May 18, 2020

Why should you consider a mini-split system?

The classic argument over who controls the thermostat has been exacerbated by the number of people turning kitchens, sunrooms, and guest bedrooms into home offices lately. Some are looking for HVAC services in Louisville and Southern Indiana because they think their home heating and air conditioning system can’t handle the demands of multiple people as the temperature changes throughout the day. A mini-split system can give you small area temperature control that allows for one person to crank the thermostat to their preference while you moderate the temperature of your new home office for your comfort. What is a mini-split system? A mini-split system typically consists of a wall-mounted interior air handling unit connected to an outdoor compressor/condenser through a small hole in the wall. Advantages of a mini-split system Creates independent temperature zones so everyone can moderate to their comfort. Ideal for additions where ducting hasn’t been run, but airflow from your central system is moderating the temperature. Support your primary HVAC system in areas of the home where sunlight or shade creates significant temperature variants. Increase energy efficiency by only heating or cooling the places where you’re spending the most time. Also, the small hole in the wall...

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April 9, 2020

Keeping You Safe and Comfortable

Mitch Craig Heating and Cooling, Essential HVAC contractors Louisville & Southern Indiana In compliance with current government recommended measures, lots of us are spending most of our time in our homes. At this time of year, when temperatures swing from lows in the 50s overnight to highs in the 80s in the afternoon, we’re often using both our heating and air conditioning units on the same day. Unexpected breakages mean uncomfortable days and nights for everyone in your house and searching for HVAC contractors in Louisville and Southern Indiana. How We’re Keeping You Safe As an essential service, Mitch Craig Heating and Cooling has taken measures to make our interactions in your home as safe as possible. Here are some of the steps we’re taking to ensure your safety: Our office is being sanitized on a regular basis Every work vehicle has been stocked with sanitizers Our employees are following recommended hand washing techniques We are practicing social distancing at a minimum of six feet Our employees have been provided masks for your and their protection We are wearing protective booties to prevent tracking anything into your home We regularly remind our employees of recommended CDC practices We stocked commonly...

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March 24, 2020

Cold Mornings, Hot Afternoons. Is Your HVAC System Ready for Both?

The spring season often brings extremes to Kentuckiana. Temperatures may stay in the low 30s throughout the morning. As the sun rises, though, afternoon temperatures can break 80 degrees. The highs and lows of spring put a lot of stress on your HVAC system. Will your system struggle to keep your family comfortable? Even worse, is there a chance than an aging HVAC system will stop working altogether and you’ll need both heating and cooling repair? The Benefits of Getting an HVAC Inspection Now Getting your HVAC system inspected now could make it possible for you to avoid the high prices of repairing or replacing equipment. Once something breaks, you have to get it fixed. Otherwise, you’ll enter the summer season without any relief from an air conditioner. When you get an HVAC inspection before the temperatures change, you benefit from: Learning more about your HVAC system’s health. Saving money by avoiding expensive repairs. Discovering ways that you can optimize your system’s performance. HVAC Maintenance Can Protect You From Expensive Heating and Cooling Repair If your HVAC system seems to work well, you might not feel like you need to have a professional look at it. Unfortunately, many residential and...

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March 2, 2020

Get Louisville HVAC Services From the Best Contractor in Southern Indiana

With so many residential HVAC contractors in Louisville, you might think that it’s easy to find a trustworthy company that knows how to do the job right. When you read reviews of HVAC services in Louisville, though, you see a lot of contradictory opinions. More surprisingly, some of the most popular companies get the worst reviews. You don’t have to choose a Louisville-based contractor to service your HVAC system. One of your best options is just across the river in Clarksville. Why You Need Residential HVAC Contractors in Louisville Louisville residents know that most seasons bring extreme temperatures. Knowing that summer temperatures will stay in the mid- and upper-90s, though, doesn’t prepare you for the experience. In 2019, summer’s heat crept well into the fall. On one October day, the high reached 97 degrees! Most winters bring the opposite, with temperatures far below freezing. Snowstorms can happen at any time from December to April. The temperature extremes make HVAC services in Louisville essential. Hiring residential HVAC contractors in Louisville isn’t a matter of comfort. It’s often a matter of safety. Southern Indiana HVAC Team Contractor Serves Louisville Residents HVAC systems seem to break at the worst possible times. You don’t...

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January 14, 2020

Furnace Problems? How to Know if It’s an Emergency

Dealing with a furnace emergency during the winter months can be a very scary and frustrating experience. Indeed, no matter what type of home you have or how big it may be, you will find it incredibly difficult to get comfortable in the winter months without a functioning furnace. That said, the following is a short guide on how to know if your furnace issues have reached emergency levels. Higher Bills One major sign that your furnace may be failing is that your bill is much higher than normal. A functional furnace will typically have a fairly consistent bill (in proportion to the amount of time the furnace is being used). Therefore, if your bill suddenly skyrockets, this is a major sign that you may be experiencing a furnace emergency. Loud Noises One of the telltale signs that your furnace needs to be serviced immediately is that it is making loud noises. In particular, if your furnace is making noises such as rattling, popping, or squealing, this is a bad sign. However, it may not necessarily be an indication of an emergency. On the other hand, if you notice a grinding noise, this is a major sign that you are...

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December 13, 2019

3 Ways Your HVAC System Affects Your Air Quality

Anyone living near the Ohio River Valley has good reason to worry about air quality. The valley’s low wind makes pollution and allergens collect until they cause health problems like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and even lung cancer. You may think that spending more time inside will protect your family from poor air quality. Going indoors will only help when you have a reliable HVAC system. Otherwise, you can expect the air inside your house to contain more pollutants than the air outside. Getting the right HVAC system can help solve the problem in three crucial ways. HVAC Systems Have Filters That Capture Contaminants HVAC systems have filters that capture items like pet dander, dust, pollen, lint, mold, plaster particles, hair, and other pollutants that can contaminate the air in your home. Some HVAC air filters work better than others, so you should learn about your options to make sure you can improve your indoor air quality. Experts use MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) ratings to determine what types of particles the filters can capture. Most home air quality HVAC filters have MERV ratings between 7 and 12. Within this range, you can capture pet dander, insecticides, dust, mold...

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December 6, 2019

Furnace Maintenance In the Winter

Everything You Need to Know About Furnace Maintenance During the Winter Season  Often one of the most neglected systems of the home, many of us never even consider performing maintenance on our furnaces until they have a malfunction or have stopped working altogether. Nevertheless, with the winter months finally upon us, ensuring your furnace is functioning on an optimal level is important for the health of your family as well as your wallet. That said, the following is a list of tips that will tell you everything you need to know about maintaining your furnace during the winter season.  Check Your Air Filters  One of the top ways to tune-up and maintain your furnace is to check and replace the air filter. This is one of the main causes of unexpected break downs and costly repairs. Additionally, if your furnace is operating using a dirty, clogged air filter, it will likely fail to function to its full capacity which may cause your home to feel drafty or you may have to use more energy to ensure your home is sufficiently heated. Generally speaking, you should check your air filter every 30 days and change it as often as needed.  Check...

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November 1, 2019

How to Know Which HVAC Unit Is Right for You

How to Know Which HVAC Unit Is Right for You  Kentuckiana often has extreme seasons that make life practically unbearable without the right HVAC unit. Before you buy an HVAC unit, make sure that you choose a model that will work well in your home. Otherwise, you may find yourself sweating throughout summer and shivering all winter.  Split AC HVAC Systems Work Great in Kentuckiana  Split AC HVAC systems suit Kentuckiana’s climate because they let you heat and cool your home without purchasing separate units.  During winter, temperatures in Louisville rarely exceed 50 degrees F. During the coldest nights, you can expect temperatures under 30 degrees. You need a furnace that can generate enough heat to keep your family comfortable.  During summer, homeowners run into the opposite problem. July temperatures usually exceed 80 degrees throughout June, July, August, and September. A split AC HVAC unit gives you the option to cool your home during these sweltering months.  Control Humidity with an HVAC Two-Stage Compressor  People who live in desert climates often say that the heat doesn’t bother them. Since they live in areas with very low humidity, their bodies can regulate temperature pretty well without help from air conditioning.  You...

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April 20, 2016

HVAC Companies: What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

When searching for “HVAC companies near me” in Google, what do you do with the results? It can be hard to know what you’re looking for in an HVAC company. For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their HVAC needs. We’ve assembled a list of things to consider when you’re looking for a company to trust with your air conditioning needs. It pays to seek out a firm that gets consistently good reviews. Do your homework and see what the Better Business Bureau has to say, and check for consumer reviews on Yelp and other sites that post real-life feedback on local companies. An HVAC company should hire...

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April 20, 2016

Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

“Heating and Cooling Repair Near Me”: Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit? We have a lot of customers ask us if they should continue repairing their air conditioners, or if they should just go ahead and replace them. We tell them to consider the following factors: How old is your unit? After a unit has been in use for 10-15 years, it’s time to replace it. By this age, parts start to break down and air quality is compromised. How often are you repairing your AC unit? If you’re repairing your air conditioner often, it could mean the unit needs to be replaced. Think about how much money you’ve spent on repairs and what portion of the cost of a new system that could cover. How efficient is your system? Older systems have poor energy efficiency ratings, and you could notice a big difference with a new, efficient system. How much are you spending to cool your home? The more efficient a system, the less you’ll spend on energy bills. Whether you’ve decided to continue with AC repair in or to go ahead and schedule the installation of a new, energy-efficient system, we have you covered. Our knowledgeable techs...

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