Tech Tip of the Month- How to Read Energy Guide Labels

February 3, 2021

It is important to learn how to read Energy Guide Labels when in the market for new home appliances. Energy Guide Labels show the annual energy consumption and average operation costs for each appliance. They also reflect an appliance’s energy efficiency range. The more efficient the unit is, the cheaper it will be to operate it. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires manufacturers to put these yellow and black labels on most, but not all, new appliances. For HVAC equipment, you will find Energy Guide Labels on the following products: Central Air Conditioners

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HVAC Rating Acronyms Explained

January 22, 2021

MERV, SEER, AFUE and HSPF. You’ve heard of these terms before, but do you know what these HVAC rating acronyms mean? The experts at Bob Cermignano Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. define and explain each acronym below. MERV Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV, indicates a filter’s ability to capture particles in the air. MERV values range from 1 to 16. The higher the MERV rating, the better a filter is at trapping certain types and sizes of particles. To maintain maximum air flow, it is critical to speak with a HVAC professional about what MERV rating works

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Tech Tip of the Month- Emergency HVAC Service

January 7, 2021

Unfortunately, we cannot control when our heating and cooling systems stop working or break down. However, if you require emergency service after business hours, Bob Cermignano Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. offers 24/7 HVAC service. How to Call Emergency Service There are a few easy steps to take to contact our on-call technician for emergency HVAC service. Please follow the below instructions: Please note, when directed to leave a message, we ask that you speak slowly and clearly and provide the following information in the voicemail:

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Tech Tip of the Month- How to Winterize Your HVAC System

December 15, 2020

The Philadelphia area may have its first significant snowstorm this week in more than 652 days. As we prepare for the impending storm, we want to share a few tips on how to winterize your HVAC system. How to Winterize Your HVAC System Outdoor HVAC units are designed to withstand all types of weather- even the freezing cold temperatures and snow. Winterization is what we can do to prepare our HVAC equipment for the winter months. To maintain maximum efficiency and to ensure proper functionality of your HVAC systems, we recommend the following tips: In Preparation for

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Top HVAC Technician Skills

October 7, 2020

As the HVAC industry continues to grow, HVAC technicians are in high demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the HVAC field are projected to grow 4% between 2019-2029. To help stand out and succeed in this field, we compiled a list outlining the top HVAC technician skills. Top HVAC Technician Skills Time Management: Effective time management is a particularly useful skill in HVAC. Technicians often have multiple service calls in a day. Knowing how to efficiently complete the necessary tasks on each job is critical

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Tech Tip of the Month- How to Prepare for a Service Call

August 6, 2020

It is important to prepare your home before every HVAC service call. This helps maintain the safety of our technicians and protects the property in and around your home. Before one of our technicians comes out to perform work at your house, please complete the following tasks. How to Prepare for a Service Call Clear the area around the furnace and air handlers so the technician can safely work on your HVAC equipment. This includes, but not limited to, removing all litter boxes, pet beds and boxes from the workspace. Make

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National HVAC Tech Day

June 23, 2020

We celebrate National HVAC Tech Day each year on June 22. This date is significant as it aligns with the first official week of summer (peak air conditioning season!). This holiday was started by American Residential Services (ARS) in 2016, and approved by the Registrar at National Calendar Day , as a way to celebrate and show appreciation for the hard work of HVAC technicians. Why Should We Celebrate National HVAC Tech Day? Until HVAC equipment stops working, we often take for granted the luxury of controlling the temperature in our home. Even just a few hours without heat or

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COVID-19 Safety Precautions

June 12, 2020

Despite Pennsylvania moving into the yellow-phase, the safety and well-being of our employees and customers is our company’s top priority.  While we are open for business, we are closely monitoring the news and CDC for updates regarding COVID-19 and are implementing all necessary safety precautions to keep everyone safe. Safety Precautions Our company has instituted several procedures for each of our employees to follow. Please see below: We are calling and screen all customers prior to their scheduled appointment to confirm that no one in the house is sick or has traveled to

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Tech Tip of the Month- Air Conditioning Seasonal Maintenance

May 27, 2020

Having air conditioning seasonal maintenance each spring helps maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of your HVAC system. With our Energy Savings Agreements, we provide a complete cleaning and inspection of your air conditioning system. Therefore, regular maintenance of your HVAC system will: Provide longer lasting equipment Reduce utility bills Reduce repairs Provide a more comfortable indoor environment Protect your investment What to Expect During Air Conditioning Seasonal Maintenance Our technicians are meticulous and thorough with the work they do.

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HVAC- A Life Essential Business

April 2, 2020

HVAC contractors are considered a life-essential business in the state of Pennsylvania. Therefore, we are open for business as usual despite the current stay-at-home order due to the Coronavirus. We understand that many customers are uncomfortable allowing people to work in their home given the current circumstances. We respect each customers’ decision whether they allow us to work in their home during this time or prefer to reschedule work for a later date. For those customers allowing us to work in their home, please know that we are taking all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. Company Safety Procedures

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