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Why You Should Regularly Change Your HVAC Filters

Your property’s HVAC equipment relies on air filters to protect its many moving parts from dirt and debris. When you allow these filters to get clogged, you are forcing the heating and cooling to work harder, shortening their lifespan. You’ll also experience worse indoor air quality.

Are you changing your HVAC filters on schedule? Do you know how often to change them, and how to do so? This straightforward solution can save you time and money and prolong the life of your system.

How Long Can You Expect Your Water Heater to Last?

You rely on your water heater every day, usually without giving it a second thought. Whether you’re doing the dishes, running a load of laundry or enjoying an indulgent shower or bath, you can usually enjoy an uninterrupted flow of hot water to your fixtures. When your water heater fails, it can come as an unpleasant surprise. Here’s some advice that can help you become a more informed property owner.

Why Is Indoor Air Quality Essential?

Whether you live in an apartment, condo or single-family home, there are many ways to protect and improve your indoor air quality. When we think about air pollution, we typically imagine it as something that only happens outside, but the truth is that the air inside your home can represent a significant health risk, regardless of the age of your house.

Why and How to Change Your Air Filter

Your air filter is only one component of your HVAC system, but it performs the crucial role of keeping dust, pollen and allergens out of your equipment. Once this filter gets clogged, there is nothing preventing this debris from entering the unit and slowing down its inner workings.

A clogged air filter results in two specific problems that prevent it from working at its peak:

Busting the Top 4 HVAC Myths and Misconceptions

Since you spend so much energy and money heating and cooling your home, it’s essential for you to become a more informed homeowner. As an experienced HVAC company, we find that heating and air conditioning is often a “gray area” for people who don’t understand very much about how their home’s heating and cooling works, other than that it keeps them comfortable all year long. With that in mind, we thought we’d put on our mythbusting caps and break down the truth behind some of the most persistent misconceptions about residential HVAC.

The Top 4 Questions You Should Ask Your HVAC Technician

Your home’s HVAC may not be something you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about – until something goes wrong. At Nu-Temp Heating and Cooling, we believe homeowners should be more knowledgeable about how their HVAC systems work. Here are some things you can ask us when we come to your home for maintenance, so you can be a savvier homeowner in the future.

Key Benefits of Upgrading Your HVAC System

If you haven’t shopped for a new HVAC unit in a while, you might be surprised to learn about all the innovations that are available with modern heating and air conditioning. Here are the top features new units offer that older ones did not.

1. Energy Efficiency

Modern units are designed to help you save money on your energy bills, while lowering your carbon footprint. They are a vast improvement over older units, which were often highly inefficient.

Foolproof Tips for Improving the Air Quality in Your Home

It’s winter, and if you feel unmotivated to go outside when it’s cold and the days are so short, that’s understandable. However, you and everyone else who shares your household could be breathing in as many as five times more toxins and pollutants than you encounter when you go outdoors. How can you get better indoor air quality and experience less exposure to chemicals that irritate your respiratory system?

4 Benefits of a Whole-House Humidifier

Humidity is an essential, but often overlooked, component of your home’s comfort, especially once cooler weather arrives. An excess of moisture in the air can encourage the proliferation of mold and mildew, and attract unwanted pests into your home. 

Meanwhile, a lack of moisture can cause health issues among your family members, damage your home and lead to higher energy bills in the winter.

How do you keep humidity levels just right? We suggest using a whole-house humidifier, and here’s why.

Avoiding the Dangers of Frozen Pipes This Winter

As the last days of fall turn into early winter, we have already seen some below-freezing temperatures in the Philadelphia area. Anyone who lives along the East Coast is well aware of the common problems that can occur when the temperatures drop sharply during winter. You may have already put snow tires on your car or bought a fresh supply of de-icer in anticipation of snow and ice. But smart property owners also take proactive steps to protect their homes from common cold-weather nightmares.