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Handy HVAC Tips for Buying an Older Home

There are so many things to consider when buying a new home. Are you happy with the kitchen cabinets? Do you think the half-bath in the lower-level will be large enough for your growing family? When shopping for that perfect home, you may place its aging heating and cooling system at the bottom of your wish list, but it’s definitely a home characteristic that deserves your attention. When deciding to purchase a home, it’s important to ask your Realtor® and the home inspector the right questions about its HVAC.

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Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

This fall and winter, we will continue to use our furnaces continually to keep our homes warm and comfortable, protecting from the outdoor elements as temperatures begin to dip. But what if the confides of our safe and happy home aren’t as secure as we’d like to think? Cold weather also brings stories about carbon monoxide poisoning due to malfunctioning furnaces and other appliances in the home. As the temperature dips, it may be time to call Viviano HVAC. 

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When Should I Schedule My Furnace Maintenance?

We know…the smell of fall is barely in the air and you may still have your pool open. In the days ahead, you may even be able to turn off the A/C and open the windows, letting the cool breezes float inside your home, running your ceiling fans in all the bedrooms. Well, before we know it, it’ll be time to run our furnaces to keep our families warm and comfortable. Is your furnace working at its peak efficiency? You may not be running your HVAC system much this time of year, but that just means it’s a perfect time to schedule a preventative maintenance visit.

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What to Look for in a New Air Conditioner

If you are shopping for a new air conditioner, it’s important to trust your HVAC provider. You should feel comfortable asking questions about what type of unit is best for your home and what features matter the most. Whether you are looking for the best value or the most energy efficient unit available, identifying an air conditioner that out-performs the others is easy when you begin your search with Trane and Viviano Heating and Air Conditioning.

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Protect Your HVAC System During Summer Storms

Living in the Midwest, we are all too familiar with summer storms and tornado sirens. With the storms come rain, wind, fallen limbs and power outages. Ideally, purchasing a generator can safeguard your home from living without electricity. If you don’t own a generator, Trane.com offers tips on their website and also suggests referring to Ready.gov for ways to prepare your home and your A/C System for any impending issues brought on by storm damage.

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If Your Air Conditioner Smells Funny, Here’s What it May Mean

You may notice a bit of a strange smell the first time you turn on your air conditioner. Don’t worry - this is a completely normal occurrence. If that “lingering” smell doesn’t seem to go away after a few times using your A/C, it may be an indicator of a more serious problem and time to give Viviano Heating and Air Conditioning a call.

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Keep Your Furry Friends Cool This Summer

Ever hear of the saying, “Dog Days of Summer”? Ancient Romans referred to Sirius as the “dog star”, named because they associated Sirius with the hottest days of summer. Typically, during the months of July and August, it’s hard for us to keep cool when the temperatures are blazing hot. Extreme heat can be hard on your AC Unit…and your pets. Here are some cool tips to help with lower utility bills and a happier pet!

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Air Conditioning Myths that Are Costing You Money

When we visit our customer’s homes, we are often asked about tips and tricks regarding the homeowner’s heating and cooling system. Trane.com had a recent blog clarifying some myths that often get asked about air conditioners and maintenance. Truth be told, these myths may actually be costing you money. Read on to learn more.

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Cooler Days are Still Ahead - How to Set Your Thermostat

Most of us have spring fever, but there are still some chilly days ahead! Before you reach for those flip flops, here are some tips for setting your thermostat for the rest of the winter season. Believe it or not, there is an ideal temperature for your home in the colder months, and Energy Star information, found at energy.gov, knows what that temperature should be.

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Energy Savings That Can Begin Right Now

We all know by now that our household energy costs can be a source of frustration. When it’s cold outside and the temps are dipping, it seems like our heating bill continues to surge. The average American household spends more than $900 annually on energy! What if you could implement a few money savings tips to cut down that energy bill this season?

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