Spring HVAC System Maintenance Checklist

Spring is just around the corner, and if you haven’t given your HVAC system a tune-up, there’s no better time than now! To make sure your AC is in shape to handle your home cooling before temperatures hit the triple digits, you need to: Check your thermostat to make sure it’s calibrated properly. Start the unit to ensure it works … Read More

4 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home Heating System

You may have been able to limp your existing home heating system through this mild winter…but will it last for another? New heating systems are expensive, so it’s understandable that you may want to put off replacement. However, if your system is old or damaged, rising energy costs and declining indoor air quality may make upgrading inevitable. Here are some … Read More

5 Ways to Cut Costs while Staying Warm this Winter

You can reduce your energy bills and stay warm during the winter. Here are five DIY strategies that can help you maintain indoor comfort and manage utility expenses. Maintain Your Heating System To keep your HVAC systems working at optimal efficiency, schedule a seasonal maintenance service visit from R & R Heating & Air. Our techs troubleshoot, tune-up and do … Read More

Benefits of Replacing Your Furnace and AC Together

No one looks forward to hearing that their furnace or central air conditioning system need replacement. Just one unit and the installation costs will run you a few thousand, so why in the world would you consider replacing both your heating and cooling systems at the same time? Even if your R & R Heating & Air technician did not … Read More

Three Boiler Maintenance Steps You Cannot Avoid

Although used less in new commercial construction, boilers were once the best choice for commercial heating systems. Their size and integration into the building’s infrastructure make them extremely cost-prohibitive to replace. That leaves many schools, multi-family residences and some offices with aging heating systems. But they can still work efficiently if properly maintained. To keep your commercial boiler system in … Read More

Is It Time to Upgrade Your HVAC System?

No one looks forward to the expense of a new home heating system, but at some point, HVAC replacement is inevitable. Of course, you do not want to replace a system that still has years of useful life left. But you do not want to leave yourself in the cold because you waited too long, either. Knowing the signs that … Read More

3 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

The arrival of winter does not (and should not) mean the arrival of unmanageable energy bills. There are a number of ways that you can reduce your energy consumption to keep your bills lower without compromising your indoor comfort. Complete Seasonal Maintenance The buildup of dirt and other contaminants throughout your HVAC system can really take a toll on energy … Read More

Dealing with Pilot Light when it Goes Out

There are few things more disheartening than expecting to return to a cozy home where you can shake off winter’s chill and finding that your home is nearly as frosty as the outdoors. For those with a gas heating system, the problem may be a pilot light that’s out. And that’s great news because that’s a heating issue you may … Read More

Is a Ductless Heating System More Energy Efficient Than a Furnace?

While newer furnaces are more energy efficient than their earlier counterparts, you can’t beat a properly maintained ductless heating system when energy efficiency is your primary goal. If you are replacing an older furnace or other system, switching to a ductless system can save you a lot of headaches, and more importantly, money. Top Energy Efficiency Ratings Ductless systems allow … Read More

Why You Should Not Rely on Space Heaters

Space heaters are convenient units that may be used to boost the warmth of a limited space. Ideally, they should be used for short durations to complement your home or commercial heating system, not instead of it. Using space heaters as your primary heat source comes with serious risks to your safety and your budget. Health and Safety Risks According … Read More