Window Air Conditioners vs. HVAC Systems: Which Is Cheaper?

April 11, 2022

Window Air Conditioners vs. HVAC Systems: Which Is Cheaper? If you are in need of a new air conditioner for your home, you may be considering the cost difference between window air conditioners and a central HVAC system. While the purchase price for these is definitely much different, the overall costs depend on various factors. Read on to find out which is the more affordable option. The Short Answer A window air conditioner costs significantly less than a central air conditioning system. You can expect to pay anywhere from about $150 for a small

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Why You Should Only Hire a Licensed HVAC Contractor for Your Project

March 15, 2022

You might not realize how important it is to choose a qualified HVAC contractor for your project until you work with an unlicensed technician. Usually, homeowners and business owners are left with additional expenses after working with an unlicensed contractor. What’s more, you’ll spend too much time and money to bring your HVAC system up to code. Instead of putting yourself in such a situation, you should always hire licensed HVAC contractors for all of your heating and cooling needs. With a licensed HVAC contractor, you can expect more than just quality workmanship. Get

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The Different Ways to Extend the Lifespan of Your Furnace

February 17, 2022

There are many ways that you can optimize the functionality of your furnace and extend its lifespan. Here are some tips to consider. Replace Air Filters Regularly As air filters remove dust and dirt from the air circulating throughout your home, they can become clogged. In order to keep air flowing through them, your furnace will have to work harder than normal. The larger load on your system for an extended period of time can decrease its life expectancy. Thinner air filters should be replaced every one to three months. If you have a 5- to

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Your Home Furnace Buying Guide

January 12, 2022

Finding the perfect furnace for your home is not as easy as you might assume. You have to ensure you select the right furnace type and size for your home comfort needs. At the same time, you have to choose the right furnace system for your energy needs and preferences. With the cold season about to start, now is the perfect time to start shopping for the right furnace for your home. Whether you want to upgrade your current system or are looking for a new furnace for your home, Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. has prepared

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Reasons for That Burning Smell From Your Heater

December 20, 2021

With falling temperatures, you’re probably getting ready to turn on the heat for the first time. You might notice a burnt odor when you fire up the system. Here are some reasons for the burning smell when you turn on your heater. Dust on the Surface of the Furnace The most likely culprit behind the scent is probably nothing more than a coating of dust on the surface of your furnace. Even the best of housekeepers aren’t likely to be dusting the furnace when it’s not being used. When the dust buildup burns off,

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Best Ways to Heat Your Basement

November 20, 2021

When you finish a basement, one of the things you need to decide on is how to heat it. There are several options to choose from that can fit your needs and budget. Extend Central Heating System If you have a central heating system in your home, you may be able to extend it to the basement. It’s often the case that there’s already ductwork in the basement. You should consult with an HVAC professional as extending your system changes the heating load and how your ducts are configured. Baseboard Heaters You

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The Right Temperature for the Best Sleep

October 13, 2021

At Brian's Heating & Cooling, Inc., we specialize in keeping the homes of our Madera clients comfortable throughout the year. We know that maintaining the right temperature in the bedroom brings important benefits to your health and wellness. Proper sleeping conditions help you recover from a busy day and prepare yourself for a fresh start. How to Determine Your Ideal Sleeping Conditions Researchers recommend that you take sleep seriously. Many people have implemented sleep routines that help them get to bed faster. For example, some people make a habit of turning off their phones and televisions within an hour

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How to Improve the Indoor Air Quality of Your Home This Fall

September 14, 2021

When the calendar turns to fall, it’s time to prepare your home for the cooler weather ahead. One thing to think about is the indoor air quality in your home. With doors and windows shut, your home’s indoor air quality can suffer. These are some tactics to improve your home’s indoor air quality. Replace Your Air Filter The air filter in your HVAC system keeps dust and dirt away from critical equipment. It also improves your home’s indoor air quality. Check the filter before you start your furnace for the first time. Replace it if it’s

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What to Know About AC Unit Installation

August 10, 2021

Even when professionals do the job, the process of installing an AC unit can seem complicated and daunting. Understanding how AC units are installed in your home can not only give you more confidence in the AC’s function, but it can also give you the knowledge to approach potential issues on your own when they arise. How the Pros Start a Home Installation When an installation team arrives at your home, they often start by collecting information about your current air cooling system that could be relevant when installing an AC unit. From there, the team

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How to Reduce Noise From Your Air Conditioning System

July 26, 2021

On a hot summer day, the last thing you would wish for is worrying about the efficiency of your cooling system or fixing a noisy system. Generally, the noise can be irritating if your system has to run continuously to cool your home. Be sure to contact Brian's Heating & Cooling, Inc. technicians if you notice any noise from your cooling system. Usually, a noisy AC starts with a slight humming sound or a periodic banging until it gets to the level of unbearable noise. Below are some helpful tips that you may use to quiet a noisy AC unit.

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