On January 1st, 2020, R22 will be illegal in this great country of ours. Chlordoifluoromethane(or R22)is a colorless gas that is used in your air conditioner. It does a great job keeping your air cool in your house, but it reeks havoc on the ozone layer. So what does that mean to you…. If you […]
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Many homeowners struggle with if they should repair their equipment or if they should replace it. It is all ways be cheaper to repair, but if the equipment is always breaking down, it might not be the best use of your dollars. Here is a common rule of thumb to determine what might be the […]
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We don’t need to tell you that it is cold and flu season, but guess what, it is cold and flu season. Legacy Heating and Air has some good ideas on how to keep you out of the doctor’s office or hopped up on cold medicine. Clean those Ducts Do you know what is in […]
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Low Refrigerant The refrigerant is the goop that your air conditioner uses to remove the heat and humidity from the air in your home or business. If your system develops a leak in your refrigerant lines, you can end up with not enough refrigerant to keep things cool like Fonzie. Frozen Evaporator Coils Your air […]
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Pollution is a big problem in the world today but do you know that one of the most polluted places in your everyday life is the place where you breathe and sleep every night? That’s right your home. The builders today build “tight homes” which means that they are well insulated not letting much in […]
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A humidifier is an essential piece of your HVAC System because it not only gives you comfort, but it maximizes the efficiencies of your furnace. How may you ask? During the summer months, humidity might as well be a four letter word. Those warm summer days are made even warmer when the humidity is hovering […]
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Only your parents know what the temperature your thermostat should be set at… Ok…that might be a little over the top but you get the idea. The thermostat can be the most important way for you to control energy consumption in your home. For every degree that you adjust your thermostat, it can adjust cause […]
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Trying to figure out if you should replace your furnace or not? Here are some signs that can help you make that decision. 1. Old Age The Average Oil or Natural Gas Furnace has an average lifespan of 16 t0 20 years. According to the US Department of Energy, you should replace your furnace after […]
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If you have a smelly basement and it isn’t due to a teenager who has overstayed their welcome, there is a simple solution. Control the humidity. According to Achooallergy.com, Mold loves humidity and areas that are damp and dark. Mold hates it when the humidity is between 40-50%. If you are able to maintain your […]
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The question that scholars have been puzzled over for years…Single Stage, Two Stage Furnace or Modulated.Let’s try to shed some light on the exciting world of furnaces. Basically, it all comes down to efficiency and comfort level. Since many of our consumers don’t buy furnaces every day lets try to break it down to a […]
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Furnaces are evaluated by the amount of heat they can put out or what we call British Thermal Unit or, you guessed it, a BTU. A BTU, or known by its close friends as 1055 Joules, is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. […]
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