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Maintaining Your AC Unit

As the days grow longer and temperatures begin to rise, it may be sooner than you think when we’ll all depend on our air conditioner to keep us comfortable. Getting an annual inspection will help ensure your air conditioner is up to the task when it’s called upon to battle against the hot summer months ahead.

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Protect Your Home From Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide remains a real threat when it comes to our modern lives, even more so with the growing portable generator market. Thanks initially due to Y2K fear, sales have remained strong in the United States as home owners seek to provide some protection from weather related outages. Portable generators can conveniently provide living areas…

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The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Many of the appliances in our modern homes produce carbon monoxide and we may not even be aware. Even when appliances are functioning normally, when a fuel is burned carbon monoxide is one of the major by products. Appliances that contribute to carbon monoxide levels include: gas or oil furnaces gas refrigerators gas clothes dryers…

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Is Your Home Furnace Ready for Winter?

Winter is coming and your HVAC system is transitioning from cooling your home to keeping it nice and warm. It is always better to check the furnace before winter before hand to prevent suffering through chilly winter nights shivering. There’s nothing worse than turning on the thermostat and discover that it is not working. To…

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Understanding the Defrost Cycle on Your Heat Pump

The defrost cycle of a heat pump system is crucial to maintaining its optimal performance and for ensuring the longevity of your heating and cooling investment.

When a heat pump is performing in its heat cycle it is typically doing so in the cooler winter months. When the ambient air temperature outside of your home is cool and the relative humidity is high, it can carry more water vapor than normal. This set ups a condition wherein frost might form on the surface of the much colder outdoor coil. If left unattended, this frost covering will interfere with the optimal operation of the heat pump, which costs you money. To correct this occurrence, the auto defrost cycle on your heat pump becomes activated to remove the frost.

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HVAC Repair Versus Replacement

Your heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system may be showing its age. Perhaps you’ve noticed a marked drop in performance or more find that you are requesting more frequent service calls just to stay comfortable. It’s time to begin considering rising repair costs verses a full HVAC system replacement. How soon should you replace an HVAC system? Should you keep repairing your system and when would a modern, more efficient system provide a better return on your heating and cooling investment? When determining repair verses replacement, there are many factors to consider. Let Boyd Service Company provide some clarity and look at both sides of this important decision.

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Are Extended Warranties Really Worth the Price?

When you purchase a new heating & air conditioning system, it comes with a standard manufacturer’s warranty. This warranty is usually only a limited 5 year part warranty. That means that diagnostic charges, labor, refrigerant, freight or any other fees will not be covered. If you have any of these “other” issues, the cost will be…

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An Ounce of Prevention

Your HVAC unit is probably the third largest investment you will make. You depend on your system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Be good to it & it will be good to you! Regularly scheduled maintenance can extend the life of your system by keeping it in good working order longer than…

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