Tame the Static Electricity in Your Home

May 31, 2019

If you received a static electricity shock the last time you kissed your loved one goodbye, you might hesitate a bit before doing it again. Those zings can really hurt! Fortunately, there are steps you can take to get the static level in your home under control. Why Shocks Happen Static electricity is a problem in the winter because cold air is usually dry. It simply doesn’t retain moisture well. Both outdoor and indoor air can be affected. In a dry environment, free electrons become a problem. The air is full of them, and they can cling to you as...

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What You Can Expect During an HVAC Repair

May 21, 2019

New homeowners will eventually find themselves scheduling their very first HVAC repairs. You may not know what to expect, so with that in mind, let us explore a usual scenario. Getting to Know You provides HVAC services to homes throughout Hudson and the surrounding areas. When meeting customers for the first time, it’s usual practice to show identification, licensing and proof of insurance. The technician will then listen to the homeowner describe the problem, which may be particularly important if the issue is not obvious. Inspection Your technician will then inspect the system. Don’t be surprised if the technician inspects...

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

May 14, 2019

Indoor air quality can be negatively impacted by fragrances, smoke, dust, and dirt tracked inside the house. Breathing clean, fresh air inside the home helps you stay healthier and keeps you in a better state of mind. Three things you can do to improve indoor air quality are having your ducts cleaned, cleaning the floors frequently and banning smoking inside the house. Have Your Ducts Cleaned Your ducts should be cleaned every 3-5 years to maintain great indoor air quality. Even though the duct system has filters, dust and other pollutants seep into the ducts over time. Fragrances, smoke and...

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3 Important Benefits of Indoor Air Quality During Allergy Season

May 7, 2019

The quality of the air in your home has a number of effects on your health. If your HVAC system is not working properly, it can create conditions that lead to medical problems. Your air quality also affects your home in other ways. Here are just three reasons why maintaining good air quality is important, especially during allergy season. 1. Reduce Dust Mites and Other Allergens By maintaining the air quality in your home with an energy-efficient HVAC system, you can keep down the dust mites and allergens that make their way into your home. It’s also important to replace...

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Is Your Home Being Unevenly Cooled?

May 1, 2019

If your home isn’t cooling evenly, has a variety of ideas that you can try in order to fix the problem. An unevenly cooled home can create an uncomfortable situation and cause your summer energy bills to be higher than they need to be. Sometimes, the cause of the problem needs to fixed by a professional, but many issues can be resolved independently with a few easy tips. Clear Your Vents Having large pieces of furniture in front of your vents can reduce the airflow and prevent cool air from entering certain rooms of the house. Making sure that none...

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Everything You Need to Know About an HVAC System

April 30, 2019

People often use the term “HVAC system” to describe a multipurpose system that does a variety of heating, ventilation and air conditioning tasks. However, people usually don’t know much about what they get when they install a new HVAC system. An HVAC system from Mario’s AC can include the following parts. Heating Elements The type of heating element used in your HVAC system will often depend on your preference. It may involve a furnace, boiler or radiator. HVAC systems can use ductwork to send warm air throughout the house or a pipe system to transmit warmed fluid everywhere. Ventilation Components...

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Checking for Air Leaks in Your Home

April 20, 2019

Most people have invested a great deal in their homes and even more in keeping them comfortable through the changing seasons. However, many homeowners don’t realize that their investments could be leaking air. In addition to making a utility bill more expensive, a home with air leaks can also put unnecessary additional stress on the heating and cooling equipment. If you suspect you have this problem and you’d like to correct it, here are a few suggestions. Start With a Visual Inspection Leaks can be difficult to locate, but there are certain places where they’re commonly found. You should examine...

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3 Easy Ways to Be More Energy Efficient

April 10, 2019

Energy usage is one of the biggest expenses for your home, but there are many steps you can take to reduce this use of energy. has been helping our customers save energy for many years, and if you implement these methods, then you will save energy as well as money. 1. Weatherize Your Home You could be losing energy from air leaks around your home. Typical places in your home that are sources for air leaks are windows, doors, and vents. Apply caulk between window frames and walls and place weather stripping around windows and doors. Cover areas around vents,...

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What Are the Benefits of Duct Cleaning?

April 1, 2019

Dirty air ducts can cause a variety of problems for your air conditioning system, and keeping them clean is necessary for your equipment to perform properly. Regular cleaning of your ductwork can be beneficial for your system in a variety of ways. Better Air Quality If your ducts are dirty, then that grit and grime can go right into the air you breathe whenever the system’s on. You may also be exposed to allergens and pathogens that have built up in your ducts. A professional will be able to eliminate this threat to your air quality by tidying up your...

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