Should My HVAC System Have MERV or HEPA Filters?

September 9, 2022

You spend a great deal of time indoors, so it is only natural to want the air you breathe to be as clean as possible. When it comes to the air filters in your HVAC system, you must choose between MERV and HEPA filters. Which one is better for your home depends on a few factors. What Is a MERV Filter? MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. It’s the most common type of filter used in homes. They are rated between MERV 1 and MERV 20. Air filters with a higher MERV value capture more

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DO HVAC Upgrades Add to My Home’s Equity?

August 10, 2022

Your home’s HVAC system is essential to your family’s comfort and safety. Trying to sell your home with an old or outdated HVAC system can be difficult if not outright impossible. No one wants to have to replace the furnace or air conditioner in a property they just purchased. Here are three reasons why an HVAC upgrade will add to your home’s equity. Better Energy-Efficiency Many buyers are looking for homes with excellent energy efficiency. They don’t want to move to a property that will increase their monthly utility bills. An HVAC upgrade boosts

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How to Lower Your Home’s Humidity

July 14, 2022

When your home is hot and humid, it doesn’t feel very good. It can easily make you hot and sweaty. However, you can do several things to get the humidity in your house back to where it should be. Use Your Air Conditioner Besides cooling your home, your air conditioner also removes humidity. You should have it tuned-up every spring so that it can effectively control humidity. A tune-up offers other benefits, too. Remember to change the air filters every few months, as dirty filters can cause your home to become more humid.

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How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner Size for Your Home

June 9, 2022

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to choosing an air conditioner for your home. Although many homeowners in Berks, Lehigh, and Schuylkill, PA are tempted to purchase the largest air conditioners they can find, doing so won’t cool their homes down efficiently. In fact, an air conditioner that’s too large for your living environment won’t reliably cool it down at all. Instead, this unit will rapidly cycle off and on, and it will also sustain accelerated wear. You’ll run into similar problems if the AC unit you choose is too small. Why Size Matters

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What’s Better: A Heat Pump or a Furnace?

May 10, 2022

Living in Lehigh, PA means dealing with variable weather. You might need your galoshes, snow boots, sunscreen, and windbreaker all in the same week. To maintain indoor comfort, you’ll also need effective heating and cooling systems for your home. Let’s look at what’s better for comfort, convenience, and efficiency: a heat pump versus a furnace. Energy Efficiency Heat pumps offer better energy efficiency than furnaces in moderate environments like Lehigh. They transfer 300% more energy than they consume, so they’re 300% efficient. The best-in-class gas furnaces offer 98% annual fuel utilization efficiency.

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Questions That You Should Ask an Air Duct Cleaning Professional

April 10, 2022

Your air ducts circulate air from your HVAC system into and out of your living space. That means the air circulating through this system is the same air that you breathe. Therefore, you need to have your ducts cleaned often. That will help you ensure that you keep your indoor space clean. It will also help reduce the number of irritants and allergens in your household. Heating and cooling companies such as Comfort Pro Heating & Air Conditioning offer high-quality duct cleaning services. You should ask the following questions before hiring any company.

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How to Get Rid of Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home

March 10, 2022

Dealing with hot and cold spots in your house is always frustrating. Sometimes this problem can be fixed easily, but it could also be more difficult to fix. Reaching out to an HVAC company in your area is always a good idea in helping you solve this problem to ensure that you and your family stay comfortable in your home. Here are a few of the most common reasons for hot and cold spots in a home. Dirty Air Filter Not regularly replacing your air filter is

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Understanding SEER Ratings

February 8, 2022

There are many ways to determine an air conditioner’s energy efficiency, but a common metric is a unit’s SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or Rating. It is calculated as the ratio of the cooling output of a unit to the Watt-hours of energy that it uses over the same period of time. A high SEER rating means that your air conditioner can produce a lot of cool air with a low amount of energy. The SEER value of an air conditioner is calculated using an array of outside temperatures representing an entire

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4 Ways to Protect Your Water Heater This Winter

January 12, 2022

Winter temperatures in Reading, PA, can drop well below the freezing point of water. If this happens, your water heater is at risk of damage. A frozen and burst pipe can also damage your water heater, so it’s important to consider protecting your entire plumbing system. Use these four quick tips to protect your water heater this winter. 1. Install an Insulation Blanket Insulating your water heater’s storage tank is fast, simple and effective at preventing freezing. An insulation blanket wraps around the tank. Also consider insulating the pipes that connect to your water heater. This

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3 Advantages of Geothermal Heating

December 10, 2021

Pretty much everyone has noticed how the air outside gets cooler and less humid as autumn starts to transition into winter. However, that doesn’t mean you necessarily need to turn up your heating system. In fact, with a geothermal heating system from Comfort Pro Heating & Air Conditioning in Reading, PA, you don’t have to! This blog entry will clarify the advantages of geothermal heating and explain why you should be considering it for your home. 1. Affordable to Operate The biggest perk of geothermal heating is the fact that it’s so efficient to operate. You’ll

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