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Fall Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Ed Miller on Mon, Sep 29, 2014

As the end of summer approaches and the mercury starts to drop in much of the country, responsible homeowners are starting to gear up for the fall season. For most, that means going through the fall maintenance tasks they perform each year to make sure that their heating system will perform properly and that their home will make it through the cold season damage free.

However, if you’re a new homeowner or you’ll simply be taking care of fall maintenance mostly on your own this year, there are some essential tasks that you need to do now. Even if you’re an experienced homeowner who regularly does their own maintenance it’s easy to forget to do some of the necessary tasks when you’re busy with work and family.

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7 Things Your HVAC Contractor Should Know

Posted by Ed Miller on Mon, Sep 15, 2014

When you are facing an air conditioning or heating system replacement in your Jacksonville home, there are some things that you can expect a well qualified HVAC contractor to take into consideration.

1. Carbon monoxide gas can come from other sources than a cracked heat exchanger.

Any combustion powered appliance can be a source of CO2 leaks. Ovens, dryers, water heaters, and other gas burning appliances can be sources of CO2 leaks. Having a carbon monoxide detector installed is a necessity. HVAC contractors should test all avenues of CO2 leaks and make certain that any gas burning appliance is properly installed and vented.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Humidity

Posted by Ed Miller on Wed, Sep 03, 2014

According to Current Results Nexus, Jacksonville, Florida, has the second highest humidity level in the United States, falling closely behind New Orleans. What does this mean for your home and family? And is there anything you can do to combat the negative effects of such high relative humidity?

Let's take a look at the simple Do's and Don'ts to consider when living in a humid area like Jacksonville. With a few simple changes to your home and lifestyle, you can make life more comfortable.

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Ways To Remind Yourself To Change The Air Filter

Posted by Ed Miller on Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Changing your air conditioning filters regularly can make the difference between a system that runs smoothly and one that doesn't do its job. It also makes the air healthier and allows the system to work without having to put out excess energy, saving both the motor and your utility bill. Similar to smoke alarm batteries, filters must be replaced, however, often times you need a reminder to help you remember when it’s time to change them. After all, it seems like a minor part of the system and not one you think about on a regular basis. Like that smoke alarm battery, however, it makes its presence known at the worst possible time when it is neglected. Here are some ways to remind yourself to change that air filter.

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Why You Should Choose Snyder Heating And Air

Posted by Ed Miller on Wed, Aug 13, 2014

When your air conditioner suddenly stops working in the middle of a hot Jacksonville afternoon, you don't have a lot of time to call around and research the best Jacksonville heating and air conditioning company, you just want to get it fixed- and fast!

That's why it's so important to find a reliable company to do all of your maintenance and installations, so that in the event you need a repair, good service is just a phone call away. Why should our team here at Snyder Heating and Air Conditioning be your first call? Well, here are a few of the reasons why our customers call on us to take care of all of their system's needs and why we think you'll be happy with our work, too!

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Tags: heating technician, cooling technician, Jacksonville HVAC company

Get To Know Your AC Unit

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Aug 01, 2014

If you don't know a lot about your air conditioning unit, you're not alone. When it comes to getting the most out of their systems, many Jacksonville homeowners could use a little more information about their AC units to make good decisions when it comes to maintenance, repairs, and replacements. Knowing your air conditioning unit is important if you want to know which things you want to take care of yourself and which things are better left to Jacksonville Air Conditioning Experts for the best results. To help you out, we've put together a quick guide to help you know more about your AC unit.

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Tags: maintenance, AC Unit, thermostat, AC Ducts

Pet Heat Safety Tips

Posted by Ed Miller on Tue, Jul 29, 2014

To pet owners, furry friends aren’t just pets … they are members of the family. During these hot summer months, it’s important to make sure all members of your family are protected from the heat. Follow these pet heat safety tips to guarantee your pet’s safety throughout summer.

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A First Time Home Buyer's Guide to HVAC

Posted by Ed Miller on Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Buying a new home brings lots of happiness, but it also brings added responsibilities. If you're a first time home buyer, there's important information you should know about proper care and maintenance for your home's HVAC systems.

As a first time buyer, you probably discussed many of your home's features with your realtor. Chances are you talked about the beautiful hardwood floors or the large windows, but you probably didn't adequately discuss your home's HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) equipment.

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Your Summer Heat Safety Checklist

Posted by Ed Miller on Mon, Jul 07, 2014

The National Weather Service Forecast Office reports that heat related deaths among young people in Florida are more likely than other weather related deaths, because of overexertion in the heat. A checklist of heat safety tips is a quick and easy way to make sure your family stays safe during these hot months.

Learn About Heat

  • Sign up for weather alerts. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will keep your local media informed about heat waves and potentially dangerous situations and will issue heat safety tips appropriate for your area.

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Tags: safety

Securing Your Air Conditioner For The Long Weekend

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Jun 27, 2014

A lot of people will pick 4th of July weekend to take a trip to the beach or get out of town. Here are some travel tips to keep your home energy bills down while you are away.

Don't Turn Off The Thermostat

Since you are going to be away for a few days and unable to react quickly to the weather conditions it makes sense to prepare your system for the long weekend. The EPA recommends that if you are going away for a while that you turn up the thermostat instead of turning it off completely.

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Tags: air conditioner

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