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Get Smart! Ditch Your Old Thermostat Technology

November 5th, 2018

studio shot of modern thermostatAre you looking to boost the efficiency of your HVAC system this fall? A simple and effective option is upgrading your thermostat. Most homes now are equipped with a digital thermostat or even a WiFi thermostat, but you should take the next step and install a smart thermostat in Birmingham, AL. Smart thermostats are designed to learn how you like to heat and cool your home and work with you rather than forcing you to work around their limitations like other thermostats. Upgrading your thermostat is the best way to improve the quality of your home.

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Why You Need a Fall Furnace Tune-Up

October 22nd, 2018

We’ve had a long summer here in Mountain Brook, AL and temperatures are finally starting to cool off. Don’t wait until we’re in the midst of winter to have a furnace tune-up—schedule one now in fall. We encounter many homeowners that are hesitant to schedule fall maintenance because they don’t realize how beneficial this simple service is. When you need a tune-up, you need a reliable team to perform this service for you. If you’re looking for superior furnace services in Mountain Brook, AL, then contact our team. If you would like to know why a fall furnace tune-up is so beneficial, keep reading below.

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One Simple Way to Increase Your HVAC Efficiency

October 8th, 2018

wifi-thermostat-controlling-home-temperature-from-outsideIf you’re looking to increase your HVAC efficiency and lower your heating and cooling bills, there is one simple step you can take to do so—upgrade your thermostat! Most homeowners don’t think to upgrade their thermostat when they upgrade their HVAC system, but this equipment becomes outdated too. Even if you have a digital thermostat with a programmable feature, you should consider upgrading to a more intuitive and energy efficient smart thermostat.

If you need help determining which model is right for your current HVAC system and home needs, our technicians can help. When you choose Gas Engineers for your thermostat installation services in Birmingham, AL, you’ll know you’re getting the best service possible.

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Factors That Lower Your Indoor Air Quality (And What to Do About Them)

September 24th, 2018

Low indoor air quality is a common problem in many homes across the country. Most people think of low indoor air quality as a mild inconvenience, but high levels of pollutants in your home cause respiratory issues and exacerbate cold and flu symptoms. If you want to improve the level of your indoor air quality in Birmingham, AL it’s important to understand the causes of poor air quality. We’ll walk you through a few simple causes and tell you how our amazing technicians at Gas Engineers can fix them.

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How to Know When It’s Time to Upgrade Your AC

September 10th, 2018

You’ve put your air conditioner to good use this summer. If you noticed any peculiarities in your system this past season, it might be an indication that it’s time to switch your old unit for a new one. Homeowners often hold on to their old AC units until they’re barely functional because they fear the daunting cost of new air conditioning installation. The cost of a new unit is often less expensive over time than continually operating an old air conditioning unit. If you need impeccable air conditioning installation in Birmingham, AL, contact our team at Gas Engineers today.

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Ductless Heat Pump Indoor Air Quality Pros and Cons

August 27th, 2018

ductless-ac-blowing-cold-airHave you been weighing the options between the traditional ducts and ductless? If you’ve been doing your research, you’ve most likely heard countless good things about ductless AC systems. However, that information will be mostly about energy savings and their effectiveness in winter.

It’s less common to find information about indoor air quality. This is a problem, because if indoor air quality is a big concern for you as a homeowner, then you might be surprised to find that the traditional advice about air quality doesn’t always apply to ductless systems.

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How to Use Your Thermostat Efficiently

August 13th, 2018

wifi-thermostat-controlling-home-temperature-from-outsideWhen it comes to increasing efficiency through the home, there are many AC upgrades or repairs that can help with that. But what if you’ve just had maintenance, or you’ve only owned your system for a very short time? At that point, the biggest barrier between you and efficient energy usage is yourself! And that translates into how you use the thermostat.

The thermostat is the control center for your air conditioner, meaning your efficiency will only be as good as you allow it to be. However, there are a few things you can do to make sure the thermostat is operating at its full potential.

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Factors That Lower Indoor Air Quality

July 30th, 2018

mold-on-wallCan you think of something that would serve as a detriment to your employee’s health, comfort, and ability to work?

No, the answer is not “social media addiction.”

What we’re talking about is indoor air quality. Low indoor air quality is characterized by a high number of indoor pollutants, contaminants, and otherwise unfavorable conditions in the air. In this post, we’ll show you just a few factors that contribute to low indoor air quality.

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Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace

July 16th, 2018

airborne-microbesAre your employees complaining about allergies? Are they taking more sick days than usual? You could blame it on allergy season, and a lot of people do. But when you’re the owner of the business or building, you can’t say there aren’t things you could be doing to improve this situation.

Namely, air filtration and purifiers can make a significant impact on reducing the number of airborne contaminants that lead to poor indoor air quality.

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Which Air Conditioning Is Best for You?

July 2nd, 2018

various-air-conditioning-units-illustratedSummer is in full-swing, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to make full use out of a new AC. If you’re not sure which AC is best for you, try not to sweat it (but in this weather, we understand that might be asking a lot).

Below, we’ve listed three popular air conditioning systems and who will benefit the most from them.

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