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How Often Should Hvac be Serviced?

HVAC maintenance is the most important thing a homeowner can do to prolong the life of their system. But what is HVAC, and how does maintenance help? What is HVAC HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. Heating and air conditioning are pretty straightforward and the comfort that homeowners seek when installing a new system. Ventilation is the proper air circulation for your HVAC system and should be something you discuss with your HVAC professional during new installations and routine maintenance....

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Commercial Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

What components must facilities managers and business owners think about when ensuring they are maintaining their commercial space plumbing? Managing large commercial buildings require a team of individuals and attention to numerous variables form occupied space to utility usage, interior and exterior consideration, and countless maintenance items. Most facilities managers also have their own maintenance staff, but require quality commercial plumbers to be available to help maintain the building’s plumbing at its optimal level. Having a dedicated company like Bill Howe...

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What is Carbon Filtration?

Carbon filtration systems are the most effective method of removing contaminants from your homes water supply. Because carbon can absorb large amounts of volatile organic chemicals (VOC), it is the perfect solution for homeowners looking for clean, pure, fresh water from every tap. Most customers only think of drinking water when it comes to water filtration, but the same water filled with contaminants is used to wash clothing, showers and bathing, brushing teeth, cleaning, and cooking. A whole house carbon...

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What Does HVAC Stand For?

HVAC systems is an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. Sometimes, we will find it termed as HVAC-R, to include refrigeration systems. Heating Heating is pretty self-explanatory and can be achieved in many ways. When homeowners are trying to heat their entire home, central or forced air heating is one of the best options. However, not every home has the capability for ducting—a requirement for central heat. Options and alternatives include mini-split ductless systems, heat pumps, and in-room heating, such...

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How Do Water Filtration Systems Work?

Before jumping straight into how a water filtration system works, let’s briefly answer the following question. What are filtration systems? Although there are a few different types of home water filtration and purification systems, the main function of all three is to provide clean drinking water to your home (or business). In a most basic description, water filtration systems work by capturing undesirable elements in the water and allowing only clean water through. Water filtration systems for residential use that...

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What Are Water Filtration Systems?

There are many ways to get fresh, clean, pure water flowing from any, and every, tap in your home. Water filtration systems for home use are great investments that can save money and provide clean and safe water for everyday use. There are a few different types of water filtration systems for use in the home. Whole house carbon filtration provides bottle quality water to every tap in the home, the point of use water filtration systems are great for...

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Does Air Conditioning Add Value To a Home?

Does adding AC to your home increase its value? Learn the factors that are involved in deciding if an AC unit will increase the marketability of your home. Whether you are in the process of purchasing a new home, selling your current home, or just wanting to increase the value of your property, home air conditioning may be a topic you run across in your research. A common question in all their scenarios is, does having an air conditioning unit increase...

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Best Commercial Air Conditioning Units

There are many options for business owners when choosing the best commercial air conditioning units. Many times, business owners and facility managers begin researching air conditioning units by brand, and while there are some top-notch brands, at Bill Howe Heating & Air, our specialists know that brand is only one piece of the mix. Most manufacturers remain competitive by offering comparable warranties, have high-quality standards, and build units to last. When looking for the best air conditioner for your commercial...

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How Do I Reset My Air Conditioning Unit?

Don't know when air-conditioning units need to be reset or if a maintenance guy is required? Check out this step by step guide on how to reset your device. Just like vehicles, home air conditioners are mechanical and will require routine maintenance and repairs over the years, and after a long and comfortable lifespan, the air conditioner will eventually be replaced with a newer model. But how often are minor repairs and maintenance the cause for ac not working versus a...

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Should I Turn My AC Off When I’m Not Home

Homeowners consistently ask for ways to save on energy costs without losing the comfort of home air conditioning. While many homeowners begin to look for high-efficiency systems to replace outdated ac units, others look to their thermostat and ceiling fan for a quick solution on how to save on operating costs and stay cool all summer long. Thinking beyond when to run the ac, or just turning the air conditioning system on and off, there are many ways to use...

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