Tag Archive | cooling

It’s raining, it’s pouring, and we can’t do anything outside!

You rearranged your schedule to fit a technician in to look at your air conditioning unit and at the last minute it was canceled due to rain.  Frustrating, isn’t it?  Here at Bel-O, canceling on our customers frustrates us, too.  It’s nearly August and we’re in the middle of spring weather, which unfortunately includes a […]

Thermostats are all created equally, right?

Well, not quite. Thermostats are kind of like a good pair of shoes.  Everyone needs one, but not every thermostat or pair of shoes is a good fit for a person.  The home that always has somebody home will benefit from one type of thermostat as compared to the family who is only home nights […]

Beat the heat!

Summer heat is on it’s way.  In cooperation with mother nature we were able to continue completing air conditioner service calls. The heat is not unbearable just yet, but the humidity levels are surely uncomfortable. Heat poses more risks than many people may think. On average, heat related deaths account for 684 people annually according […]

AFUE? SEER? What to know when beginning to look for a new HVAC unit.

HVAC systems have come a long way from putting ice in front of a fan to cool and using the fireplace for your heat source. If you are in need for a new system or feel that yours is running a bit on the inefficient side, this article is designed to help give you some […]

Go Green by saving some green!

Air conditioning season is upon us and  we have all heard the horror stories of people being charged hundreds per month to keep cool. There are ways to reduce your utility costs while maintaining a comfortable lifestyle. Incorporate these ideas and see what you can save. We would love to hear any stories you have. –Unplug all electronics that are not […]

World Plumbing Day 2013!

Bust out the champagne and celebrate! Today (March 11) is World Plumbing Day! This day was brought about by the World Plumbing Council to bring back attention to the importance of plumbing and how it affects everyday life. Safe & accessible drinking water is still not available to nearly 1.1 billion people according to the video […]

The wonders of wireless.

I was doing some product research this morning and came across some great innovations in the thermostat market. Carrier has launched some great products that integrate wireless and touch screen technology to create a more practical and easier to use thermostat. Nest is taking this market by storm with their giving their product the ability to ‘learn’ […]