The Size of Your Air Conditioner Matters
You’ve heard the old adage “bigger is better”, and you’ve probably heard “bigger isn’t always better in heating and cooling” well actually both can be true. You may be saying to yourself, how can both be true when they are contradictory? Stick with us as we explain.
When “Bigger Is Not Better in Heating and Cooling”
When a homeowner is looking to have a heating and cooling system installed in their home it is likely they will hear some different terms used by the HVAC world. Continue reading “The Size of Your Air Conditioner Matters” »
Do You Have Children With Asthma? 2 Key Ways Your HVAC System Protects Them
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 2010 report, 1 in 11 American children have asthma, a disease that kills around 9 people each day in the U.S., results in nearly 11 million missed school days, and costs parents around $1,000 per year in hospital and treatment costs.
As the parent of a child with asthma, you know how devastating the illness can be, and you’ll do everything in your power to mitigate your child’s symptoms and help them live a healthy life. Luckily, your home has something that can help keep your asthmatic children healthy: your home’s HVAC system.
If you’re not sure how your air conditioner and furnace can help protect your children, read on. We’ll explore why your HVAC system is so crucial to your child’s health and what you can do to ensure your unit does its part to make your home safe for your child. Continue reading “Do You Have Children With Asthma? 2 Key Ways Your HVAC System Protects Them” »
5 Ways to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Summer
It may not be warm yet in Lincoln NE area, but warmer spring temperatures will be here before you know it. Now is the time to get your HVAC system ready for warm weather. Getting a head start on maintenance and HVAC repair can help ensure that your home will stay comfortable when the warm weather arrives. Continue reading “5 Ways to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Summer” »
Variable Speed Equals Comfort and Efficiency
If you’re are like most here at Bryant we are ready for winter to be over and ready for some nicer weather. What that means for your home comfort is a transition from heating to eventually cooling season. Not only might your cooling system be called on soon, for some homes that means a replacement is getting closer on the horizon. If you are in the market for a new cooling system you may have heard of variable speed, but still not quite understand what it means or the benefits variability brings to your home comfort.
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New Versus Used Furnace: What to Consider
It’s still wintertime, and even though outdoor temperatures will begin to rise, there are still plenty of days to come that your furnace will be running. If your furnace is limping along it may be hard to want to bite that bullet to replace as it seems we’re seeing the light at the end of the winter tunnel. Remember should you consider to limp the furnace along or decide to do a few fixes to get by now, the need for action is only postponed to next fall. Continue reading “New Versus Used Furnace: What to Consider” »
Prevent Pet Hair and Dander From Damaging Your Furnace
Do you have a four-legged companion at home? If you do chances are your pet is an important part of your life. There’s also a pretty good chance you have some kind of pet hair roller or remover for your wardrobe. Have you ever taken the time to think about what that same pet hair that clings to your clothes, along with the pet dander, does to your furnace? Thankfully there are furnace filters to protect the furnace, but just like the dirt, pet hair and dander are regular culprits when it comes to clogging up your furnace filter. Continue reading “Prevent Pet Hair and Dander From Damaging Your Furnace” »
5 Essential Water Heater Maintenance Tips
After you have a water heater installed, you may want to do whatever you can to prolong the life of the water heater. The more you prolong its life, the more money you will save overall and the fewer headaches you will suffer.
Fortunately, some maintenance tasks only have to be performed once and others only have to be performed annually. Here are some maintenance tips to help you prolong the life of your water heater.
Know the Type of Water Heater You Own
If you purchase a home with a water heater already installed, make sure that you know what type of water heater you have. You will at least want to know the age and gallon capacity. These will be needed by a plumber or water heater technician.
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Home Fall Checklist
Fall is here, do you have a checklist of items around the home that need to be accomplished. Here’s a few that should be on your list.
Have Your Furnace Serviced
When’s the last time you had your furnace looked over by a certified service technician? Bryant’s service technicians thoroughly clean and check your furnace. Out technicians are trained to inspect for reliability of your home’s heating and cooling equipment. If they find components that are suspect and could affect your furnaces operation in the near future they will bring this to your attention and provide resolutions. They will also bring to your attention items of concern to be thinking about for the future. The goal of our service team is to provide you with information you need to make prepared and informed decisions. Continue reading “Home Fall Checklist” »
Common HVAC Odors: The Cause and How to Eliminate the Smell
When the summer heats up, you turn to your trusty air conditioner to keep your family and pets comfortable. Like any other appliance in your home, your HVAC system can emit some strange and downright offensive odors. The reasons for these smells could be anything from innocuous to potentially dangerous.
Here are a few common HVAC odors you might encounter, the cause of the smell and what you can do to fix the problem.
A Musty Odor
If you notice a musty odor coming from your HVAC system, the culprit is a very common issue that many homeowners face: mold. Your air conditioner is working overtime in the summer, and all the moisture that’s produced will often collect in the unit itself or in the ductwork. All mold requires warmth, air and moisture, which makes your HVAC system the ideal place for it to grow.
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How to Select the Right Location for a New Air Conditioner
When getting a new air conditioner for your home, installing the correct size and model to fit your needs is extremely important. An incorrectly sized air conditioner may have troubles keeping up, or removing humidity, all leading to comfort issues. You should also consider where you’d like your new air conditioner installed. If you have thought about changing the location or your air conditioner, when replacing is a perfect time to make it happen. Here are some tips on how to pick the perfect spot for it. Continue reading “How to Select the Right Location for a New Air Conditioner” »
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