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F.H. Furr's Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical Insider Blog

Is Your Air Conditioner Freezing? Does It Need Repaired?

Cooling problems can affect your comfort and your utility bills. If you are experiencing ice formation on your air conditioning unit and suspect it may be due to the outdoor temperature, try turning off the AC at night to see if this solves the problem—if so, good news, you don’t need to call for an AC repair.

Does your home have poor airflow?

Topics: Home Maintenance Comfort outside unit air conditioner cold

Are You A Victim Of Low Humidity?

Humidity plays a huge role the comfort of your home and family. The recommended indoor relative humidity level is 45%, yet the average Northern American home can be four times below that recommended level! When you combine existing low humidity levels with the home heating season, it can result in a myriad of indoor problems! 

Are you noticing cold-like symptoms that just won’t quit, static electricity and higher energy bills to boot?  Overly dry air absorbs essential moisture from your body as well as items in your home, it can cause health issues as well as damages to your home!

Topics: Whole Home Humidifier Comfort static electricity

MERV Rating-What Does That Mean?

When looking to upgrade your HVAC system filter, you might see the term "MERV Rating" in your research. What are MERV ratings and why are they important? 

Let’s start at square one. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and it sets the standards for the overall effectiveness of air filters. The MERV value determines the amount of  this dust particles and pollutants that are getting through the filter and into your home. Filters can have a wide range of MERV ratings, the higher the rating, the better the filtration! 

Topics: Home Maintenance Clean Air MERV Ratings

Clean Your Ducts!

Why? Because to put it simply, they get dirty! 

Not only do dust and dirt accumulate in the ductwork, other air pollutants such as: pet hair and dander, smoke and cooking odors, and microbial growth will cause the air flow to be slower and ducts to be less efficient! If you have someone in your home who is more sensitive to these contaminants, and/or suffer from Allergies and Asthma than there is no question if you should get this service. 

Topics: Dust Duct Cleaning Home Maintenance