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How To Reset Your Air Conditioner

While it sounds all too simple, turning any appliance off and back on again has resolved many home repair conundrums, much to the relief of befuddled homeowners. When something isn’t working right in your home, a simple reset is the first place to start. As an HVAC company, we’ve seen firsthand how hot weather can

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Strange Sounds?

Summer’s a blast, but after you’ve been to the Jersey shore, toured the Philadelphia Zoo and hung out by the pool with the family, you may just want to relax in your nice, cool home. Hopefully that doesn’t take a turn for the worst when your air conditioning system starts making some weird noises like

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What To Look For If Your HVAC System Was Damaged By A Storm

Summer is a time for the Jersey shore, fruity drinks, taking in Philadelphia parks and chilling with the family… right? Well, the ‘chilling’ part of summer might be a little difficult to manage without a properly functioning air conditioning system and an unfortunate reality of the dog days is thunderstorms. Storm damage is never fun,

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5 Ways To Stay Cool During A Heatwave

As we are in the full swing of summer here in the Greater Philadelphia area, it is expected that our area will experience heat waves. Heat waves are classified as a period of extremely hot weather that lasts two or more days that have above average temperatures for that particular area. Common sense tells us

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These AC Myths Will Cost You Money

Summer is here, and it’s time to turn down the thermostat–or is it? Guides from Energy.gov tell you to keep your house warm when you’re away and even set the thermostat to just 78 degrees Fahrenheit when you’re at home. That’s a quick way to guarantee you’ll need AC service. Turning off the AC doesn’t

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Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

Did you know…the temperature of your room can have a huge effect on your health? A survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that having a cool room temperature was one of the main reasons for getting a good night’s sleep. According to the poll, 65 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temperature for sleep.

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The Top Problems Homeowners Experience With Their HVAC System

When it comes to your HVAC system, you likely don’t give it much thought. That is until you experience a problem that leaves you freezing in the dead of winter or scorching hot in the middle of the summer. Here are some of the most common problems that homeowners tend to experience with their HVAC

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HVAC Tips For New Homeowners

Purchasing a new home is often exciting. However, this major asset requires a significant degree of attention. A sometimes overlooked but critical component of any new home is said residence’s HVAC system. HVAC System Overview HVAC is short for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. These three components encompass one large and intricate system designed to

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Why You Should Have a Maintenance Plan For Your Heater

During the chilly months, it is absolutely critical to have  a functional heater to warm your home. If you notice strange noises and smells from the unit, it needs fixing. An easy way to prevent unplanned issues is to have a service plan in place so your unit can avoid possible breakdowns.  As your local

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Consider These Things Before Replacing Your HVAC System

Homeowners always struggle when deciding to repair or replace their HVAC system. Often, you can make a repair and avoid the higher cost of replacement. But, at what point should you replace rather than repair your HVAC? Here are five questions to ask when dealing with a HVAC repair company. The answers will help you

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Not Heating Up? 5 Signs You Need Heater Repair

For many years, our heater repair techs have heard the familiar signs of HVAC death, which often requires a full unit replacement. The cost may be worth it to avoid going without in a cold, blistering winter, but if you work with a furnace repair company, you may be able to fix your unit before

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Report: Lagging Air Conditioning Technology Threatens Power Grids and Accelerates Climate Change

A report published in MIT Technology Review last week detailed how lagging air conditioning technology could threaten power grids and accelerate climate change based on their soaring use. Unlike solar panel, battery and electric vehicles which have seen massive leaps in technological advancement over the past decades, air conditioning technology has remained relatively the same. This lack

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MERV 13 Filter Shortage Due to COVID-19

Air conditioning filter questions are very common to receive at an hvac company. Many people are unsure of exactly what their filter does, and many are not even aware that they have a filter which they should change! One of the most common questions which we receive is regarding MERV rated heating and air conditioning

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Air Conditioning Use Increasing 60% by 2050

Do you find yourself turning on the home air conditioning system a little more frequently than you have in the past? You are not alone. Not only is central air conditioning use on the rise now, but is also expected to increase 59% by the year 2050. This expected increase was discovered in a new analysis from

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4 Ways to Winter Proof Your Home in 2019

Ensure Your Home is Properly Insulated Insulation is key to keeping your home warm. The best way to think of insulation is as your home’s winter jacket. The thinner, and lower quality, that the jacket is the colder than your home is going to be. With a sufficient amount of insulation installed your winter electric

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HVAC Word of the Week: Stratification

“Earth to Fahrenheit HVAC, do you copy? You’re entering the stratosphere now.” No, this week’s HVAC knowledge doesn’t involve a spaceship, but it does involve an atmospheric concept of our planet. During our last post we reviewed what a SEER rating is and this post examines the phenomenon of stratification. Stratification seems like a fancy concept, but

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4 Quick Fixes for Drafty Rooms in Your Home

The problem is as old as homes themselves, drafts which find their way through vulnerabilities in your home ruin its comfort. Not only are you faced with uncomfortable hot and cold spots throughout your home, but then homeowners are faced with a higher PECO bill due to increased energy costs. This is why our expert HVAC

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HVAC Word of the Week: SEER

In an ever expanding effort to continue to educate the homeowners of the Philadelphia area, Fahrenheit HVAC is debuting a new blog series that will focus on breaking down technical terms in the HVAC industry. This series will enable homeowners to be more confident when speaking with service professional, while also helping you from becoming

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Top 3 Philadelphia Air Conditioning Rebates to Help Save Before Summer

No one is afraid to admit it. They do not WANT to have their central air conditioning serviced if it is working. However, the feeling is much different when that same system gives out on a hot summer day. At Fahrenheit, we see this all too commonly in our neighborhood. For this reason, we’re giving

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3 Tips to Help You Stay Warm While You Wait for Your Heating Technician to Arrive

Winter can be one of the most harrowing seasons for us, socially, emotionally, and financially. It seems, despite our best guesses, that the weather only grows colder and more erratic with each year that passes. When it gets extremely cold outside, the likelihood that your home’s heater will fail increases as well. In those more

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A Few Maintenance Tips to Help Keep Your Heating System Running Smoothly All Winter Long

Winter in the Northeast is, undeniably, the most trying season for any homeowner. Between the hectic pace of the holidays and the almost unbearable depths of the temperatures, it’s a miracle that we endure it at all. As a proud and loyal HVAC company that serves areas like Montgomery County, we bring our heating services and expertise

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Clear Indications You May Want to Inspect or Repair Your Boiler

If you’re a home or business owner, there’s a good chance that you’ve taken a peek or two at your space’s boiler unit. However, what that sight means varies greatly, person to person. But unless you’re a trained and certified HVAC professional and able to carry out heating services in any residence or commercial property,

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Crucial Signs That Your Heater Needs To Be Replaced

Having worked in the HVAC industry for over two decades years, we’ve ceased to be surprised by the fact that our customers don’t know all that much about their furnaces or in-house heaters. Rather than condescend or hoard all of our knowledge and experience, we feel a duty to do everything we can to educate

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Service Plans Cover It All

Here are the facts: the more you maintain your HVAC system, the more efficiently it runs and the more money you save. As far as mathematical wizardry goes, it’s not a complex formula. Whether you’re sporting a gas furnace, electric furnace, hot water boiler, heat pump or steam boiler system, we’ve got the personnel, tools,

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Why Consider A HVAC Service Plan?

When you get down to it, everything in your home is bound to break down without proper care and maintenance. When we say everything, we mean everything—and especially machinery that runs on electric, like your AC and heating systems. So, by now you may be asking yourself, “Is Fahrenheit HVAC about to go on about repairing your

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Why Fahrenheit HVAC?

“Why Fahrenheit HVAC?” is like asking, “Why commute by car over bicycle?” It’s more than a question of efficiency though. Fahrenheit HVAC employs certified technicians who know all the moving parts, rhymes, and whistles of an HVAC system. Simply by inspecting what you have, we can gauge the state of your heating, utilizing our 30 years

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