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February 6th, 2020

Any HVAC unit requires a filter to keep it safe from damaging particulates and keep it in order. The better the filter, the better air quality you will have, as well as a safer unit. The quality of an HVAC filter is determined by a MERV rating.

A MERV rating, or a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, is a rating system that will tell you at a glance how effective any air filter is at its job. This system was designed by ASHRAE and has been used ever since. The numbering tells the...

January 23rd, 2020

Dealing with humidity is a common summertime problem. Buying a humidifier is one solution to remove the high levels of water vapor in the air. If that's not an option, it's good to buy an air conditioner. In either case, Ardmore Fresh Air is the right HVAC company for taking care of humidity problems.

Too Much Humidity

Too much humidity means that your house feels hot and stuffy. Excessively high levels are more discomforting than too low levels. Your sweat cannot evaporate and it...

January 9th, 2020

An HVAC professional from Ardmore Fresh Air will tell you that covering an outdoor unit isn't absolutely necessary. However, it's something that can be done if you prefer to make this part of your seasonal routine. Before you decide whether or not to cover your HVAC unit during winter, take a moment to discover the advantages and disadvantages associated with doing so.

Advantages of Covering an Outdoor Unit During Winter

Specially designed covers for outdoor units are usually fairly...

December 19th, 2019

Homeowners should expect to replace their furnace every 18 to 20 years. This is considered the average lifetime of most furnaces; although, maintenance may extend the life of some furnaces, and others may not last quite as long. However, cost plays an important role when many people can replace a furnace.

Get an Inspection

Annual furnace inspections can indicate of your furnace needs to be repaired or replaced before the temperatures fall. It's better to replace a furnace before...

December 6th, 2019

According to the US Department of Energy, 42% of your energy use each year is for heating your home. A key factor in how much energy you use is what type of heating system you have. Let's look at three of the most common HVAC heating systems used today: boiler, furnace, and heat pump.


A boiler uses fuel or electricity to heat water. That hot water circulates through the house to radiators or radiant floors. The upside to modern boiler systems is they provide steady consistent...

November 21st, 2019

Just when you thought it was going to stay mild, the temperature has dipped and now it’s below zero. You flip the switch for the furnace only to find that it’s blowing cold air. Now, it feels colder inside than it does outside. There are many reasons why your furnace is blowing cold air. Read on to learn why this happens and when to call an HVAC professional.

Check the Thermostat

One of the most common reasons a furnace blows cold air the thermostat setting. Make sure that your...

November 14th, 2019

When temperatures drop, the furnace in your home quickly becomes one of the most important appliances. A faulty furnace can cause an uncomfortable climate in your home or, even worse, put everyone inside your house in danger. A thorough inspection and needed maintenance work is essential in preparing your furnace for another long winter. Our dedicated team of HVAC professionals at Ardmore Fresh Air can make sure your furnace is up to par.

We tell our clients that it’s also important...

October 17th, 2019

Your home is a place where you go to stay warm and cozy, especially during the winter season. And if you live in an area where the winters are brutal, it's a given that you want your home as warm as possible. However, even when the temperatures are below zero, it's important not to overheat your home. In addition to being uncomfortable, turning up the heat can have severe consequences on your health, finances and even on the surrounding environment.

Overall Health

Being in an...

October 9th, 2019

It won’t be long before winter gets here. With it will come the cold weather and the need to run your furnace more often. While this is a great way to keep you home warm and comfortable, it can also have an impact on your heating bill. If you’re like most people, then finding ways to keep your heating bill reasonable during the winter is imperative. Below are some ways to accomplish that goal.

Get a Programmable Thermostat

One of the best ways to keep your electric bill low during the...

September 19th, 2019

Over time, your heating system will start to lose its efficiency and the cost of repairs will start to pile up. If you feel like your HVAC unit needs constant repairs, it might be best if you invest in a new one. However, doing so is sometimes easier said than done. When it comes to buying a new heating system, you might have to choose between electric and gas.

Gas Heating Benefits

Using a gas-powered HVAC unit is a time-old tradition. In fact, many homes today are still using gas as...