The Blog

15 Mar

It’s Time for Your Air Conditioner Tuneup

Here is our annual PSA about scheduling your air conditioner maintenance. An air conditioner tuneup is an important part of keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently for as long as possible. Here’s what we do during each air conditioner tuneup: A thorough cleaning. Dirt and debris tend to build up on the unit over the

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08 Mar

AC vs. Heat Pump for Cooling Your Home

Though it sounds counterintuitive, a heat pump is actually wonderful for cooling your home. A heat pump does move heat, but this means that it extracts heat from the outside air and pumps it inside when it’s cold out, and it extracts the heat from the air inside your house in the summer and pumps it

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01 Mar

Currently Using Propane Heat? Switch to Geothermal and Save

Many different homeowners are good candidates for geothermal systems, but for one group it’s truly an easy decision when it comes to comparative savings and ease of use: people using propane heat. Here’s why it makes a lot of sense for those currently using propane heat to make the switch to geothermal. Why Geothermal Beats

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23 Feb

Powering Geothermal and Air Source Heat Pumps with Solar

If you’re wondering why a geothermal system is truly the most efficient way to heat your home, it helps to have some basic knowledge of the various other types of heating systems and their benefits and drawbacks. Here is a quick primer on commonly used heat sources as well as our thoughts on why geothermal and

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15 Feb

What’s So Smart About These Newfangled Thermosats?

Technology is only as good as its usefulness, and smart thermostats are no exception. As we allow more and more home appliances access to our wifi connections, it is important to ask: How exactly will this improve my life? While we at Sensible Heating & Cooling are perfectly happy to install the most rudimentary model

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08 Feb

Home Air Quality Part 2: A Breath of Humidified Air in a Dry Land

At Sensible Heating & Cooling, we don’t consider our work finished when the thermostat is reading at a comfortable level. Since the cleanliness and the degree of humidity in your home air can have just as big of an impact on your health and comfort, we prefer to take a more holistic approach by evaluating

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02 Feb

Home Air Quality Part 1: A Pollutant and Allergen Free Home!

At Sensible Heating & Cooling, we don’t consider our work finished when the thermostat is reading at a comfortable level. Since the cleanliness and the degree of humidity in your home air can have just as big of an impact on your health and comfort, we choose to take a more holistic approach by evaluating

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25 Jan

What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and How We Can Help You Prevent It

When choosing a heating and air conditioning company for your home, you are in effect trusting them with the lives of you and your family. A poor functioning or improperly installed furnace can be highly dangerous, and deceptively so. The main culprit: Carbon Monoxide. We at Sensible Heating & Cooling take this part of our

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18 Jan

Radiant Floor Heating and Snow Melt Systems: Cozy Like Sunday Morning

Sensible Heating & Cooling offers the best options in making your home comfortable while reducing your utility bills. For winter time, there are no better options out there than radiant floor heating and outdoor snow melt systems, which work on the same principle. A series of pipes, originating from a boiler or a geothermal system,

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11 Jan

Geothermal Heat Pumps: Here are the Basics

If you spend any time on the Sensible Heating & Cooling website, you will quickly run across the words geothermal heat pump. It might be useful to explain why we decided to base a large part of our business around it. The CliffsNotes? Geothermal heat pump systems are simply the best way to stabilize a

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