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5 Tips to Avoid HVAC Scams

When your air conditioner goes out, you may become vulnerable. Shady contractors prey on vulnerable customers. Below are 5 tips to avoid potential HVAC scams for your safety. Do research before the technician arrives. Get an idea of the typical price range a service visit charges. Confirm what the estimated...

5 Common Myths about Air Conditioning

We all hear tips and stories told between family members and friends about HVAC systems. Often times, the should’s and should not’s that we hear and tell aren’t actually true. Detailed below are 5 common myths told about air conditioning. Air conditioners are just machines that cool the air....

NATE Certification: What is it & why it is important?

All of our technicians at Merts are NATE-certified. But what does that mean? North American Technician Excellence is the largest non-profit certification organization for heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration in the U.S. It was developed by the HVAC industry and has been governed, owned, operated, and supported by...

Humidity & Your HVAC System

During the summer months, a humidity level below 60% is recommended by experts. High humidity can cause mold growth or moisture related issues and can even lead to health and comfort problems. Moisture-filled air causes A/C to run longer. Luckily, modern A/C units dehumidify as they cool. To lessen...

8 Tasks Your HVAC Technician Should Be Performing

Cleaning or replacing the air filter – Doing this keeps dust and other allergens from spreading around your home. Cleaning and inspecting the blower motor – The blower disperses the chilled air over the evaporator coil in your HVAC system. A dirty blower motor can cause the motor to overheat....

Should You Replace or Repair Your Ductwork?

Have you ever wondered when you should replace your ductwork?  Typically, ducts are installed out of sight or in areas in your home that isn’t easily accessible. Even though you can’t see them, it’s still important to know what to look for when you ducts are not working properly....