September 11, 2020

Best Heating and Air Company in Clark County

Mitch Craig Heating & Cooling was announced as the News and Tribune Clark County Readers’ Choice 2020 award winner for Best Heating and Air Company in Clark County. These awards carry meaning with local businesses because they’re given by the community. When a business wins a readers’ choice award, it tells us the quality of their work is appreciated by their customers. Mitch Craig Heating & Cooling has always offered a satisfaction guarantee with all our work and it’s because we want to be the best heating and air company in Kentuckiana. Why are we the best heating and air company? It starts with our core values: honesty, quality, hard work, and integrity. You’ll never be offered a service you don’t need from us because making a sale is never as important as being honest. We want you to see the value in your investment with us, so our work with always be of the highest quality. Our experienced employees work hard and do the job with integrity to keep our customers comfortable and satisfied. We strive to set ourselves apart from the competition: If any need arises after the initial work, we promise to be there for the customer....

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August 25, 2020

It’s Not Too Early to Think About Your Furnace

The Kentuckiana area weather is fickle, and an early cold snap often leads to homeowners turning on their heat for a few nights before they’ve adjusted and can sleep with the windows open waiting for that first really cold night. These early test runs are how most find that they need heating service. To avoid a late-night search for “heating services near me” we’ve included a few tips below: Clean around your furnace. Those totes that filled up during spring cleaning can prevent airflow and are a fire hazard. While some furnaces can get away with almost no clearance, 18” of unobstructed space is usually a safe minimum, with 24”-36” on the side that a home heating repair technician would access. If you’re not sure of the clearance requirements for your furnace, err on the side of caution and clear that space. Change or clean your filter. A dirty filter forces your HVAC system to work harder. This is one of the most manageable heating service maintenance steps you can take. If you don’t know where your furnace filter is located, there’s a good chance it’s going to be extremely dirty. Find the filter, notate the direction of airflow (there...

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July 27, 2020

Signs Your Air Conditioner is Failing

No one wants to have to google “AC Repair Louisville” after their air conditioner breaks, so we’ve created a list of a few symptoms to watch for that are indicators of a failing AC unit. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, make the call to Mitch Craig Heating & Cooling before you find yourself sweating while you wait for service to arrive. Unfamiliar Sounds from AC The whirr and whoosh of the air conditioner kicking on during a hot summer day is not only comforting, but familiar. Animal nests, leaves, grass, or a rusty part that’s come loose could all cause issues that you’ll hear before you feel. When your AC Unit grinds, squeaks, knocks, or makes some other unfamiliar noise, that’s a sure sign of a mechanical issue. Moisture Leaks It could be a simple as a problem with the condensation line, but it could also be refrigerant, which is much more dangerous. If there’s moisture around your unit, a call for AC repair can give you peace of mind and prevent damage. Odd Smells A burning smell could indicate a wire short or exposed wiring that’s burning its insulation. This will not only likely cause the unit to fail...

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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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