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12 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Summer Heat

  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 [...]

Should Your HVAC System Be Replaced Before Selling Your Home?

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?

What’s a Float Switch and Why Do I Need One?

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 or Replace my Furnace, Water Heater, A/C…?

“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 [...]

R-22 Air Conditioning Refrigerant Update

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 [...]

HVAC Tips: The First Day of Spring

It's almost the first day of spring! Although it may not feel like it outside (still a chill in the air), warm weather is right around the corner.  As you get into spring cleaning mode here are a few tips to help get your home's HVAC system ready for the changing of seasons.

Heating Myths Dispelled – Just the Facts

Heating your home in the winter is a no-brainer. But there are many misconceptions about the best way to keep your HVAC system operating at its peak while keeping your home comfortable and energy costs low. It's enough to make your head spin! But Levco can help separate some common myths from "just the facts."

Home Thermostats – Is it Time to Replace or Upgrade?

Not all heating and cooling system breakdowns are caused by the furnace or boiler. It could be the thermostat is to blame for the uncomfortable temperatures inside your home...

AutoPay at Levco – how do you benefit?

How does auto-pay benefit you? For starters, you avoid ever forgetting to pay a bill or paying a bill late. In turn, you also avoid late fees which can damage your credit score, or even running out of oil to heat your home. That's why Levco exclusively uses an automatic payment system.