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Heating, cooling and plumbing technology has come a long way. Still, there are little things you can do to maximize your comfort and reduce your monthly energy bills. Each season, we use our blog to share helpful tips, promote seasonal specials, announce new contests and much more. Explore our latest features below and remember to check back regularly for new updates!

AC Fan Not Spinning? What’s Wrong & How to Fix It

There’s only so much heat you can handle during the summer in North Carolina. Residents of Mount Airy and surrounding areas rely on air conditioning for comfort and safety during…... Read Article

What to Do If You Have an Emergency Gas Leak

If something doesn’t smell right, assume you have an emergency gas leak. Evacuate your home and call for help; the situation is extremely dangerous. Emergency responders, the gas company, and…... Read Article

Can AC Replacement Reduce Humidity In My House?

Air conditioners play an important role in humidity control, as they remove moisture during the cooling process. If your AC isn’t working properly, the air in your home may feel…... Read Article

What to Do If You Have a Sewer Line Backup

If you have a sewer line backup, wastewater can appear from any toilet, sink, or plumbing fixture in your home. Your entire plumbing system can malfunction. But damage to plumbing…... Read Article

Do Recurring Water Heater Problems Warrant Equipment Replacement?

Recurring water heater problems can be inconvenient and expensive to fix. They can result in disruptions to hot water service and affect water quality. Your water bill may also increase,…... Read Article

10 Reasons You Have Dripping or Leaking Pipes

Pipe problems in homes are common; chances are you or someone you know has dealt with a dripping or leaking pipe. Most of the plumbing in your home is hidden.…... Read Article

8 Signs You Need Emergency Heat Pump Repairs

Sometimes, heat pump service can wait, but there are signs to call for emergency heat pump repairs now. Jay’s Heating Air & Plumbing is available 24/7. Our NATE-certified technicians are…... Read Article

How to Eliminate Foul Odors from a Garbage Disposal

Foul odors from your garbage disposal can be extremely unpleasant. They’re often caused by rotting food and growing bacteria in the unit or the drainpipe it’s connected to. In a…... Read Article

How to Fix a Slow-Draining Disposal System

A slow-draining disposal is an inconvenience, but there are easy ways to fix it. You don’t need to call a professional every time it clogs. We’ll look at how you…... Read Article

8 Tips on Ductless Heating System Upkeep

Ductless heating system upkeep can avoid major repairs and ensure your system is reliable and energy efficient. While professional heating maintenance is essential, there are other ways to keep your…... Read Article

Benefits of Upgrading to a High-Efficiency Heat Pump

In the average home, more than 51% of energy consumed is for heating and cooling, so upgrading to a high-efficiency heat pump has many benefits.1 Most homes have an air…... Read Article

What Is a Tankless Water Heater?

Traditionally, a water heater is an appliance with a large tank, but what is a tankless water heater? The technology isn’t new; (it was invented in 1929. However, on-demand water…... Read Article

How Much Is a Gas Furnace with Installation?

When a customer asks, “How much is a gas furnace with installation?”, we must consider a few factors. The cost of equipment and professional labor are the most significant, while…... Read Article

How Often Is Furnace Maintenance Necessary?

Furnace maintenance is essential for keeping your home comfortable and safe. HVAC professionals strongly advise scheduling an inspection and tune-up once a year, preferably before winter. Therefore, the arrival of…... Read Article

The Cost of Common Furnace Repair Services

Jay’s Heating, Air & Plumbing provides all types of common furnace repair services in Mount Airy, NC. People often have questions about their cost. Many factors impact what you pay…... Read Article

7 Reasons to Call for Emergency Water Heater Repair

Some issues don’t seem to warrant calling for emergency water heater repair, but they’re good reasons to do so. Putting off calling a professional will only lead to something more…... Read Article

What Are the Most Common Types of Furnace Service?

We commonly handle several types of furnace service in Mount Airy, NC, homes. Changing a clogged filter is one of the simplest tasks and doesn’t usually require a professional. Annual…... Read Article

Why Choose Professional Heating Repair Over DIY Repairs?

Professional heating repair services are always recommended over DIY repairs. Having your heater serviced by an experienced contractor is the best way to ensure it runs properly, safely, and efficiently.…... Read Article

How to Address Common Heat Pump Issues

Common heat pump issues can affect heating and cooling in your home, but there are often simple ways to address them. We recommend troubleshooting your heat pump before calling for…... Read Article

Is It Too Soon to Schedule Annual Heating Maintenance?

Annual heating maintenance is generally recommended in the fall, or at least before the cold weather starts. However, it’s never too soon to have your furnace checked. Routine service can…... Read Article

10 Signs an Air Conditioning Contractor Is Reputable

You shouldn’t just take an air conditioning contractor’s word for it. In the HVAC industry, reputation is everything. An eager salesperson can tell you anything you want to hear, especially…... Read Article

Heat Pump vs. Furnace: Which Is Best for Your Home?

The heat pump vs. furnace debate has become a hot topic across the U.S. For some homeowners, the choice may be a matter of preference. Both systems achieve the same…... Read Article

10 Signs You Shouldn’t Delay Calling for AC Repair in Mount Airy, NC

Delaying AC repair in Mount Airy, NC, can lead to more costly problems and even a complete breakdown that requires AC replacement. Whether it’s the start of summer, the middle…... Read Article

4 Disadvantages of DIY AC Installation

Installing an air conditioner (AC) unit yourself may seem like a good idea. After all, you can save money by doing it yourself instead of hiring someone else to do…... Read Article

Why Is My AC Running But Not Blowing Cold Air?

Your air conditioner plays a critical role in keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer. It can be frustrating to discover that your AC unit is not blowing…... Read Article

When to Say Goodbye to You AC and Get a New One

Understandably, nobody wants to break the bank on a new AC system. ACs can be expensive, after all. But sometimes, it’s better to let go of an old one and…... Read Article

Advantages of Using a Mini-split System for Heating and Cooling

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, one of the most essential factors is temperature control. But what do you do when your existing HVAC system is inefficient or…... Read Article

The Importance of Regular Air Conditioner Coil Cleaning and How to Do It

Air conditioners are essential appliances that keep homes and offices comfortable during hot weather. Over time, however, the air conditioner’s performance may decline due to various factors, including dirt and…... Read Article

How to Determine What Size Generator You Need to Power Up Your House

Power outages can be a major inconvenience, but having the right generator can make them much more bearable. Not just any generator will do — you’ll need one that’s powerful…... Read Article

Factors That Impact How Often You Need Duct Cleanings

Running your HVAC system every season is necessary to protect your family’s comfort. Unfortunately, this frequent usage allows debris and particulates to accumulate in your ducts over time. Your air…... Read Article

Cold Weather and Its Impact on Air Quality

The cold weather months can bring about many changes in the environment. One of those is air quality. During colder temperatures, the air can become more polluted due to various…... Read Article

What Happens During a Furnace Tune-Up?

Your furnace is one of the more expensive systems in your Mount Airy home. Most HVAC professionals recommend biannual or annual maintenance and tune-ups to keep it running smoothly. Here’s…... Read Article

How to Make Sure Your Generator Is Prepared for Winter

It is crucial to ensure that your generator is ready for the cold weather as winter approaches. If you live in an area with a lot of snow or ice,…... Read Article

We’ve Expanded & Improved Our Online Nest

To Make Your Experience With Us the Best! Welcome to Jay’s Heating, Air & Plumbing’s new and improved website! In an effort to make your visits with us as pleasant…... Read Article

Oh No! Did Your Oil-starved Furnace Suffer Damage?

Every homeowner in Mount Airy, NC with an oil-powered furnace has the same worry — running out of oil on a cold night. The prospect of losing heat is bad…... Read Article

How a Backup Generator Works

A backup generator provides you with peace of mind when the power goes out. You can keep food from spoiling, prevent pipes from freezing, keep some lights on and more…... Read Article

Can HVAC System Upgrades Increase My Home’s Resale Value?

It’s always important to consider resale value when you make home improvements, and you should strive to get as much “bang for your buck” as possible. You can usually recoup…... Read Article

3 Tips for When Your AC Unit Freezes

Your AC unit is crucial to your home’s heating and cooling system. When it malfunctions or freezes up, the house can quickly be stiflingly hot. 1. Turn off the Air…... Read Article

How Long Does Your Landlord Have to Fix Your Air Conditioning?

North Carolina is a state known for beachside activities and afternoons spent swimming in the pool or ocean. However, at the end of a long and hot day, you want…... Read Article

Steps on How to Clean a Window AC Unit

Summer means hot, sticky weather and many will turn on the AC. If you have a window AC unit, it’s important to keep it clean so that it runs efficiently…... Read Article

Are Window Units Less Expensive Than an HVAC System?

Keeping your home cool during the summer can skyrocket your utility bills. You may be considering updating your home with an HVAC system or window units. Here’s what you need…... Read Article

Do Leaky Windows Affect Your Heating System?

Leaky windows are one of the biggest culprits behind heat loss in a home. They cause more expensive energy bills because your heating system has to operate more to maintain…... Read Article

Comparing Air Purifiers and Dehumidifiers

Air purifiers and dehumidifiers are both devices designed to help you breathe easier, but they accomplish it in very different ways. Some people mistakenly believe the two are interchangeable, but…... Read Article

How to Tell if Your Ductwork Is Damaged

When it comes to proper HVAC operation, most people focus on the mechanical components that make up their system. One of the most important components of your system, though, is…... Read Article

Furnace Heat Exchangers: What They Are and How They Work

Your furnace has a heat exchanger inside it. It’s the most critical component in your furnace and is often referred to as its heart. But what is it and how…... Read Article

How to Successfully Prep Your Home for Winter

When the cold winter weather hits, it’s time for your family to enjoy spending time together indoors. However, you want to ensure that your home is ready to take on…... Read Article

Fire Prevention Week: Safety Tips for Space Heaters

At Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing, we are always available to discuss space heater safety. We want our community to have a good understanding of fire prevention for Fire Prevention…... Read Article

How to Protect Your Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is a great way to spruce up your yard. However, outdoor lighting can also be a fire hazard and can also suffer damage when exposed to the elements.…... Read Article

End of Summer Maintenance

An air conditioner plays a vital role in keeping you cool throughout the hot summer months. Taking the extra time to maintain your system near the end of summer is…... Read Article

How To Make the Best Use of Your Air Conditioning

Installing an air conditioning system in your home is not a cheap investment. Yet, you may find an AC to be a necessity during the hot summer months. With a…... Read Article

How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

Cleaning your AC unit isn’t exactly fun, but it’s important to keep it running smoothly. AC units that are dealing with blockage under the hood, whether in the condenser lines…... Read Article

Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

An air conditioner can smell bad due to a variety of reasons. These bad smells can often get worse over time, so it’s a good idea to investigate and take…... Read Article

How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

A great way to reduce harmful substances in your home’s air is to have UV lights installed. They’re placed inside your HVAC system and reduce the number of viruses, bacteria,…... Read Article

Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

Anytime you smell gas in your home, you should always investigate the situation. There’s probably nothing to worry about if you notice the smell after activating your furnace for the…... Read Article

How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

Mt. Airy, NC, has extreme weather. Summers are hot and humid, while winters are wet and cold. You’ll need a reliable heating and cooling system to maintain comfort in your…... Read Article

The Benefits of Aeroseal Duct Sealing

The average homeowner spends 30% too much on their energy bills because of leaky ductwork. Aeroseal duct sealing is a way to fix this problem. This process helps homeowners in…... Read Article

Is There a Recommended Schedule for Duct Cleaning?

In general, when people have a problem with their HVAC system, they call a company like Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing to come and take a look at their furnace…... Read Article

Why Furnace Warranties Are Important

A furnace warranty protects you should something happen to your furnace during the covered period. One thing to know is that there are two warranties for furnaces. Both are important…... Read Article

Why Heating Systems Need the Air Filter

Every furnace and heat pump has an air filter in the return vent, the purpose of which we’ll outline below for you. Needless to say, it is an essential component…... Read Article

Creative Ways To Hide Your Outdoor AC Unit

When you spend a lot of time enjoying the backyard of your Mount Airy, NC, home, you might want to hide the outdoor AC unit. These units are large and…... Read Article

The Benefits of Electrostatic Air Filters

The air filter is a critical component of your heating and cooling system. If you’re shopping for a replacement, you’ll notice that there are many filter options, such as electrostatic,…... Read Article

Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Out?

Without your air conditioner, your Mount Airy home would be hot and uncomfortable all summer long. As great as your air conditioner is, though, operating it comes at the cost…... Read Article

Why Does My AC Smell?

You may notice an odd smell in your home that seems to get worse whenever your air conditioning system is on. Identifying what it smells like can go a long…... Read Article

What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need?

It’s important for a few reasons to get the right-sized air conditioner for your home. The right size of AC unit will run efficiently, keep your utility bills down and…... Read Article

Energy Saving HVAC Tips For Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year. A great way to take part is to save energy in your home. Heating and cooling your home consumes half your…... Read Article

What Should be Included in HVAC Maintenance?

Regular care and inspection are necessary to keep your HVAC unit running efficiently. Without proper maintenance, your system could be working harder than it has to, leading your energy costs…... Read Article

Electric vs Gas Furnaces

When it comes to replacing your furnace, it’s important to find the right upgrade. Your options include electric and gas furnaces. Each option has pros and cons. The following information…... Read Article

What Heating Systems Are Best For The Environment?

Of course, you want your home to be warm and comfortable during the winter but not at the expense of the environment. These days, there are choices to reduce your…... Read Article

3 Benefits of Crawlspace Renovations

The crawlspace is a room in your home that is usually out of sight and out of mind. However, it has a big impact on your home’s comfort and energy…... Read Article

The Pros and Cons of Space Heaters

On winter nights, there’s nothing like being warm and cozy. Space heaters offer a way for you to heat one area in your home without changing your thermostat. Before you…... Read Article

Early Fall Issues Your HVAC System Might Encounter

If you’re looking forward to turning off the air conditioning and turning up the heat for fall, you’ll want to watch out for some issues. Common problems are easily resolved…... Read Article

Is Air Conditioning Good for Your Home?

With modern air conditioning systems, a lot of thought is put into their effectiveness, parts, energy efficiency, and the air quality they provide. According to many studies, AC is the…... Read Article

Why a Clean Air Filter is Important

Regularly changing your air filter may not seem like a big deal. However, this simple task can make a significant impact. During the hot North Carolina summers and the cold…... Read Article

3 Reasons to Utilize Comfort Zoning

As the cost of energy can fluctuate and increase over time, more homeowners are looking to utilize comfort zoning with their HVAC systems. Zoning systems allow different areas of the…... Read Article

How Do I Check My Home for Air Leaks?

Are you searching for air leaks in your house? Here are a few suggestions. A Leak Detector This method is best when the indoor and outdoor temperatures are quite different.…... Read Article

What You Can Do to Maintain Indoor Air Quality

You’ve probably heard before that the air inside your home is worse for your health than outdoor air. In order to maintain excellent indoor air quality, you should have your…... Read Article

5 Ways to Save Money on Energy Bills

Every year, energy bills seem to get higher and higher. Sometimes, you may feel like way too much money goes towards paying energy bills. At Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing…... Read Article

How to Find a Heating Contractor You Can Trust

Finding heating contractors you can trust is easy when you know what the most important things are to look for. If they have NATE certification, 24/7 emergency repairs, and a…... Read Article

Understanding How an HVAC System Works

An HVAC system is a single appliance that takes care of all your home’s heating and cooling. It also works to transfer air inside the home to the outside. HVAC…... Read Article

3 Furnace Efficiency Tips

When winter weather hits, you should feel confident that your heating system won’t let you down! If freezing temperatures send your heating bill through the roof, you could be dealing…... Read Article

What to Look for In An Air Conditioning 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.…... Read Article

Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

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.…... Read Article

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