W.C. Butler Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Roanoke’

Are You Changing Your Furnace Filter Often Enough?

Monday, December 5th, 2022
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There is a plethora of advice we can offer to help your heating system perform better and be more energy-efficient each fall and winter. We also have plenty of heating systems to choose from and expert services to make sure your heating system stays in great condition throughout the years. But if there’s any piece of wisdom we can share that could help you take control over the efficacy and efficiency of your furnace it’s this–change its air filter!

Yes, this is a small maintenance task that homeowners can (and should) do on their own on a regular basis. The air filter isn’t there to protect your indoor air quality, but the furnace itself. Read on to learn more!

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It’s Not Too Late to Schedule a Tune-Up!

Monday, November 21st, 2022
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If there is any heating service we would say is most important, after professional installation that is, it would be routine professional heating maintenance. Sure, it’s a little late to schedule this service… but unless your heater has completely broken down beyond repair, it’s never too late.

In fact, it’s more important that you are consistent with this service than it is what time of year you have it done. Maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust components of your heating system so it performs as powerfully and efficiently as it should. Plus, it saves you money! Read on as we uncover some of the top reasons you should call us today to schedule your heating maintenance session if you skipped one this fall.

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Have You Scheduled This Important Heating Service Yet?

Monday, October 10th, 2022
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Fall is officially upon us, and along with some rain, we’re slowly but surely seeing our nights (and days) become chillier. How’s your fall planning going? Now is a great time to assess whether or not your home is actually ready for the change of seasons. A huge part of this is scheduling your heating maintenance tune-up.

We’ll dive into this further below, but heating maintenance helps your heater work reliably–it allows us to comprehensively clean, inspect, and adjust the components that need it, so that your heater works as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. Ultimately, this helps you save money. Read on to learn how!

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Top 5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs To Be Repaired

Monday, September 26th, 2022
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You know the saying, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone?” If there’s one situation where that saying applies, it’s when your air conditioner calls it a day. If you’ve ever tried to sleep during hot and humid weather without being able to cool the room, you know what we mean!

Stay comfortable when the temperature rises by catching air conditioning issues early, and thereby prevent them from blossoming into problems that will really bruise your wallet. Keep an eye and ear out for these five signs your air conditioner needs to be repaired.

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“Is It Time to Replace My Air Conditioner?”

Monday, September 12th, 2022
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No air conditioning system lasts forever, unfortunately! Here at W.C. Butler, we have no shame in being honest about that–we want our customers to be well-informed about the comfort systems in their homes, and we aim to make sure your expectations about those systems are managed.

HVAC systems are one of the biggest investments people make in their homes, so when it does come time to replace one, it makes sense that you want to make an educated decision. After all, does it really need to be replaced, or can it get by with just a repair for now?

The short answer to this question is, “it depends.” Read on to learn what the longer answer is.

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The Key to a Successful AC Installation

Monday, August 15th, 2022
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If you’re looking for AC installation tips smack in the middle of August, chances are that you’re likely in a rush to get a new cooling system. As such, you might be tempted to install your own air conditioner. It’s faster and cheaper right?

Unfortunately, the phrase “you get what you pay for” really rings true when it comes to HVAC services. We highly recommend professional AC installation, not just because we’re a trusted HVAC contractor in the area, but also because we know how an amateur AC installation can hurt efficiency, performance, and even the longevity of your equipment.

Read on as we uncover the reason why the key to a successful AC installation is hiring a professional to do the job.

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When You Should Repair Your AC Vs. Replace It

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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We’re nearing the traditionally hottest time of summer, and if you are experiencing any AC issues right now, then we imagine you’re feeling a bit panicked. We don’t blame you! Fortunately, though, we’re on your side and here to help.

Of course, you’re either going to hear one of two recommendations from us… repair your AC, or replace it. The latter may seem dramatic, but depending on the factors we’re going to cover below, it may be the best choice.

Be sure to reach out to our team to learn more about what AC options are on the market today, and how replacing or upgrading your air conditioner can benefit you. Read on!

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Better Than a Tank System?

Monday, June 20th, 2022
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Water heaters are one of those appliances that many people tend to take for granted, even though they are also one of the appliances we rely on the most in our homes.

When it comes time to either replace your water heater or buy the very first one for your brand new home, you’ll want to turn to a pro to help you with installation. You’ll also want to determine what type of water heater you want–with the main two options being a tank or tankless unit.

One of the most common questions we get about these systems is, “Which is better?” Well, the truth is, it really depends. It depends on how much hot water you and your household uses, and how much you use at the same time. Read on as we explore both systems, and when you need help making an educated decision, look no further than our team!

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Are UV Germicidal Lights Worth It?

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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Homeowners these days are much more cognizant than in the past about the health of their homes, and the occupants within. So, it makes sense that you might be considering the addition of a whole-home air purifier for your space. But it’s important to know that not all air purifiers are created equal–they each have their own features, purposes, and benefits, with the UV air purifier, also called UV germicidal lights, being one option.

The thing is, the quality of your indoor air can actually be worse than that of the outdoors, and this is especially true without the right indoor air quality solutions in place. As for if the UV germicidal lights are “worth it,” we’ll let you decide after reading below. In the meantime, if you have any questions about any of our indoor air quality solutions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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What Actually Happens During AC Maintenance?

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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If you’ve followed our blog, then you know that we talk about how important maintenance is. In fact, just recently we published a blog post about the importance of timely air conditioning maintenance. Still, though, homeowners are often hesitant to spend money on a service they don’t need “right now.”

The thing about maintenance is that it is preventative. It actually helps you avoid problems that could otherwise crop up later. In fact, maintenance can help you avoid up to 85% of future repair needs that can arise. Read on to learn more about this service, specifically what we actually do during this service!

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