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Heat Pumps vs Air Conditioners – Here Is What You Should Know

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Heat Pumps vs Air Conditioners – Here Is What You Should Know

First, What Is a Heat Pump?

The name “heat pump” is actually somewhat misleading—when in cooling mode, it looks and functions exactly the same as air conditioners. What makes heat pumps unique is their ability to reverse the flow of refrigerant and double as a heating system when the temperatures dip. Instead of extracting heat from the air in your home and transferring it outdoors, these units take heat from the air outside and bring it in. And believe it or not, some heat […]

Here’s Why Your Indoor Air Quality Is so Important

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Here’s Why Your Indoor Air Quality Is so Important

With homeowners in the Greater Milwaukee area spending so much more time at home because of COVID-19, making your house as safe and comfortable as possible is crucial. That’s where the experts at Tom’s Heating Service come in. Not only do we help keep your heating and cooling systems working for you, but we also work hard to enhance your family’s health and safety with the best possible indoor air quality (IAQ). But what is indoor air quality, and why is it so important […]

How a Maintenance Plan Helps You Stay Comfortable and Save Year-Round

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How a Maintenance Plan Helps You Stay Comfortable and Save Year-Round

Your heating and cooling systems are critical to your home comfort. That’s why it’s so important to keep up with regular maintenance appointments. It’s just like going to the doctor—an experienced tech, such as the ones here at Tom’s Heating Service, makes sure all your system’s parts are working as they should. A maintenance plan takes that one step further—it can enhance your comfort even more while helping you save money on energy costs in the long run.

Here’s Why You Need a Whole-Home Humidifier in Your House

A humidifier alleviates dry air in your home during the winter months

Here’s Why You Need a Whole-Home Humidifier in Your House

Winter brings more than just freezing cold temperatures—it also brings dry, uncomfortable air. While a furnace, boiler, or other heating system can keep the coldness at bay, it can’t always help balance out the dryness. That’s where a whole-home humidifier comes in. It helps alleviate dry air while benefitting your home comfort in several other ways.

Helps Your Home Feel Warmer

A whole-home humidifier does exactly what its name suggests—it adds humidity to your entire house. That humidity […]

Simple Reasons You Shouldn’t Underestimate Your Air Filter

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Simple Reasons You Shouldn’t Underestimate Your Air Filter

The air filter is often overlooked when it comes to home comfort, but it does more for your health than you think. A dirty air filter can lead to many problems, including skyrocketing energy bills and poor indoor air quality. Keep reading to discover why Tom’s Heating Service recommends you place more emphasis on your air filter and how often you should replace it.

What Is an Air Filter and What Does It Actually Do?

An air filter is a device typically made of spun fiberglass […]