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

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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“What Kind of AC Should I Have Installed?”

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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When it comes to keeping your home comfortable all year round, you have many options for climate control systems. And your air conditioner is a high priority, considering how hot and icky our summers can get.

But an air conditioner purchase is definitely not an investment you want to rush into. You want to carefully consider all the factors that go into getting a new AC system, and what type of system will best meet your specific needs and home.

You should also make sure you only trust a professional for your AC installation and other services. Going with an amateur or trying to install the system on your own can leave you with an improperly sized and/or improperly functioning system. So, what are your options? Read on to find out!

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Is It Time for a Cooling System Tune-Up?

Monday, March 14th, 2022
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It’s time to get set up for spring and summer! We know, warmer temperatures seem a long way off, but the truth is that they’re just right around the corner. And so, you want to make sure that your cooling system is ready.

Scheduling AC maintenance, also known as a tune-up, before springtime arrives is the best way to make sure that your cooling system operates as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible, throughout this season and its lifespan. Read on as we uncover some top reasons that now is the perfect time to schedule your next cooling system tune-up!

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Does Your Tankless Water Heater Need Professional Repairs?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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The great thing about tankless water heaters is that they are very sturdy devices. In fact, they typically have fewer maintenance needs than a tank water heater, which is just part of the reason homeowners choose tankless systems over the more traditional water heater models.

This doesn’t mean, however, that your tankless water heater will never need repairs. Nor does it mean that you should attempt repairs on your own, as this can void the warranty and cause more harm than good.

But how do you know when a tankless system needs repair? Some signs are more apparent than others, and we’ve covered these below. Read on!

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Why You Should Regularly Change Your Furnace Air Filter

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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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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Heed These Signs Your Furnace Needs Help

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Sitting around worrying about your heater breaking down at any moment is not an ideal way to live, and certainly not what we want for you. Of course, if you’ve had your system professionally tuned up within the last year, and you know the signs of a heater that’s in disrepair, you don’t have to worry about this!

But, what if you don’t know the signs of a heating system in disrepair? Well, that’s alright, we’re here to help.

It first warrants mentioning that fending off heavy repair needs requires that professional tune-up we just mentioned. It doesn’t matter if you use a gas-powered or electric furnace, you need professional maintenance to keep it working as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible.

Still though, it’s good to know the signs that a furnace needs repair, because even between maintenance sessions, good ol’ wear and tear can have an impact. Read on as we uncover just a few of the most common signs of a struggling furnace, then give us a call if you notice any of them!

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Water Heater Installation: Should You Go Tankless?

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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When you picture a water heater in your head, what do you see? If you’re like most homeowners, probably a big storage tank that holds gallons and gallons of water.

Now take away the tank. Do you still have a water heater?

You’re probably scratching your head at this one. And no, we aren’t trying to trick you with a riddle. The fact of the matter is, you don’t need a tank installed in or on your property in order to get hot water!

Enter, the tankless water heater.

This is pretty much exactly what it sounds like–a piece of equipment used for heating water, but without the need for a tank. Not only is this a pretty great home comfort system, but it also has a number of benefits. Read on as we uncover some of them!

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