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(618) 345-7498 | Serving Metro East Illinois

It’s Hot! Why is my A/C Not Working Properly?

 

Over time, everything from flooring to the paint on our walls shows wear and tear in our homes. As homeowners, we know that appliances, exterior siding, and plumbing doesn’t stay new forever! When it comes to your heating and cooling equipment, there are definitely ways to extend the life of your system. Air conditioning units can last fifteen years or more when properly maintained and serviced. If your current system isn’t working as efficiently as it should, read some of the answers to the commonly asked questions below. And, if your system needs servicing or repair, Viviano HVAC can help simply by calling us at (618)345-7498.

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Home Renovation Happening? Follow These HVAC Tips!

Are home renovations finally underway? You’ve been saving and planning for that new sunroom or additional office space for quite some time and now your dreams are becoming a reality! Ideally, you have already discussed with your contractor what needs to happen so that your heating and cooling system is protected during the renovation, especially during bigger projects that generate a lot of dust. Here are some handy tips to follow during a home renovation.

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What Does SEER Mean?

Heating and cooling systems have SEER ratings, which means “seasonal energy efficiency ratio”. This is the ratio of the cooling output of an A/C System in a typical cooling season and then divided by the energy it uses in wattage-hours. You also may hear HVAC technicians and installers refer to this as a “seasonal energy efficiency rating” when they are talking about different makes and models of HVAC systems.

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Our Doors are Open and We're Here to Help

Social distancing has brought families together at home, and that also means that our appliances, including HVAC systems, are being used more often. Setting the thermostats during the day to accommodate the time you’re away “at the office” isn’t applicable right now. As many of us are working from home, we want to make sure we are comfortable and productive…and that means we want “all the comforts of home” to work effectively.

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Consider Reme Halo® As Your Whole Home Air Purifier

Not only is Reme Halo® an award-winning product, it is the next generation of indoor air quality technology for your home. Ever hear of “sick building syndrome”? The EPA states that “sick building syndrome, or SBS, is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that seem to be linked to time spent in a certain building.” Buildings with poor ventilation, chemical or biological contaminants, can cause a feeling of illness or lack of well-being.

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Spring is in the Air...and so are Allergies!

If you have pets or suffer from allergies, having a safe haven in your home for better breathing is crucial to your health and wellness. Interested in learning how to have a healthier home? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America joined with Allergy Standards Limited to create a certification program for household products. When products pass their tests, they earn the certified asthma & allergy friendly® mark. Trane CleanEffects™ air purifier has this certification and removes up to 99.98% of airborne allergens, pet dander, mold, and more. Want to breathe easy? Read on.

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Trane is the Most Trusted Name in HVAC

Have you heard? Last year Trane® was named America’s Most Trusted HVAC system by Lifestory Research. Over 11,000 consumers were surveyed on the Trane brand based on their actions, whether they were shopping or considering a product. The results indicated that Trane, once again, has been recognized as the “Most Trusted” HVAC Brand. And that’s great news for us, a certified Trane Dealer!

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Is it Time to Repair or Replace?

As a home owner, it can be hard to determine if it’s better to invest in a new heating and cooling system or repair an existing one. We know that new systems can be a costly investment, but continued repairs to an older, inefficient system that lacks dependability doesn’t make a whole lot of financial sense either. If you are not sure of your best option, Viviano can help.

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Thermostat Tips to Get You Through the Winter

Energy Star, a program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy that promotes energy efficiency, recommends setting your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit when home. This temperature is recommended because it offers an ideal balance of comfort and energy savings. Here are some other tips recommended by Trane and Viviano HVAC to keep you comfy this winter.

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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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