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.

My furnace won’t turn on! What’s happening?

It’s always during the coldest time of the year that furnaces and heating appliances choose to stop functioning. Whether it’s because of the increased demand, old parts, old appliances, or otherwise, furnaces like to pick the worst times to break down. What’s better than having a non-working furnace (or poorly working one) on a 4 degree day? While you can always take advantage of our 24 hour, 365 day a year service, we may have some tips to help you get back up and running in a pinch. 1. Check your power This means checking to make sure your breaker
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Categories: Furnaces and Heating.

Mitsubishi Ductless Systems Can Provide Heat & Cool

Home Air Plus just completed this recent installation of a two zone Mitsubishi ductless system with the newer floor style model. Both the wall and floor units will provide heating and cooling and are ultra quiet. If you’re looking for a new, energy efficient way to heat and cool different rooms in your home, ductless may be the way to go. Home Air Plus specializes in Mitsubishi brand heating and cooling solutions. If you’re tired of duct maintenance such as cleaning and repairing air ducts, this simple solution can drastically help. As with all our ductless units, each wall and
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Categories: Air Conditioning and Heating.

Is getting my furnace serviced every year worth it?

Short answer: yes! Schedule your service now! Getting your furnace serviced at least once per year is an important part of HVAC health. The reason? Think about how hard your furnace worked last year during the coldest months. Clogs, dirt, and more can affect the efficiency and even how hot your heat may be. If you skip service on your HVAC system, you may be taking years off of your HVAC system’s life — and we’re not just saying this to be dramatic. The average modern day furnace can last around 15-20 years, but it all depends on how well
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Categories: Furnaces and Heating.

Short Cycling: Why does my furnace keep turning on and off?

Short Cycling… Have you heard this term before? Your air conditioner or even furnace can suffer from a short cycling issue, but it is something that can be fixed, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Symptoms My AC or furnace keeps turning on and off repeatedly My AC or furnace seems to be running more frequently than usual I haven’t changed my temperature in my house, but my AC or furnace is still trying to turn on and off to fulfil a demand I haven’t made Diagnosis Your system could be short cycling. When a system
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Categories: Air Conditioning and Furnaces.

When and why should I change my air filter?

You probably hear from your HVAC technician that you should make sure that you’re keeping up on air filters changes for your HVAC system. You may wonder why this is such an important maintenance tip, or you may wonder when you should change out your air filter. Home Air Plus has some general tips to help keep up the health of your HVAC system. Why should I change out my air filter according to the time frame my HVAC technician says? Just like changing out an oil filter in your car, an HVAC system air filter is designed to pull
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Categories: Air Quality, Furnaces, and Heating.

Does an extra warm winter mean an extra warm summer?

Extra warm Winter… extra warm Summer too?? The REAL answer is… Oh wait, DARN! My crystal ball just went out again! Okay, I know deep down that global warming is a bad thing but… yeah, it was kind of nice to have an above-average winter. I’m still just recovering from last winter. All I can say is thank you El Niño! Let’s get to the point of this article. I say make summer what YOU want. As a matter of fact, make ALL the seasons what you want. Here at Home Air Plus, we can create any climate environment you’d like in your
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Categories: Air Conditioning.

Have a bloody nose? Get rid of it!

HEY YOU! Do you want a bloody nose buddy?! I think most people would answer no to that! I like my nose just the way it is, thank you very much. But when the humidity runs too low in your home this is exactly what you’ll get. Other symptoms include dry skin, annoying static shocks, drying/cracking of wood products (furniture, cabinets, flooring, fine woodworking, etc). Women with long hair know this all too well when their hair just doesn’t want to cooperate and decides to defy gravity (and hair spray), frustrating them to no end. Yup, that’s low humidity. The
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Categories: Air Quality and Humidifiers.