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Common Furnace Repairs in Milford, DE

on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

HVAC repairs in Milford, Delaware are quite common for First Class HVAC. These are our top three most common furnace repair requests in Milford, DE.

Furnace doesn’t get hot enough.

Whenever we hear this complaint we know what the problem is almost right away. There are only a few different things that could be causing a furnace to have trouble making your space warm enough.

Avoid Low Water Pressure in your Shower

on Friday, November 03, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

There’s nothing better than a nice warm shower on a cold morning. Of course, what’s relaxing about a shower with low water pressure?

Prepare your Plumbing for your Vacation

on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Are you traveling this holiday season? Among the hustle and bustle of getting out the door, remember to prepare your plumbing before you leave.

Preparing your plumbing before leaving for the holidays will save you money. It will also save you from coming home to severe water damage. Follow these quick tips to prep your home this year.

Dangers of DIY Crawl Space Encapsulation

on Friday, October 27, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Saving every penny is important. Some families live paycheck to paycheck, so dropping a large sum on a crawl space encapsulation seems completely unattainable.

To combat the seemly unbelievable cost of a crawl space encapsulation, some homeowners decide to try their hand at a DIY crawl space kit. While the starting cost may be lower, complications from a DIY gone wrong could end up costing way more than bargained for.

Prevent Water Damage from Downspouts

on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

“April Showers bring May Flowers,” but rain and snow can cause serious water damage year-round. Draining water can harm your home by collecting in your crawl space if you aren’t careful. Maintain your home and prevent water damage with these tips.

Why Does my Furnace Keep Shutting Off?

on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

As the weather gets colder and colder, you might notice that your furnace is acting up. You are enjoying a nice dinner with your family or watching a movie, but the heat keeps kicking on and off endlessly. What’s wrong? Do you need to call First Class to schedule service?

Get Inspected for Carbon Monoxide

on Friday, October 13, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

After months of sitting unused, your furnace may need some repairs. Before you turn it on for the first time this season, ensure that your furnace isn’t a ticking time bomb. Have your furnace inspected for carbon monoxide leaks ASAP. 

Using a Programmable Thermostat

on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Thermostats set the temperature in your home. Many families choose to set the thermostat manually, but this can result in higher electric bills. Keep your heating bills low this winter with a programmable thermostat.

DIY Weatherize your Home

on Friday, October 06, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Was your home drafty last winter? Are you concerned about keeping your heating bill low? Are you looking for a quick weekend project before it gets too cold?

Weatherize your home this weekend to keep the cold out and the warmth in. It’s getting colder outside since October hit. Follow these simple steps to weatherize drafty windows and doors to DIY weatherize your home.

Get your Furnace Tune-Up Before Winter

on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Fall is a time of change. The leaves change from green to red. The weather changes from hot and humid to cool and windy. Fall is also the time when your family turns the AC off. It may start to get cold at night during the fall. Make sure that your furnace is ready with a furnace maintenance this fall.

How to Winterize your AC Unit in Delaware

on Friday, September 29, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Delaware fall tends to start in mid-October with chillier weather and even the first snow as early as November. During this mild time in early October, you might turn your AC unit off and start leaving the windows open until it’s cold enough to turn the heat on. If you’re especially thrifty, you may have already turned the AC off for the season.

The question remains: How do you protect your Air Conditioning unit through the winter?

It’s simple, really. Follow these few steps to winterize your AC unit. This will not only ensure that your AC unit is protected through the sometimes harsh Delaware winter, but it will also extend the life of your air conditioner too.

What to Do When Your Toilet is Overflowing

on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

We’ve all been there. For whatever reason, you flush the toilet and the water doesn’t go down. Instead, the water rises and rises. You cross your fingers, but the water spills over the top and all over your floor.

What do you do? No matter what caused the overflow, there’s a handful of things you can in the moment to stop the water from rising – without getting dirty.

Simple Tricks to Lower your Heating Bill

on Friday, September 22, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

So, you are on a tight budget at home, and high electric bills are not in the budget. Unfortunately, neither is expensive energy efficient appliances or other additions.

Many people believe that in order to make your home energy efficient you have to spend a lot of money. But that’s not exactly true.

Could your HVAC unit be making you sick?

on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Do you often feel sick, but the doctor can’t find anything wrong? Or do you suffer from dry skin that just won’t go away? Are your allergies going crazy for no reason?

Is your HVAC Unit Fall Ready?

on Friday, September 15, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Your furnace has been sitting in your basement for nine months. It has done little more than collect dust since March. Now, the leaves are falling, temperatures are cooling, and you start wondering if you should grab a jacket before you head out.

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