How Pet Dander Impacts Your Indoor Air Quality

January 19, 2023

A pet can be a great companion for you and your household. There is nothing like having a loving pet to spend time in your home! However, a pet will bring in items from the outside, and they have dander that can impact your indoor air quality. Pet Dander Pet dander consists of tiny flakes of skin that many animals shed. Along with common allergies to a pet’s hair or feathers, dander can be a big problem for many people, and more people have issues with cat dander than dog dander. Dander is so small that it stays in the...

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Why Does My Furnace Keep Turning Off?

December 21, 2022

Cold Jackson winters are made much more bearable with a good furnace. Sometimes, though, your furnace will have issues that cause it to turn off sooner than it should. It’s important to understand what might be causing these issues so that you can get them corrected quickly. Here is an insider’s guide from the pros at to help troubleshoot your furnace. Check Your Thermostat Before you do anything else, make sure that your furnace problem isn’t actually a thermostat problem. If you have a digital thermostat that runs on batteries, check to make sure that the batteries aren’t dead. If...

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Possible Reasons That Your Water Heater Smells

November 18, 2022

Like any other appliance, water heaters can sometimes suffer from issues that cause them to not work properly. One common complaint we hear at is customers saying that their water heater smells, and the first thing we always ask is whether it is the unit itself that smells or if they mean that their hot water has a bad odor. These problems can happen for different reasons. Here is a quick overview of the potential causes and how to overcome them. Smells Coming From the Water Heater Itself Unusual odors coming from the water heater itself can be a sign...

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Why Your Furnace Is Making Banging Noises

October 20, 2022

Is your furnace making a banging sound? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. This is a pretty common issue that many of our customers have contacted us for assistance. In this article, we’ll help you understand more about what could be causing your furnace to make this banging sound and how you can fix it. Causes of Banging Sound There are a few different things that could be causing your furnace to make a banging sound. The most common culprit is something called “kettling.” Kettling happens when the heat exchanger in your furnace gets too hot. As it heats up, it...

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4 Common Hot Water Heater Issues in Missouri

September 15, 2022

You expect your hot water heater to give you hot water. However, there often comes a time when it may not be up to par. Here are some common issues you may experience with your hot water heater. 1. Odd Noises If you hear a ticking noise, it may occur because of a water pressure change. It could also be an issue with the heat traps. A heat trap causing the noise isn’t commonly a serious issue, but you can get them replaced with a quieter one. A banging or popping noise could indicate sediment buildup or loose components. This...

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How to Flush Your Water Heater’s Tank

August 11, 2022

Mineral deposits build up in your water heater’s tank over time. To get rid of these deposits, you need to flush the tank once a year or more, depending on the mineral content of your water. By doing this, your water heater will last longer and operate more efficiently. Turn Off the Water Heater Switch off the cold-water supply valve, which is on top of your water heater. If you have a gas water heater, turn the thermostat to pilot. If yours is an electric model, flip its circuit breaker in the electrical panel. Connect a Hose to the Drain...

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How to Fix a Frozen AC

July 18, 2022

When warm weather arrives in Jackson, MO, you don’t want issues with your AC unit. However, a common problem you may experience is a frozen air conditioner unit. Learn the frequent causes of frozen air conditioners and what to do about them. Causes of Frozen AC Units A blocked or clogged air filter is a common cause of frozen air conditioners, usually from a lack of maintenance. A blocked or dirty filter prevents air from passing through, which may get trapped in the coils. Another likely culprit of a frozen AC unit is low refrigerant, which is the chemical that...

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How Long Can HVAC Systems Last?

June 16, 2022

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems encompass everything from furnaces and boilers to electric ACs and mini-splits. If you own one of these, you may wonder from time to time how much longer it has before it breaks down. Consider the following factors that will influence your system’s life span. Level of Maintenance Experts recommend maintenance twice a year: once before the weather heats up, and once before winter hits. What’s important is that they mean professional maintenance, though homeowners can, and should, perform some maintenance on their own. With a professional to inspect your system and pinpoint what’s...

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Steps on How to Clean Your Window AC Unit

May 19, 2022

Cleaning your AC improves the indoor air quality and reduces allergens in your home. It is essential to keep your AC unit clean to run effectively and last as long as possible. Dirty units use a higher level of electricity than necessary, which can be expensive for you over time. The following are tips on how to clean your window AC unit. Open the AC Unit Unplug the power cord from both outlets and disconnect any electrical wires. Remove any grills in front of or on top of the unit. Label any wires you remove to put them back in...

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Will a Smart Thermostat Really Save Me Money?

April 15, 2022

The main appeal of smart thermostats is that they save you money on your energy bills. You may be wondering if they can really do that. As it turns out, they can save you money in a variety of ways. Smart Temperature Regulation The main way smart thermostats save money is by regulating the temperature in your home based on when you’re home and away. You can do this with a programmable thermostat as well. However, smart thermostats are more convenient and flexible than programmable thermostats. Smart thermostats are better than programmable ones for people that come and go at...

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