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72 Degrees of Hickory Blog

72 Degrees of Hickory Blog

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Have Your Gas Furnace Inspected

Paul Gassett - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

There have been tragic stories in the news recently about the consequences of faulty gas furnaces. Last spring in a Boone hotel room, several people died after the hotel's pool room heater was replaced. The new heater did not match the existing exhaust system, causing carbon monoxide to leak into the hotel room up above the pool where the patrons were sleeping.

In another instance, a family of 7 fell terribly ill when their furnace was leaking carbon monoxide for weeks, but they had no detector in the house.

It's important to take all the precautions you can to keep similar tragedies from happening in your home:

  • Have a carbon monoxide detector. Replace the batteries often, and test the detector to be sure it's working.

 

  • Know the symptoms. If all of your family members are experiencing headaches, nausea,  dizziness and breathlessness, leave the house and call 911.

 

  • Have your gas furnace inspected regularly. During an inspection, our trained technicians will test your exhaust system for proper/safe venting and check for leaks in your gas lines. 

 

  • Always have a professional technician install a new furnace. Removing and replacing a new furnace requires knowledge and skill. Having it done the wrong way could cause dangerous problems.

 

If you have any questions about protecting your home from carbon monoxide poisoning, let us know. We'll be happy to schedule an appointment to help keep your family safe.

 

 

 

 

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

Paul Gassett - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Can you believe it? It’s almost 2014. While you’re making resolutions to improve yourself, don’t forget to make goals to improve your home. Some of those things may be ways to maximize energy efficiency and save you money – which in turn will make you a happier homeowner throughout the year.

Schedule a Checkup with an HVAC Technician

This is the only way to be sure your furnace and air conditioning units are operating at their best. Qualified HVAC technicians will inspect your systems and make suggestions on maintenance so your units will last as long as they possibly can.  

Change Filters Regularly

Dirty filters restrict air flow and make your furnace or AC unit work harder, resulting in higher energy bills. So check your filters often - monthly during peak seasons - and change or clean them out when needed.

Seal Windows and Doors

If you feel a draft in your home, there’s probably a space around your windows or doors where cold air is coming in and heated air is going out. Spend a day or so checking for air leaks, and seal them up with caulk or tape. You’ll be surprised how much lower your bills will be.

Go Digital

It’s time to get rid of the analog dial on the wall. A digital, programmable thermostat will let you pre-set the time and temps for your homes so it kicks on and turns off when it’s told to do so.  And aside from its convenience, a programmable thermostat can save you up to $200 per year in energy costs.

Replace Old Units

Make this the year you switch out old inefficient furnace and AC units with modern, energy-efficient systems. New systems provide more comfortable heating and cooling, last longer, require fewer repairs and will save money on monthly bills.   

 

We at 72 Degrees hope you have a safe and Happy New Year. Let us know how we can help you reach your goals for your home in 2014.

Make Your Familys Health a Priority

Matthew Stewart - Sunday, October 13, 2013

Now that fall is here, winter is not too far off. And cooler temperatures mean you and your family will likely be spending more time indoors. But what can come with that is indoor air pollution, which is a real danger to your health.

At 72 Degrees, we want to help you make sure your health and safety are a priority. From our indoor air filtration systems to duct cleaning and air duct sealing, our professionals will ensure that the air you’re breathing at home is top notch.

Contact us to schedule an appointment today so you can breathe easy!

National Customer Service Week

Matthew Stewart - Sunday, October 06, 2013

Did you know that this coming week, October 7-13, is National Customer Service Week? We always want to strive to provide you with the best customer service possible, but it never hurts to have an extra reason to do so.

Our aim at 72 Degrees is to put you, the customer, first. Our heating and cooling professionals are reliable, polite, punctual, and they get the job done. We want you to be completely satisfied with our service.

We like to think that we celebrate customer service week every week! Contact us to schedule an appointment today.

National Energy Awareness Month

Matthew Stewart - Saturday, September 28, 2013

Have you thought about how much energy your home uses lately? Well, October is National Energy Awareness Month, so now is a great time to start. If you think you’ve been using more energy than necessary, learning how to manage your home’s heating and cooling zone may be just the solution you need.

Knowing how to keep your home’s temperature efficient through zoning can not only save on energy, but also on money. And now that fall has begun and the weather can rapidly change, zoning will keep costs to a minimum.

So what is zoning, exactly? A zoning system lets you have control over temperatures in different rooms individually instead of the house as a whole. So when you’re in one room, set the temperature to your liking, but when you leave that room be sure to turn off the air conditioning or heat. If you’re diligent about using your zoning system, it can really make a difference for your home’s energy and your wallet.

Contact us to learn more about how you can conserve energy by zoning.

Autumn Is Here

Matthew Stewart - Saturday, September 21, 2013

 

Tomorrow, September 22, autumn will officially begin. Now the leaves will begin to change, pumpkin patches will sprout up, and the air will become cool and crisp. 

Soon, though, the weather will grow colder, and you want to make sure your home’s heating system is ready for whatever elements autumn and winter will bring. Make sure to schedule a furnace tune-up inspection, which will keep your heating unit in good shape throughout the cold months.

At 72 Degrees, our professionals will do a 60-90 minute precision tune-up, which goes through 17 steps and ensures that your heating system is safe and efficient and won’t break down when you need it the most. To see all the details of a tune-up and safety inspection, click here. Don’t hesitate to contact us today. Hot chocolate and pumpkin carving, here we come!

We Remember 9-11

Matthew Stewart - Friday, September 13, 2013

 

No one will ever forget where they were the morning of September 11, 2001. This past Wednesday marked the 12th anniversary of the tragic day that has gone down in history as the “day the world stopped.”

Countless memorials remember and honor policemen, firemen, and citizens who risked — and often gave — their lives to save others. We want to thank everyone who bravely served our nation that day and every day. They are real-life superheroes, for which we are truly grateful.

So from all of us at 72 Degrees, thank you!

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend

Matthew Stewart - Monday, September 02, 2013

We know you work hard, and you deserve a break! Most Americans work over 40 hours a week, which often leads to stress and exhaustion. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was created back in 1882 to be a holiday that would honor all working U.S. citizens and give them a day off. It was also a victory for workers’ conditions, pay, and rights.

Americans celebrated the very first Labor Day with a parade and fireworks, which is a tradition that largely carries on today. Other common ways to celebrate the holiday include vacation, picnics, barbecues, lounging by the pool, and relaxing with friends and family.

At 72 Degrees, we’d like to wish everyone a safe and fun Labor Day weekend! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re experiencing any heating or cooling problems!

Is Your Heating and Cooling Services Company at the Top of the Class?

Matthew Stewart - Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It’s that time of year again – back to school time! What classes will she take? What school supplies does he need? What grade will she get? Grades are needed in school to determine the success of a student. But have you ever thought about giving your heating and cooling services provider a grade? And if so, what would it be?

At 72 Degrees, we strive to earn the highest marks. We believe that when you try our heating and cooling services, you’ll award us an A+!

Here’s why:

  • A+ We offer our famous "Triple Seven Service" from 7am - 7pm, 7days per week
  • A+ A highly-rated "Technician Seal of Safety" with certified and insured technicians that guarantee the best service and repairs possible
  • A+ Fully Stocked Trucks (helps reduce service and repair time)
  • A+ No-surprise pricing
  • A+ Extended parts and labor warranty on all repairs

When it comes to heating and cooling, we’re at the top of the class. Contact us today to see for yourself.

National Simplify Your Life Week

Matthew Stewart - Monday, August 12, 2013

It may not be very well-known, but last week was National Simplify Your Life Week. It’s a week dedicated to de-cluttering your life and reducing stress in any way you can, such as relaxing with a good book, getting your lists organized, or simply doing what makes you happy.

When it comes to heating and air conditioning, there are many choices of providers out there, and choosing a company to entrust your home’s temperature and air quality to can be overwhelming.

It’s time to simplify with 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating. We are client-focused, always on time, and we set the bar high. Our guarantee is simple: 100% satisfaction. And if you aren’t completely satisfied, we’ll fix it.

So simplify your life and make an appointment with us. We’re here to help!


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