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Spring Clean Your Air Conditioner to Beat the Heat (and Costly Repairs)

It's time to clean and check your air conditioner before any issues becomes a summer emergency

Spring Clean Your Air Conditioner to Beat the Heat (and Costly Repairs)

The Importance of Spring Cleaning Your Air Conditioner

Spring is finally here and that means it’s time for some cleaning. When making your to-do list, don’t forget to add an air conditioner cleaning. Maintaining your system before summer begins not only makes sure your system is operating at its best when you need it, but it also helps you catch minor issues before they require more expensive repairs.

Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

While it’s a good idea to […]

Improving Indoor Air Quality: Top 6 Tips for Cleaner, Healthier Air

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Improving Indoor Air Quality: Top 6 Tips for Cleaner, Healthier Air

Did you know the air inside our homes can be more polluted than the air outside? It sounds strange, but it’s true. Studies conducted across the country found indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Chronic headaches, nausea, lethargy, allergies, asthma, and other health issues can all be caused by poor indoor air quality. Thankfully, today’s heating and cooling technology offers solutions to help you breathe cleaner air and protect your health.

Eliminate, Filtrate & Ventilate to Clear the […]

Duct Cleaning 101: Is It Worth It?

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Duct Cleaning 101: Is It Worth It?

Unlike furnace or air conditioner tuneups, duct cleanings aren’t always recommended or performed by comfort providers. Homeowners often ask if they need to have their ducts cleaned and if it’s really worth it. The answer is yes and Tom’s Heating is happy to explain why. Below, our team clears up any confusion about duct cleaning.

Why We Perform Duct Cleaning

The average six-room home collects about 40 pounds of dust per year. Add in pet dander, mold, bacteria, viruses, and airborne toxins, and your ductwork […]

3 Things Homeowners Should Understand About Humidity

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3 Things Homeowners Should Understand About Humidity

Home comfort isn’t just about temperature. Humidity—the amount of water vapor in the air—plays a key role in how comfortable you actually feel. Air that’s too dry causes irritated, cracked skin and spreads illnesses more easily. Humid air is stuffy, causes mold growth, and damages wood furniture and flooring. Balancing levels with a humidifier or dehumidifier is the key to comfort.

An ideal humidity level varies among different people, but as a general guideline, it should be between 35-50 percent. Single-room humidifiers and dehumidifiers can […]

Furnaces vs. Boilers: What to Know When Picking a System

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Furnaces vs. Boilers: What to Know When Picking a System

Furnaces and boilers are the two most common systems used to heat homes—and understanding their key features, including the pros and cons that set them apart, is especially helpful when purchasing a new system for your home or assessing your energy costs. Here’s what the pros at Tom’s Heating want you to know when considering your options.

How is efficiency measured?

Both systems are highly efficient options, with energy use measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). This measures how effectively the system […]