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Video – We Need to Talk About HVAC Load Calculations

February 22, 2024
Load calculation.

When thinking about replacing your home heating and cooling system, be sure to purchase properly sized equipment for your specific home.

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Video – 4 Amazing Benefits of Ductless Units

January 31, 2024
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Ductless systems, also known as mini-splits, provide heating and cooling without traditional air ducts. They are much simpler to install than a central HVAC system and offer other advantages as well.

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Video – Tankless Water Heaters Facts You Need to Know

December 29, 2023
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Hot water from a tank has its disadvantages. That’s why we want you to know about tankless water heaters.

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Video – Have Your Utility Bills Jumped?

November 30, 2023
Video - Have Your Utility Bills Jumped? - Lady Clutching Her Head in Angst.

Have your utility bills suddenly jumped? It could be your heating and cooling system.

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Video – What Should I Do If My Water Heater Is Leaking?

October 31, 2023
Video - What Should I Do If My Water Heater Is Leaking? Animation of water heater.

Is your water heater leaking? Here’s what you need to do: First, find the location of the leak. This will be helpful for you and your service technician. Turn off the power supply by switching the water heater circuit breaker to “off” for an electric water heater or by turning the dial to “off” on a gas water heater. Next, turn off the cold water supply to avoid more water being wasted from the leak. Call us today to have your water heater repaired or replaced.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 5

May 31, 2023
Video - Which Air Quality Equipment Should I Install? Inside a home looking out a window at a front yard and an American flag.

Keep your windows closed day and night. This will keep your home cool and prevent your AC from using more energy.

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Video – When Do I Need to Replace the Batteries in My Smoke Detector?

April 28, 2023
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Change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors when you change your clocks for daylight savings. It’s an easy reminder to replace them and is very important for your safety!

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Video – What Is Carbon Monoxide?

March 31, 2023
Video - What Is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, tasteless gas. It is formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon, or the incomplete burning of natural gas and other things that contain carbon.

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Video – Why Does My Heat Pump Smell Like It’s Burning?

February 28, 2023
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You turn on your heat pump, and you smell something burning. What should you do? Who should you call first, the fire department or your HVAC technician?

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Video – What Is a Heat Pump?

January 31, 2023
Image of home with heat pump. Video - What Is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside your home to outside or from outside to inside.

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Video: Upgrade Your Furnace

December 23, 2022
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Upgrade your furnace for increased energy efficiency and heating cost reduction.

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Video: Do I Need to Schedule a Maintenance Appointment?

November 30, 2022
Video: Do I Need to Schedule a Maintenance Appointment? Image of HVAC technician speaking with homeowner.

Regularly scheduled maintenance can help you catch symptoms of bigger problems before they become an issue for your business. Catching symptoms of trouble early on can keep your units working efficiently and safely as long as possible.

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Video – Does Indoor Air Quality Affect My Pet?

October 28, 2022
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Protect your pets from indoor air pollution by changing your air filters regularly.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 4

September 20, 2022
Video - Energy Saving Tip 4. Lamp by window in the daytime.

Using natural light instead of artificial light inside is an easy way to save on your energy bill and keep your home cool.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 3

August 25, 2022
Video - Energy Saving Tip 3. Woman approaching window in home.

Close your blinds on sun-facing windows during the day to keep the sun from heating up your home and causing your AC to use more energy.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 2

July 22, 2022
Video - Energy Saving Tip 2. Ceiling fan.

Turn on your ceiling fan when you’re home while raising the temperature on your thermostat to save energy costs and keep your home feeling cool.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 1

June 30, 2022
Energy Saving Tip 1. Grill =.

It is no secret that your oven will toast your house up and cooking on a cold day is nice sometimes, but on a hot day it will warm your house up in an unnecessary way. Try to utilize the opportunity you might have to cook outside.

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Video – Facts About Humidity

April 20, 2022
Video - Facts About Humidity

Keep your home cool by learning about what causes humidity and the effects of it in your home.

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Video- Why Is My HVAC Unit Making Unusual Noises?

March 18, 2022
Video- Why Is My HVAC Unit Making Unusual Noises?

If you hear any unusual noise coming from your HVAC unit, please turn it off and call us at (217) 224-2665. Don’t attempt any kind of repair without consulting an HVAC certified technician first.

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Video- Indoor air quality is important to your family’s health and well being

January 17, 2022
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Air quality in your home is important to your family’s health. Having the right humidity levels, changing your filters regularly and installing air-cleaning or filtration systems like UV lights and air scrubbers.

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Video- How Can I Make My Home More Comfortable?

October 29, 2021
Video- How Can I Make My Home More Comfortable?

Is your home always uncomfortable either upstairs and down? You should consider zoning your home!

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Video – Replace Your Air Filter

September 21, 2021
Don't let your air become a health hazard

Change your HVAC filters regularly, as recommended, which is usually at least every three months. A good HEPA filter will catch the particles before they reach your lungs. There’s so much floating in the air our eyes can’t see, and changing your filter as recommended makes all the difference.

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Video – Is your AC making scary noises?

August 24, 2021
Man scared from his air conditioner's noises

Is your AC making scary noises? Call us today! We can help!

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Video – When Do I Need to Replace My Air Conditioner?

July 27, 2021
Signs you may need a new AC unit

If you take good care of your air conditioner with annual inspections and monthly filter swaps, it should last 10 to 15 years before you need to replace it.

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Video – What Are Common Mistakes Made When Purchasing a New AC?

June 28, 2021
Purchasing mistakes

It’s time to replace your old or broken AC unit in your home and you don’t want anything to go wrong with the new one. Avoid the common mistakes people make when purchasing a new air conditioner and learn how to prevent them.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip #3

April 22, 2021
energy saving tip 3

Close your blinds on sun-facing windows during the day to keep the sun from heating up your home and causing your AC to use more energy. Contact Bruening Heating & Air Conditioning today for more information at (217) 224-2665.

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Video – Keep Clean Air During Your Time at Home

March 26, 2021
indoor air quality while youre home

Keeping clean air circulating your home is very especially important due to more time being spent at home. Contact Bruening Heating & Air Conditioning today for more information at (217) 224-2665.

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Video – Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 13, 2021
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There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork. If you can’t figure out the issue, give us a call at (217) 224-2665 and we will inspect your furnace.

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