace may ever need in its lifespan is by scheduling annual maintenance for the system? This service allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it.

Of course, maintenance won’t do you as much good if your furnace wasn’t properly matched to your specific home or properly sized to begin with. That’s what we are going to talk about today.

If you’re in the market for a new furnace, then there are a number of factors for you to consider. These factors can determine the success of your furnace for the next 10-15 years, and help you save money in the long run so they shouldn’t be taken lightly! Read on as we uncover some of the top things to consider for your furnace installation.

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How to Use Your Heater Safely This Winter

Monday, December 28th, 2020

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Safety has certainly been a popular word these days. With COVID-19 cases still on the rise throughout the country, it’s natural to be concerned about how you can keep your household healthy and safe. Even with a vaccine on its way, we’re not quite out of the woods yet. So what can we do to ensure the safety within our homes right now, this winter?

It starts with furnace care! If you have a gas-powered heater then this blog post is for you. We aren’t saying that gas-powered heating systems are inherently unsafe, but when they’re not cared for as they should be, they can certainly become dangerous.

Keep reading as we uncover some of the ways you can ensure gas furnace safety in your home this year.

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Here’s Why You Should Change Your Furnace Air Filter

Monday, December 14th, 2020

close-up-air-filterWhen homeowners hear “you should change your HVAC air filter every 1-3 months,” they often tend to take this as a helpful suggestion toward better indoor air quality rather than a requirement to keep that HVAC system running as well as it should.

The thing is, if you want the most efficient and effective use from your furnace as possible, you should be heeding this air filter advice. It’s one relatively small maintenance task that homeowners can and should do on their own. And you’d probably be surprised to learn just how important the furnace air filter actually is.

It’s actually not in place to protect your indoor air quality (though, of course, it doesn’t hurt) but rather to protect the furnace itself. Read on as we explain!

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5 Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Monday, November 16th, 2020

persons-hand-writing-checklistAre you sitting around worried that your heating system can break down at any moment? Well, unless you’ve never had your system professionally maintained and don’t know any of the signs that your heater is in disrepair, this isn’t likely to happen.

Oh wait, you don’t know the signs to watch for? That’s okay, we’re here to help!

First off, the best way to fend off heavy repair needs is with routine maintenance. Whether you’re using an electric or a gas-powered furnace, you should have professional tune-ups done each year. This helps your system work as efficiently and effectively as possible throughout its lifespan, plus it can even prevent up to 85% of the repair needs your system may ever have!

But that doesn’t mean that your system will never need repairs—there is that other 15% after all, and wear and tear affects any large appliance. Read on to learn what indicates a furnace in disrepair.

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