First Class HVAC Blog

Prepare your Plumbing for a Hurricane

on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

There is no argument that a hurricane can cause devastating damage to your home and property. There are a number of steps you should take to protect your home before, during, and after a storm. To protect your home from additional flooding or to prevent your plumbing from being overwhelmed by the storm, consider the following steps.

Prepare your DE HVAC Unit for a Hurricane

on Friday, September 08, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

This Hurricane Season is gearing up to be one of the worst we’ve seen in a while. Southern states and Caribbean islands have already seen the power these storms are threatening this year. 

Protect your HVAC unit from damage by:

  • Ensuring your unit is properly restrained
  • Covering the unit
  • Elevating or surrounding your unit with sandbags
  • Turning it off and leaving it off!
  • Having it inspected after

How to Fix a Clogged Drain

on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

A clogged drain can be more than an inconvenience. It can cause your home to smell, and eventually, some clogs can cause serious damage to your pipes and plumbing. Cleaning your drains regularly is an easy way to prevent clogs from forming.

Why Use a Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Split

on Friday, September 01, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

First Class HVAC partners with Mitsubishi to provide mini split ductless heating and cooling systems to homeowners and businesses in our area. But the question remains, what are ductless split systems and why should you make the switch? 

Why Geothermal Energy in Middletown

on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Geothermal energy uses the Earth’s natural heating system to keep your home comfortable year round. In fact, geothermal energy is considered one of the most efficient heating and cooling system we have today due to the low electrical component. Read more about geothermal energy to determine if it's right for your home. 

Make your Basement Feel like Part of your House

on Friday, August 25, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Unfinished basements are difficult to manage. The temperature can fluctuate between hot and cold during any time of the year. This can raise your heating and cooling costs as air escapes the basement and changes the temperature in the rest of your house. Learn how to manage your unfinished basement. 

How to Clean Your Dryer Vent

on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Lint building up in your dryer and in the piping can cause serious problems including making your house smell like burnt rubber, ruining clothes, and house fires. Cleaning the lint trap after every load in the dryer is vital to maintaining the life of your dryer and protecting your clothes and home from damage. However, isn’t there more you could be doing?

Why You Should Clean Your Air Conditioning Filters

on Friday, August 18, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Your air conditioning unit pulls air in, cools it, and blows it back out. All day. Everyday. There is no way to tell how many times your air conditioning unit feeds dusty air into your home. To combat dirty air, an easy step to take is cleaning your air conditioning filters.

Pet Proofing your HVAC

on Monday, August 14, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

For some homeowners, HVAC may be worrisome. Young children or pets that may think the HVAC unit is a play toy rather than a piece of machinery causing some parents and fur-parents to worry. Wash that worry away. We have developed three ways to make your HVAC unit pet proof (and child proof).

Who Invented Air Conditioning?

on Friday, August 11, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

This summer has been hot. Thankfully, the indoors is nice and cool if you are lucky enough to have air conditioning. But that wasn’t always the case. So, who do we have to thank for inventing this beautiful thing called air conditioning?

How to save money on A/C this summer

on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

It seems like every summer is a battle against staying cool and keeping your electric bill low. You shouldn’t have to suffer in a hot house to be able to afford your bills every summer. Instead, here are 5 tips for saving money on A/C this summer. 

Protect your Delaware Home from Storm Damage

on Friday, August 04, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

It’s no secret that coastal Delaware and Maryland get hit hard by storms. Our close proximity to the ocean means that storms roll in fast, and they pack a punch. After a big storm, it’s important that you check your home for damage inside and outside. If your HVAC unit sustained damage in a storm, call First Class HVAC as soon as possible.

Middletown Air Conditioning Replacement

on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

How do you know when it's time to replace your A/C unit on your Middletown home? First Class has you covered. Read more here.

The Importance of Air Duct Cleaning in Smyrna, Delaware

on Monday, May 22, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Learn the importance of keeping your air ducts clean, what to expect during the cleaning process, and how it can improve the operation of your HVAC system.

Areas of Your House Susceptible to Mold Growth and How to Prevent It

on Monday, May 15, 2017 Posted in First Class HVAC Blog

Mold growth is a concern because it can affect the health of a home's occupants and cause damage to the home and its contents. Find out how to stop it.

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