Your HVAC system works hard to keep your home comfortable all year-round. And proper maintenance is the key. But while there are some HVAC projects you can easily tackle yourself, there are others when it is best to call in an expert. DO IT YOURSELF: Change the filters Clean the outside unit Replace insulation CALL A PROFESSIONAL: Regular maintenance Air Conditioning and Heating repairs New system installation When you partner with a company like Levco, you don’t have to sweat the details. Levco is the premier provider of Heating & Cooling service as well as fuel oil delivery [...]
For the past three months, our homes have been our sanctuaries. They’ve been our safe haven, our office and our children’s school, as we work to diminish the threat of the Covid-19 virus. But as much as we are trying to mitigate the risk of exposure to germs outside, it is equally as important to take steps to improve the indoor air quality in our homes. Even before 2020, statistics showed that people spent about 90% of their lives indoors. But according to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be anywhere from two to [...]
Many people believe that if you have an AC system, you don’t need a dehumidifier too. The truth is, there are benefits to having both. If you have a humidity problem, or if family members suffer from asthma or allergies, a whole house dehumidifier can be effective at purifying the air and increasing the overall comfort of your home.
It’s been a long winter and spring temps are still on the chilly side. But make no mistake, summer’s heat is almost here. Some of us can’t wait to bask in all the sun’s glory. But others dread the humidity and stickiness that go along with it and plan to stick close to our seasonal best friend – Air Conditioning! Whichever group you fall into, here are 12 ways to prepare your home for the summer heat. 1. Weatherstrip or caulk cracks and holes that cause drafts near doors and windows. It’s easy to [...]
Thinking of putting your house up for sale, either now or in the next couple years? Then you are probably considering what upgrades or repairs are necessary to appeal to buyers. Any changes you make should either increase its value or help it sell faster. Should replacing your HVAC system be on your list?
One of the smallest parts of your air conditioning system happens to be one of the most important. It’s called a float switch and it protects your home from costly water damage. Why is a float switch so important? If you've looked at your air conditioning system during the summer, you've noticed that it generates a lot of water. The water comes from the process of removing humidity from the air in the form of condensation (water). The water is caught in a primary drain pan. There’s also a secondary or emergency drip pan just [...]
“Should I repair my furnace, air conditioning system, water heater (insert any major home system or appliance), or does it make more sense to replace it?” It’s a question almost as common as “What’s for dinner?” There’s no right answer that applies to every repair or replace situation. But there are some important things to consider, regardless of the type of equipment that’s causing the dilemma. Repair or Replace Considerations Safety - The primary consideration is safety. If your system creates a safety hazard, there's no question it needs to be replaced. For example, a [...]
You’re probably aware that R-22 (also known as Freon), the refrigerant commonly used in air conditioning equipment, has been phased out worldwide. The US Environmental Protection Agency determined that R-22 depletes the ozone layer, so as of January 2020, it can no longer be produced or imported. But it’s the import and manufacturing of R-22 and systems that use it that was made illegal. It is NOT the USE of existing R-22 systems and supplies. What the ban on R-22 means for you At this time, you don't have to stop using R-22 air conditioners [...]
If your living areas frequently feel too hot or too cool and you’re in the habit of changing the thermostat temperature settings to compensate, you’re adding to the equipment’s workload, wasting energy, and it's costing you more money.
Your HVAC air filters are more important now than ever before. Families are spending most of their time indoors to help stem the tide of the COVID-19 virus. In fact, most states have issued “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders. Being home more naturally increases debris like dust, pollen, pet dander, and fabric fibers that get into your HVAC system.