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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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The Amazing Nexia

Computers may not have taken over the planet Terminator-style, but they certainly have made an impact in all of our lives. Nexia is a convenient, wonderful way homeowners can remotely monitor equipment in their homes, protecting their investment and making sure their system is operating at its highest efficiency. With Nexia, heating and cooling has gone “Sci-fi”!

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Efficient Heating Tips from Trane

Fall has arrived! With the beautiful fall foliage comes the brisk days and the chilly nights, so it is important that your heater is working before winter hits. Unfortunately, there are several factors that can affect the efficiency of your heater. The good news is we have some relatively easy fixes to turn your chilly, drafty home into the cozy haven it’s meant to be!

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Is Your Home Ready for Colder Weather?

Winter is coming! With lower temperatures comes higher heating bills, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many tips and tricks out there on how to save on your heating bill. Trane offers many tried and true options for saving on that heating bill, so we thought we’d share that information for homeowners in our latest blog. Have questions? Give us a call at (618) 345-7498.

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