Understanding the Marvel of Two-Stage Heating

November 21, 2020

In some cases, major innovations can come from upgrades to common products. This is certainly true of the two-stage furnace, an energy-saving new take on an old concept. At Simmons Heating & Cooling, we recommend two-stage heating for many homes. Here is some information about how it can help you in your Chesapeake area home. Variable Power Settings The key to two-stage heating is variable power settings. These variable power settings allow a furnace or a heat pump to produce different volumes of heated air to distribute throughout your home. For example, many two-stage furnaces from Simmons Heating & Cooling run at

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Why Is Fall a Good Time to Upgrade Your HVAC System?

October 14, 2020

People who have struggled through long, hot summers often feel immense relief when fall arrives. Their HVAC systems get some relief as well since the air conditioner will no longer be working overtime. The furnace, however, will soon find itself called back to duty when fall ends. And fall only lasts for three months. Once December comes, so does the winter weather. We all get a temperate breather in the autumn, and so does the HVAC system. That’s why this is a good opportunity to consider replacing it. Some homeowners might feel they have plenty of time

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How to Deal With Clogged Air Ducts

September 20, 2020

The air conditioner or furnace cools or heats the air. The air finds its way into the home. Is that how things work? This is partially how HVAC systems work, though some steps are missing in the simplified explanation. Hot and cold air travel through ducts, and then the air ends up inside the home. The ducts sometimes come off as out of sight and out of mind. People don’t think of these somewhat hidden “corridors” often. Even when a problem arises, homeowners may cast blame on the HVAC system, not realizing the ducts could be the source of trouble.

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Want To Save Energy and Money? Consider a Zoning System

August 7, 2020

A quality air conditioning system will be a lifesaver when your home gets too hot. However, you might have concerns about the cost. There’s no doubt that these units consume a lot of electricity. By the end of a hot summer month, you may accumulate a pretty huge utility bill. Fortunately, there are ways to set up your AC to save on expenses. Simmons Heating & Cooling in Chesapeake, VA, can assist you with a smart thermostat that allows for zoning. We can help you figure out the best areas to control with zoning and set them up for you. You won’t

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Will Air Conditioning Remove Home Humidity?

July 12, 2020

Humid weather can encourage all kinds of problems inside your home. If you’re living in a high-humidity zone, you’re familiar with the mold and mildew problems that plague residential properties. Folks living in dry climates are also susceptible to humidity issues. Rainfall and cloudy weather can raise the humidity to extremely uncomfortable levels. How does a homeowner combat this problem and keep family members healthy indoors? Your air conditioning system may offer an answer. However, professional services are essential to keeping an AC working properly. At Simmons Heating & Cooling in Chesapeake, VA, we can offer you the customized

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Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Cooling The House?

June 5, 2020

You’ve invested in an AC to keep your home cool during these hot summer months. If it isn’t doing its job, however, the climate of your home will be insufferable. Let’s take a look at why your air conditioner might not be cooling the house. Poorly Positioned As impressive as your AC may be, it’s of no use if the unit isn’t positioned properly. An AC that faces a wall does nothing but keep the wall cool. Instead, you’ll want to position the unit to face the majority of your home. This is true whether you

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Do Air Conditioners Bring In Fresh Air From Outside?

May 10, 2020

Touch a button on your thermostat, and before you know it, cold air begins flowing from your vents and cooling down your home. While this process may seem almost like magic, the truth is that there’s a lot of science and engineering involved. Though you probably won’t be stopped on the street and asked how your air conditioner cools your Chesapeake, VA, house, it’s still good to know so that you can more easily troubleshoot any problems that might occur. To shed a little light on the subject, we at Simmons Heating & Cooling will look at whether or not your air conditioner

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