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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....

Should I cover my Air Conditioner?

The winter season is just around the corner or we technicians in the HVAC world call it the “heating season.” Lately, we have been getting a lot of questions from our customers whether or not they should use a winter cover for their ac unit. We’ll gladly answer that...

Winter is Coming

The last thing anyone wants to think about is what the weather will be like in the next few months.  I am sure you would rather be thinking about what your Halloween costume is going to be, than how many feet of snow we will get this winter.  As...