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Getting Your Home Ready for a Chilly Winter

The chilly wind, freezing rain, and slick roads will be here before you know it. Temperatures have already started to drop, and unfortunately it’s just going to get worse before it gets better. So what can you do to make sure that your home is adequately prepared for the winter? Check out our tips to learn about how you can make sure your heat is working as best as possible and as efficiently as possible. Have Your Chimney Checked Out: If … read more

How to Winterize Your Home & HVAC Unit

Winter is coming and the temperatures are dropping. What can you do to make sure that your HVAC system is running efficiently, and your home is as energy efficient as possible? Making sure your system is running properly can help keep your energy bill low this season. Here’s a few tips from our HVAC experts: Clean up Around Your Outdoor AC Unit: With the leaves falling all around your home, they may be building up around your air condition… read more

Common Furnace Problems and What to Do About Them

Winter will be here sooner than you realize. This means it’s time to make sure that your furnace is up and running properly. The last thing you need for you and your family is to have your heater stop working in the middle of February. Here’s a few of the most common furnace issues and what to do about them. And remember – if you have any issues with your furnace, and want to speak with an HVAC professional, contact Shenandoah at 304-930-54… read more

Things You Should Consider When Buying a Furnace

It may still be summer, but fall and winter are closer than you think. And the last thing you want is to be stuck in the cold without a properly-operating heating system. So if you find yourself in need of a furnace, there are certain heating options available to you that you should consider before you buy. There are a number of different factors that can affect the performance of your heater. Plus, there are other factors, such as your home a… read more

How to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Autumn

When the leaves start changing and the humidity of Summer finally breaks, you want to make sure that your HVAC system is ready for the Fall and Winter. But what steps can you take to make sure that your system is ready as cooler weather moves in? Shenandoah has got tips to help you get ready!   Set Your Smart Thermostat Assuming you have a smart thermostat that allows you to program temperatures depending on what day or time of day,… read more

6 HVAC Tips to Save on Your Summer Electric Bill

When spring leads into the dog days of summer in West Virginia, you’ll want to stay cool without breaking the bank on your energy bills. Here's six helpful steps you can take to save money on your electric bill without sacrificing comfort. 1. Install a Programmable Thermostat Programmable thermostats allow you to control your HVAC units even when you’re not there. Match your thermostat to your schedule, use a timer for when you leave for wo… read more

5 HVAC Mistakes Every Homeowner Should Avoid

If you treat your HVAC system right, heating and cooling in your Martinsburg, West Virginia home should work efficiently and effectively for a long time. But if you neglect maintenance and regular inspections, you could find yourself with a system that doesn’t work properly—or even at all. Here are five of the worst mistakes homeowners make when it comes to their HVAC systems. By paying attention and properly maintaining your unit, you can… read more

Geothermal Heat Pumps Vs. Air Conditioners

Deciding between a geothermal heat pump and an air conditioning system for your Martinsburg home can be a bit of a challenge. Careful consideration of their relative pros and cons is in order to ensure you make the decision that is best for your needs and your budget. No Difference In Cooling In terms of cooling, heat pumps and air conditioners are virtually the same. When cooling a home, both technologies work by absorbing heat through coolant… read more

Furnace Error Codes – An S.O.S. From Your Furnace

 How to Manage Furnace Error Codes in Your West Virginia Home Modern gas furnaces are regulated by circuitry known as an integrated furnace control (IFC). It monitors your furnace’s systems and shuts the unit off if it senses a malfunction. Error codes then display to assist with diagnostics and repairs. It’s important to remember that error codes only indicate what sensor tripped. They do not indicate why a sensor has shut the unit down or… read more

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