When the weather heats up and you turn on the air conditioning, do you ever say “just last one more summer” to yourself? A lot of people do.
We talk to many homeowners in with old and worn-out heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, hoping their air conditioning unit can limp through one more season. You do not need that kind of stress, and you do not need to come home here in on the hottest day to find the air conditioner has finally died.
Today’s air conditioning units are more affordable than ever, and with new high-efficiency compressor technology, you will see an immediate drop in your electric bill with a new system. Modern air conditioning units are smaller, more efficient, and run quieter than those made just a few years ago. There is no better time to replace an aging air conditioning unit.
A Plus HVAC can work with you to find the air conditioner that fits inside your home and within your budget.
The air ducts hidden behind your walls keep hot and cold air flowing to each of the rooms in your home. Over time, air ducts can get dusty, moldy, and, in some cases, even begin to leak air. If the air from the vents smells bad, if you see condensation on the ceiling, or if you hear whistling in the walls, you likely have a problem with the ductwork.
Duct cleaning and vent cleaning are sometimes necessary to bring the entire heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system back to peak performance. Neglected systems that rarely get service or filter changes can accumulate mold and debris in the air duct making the home dusty and smelly. When HVAC ductwork comes loose or leaks, conditioned air is released behind the walls, wasting electricity. Older homes in are notorious for leaking or poorly insulated air ducts.
If your air ducts are not as quiet as they should be or if you are having mold and dust problems in the house, call A Plus HVAC at 413-562-0054 so we can take a look. Let us work with you to fix the duct problems in your home. Request air duct service online today.
Having reliable heating and cooling systems is critical for a commercial organization. You may need to keep your employees comfortable and productive. Perhaps your sensitive equipment must operate in a climate-controlled space. Or you simply need a pleasant place for consumers to browse and shop.
Our team at A Plus HVAC is ready and waiting to help you select the best commercial heating and cooling system for your particular requirements. We also provide maintenance services to keep everything up and running.
Scaling your heating system to the correct size is important in a commercial business. Our trained professionals can evaluate your unique heating needs, local climate, and building configuration to find a commercial heating solution that fits your needs.
Commercial furnaces and boilers are common heating systems for commercial operations. We also work with ducted and ductless heat pumps. Call A Plus HVAC at 413-562-0054 today.
The heat of the summer can be uncomfortable and potentially dangerous and damaging to commercial businesses. Make sure you have a reliable, properly scaled cooling system at your business to keep your employees, customers, and business partners comfortable as well as your equipment at its peak capacities. Talk with us about commercial air conditioners, cooling towers, chillers and heat pumps.
Whatever heating and cooling system you choose, be sure to schedule regular maintenance to keep both up and running. We offer affordable, customized maintenance plans .
Our trained technicians conduct a complete inspection, cleaning, and tune-up of your commercial heating and cooling system every year. By nipping potential problems in the bud, we can make needed adjustments and repairs before a commercial system breakdown occurs. In the long run, that will reduce your repair bills as well as the stress that comes with a non-functioning heating or cooling system. Request commercial service online today.
If you ask homeowners and small business owners in what kind of heat they prefer, many will tell you radiant or baseboard heat is their preference. These heating systems use a boiler to move hot water through a piping loop to provide heat throughout the building.
Heating systems on central boilers are known for consistent heat without the dry, super-hot feel of forced-air units. At A Plus HVAC, many of our service customers use boilers for heating and hot water, and we have helped them take the next step in boiler technology.
Ultra-efficient condensing boilers are replacing standard oil furnaces and water boilers because of their fast installation and +95% efficiency. Condensing boilers use PVC pipe for venting through the side of the house instead of running an expensive flue pipe up through the roof. The price of condensing boilers has dropped significantly and now may be the best time to consider a replacement to your conventional boiler.
Call our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team at 413-562-0054 with any questions you may have about boilers. Together let us see if an upgraded central boiler system can keep you warm and reduce your energy bills. Request boiler service online today.
Installing a new split air conditioner in your home can be costly, labor intensive, and very intrusive. It is one thing to replace an older split air conditioning unit; it’s quite another to install one where there is no place to mount the air handler or run ductwork. But there is a way to add heating and cooling to a room without the mess.
Ductless systems, or mini splits, are small-capacity units that mount on the wall instead of in a closet or above the ceiling. A ductless heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system needs no ductwork, as the air moves through the unit on the wall eliminating the need to tear apart walls to install the unit.
Homeowners have expressed concerns over rising utility rates, but ductless mini splits are some of the most efficient heating and cooling units on the market, reaching Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings for cooling well above 20. You will see your power bills drop right away once your ductless unit is installed.
Ductless systems can fit almost anywhere and we at A Plus HVAC have installed them all over . If you have a room that needs its own HVAC unit, call us at 413-562-0054. Request ductless system service online today.
You, your family, and your home depend on your furnace to work each winter. A broken heater in the middle of a winter means you will go to a hotel for a night. While you are away, your home is at risk of warped floors and burst pipes as temperatures dip to dangerous levels. Although you can’t guarantee your furnace will never break, there are ways to reduce the risk.
Every heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, including your furnace, should get regular maintenance including filter changes, heat exchanger inspections, and seasonal tune-ups. If the unit is not heating like it should, a furnace repair should never be delayed.
Old, cracked gas burners can leak combustion gasses into your home, putting everyone at risk of illness or death. When the furnace is past its useful life, a variety of standard to high-efficiency heaters are available to get you warm and your house comfortable again.
A Plus HVAC is known throughout the area for furnace replacements, and our customers report reduced utility bills and more comfortable homes after a tune-up or new installation. Give us a call at 413-562-0054 to see what options exist for your home. Request furnace service online today.
Do you dream about cuddling up to a cozy wood fire but just can’t justify the cost and the mess? A residential gas fireplace may be just right for you. Gone are the days of weak blue flames that never really fooled anyone.Take a look at what these low-maintenance fireplaces offer you and your family in .
You can expect a gas fireplace to offer almost all of the same perks a wood-burning fireplace provides with a fraction of the energy and time it takes to run a wood fireplace. While some people will always love specific aspects of a wood-burning unit, the simple truth is many people do not have the time to set up and maintain wood-burning fireplaces anymore.
A gas fireplace, on the other hand, can be turned on and off with a flick of a switch. The chimney will never need sweeping out, nor will you need to split wood to have your cozy atmosphere. Best of all, the newer models highly resemble a wood fireplace.
While you can complete many do-it-yourself (DIY) home projects yourself, we highly recommend you get professional help even with the simpler gas fireplace kits that are on the market. When you are ready to consider your options and move on a gas fireplace, our professionals at A Plus HVAC are just a phone call away at 413-562-0054. Request gas fireplace service today.
Like most heat pumps installed in , yours probably runs nonstop all year cooling your home in the summer and heating it in the winter. We expect our heat pump systems to keep us comfortable no matter what the weather.
When the equipment fails, it is a major emergency. Unfortunately, most homeowners have high expectations of their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) heat pump, but rarely do anything to make sure the unit is tuned up and running efficiently.
That is where A Plus HVAC comes in. We love keeping heat pumps running strong including the newer, high-efficiency mini split heat pumps. We offer affordable heat pump maintenance agreement plan services like filter changes and seasonal tune-ups.
During our service visits, we thoroughly check each heat pump system component for signs of wear and advise if anything needs replacing, before the part fails and the entire heat pump shuts down.
Call 413-562-0054 to speak to one of our experienced and certified team members. We are always happy to come out for a repair, routine service, or to help you select a new heat pump for your home or small business. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
As a society, most of us stay indoors the majority of the time. That’s why having good indoor air quality is more important than ever. Our professionals at A Plus HVAC want to be sure your home provides a healthy environment for you and your family. Our testing and remediation services can help you check your air quality and improve it.
Poor indoor air quality can result from a host of things including dust, pet dander, smoking, and viruses. In addition, cleaning products, paint, or carpet can release chemicals that can negatively affect indoor air quality.
Long-term exposure to poor air quality may mean increased health problems or daily discomfort. If you are struggling with fatigue, respiratory distress, or ongoing allergies, you may be subject to indoor air quality issues.
Our experienced professionals can test the quality of your indoor air. If they discover potential issues, they may recommend things like cleaning your air ducts, changing your air filters, or installing an air purifier. They can also check for things like deadly carbon monoxide leaks.
If you have recently noticed your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system struggling to combat Mother Nature’s extreme temperatures in , you might want to consider calling for HVAC maintenance. A broken furnace or a damaged air conditioning unit can cause major discomfort and inconvenience in your home, and our team at A Plus HVAC would love to help you avoid a potentially disastrous situation.
When our professionals come in to check up on your system, your HVAC units will undergo a thorough analysis and tune-up. Our team will perform upkeep tasks such as changing your air filters, tightening electrical connections, and inspecting pressure where needed. By running an HVAC maintenance checkup, your system will be less likely to fail you when you need it most.
In addition to troubleshooting a problematic system, consider scheduling biannual HVAC maintenance sessions to be sure your home is prepared for both the summer heat and chilly winter temperatures. By taking good care of your system, you can save money by reducing high energy bills, keeping emergency repairs to a minimum, and extending the life span of your HVAC unit. Our trained experts would love to help you keep your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible across all four seasons.
Ready to consider investing in an HVAC maintenance checkup? Contact A Plus HVAC at 413-562-0054 to learn more. Our team would be happy to come up with a maintenance plan that best suits your unique system at a manageable price. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Conventional heating systems such as radiators, baseboard heating, and furnaces consume a great deal of energy in . One reason is because these units need to be heated to a high temperature in order for the surrounding air to be brought to a comfortable temperature. For example, a radiator often needs to reach 150 degrees to provide room temperature heat.
A Plus HVAC now offers a more energy-efficient alternative: radiant floor heating. In this system, an electric-based or water-based network is installed under your home’s flooring. This system only needs to be heated to about 84 degrees to provide average heat to your living space.
Radiant floor heating is easy to run, simple to maintain, and eliminates much of the traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment typically needed in your home. This frees up space and gives you flexibility for innovative interior design.
Ideally, radiant floor heating is installed when you build a new home. If you are retrofitting a current home, you may incur significant installation costs as well as inconvenience as your flooring will need to be lifted up and perhaps replaced in order for this heating system to be added. Radiant floor heating will also increase the level of your home’s flooring.
Contact A Plus HVAC at 413-562-0054 for more details. Our trained professionals can provide all the information for you to make an informed decision. Request radiant floor heating service online today.
It is easy to notice heating and cooling problems when they are obvious. Dripping walls and broken units get attention fast. However, lesser problems such as excess humidity can get ignored your home. What should you know about humidity in your home and when is it time to do something about it?
When the summer hits, humidity levels tend to rise with the heat. This creates an environment where allergens thrive. Mold and mildew can also start creeping into your home. One of the best ways to combat these irritants is by investing in a whole-house dehumidifier.
Whole-house dehumidifiers work together with your heating and cooling system to remove excess moisture. In addition to preventing mold, mildew and allergens, they can also keep your home cooler, reduce your heating and cooling costs, and remove dust from your home before it settles throughout the house. If you have pets, it can help with the dander as well.
Consistently low humidity levels are not only a nuisance. They can negatively impact your health, home, and comfort in ways you may not realize until you no longer feel well, your wood floors shrink, or you can’t seem to keep your hands soft.
Maybe you can’t shake a series of colds that has been plaguing you all winter or the air feels sharp when you breathe. All these and more are symptoms of low humidity in homes.
One of the best ways to bring these levels back and keep them balanced is by installing a whole-house humidifier. This system will help boost your humidity levels and circulates balanced air through your home. Naturally, the optimum choice will depend on your existing HVAC system and what will fit your particular needs.
Zone Control Systems
Have you ever envisioned imaginary dollar bills just floating out of your home when you think about cooling or heating rooms not in use? This is actually what figuratively happens when there are specific parts of your home you don not use much but still heat and cool. Ideally, the rooms you are currently using are comfortable while the rest of your home is conserving energy. Up until recently, that was a difficult goal to achieve.
However, zone control systems are available today that allow you to do a better job of customizing your temperatures. Part of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, a zone control system allows you to operate several thermostats, each controlling the temperature of a different zone of your home. A zone control system automatically opens and closes the appropriate dampers to direct heating or cooling just where you want it in your home.
Our team at A Plus HVAC can provide more details and share the cost savings you can expect by installing a zone control system. Our trained professionals are well-versed in how to properly install, repair, and maintain a zone control system so it works effectively with your current HVAC system.
Gas Furnace & AC Replacement in Springfield, MA, 01020
“Great experience with A Plus HVAC! We got 5 quotes for a complete gas furnace and central a/c replacement. We ended up choosing A Plus – and we’re happy we did. From the owners on through the tech/install crew, everyone was professional and friendly. They did a great job – including a special request for a framed platform for the a/c. It came out great. Also, everything was cleaned up at the end. They explained everything, patiently answered all our questions and helped us every step of the way: including the MassSave HEAT program and even processing our MassSave rebates.”