Recent Posts in HVAC Category

  • What Makes the AC Filter So Dirty?

    Even if you are the most responsible of AC unit owners, you may have noticed your AC filter tends to get very dirty, requiring a replacement once clogged. If you find your AC unit needs replacing sooner than the recommended period of time for that particular model, there may be a number of reasons causing so much dirt and dust buildup. The good news is, these problems can often be corrected, which ...
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  • When Is It Time to Replace My Indoor or Outdoor Unit?

    If you own an indoor and outdoor unit, you may be wondering when the best time is to replace either of them. The answer varies for everyone, as it depends on a number of factors--including but not limited to amount of use, how long it has been since you last replaced either one, and most importantly, if one is being replaced. The general answer is if you are replacing one, you must replace them ...
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  • How to Keep Energy Costs Down & Save Money This Summer!

    Studies have estimated that the average household spends roughly half of their energy costs every year on heating and cooling expenses. So as you might imagine, a system that isn’t running efficiently or struggles to keep up with demand may be costing you a fortune in extra energy. Summer is currently at its peak, which means your air conditioner has been working hard for a few months now to keep ...
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  • Four Tips for Purchasing a New AC Unit

    Purchasing a new AC unit is a major decision, as it is often a costly acquisition and the decision needs to be made with extreme research and care. With so many options out there, it can be easy to get overwhelmed at the prospect of making this decision. However, thanks to Curtis Total Service and our exceptional client satisfaction goals, we are here to provide you with 4 essential tips to help ...
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  • Five Summer Woes—and How You Can Beat the Heat!

    While summer has plenty of opportunities for a number of exciting and interesting activities, they can all be dampened with the failure of your AC unit , leaving you overheated and overwhelmed. No matter how many things you have to look forward to for the summer, they don’t hold the same level of joy and thrill when you are suffering in a sweltering home. At Curtis Total Service, we are comprised ...
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  • Is My HVAC System Making My Allergies Worse?

    Anyone with allergies can tell you how annoying and irritating they are, especially when you aren’t able to pinpoint exactly what is causing them. People with allergies might experience difficulty breathing, uncontrollable sneezing, as well as itchy eyes and throat. When the question arises of what exactly could be causing your allergies, there are a lot of factors to be considered. The allergy ...
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  • Why Attic Ventilation Is Important for Your Air Conditioner

    Summer is quickly approaching, and using your air conditioner will soon be inevitable. So, how can you keep AC prices from soaring this summer season? Believe it or not, attic ventilation can play a significant role in the overall efficiency of your air conditioner. An unventilated attic can be a big source of heat in your home, especially during the summer. Remember, heat rises, and hot air can ...
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  • The Dangers of Mold and Mildew in Your Heating or AC System

    Mold is present in nearly everything. That’s not necessarily a bad thing when you’re outdoors, because mold actually serves a vital role in breaking down decaying matter. Its persistent presence also means it’s in your home. In small amounts, mold is nothing to fret about, and poses no great risk to most people. However, substantial mold growth in your home is something that should be addressed ...
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  • Why Is My AC Freezing Over?

    Our heating and air conditioning technicians at Curtis Total Service are often asked questions about air conditioners and their efficiency. As the seasons change, so do our needs—we want our homes warm in the cooler months and icy and refreshing as the summer hits. However, when your air conditioner is working a little too hard, to the point where it begins freezing, then that is a sign that ...
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  • The Importance of Regular Air Duct Cleaning

    At Curtis Total Service , our heating and air conditioning experts offer a wealth of wisdom and guidance on how best to maintain your HVAC system. One of the questions we often encounter is about air ducts, particularly how often they need to be cleaned and whether or not the project is worth it in the long run. The jury is out on whether or not you should continuously keep your air ducts clean, ...
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  • Four Signs You Should Replace Your Gas Furnace

    It doesn’t take long before you realize your furnace has gone out. This invaluable part of your house is what keeps you warm and comfortable in the frigid winter months, and there’s a sense of dread and angst when it suddenly doesn’t turn on when you need it most. Fortunately for homeowners, there are a few distinct signs of a furnace that may be about to fail. On this blog, we examine four of ...
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  • Identifying Three Common Furnace Issues

    As a homeowner, there is not much worse than going to turn on your heater in your cold home and having it fail to start. While in we strongly advise calling a professional Allentown HVAC repair company for any major maintenance or services on your complex furnace system, there are a few things you can check that may resolve your issue on your own. Check Your Thermostat Settings You may be ...
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