Average HVAC Costs for Homeowners

Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve had a home for a long time, you may dread calling your HVAC technician when you have an issue. You just don’t know if this is the time you may be needing a furnace repair or some other big dollar problem. You may be Googling your way through the internet right now to try to get an idea of how much your repair would costs at best and at worst. Never fear! We’ve collected some of the average HVAC costs for homeowners courtesy of information provided by HomeAdvisor.com Keep in mind that every
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Categories: Air Conditioning, Furnaces, Heating, and Humidifiers.

What are the most common AC repairs?

You may be wondering “what’s wrong with my air conditioner” as the warm weather starts to ramp up. Maybe it’s not cooling air as quickly as it used to, or it’s making a strange noise. Whatever your issue may be, we can help. If you need air conditioner assistance, contact Home Air Plus today. Common Problem: Refrigerant Leak In order to keep things cool and create cool air, an air conditioner needs refrigerant liquid like a car or a, you guessed it, refrigerator. If this liquid begins to leak out of one of the lines or seals, this can drastically
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Categories: Air Conditioning and Tips and Tricks.

Think Spring: It’s Time for AC Maintenance!

While we might be struggling with intermittent snow right now in NH, when warm weather hits, usually it hits hard. Ninety-degree weather and blazing sunlight is just around the corner. It’s not too early to start thinking about the health of your air conditioning system. Why bother with an AC tune up? The big question is does anyone bother with an AC tune up, and why should they? There are a lot of answers to this question, but the easiest is that spending a little money now on an AC tune up can help you save loads during the sweltering
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Categories: Air Conditioning.

5 Warning Signs Of A Failing Furnace

No one likes to be told that their furnace needs to be replaced. Often times we spring for repairs and repairs and repairs, our furnace “nickel and diming” us every chance it gets. How can you know when you need to just replace it rather than repair a part of it? Is there a way to know for sure if you have a failing furnace? Weird Noises Do you hear clunking, rattling, buzzing, or any other variation of a noise you may not have heard before? If you start hearing strange noises when your heating system is running, it might
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Categories: Furnaces and Heating.

5 Signs you Need a Dehumidifier

Everyone’s heard of a dehumidifier, but when do you actually need one? Chances are, if you are seeing these signs, you may be scratching your head on what to do. Having excess humidity in the home may not feel so bad for you physically, but it can cause all kinds of havoc in your home.   1. Mold Spots that Won’t Go Away   You keep getting moldy areas in your house, and no matter how you clean them, how many times you do it, or with what, they keep coming back. Mold is a great indicator that something in
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Categories: Air Quality and Humidifiers.

Space Heaters: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

When the weather gets cold, and your furnace isn’t working, or the power goes out, or any other sort of thing that may make you think about getting a space heater, you may wonder: are all those horror stories about space heaters true? In this blog post, we’re going to talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to space heating as well as alternatives to space heating. The Good Obviously the best part about a space heater is the warmth that it provides. Space heaters can be used in a pinch — especially electric ones
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Categories: Heating.

Google Nest: Is it worth it?

Google’s Nest has been out for a bit of time now, touted as a central hub of a smart home and a “learning” thermostat. The question is: is it worth it to buy one? Google’s Nest claims that it can save homeowners on average 20% of their heating cost by learning their habits, understanding when they are home, and turning down — or turning off — the heat when they are not home. While definitive proof of what Google says has yet to be seen, there may be benefits for some, and none for others. If you don’t or keep
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Categories: Heating.

My power went out! How can I stay warm?

When the power goes out, so does your heat in most cases. Unless you have a wood burning stove, chances are you’re going to be in the dark and shivering if the power goes out for a bit of time. Is there anything you can do to keep heat in when the power goes out? Keep Doors and Windows Shut One big thing that’s going to keep warmth from disappearing from your home is making sure that all windows and doors are shut. It sounds silly, but if you have a window fan in, you may want to take it
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Categories: Heating and Tips and Tricks.

Home Air Plus Earns Esteemed 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Goffstown, NH January 17th, 2018 – Home Air Plus, Inc is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2017. “The service providers that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award demonstrate the level of excellence that members have come to expect,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros are top-notch and absolutely deserve recognition for the trustworthy and exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year and overall.” Angie’s List
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Categories: Uncategorized.

Can a “smart” thermostat save my house from disaster?

People generally think of smart thermostats (AKA wifi thermostats) as something your coworker pulls out just before the end of work day to make sure it’s comfy when they get home. Of course you can do that, but these things can do SO much more. During the recent cold snap I was witness to much destruction due to heating system failures and frozen pipes. So that got me thinking… I guess people probably don’t know about these nifty little additions. With most decent smart thermostats, you can set high and low limit warnings. Meaning, let’s say as an example, if
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Categories: Heating.