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Importance of Winter HVAC Maintenance

Importance of Winter HVAC Maintenance

Here in Northern Arkansas, when the winter months roll around, we all tend to rely on our heating systems to keep us cozy. Many homeowners tend to neglect the maintenance of their HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) unit. However, it is important to remember that regular maintenance of your HVAC unit is crucial, even during the winter. Here are 5 benefits of having a maintained HVAC unit in the winter: Increased energy efficiency: A well-maintained HVAC unit will run more efficiently than one that has not been serviced. This means that your unit will use less energy to heat yo...

Winter Indoor Air Quality

Winter Indoor Air Quality

At Mohr Air Conditioning, we want to stress that Indoor Air Quality is essential all year round but can be even more critical in the winter months when you’re stuck inside because of the frigid winter temperatures. Several health effects are linked to poor indoor air quality. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollutants can cause severe illness for high-risk groups such as the elderly, young children, and anyone with certain preexisting illnesses. See below for Mohr’s tips for maintaining healthy indoor air quality all winter long.   Polluta...

Guide to Emergency Furnace Replacement

Guide to Emergency Furnace Replacement

Winter here in Northern Arkansas can be rather brutal during the worst parts of the season. Like most homeowners, you rely on your heating system to keep you and your family comfortable and help prevent the more disastrous and costly outcome of freezing temperatures like pipe bursts or flooding. Below we provide our guide on how to navigate best the unfortunate situation in which you have an emergency failure of your HVAC unit and need an emergency replacement.   How do I detect a Heating Issue? Around the cold season, we see an uptick in many homes that have trouble with their heatin...

Winter Heating Guide: Duct Sealing & Cleaning

Winter Heating Guide: Duct Sealing & Cleaning

Your home’s HVAC unit is a complex and tedious machine that can turn your home’s interior into a haven from the harshness of the natural world. While most people are relatively good at maintaining their HVAC unit. One aspect of the HVAC system that often gets ignored is the health of the ducts that carry the hot or cold air throughout your home. In homes with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. However, in a typical house, about 20 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, hole...

Prepping Your Home For Spring Allergy Season

Prepping Your Home For Spring Allergy Season

Allergy season is just around the corner, and while many of us may still have a couple of winter storms in the future, it is never early to start preparing your home for what is to come. Spring is a beautiful time of year, but with the blooming of flowers and trees also comes the emergence of pollen in the air. While this may not seem an issue to those without allergies, those with will be happy to inform you of the misery that follows every spring. Our team here at Mohr wants your home to be free of pollen, dust, and other air pollutants so you can breathe easy in your own home. Follow the s...

How Can I Reduce My Energy Bill In an Older Home?

How Can I Reduce My Energy Bill In an Older Home?

More than likely, it's no surprise that the seasons in Arkansas can be brutal, taking a toll on our everyday lives as well as our homes. Those of us with older homes know that an outdated HVAC system can cost a small fortune in utilities during the harshest months of the year. So how do you lower that pesky utility bill without replacing your entire HVAC system? Find out below!   Energy Efficiency Even in an older home, your best weapon is to strive to make your home as energy-efficient as possible. Implementing the suggested steps below will help your home become more energy-effic...

Heater Not Working? What you need to do

Heater Not Working? What you need to do

When winter lands on your front porch, the last thing you want to stop working is your home’s heating system. Without it, your home’s plumbing is at risk, which only compiles into more damage if the problem is left untreated. If disaster strikes and your heater fails or starts to produce problems when freezing temperatures begin to take over, your options become limited to emergency repair or replacement. While needing emergency repair or replacement is never a good thing and always an inconvenience, there are things you can do to avoid this issue in the future. Below we discuss w...

How To Keep Your Utility Bill Low In The Winter

How To Keep Your Utility Bill Low In The Winter

Can you imagine going through the winter without your home’s heating system? Neither can we, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay an arm and a leg to the energy company just to make it through the winter comfortably. There are many ways to save money while keeping your home as warm as possible this winter. Below are some common mistakes that homeowners can make that can make a significant impact on your monthly utility bill.   Letting the warm air escape Trying to heat your home is challenging when much of the warm air you're paying for is escaping through cracks a...

How HVAC Maintenance Can Save You Money

How HVAC Maintenance Can Save You Money

It probably comes as no surprise that having routine maintenance on your HVAC unit can help you avoid costly issues in the lifetime of your unit. Like the maintenance your car requires to last as long as possible, your HVAC is an investment that is worth protecting. Additionally, a poorly maintained system will likely need a complete replacement sooner than it should. Finally, routine maintenance provides you with peace of mind that your unit is in top shape when the worst weather strikes. Without your seasonal tune-ups, you may be looking at unexpected issues that could arise at any time th...

5 Ways To Improve Your Homes Air Quality:

5 Ways To Improve Your Homes Air Quality:

Your home's air quality can make a vital difference in the comfort level for you and anyone under your roof. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollutants can cause severe illness for high-risk groups such as the elderly, young children, and anyone with certain preexisting illnesses. Poor indoor air quality can also lead to issues from pet dander, allergens, mold, and other contaminants. Therefore, it's necessary to understand how your home may be affected by air pollutants to know how to address the issue with a Mohr Air Conditioning indoor air quality...

2022 Air Purifier Buying Guide

2022 Air Purifier Buying Guide

With winter right around the corner and a new COVID variant popping up what seems like every other month, people are looking for ways to improve their home's air quality. Air Purifiers have gained popularity as an effective tool to ensure that the air inside your home is cleaner than ever. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollutants can cause severe illness for high-risk groups such as the elderly, young children, and anyone with certain preexisting diseases. In addition, poor indoor air quality can also lead to issues from pet dander, allergens, mold, a...

Home Buyers Guide To Efficient Heating And Cooling:

Home Buyers Guide To Efficient Heating And Cooling:

Purchasing or building a home is a long and complicated process that is problematic for most considering the many factors now contributing to overall comfort in modern-day homes. In addition, it can be tricky when trying to find ways to save on that pesky monthly utility bill. When it comes to saving money while heating or cooling your home, efficiency is vital. The more efficient you can make your home or your HVAC unit, the less you're going to pay in the long run. Below is Mohr's guide to efficient heating and cooling all year long.   Ventilation: Ventilation is a great wa...

What Should I Do To Prepare My House For The Winter?

What Should I Do To Prepare My House For The Winter?

The harsh winds and unexpected freezes of winter demand home preparation. Your first thought may go to your plumbing system or even your patio plants! But, while we'll be thinking about these things for our own homes, we need to prepare the system that will battle the cold winter air and keep your pipes warm: your furnace. In the winter, your furnace works overtime to keep your home in comfortable conditions, so it's imperative that you are prepared for winter with your furnace in tip-top shape. Below you'll find our top tips for preparing your home for the winter weather! &nbs...

10 Tips To Improve Home Indoor Air Quality

10 Tips To Improve Home Indoor Air Quality

Thanks to innovations in modern-day home insulation and sealants, along with more Americans staying indoors due to Covid-19, the phrase "get some fresh air" has more meaning than ever before. Unfortunately, the air circulating inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside. You may not see indoor air pollution, but it could still be causing issues in your home. Several health effects are linked to poor indoor air quality. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollutants can cause severe illness for high-risk groups such as the elde...

Air Duct Cleaning: Is It Worth It?

Air Duct Cleaning: Is It Worth It?

For most homeowners, the last thing on your mind in today's crazy world is whether or not your ducts are dirty. Like most services for your home, what matters most is who you get to do the job. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends you have a qualified and licensed technician check every component of your HVAC system during a duct cleaning service. For the best result, be sure whomever you hire is certified and you trust them to complete the service correctly. Let's break down what you can do to ensure you get the most value out of your service.   What Makes Ai...

Heat Pumps vs. Air Conditioners

Heat Pumps vs. Air Conditioners

Most of us are familiar with the unbearable heat and humidity that requires immediate relief after a short ten minutes outside. How your home cools is not nearly as important as making sure your home is cool after a day in the sun. Still, when it comes to homeowners seeking efficiency and a lower electricity bill, they might want to know which is better, a heat pump or an air conditioner.   Air Conditioners: How they work. The modern-day air conditioner works by bringing in hot air and then letting it pass over pipes with coolant flowing through them. The air is cooled by the coils a...

When Is the Best Time to Replace Your AC Unit?

When Is the Best Time to Replace Your AC Unit?

A reliable AC unit is a necessity in Arkansas. The weather is changing dramatically every year, and if your unit hasn’t been updated in over a decade, it might be time for a new and improved unit. Besides giving you the full comfort experience, a system update can cut costs on your annual energy bill. Your current air conditioner doesn’t have to be old to need a replacement. Unaddressed wear and tear can also require an upgrade. How do you tell if your system is beyond repair, though? Read on to find out.   Replace or Repair? Replacing your HVAC unit is expensive. The es...

Ductless Versus Central AC: All You Need to Know

Ductless Versus Central AC: All You Need to Know

Here in Arkansas, air conditioning is an important part of everyday life, especially in the summer. When buying or building a home, the correct comfort system should be considered, whether you're trying to install or replace the current unit. The main question is which system will work best with your home, ductless or central AC? There are a few ways to determine your perfect HVAC unit.     The Size of The House One of the most important factors when choosing between a central or ductless system is the size of the area you want to cool or heat. A ductless air conditioner is ex...

The Benefits of Smart Home Technology

The Benefits of Smart Home Technology

With the start of the new millennium, science and technology moved in leaps and bounds. From a massive desktop just 20 years ago to an entire computer squeezed into small handheld devices, technological advancements have made their way into every aspect of our lives. Now, even a simple mobile phone has replaced a watch, calculator, note pads, alarm clocks, and the entire mailing system. Distances have vanished due to the advancement in science. Now you can get connected with the entire world while sitting on your couch, or anywhere really. Sounds cool, right? Let’s discuss a few reaso...

What Did People Do Before AC?

What Did People Do Before AC?

You might think the answer is that people slowly melted due to the intense heat, but surprisingly, people were very resourceful and found ways to stay cool even without air conditioners. In fact, the modern air conditioner has only been around for a little over 100 years. It wasn’t even widely available for homes until the 1970s! A you can imagine, the innovations that came before our wonderful cooling box had to be worthwhile.   The Start of AC In 1902, engineer Willis Carrier sought to dehumidify the printing plant where he worked because the magazine papers kept wrinkling. In...