A properly installed and maintained air-conditioning system can help keep both homes and pocketbooks comfortable during the summer. Before any installation takes place, the following conditions must be met: – Appropriate selection of the cooling system’s size that will complement the location’s needs. – Strategic placement of the air conditioning unit. – Sealed and inspected […]

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A properly running dryer should take no more than 35-40 minutes to complete the job. If your clothes require several cycles before they become partially dry, chances are that your dryer vent and ducts are blocked. Dryers working too hard tend get very hot on the top and cause the clothes to be sizzling hot […]

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Today’s trend toward high-density housing and the close proximity of residential properties means that an air conditioner unit should be relatively quiet in order to avoid disruption. How much noise is too much? In general, the acceptable noise level for an air conditioner is the existing background sound level (due to road traffic noise) plus […]

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Air conditioning accounts for a large portion of a typical homeowner’s energy bill. Here are some energy-saving tips for homeowners regarding their air conditioning. – Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home and 85 degrees when you are away. Every degree over 78 equals 3-5 percent savings. A good rule of thumb […]

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When moisture is present in your duct work it becomes possible for microbiological growth to develop within the heating and cooling components of your home. If moisture persists, the microbiological growth could thrive and lead to fungus and spore formation. If family members are experiencing unusual or unexplained symptoms of illness and allergies, this might […]

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Despite the prevalent energy developments and awareness campaigns that are featured in the media, we still hear of cases of death from accidental exposure to carbon monoxide. When natural gas burns, carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) are always produced. Both gases are odourless and colourless. The difference is that CO2 is harmless, while […]

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Duct Cleaning is a beneficial service for homeowners as it removes contaminants such as dust particles, spores, debris from rusted HVAC components and particulates from your ductwork that may find their way into your home from the outside. RJ Wiley’s maintenance and cleaning services extend beyond ductwork. We take into account all the components in […]

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Maintaining a constant and comfortable temperature indoors this coming winter can be achieved by central heating system powered by an air furnace. Furnaces can be fueled by either gas or electricity; although gas heating is generally thought to be the more economical and efficient method of the two. How do furnaces keep our homes warm? […]

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When you are buying or replacing a furnace do you often get that “deer in the headlights” expression when the contractor starts reciting the mechanical details of the new furnace? Does getting bombarded by concepts such as variable speed and other HVAC developments leave you confused? Don’t worry; this is how most of the population […]

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What does Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency Rating mean? The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency Rating (AFUE) which can be found on the manufacturer’s yellow energy guide label is an indicator of the energy efficiency of an HVAC appliance. An appliance with an AFUE of 90 percent or above meets the minimum efficiency required for ENERGY STAR […]

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