4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

September 17, 2021

While Midlothian, VA, has moderate winters, you’ll still need a furnace to ensure comfort and well-being in your home. A typical furnace’s lifespan is about 20 years. If yours is at or close to this age, it’s time to consider a replacement. You may also want to proactively replace your furnace if you notice any of these four signs. 1. Frequent Breakdowns and Costly Fixes As furnaces get older, parts wear out. The repairs will get more frequent and more expensive as you continue using an aging system. You may replace the burners one month only

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5 Factors to Consider in a Professional AC installation

August 10, 2021

A professional AC installation is necessary for the long-term performance of your system. In this article, we will examine some of the factors a technician has to take into account before installation. The Size of Your Home and Location During the installation process, every component of your home’s cooling system should be reviewed. Upgrading some parts without considering their implications can diminish your system’s overall performance. Consequently, the initial evaluation has to consider your cooling needs from a whole-house perspective. A technician will determine the capacity by taking measurements of the interior. AC

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How to Get the Best Performance From Your AC

July 28, 2021

When summer comes to Midlothian, VA, the warm temperatures make air conditioning a necessity for home comfort. The team at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. is always ready to help you with cooling system problems. Our professional experience combined with a few simple steps on your part will keep your system running at its best. Schedule an AC Maintenance Appointment Regular attention is critical for maintaining the performance and lengthening the life of your air conditioning equipment. Your system works hard during the cooling season. It is also exposed to the elements in the winter months. An AC tune-up will

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 28, 2021

As the summertime heat returns, it feels pleasant for the first few days. Then, as soon as the humidity and sweat become obvious, our home comfort system gets switched to the cooling function. Every summer, homeowners wrestle with the question of where to set the air conditioner’s thermostat. There seems to be a constant tug of war between achieving a cool indoor temperature and saving money on the increased energy bill. Actually, it doesn’t have to be that way. The Two Essential Goals You should be setting your thermostat with two goals in mind. The first

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

May 24, 2021

Dealing with a foul-smelling air conditioner is never a pleasant experience. Inspecting your air conditioner as soon as possible is important to identify the cause of the odor. You may need to reach out to a local HVAC company to further investigate the issue and help solve this problem. Here are a few of the most common reasons why an AC smells bad. 1. Mechanical Problems A burning or electrical odor coming from your air conditioner is never a good sign. Electrical smells often indicate that you are dealing with a mechanical problem. Contacting an HVAC

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What are Energy Efficient Curtains?

April 5, 2021

Curtains are responsible for over 30% of heating costs in many homes. The crevices in your windows result in heat loss during winter and unnecessary heat gain in the summer. That is why thick curtains touching the floor will help save energy. They insulate your home against adverse temperatures and can be a cost-effective way of reducing utility bills. What Are Energy-Efficient Curtains? Also known as thermal curtains, they are thick, heavy fabrics with acrylic foam layers to insulate the room. The insulation prevents air from escaping or entering through the windows. If you live

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How to Drain a Hot Water Heater

March 9, 2021

Draining your water heater is one of those home maintenance tasks that is vitally important but easy to overlook. The good news is that draining your water heater in Midlothian isn’t terribly difficult or time-consuming. To help yourself remember, though, it is a good idea to schedule a reminder on your phone, or write it down on your calendar. Otherwise, the “out of sight, out of mind” nature of your water heater will likely cause it to get overlooked. Once the big day arrives, here are a few tips from Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. to help make the process easier.

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How Can I Make My Windows More Energy Efficient?

February 8, 2021

If you’re losing too much heated or cooled air through your windows, you don’t have to replace them. There are ways to make existing windows more energy efficient, which can save you a lot of money on your energy bills. Seal Gaps It’s often the case that windows aren’t sealed properly, especially older ones. This lets air easily travel between your home and the outdoors. This problem can be easily and cheaply fixed. You can’t always see gaps around your windows. One way to spot them is to hold up a

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Does Having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 5, 2021

Most homeowners are surprised or even shocked to discover that the air in their homes is two to five times more polluted than the air in the backyard. If you’re concerned about your home’s indoor air quality, you might have considered getting some plants. It’s important to know whether or not there is any benefit to indoor air quality if you choose to bring plants into your Midlothian, VA, home. What Houseplants Do Houseplants respire differently than animals. They take carbon dioxide into their cells and release oxygen, which is the opposite of what animals do.

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What Does a Furnace Tune-Up Cover?

December 3, 2020

You heard that furnace maintenance would be a good idea but are wondering what it will cover. That will depend, of course, on who you hire for the job. The following should serve as an accurate outline. The Inspection The inspection is the main part of a furnace tune-up. Technicians will inspect all major components, including the blower components, heat exchanger, burner assembly and heat strips. They will check the electrical wiring to see if connections are loose, which can pose a fire hazard. They also look for dirt on components, which can easily

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