Whether to Replace or Repair Your Furnace

October 16, 2020

As we approach winter and enter the colder months, we spend more time in our homes. And with the Covid-19 pandemic, our homes are truly our sanctuaries in a way they’ve never been before. It’s important this year, more than any other, to be confident that your heater/furnace can last you through the winter. So how do you know if your heater needs to be replaced or repaired? Here are a few tips. AGE A good rule of thumb to determine the health of your heater/furnace is to ask if the heater/furnace is older or younger than 15 years old....

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How HVAC Can Boost Your Home’s Value

October 1, 2020

If you’re planning a renovation project in preparation to sell your home, the key to maximizing your return on investment is avoiding costly renovation mistakes and knowing which upgrades will add the most value to your home. Why HVAC Before selling your home, it’s a good idea, and often a good investment, to renovate or otherwise update your home, so it’s more appealing to buyers. Upgrades like refinished countertops and cabinets are nice to have, but an updated HVAC system is critical. While homebuyers may not notice a brand-new HVAC system, they will definitely spot an old one, and it...

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Why It’s So Important To Change the Filter On Your HVAC System

September 18, 2020

When was the last time someone changed the filter on your HVAC system? If it’s been a while, you might want to look into getting it changed, because changing the filter on your HVAC system can help you out in more ways than one. Save Money Believe it or not, changing your filter can save you money. You use less power when your HVAC system is working at maximum efficiency, and neglecting to change the filter can cause a buildup of contaminants, which will cause your system to need to work harder to produce the same output. Maintaining a clean...

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What You Should Know Before Buying A Window Air Conditioner

September 10, 2020

Whether you’re cooling one room or you’re cooling your whole home, window unit air conditioners can do the trick. But before you buy, be sure to find the right one, because there’s a greater diversity of window units than you might think. General Knowledge The first and most important factor to consider when buying a window unit the size and strength. Window unit air conditioners are rated with British Thermal Units, or BTUs, and they generally range from 5,000 to 12,000. The rule of thumb when assessing how many BTUs you’ll need in your unit is that you’ll want 20...

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What to do during your downtime at an HVAC job?

September 3, 2020

One question our boss always has for us is “What are you working on?”. We typically have an answer for this, but when we don’t we still have to try to look busy, right? While you may focus on smaller tasks or looking busy there are plenty of things to do to make you better and more efficient while you’re on the job. Today we are giving some valuable tips on how to stay busy and productive during your downtime at work. Training The first tip we have today is to keep up on training. Make sure you and your...

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How to keep HVAC running with new industry standards

August 28, 2020

The pandemic has raised awareness on public health and what to do to prevent the spread of not just the coronavirus, but anything that can get us sick. Fast food restaurants are now taping down bags to prevent the spread, and banks and grocery stores are using plexiglass to limit contact with tellers/cashiers and customers. Some may call these new industry standards and that’s exactly what we are here to talk about today, new industry standards within the HVAC industry that limit the spread of the coronavirus through HVAC systems. Below are some valuable tips if you are a building/homeowner....

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Air Ducts and In Home Contaminants

August 21, 2020

Getting your ducts cleaned is always something that you should consider if you are a home or building owner. It can potentially give cleaner air to your family and occupants to assure that they are safer. Harmful air contaminants like mold, bacteria, and viruses can live in your ducts and get into the air that you breath that is coming from your HVAC system. In times of extreme cold or heat, we tend to not have as much natural air flowing through the areas that we are in the most, so we always want to make sure that we are...

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Trust Thompson in dealing with COVID-19

August 7, 2020

With the coronavirus still here, we all have to have a set of safe practices that include wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance away from other people. This can be difficult while working in an industry like the HVAC world. Coming into contact with customers is something that is inevitable, so how do we plan on staying safe? Today we want to outline how HVAC professionals can help keep themselves and others safe, what new technology/practices are doing to help, and what you, as the customer, can do to keep yourself safe now and in the future. What...

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What AC unit is right for you

June 24, 2020

With summer here and the heat along with it, you can trust us to help find the right air conditioner for you. Today, we are highlighting four of the Carrier AC units we offer to make sure there is something for everyone. Infinity® 19VS Central Air Conditioner The Infinity 19VS Central Air Conditioner is one of the best! For starters, it has the ability to run at 25% of its full capacity which helps with saving energy. Along with that, it helps by eliminating humidity, keeps temperatures regulated and runs very quietly. Running at low speeds can also maximize efficiency...

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Maintenance vs Emergency

May 26, 2020

Spring and fall months are the best times to get your AC unit serviced for a regular check-up. Most homes and businesses don’t do this until there is a major problem with their air conditioning unit such as no air at all, a major leak, or the unit is making noises they have never heard before. According to the US Department of Energy, the most common emergencies with AC systems will involve refrigerant leaks, inadequate maintenance, drainage problems, sensor problems, and electric control failure. While you can Trust Thompson to take care of your air conditioning emergencies, we would like...

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