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Carbon Monoxide – Symptoms, Detection and Prevention

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is known as the silent killer. It’s an odorless gas that is impossible to detect and can cause flu-like symptoms or even death. This may sound like the next blockbuster horror movie in theaters, but unfortunately it  is a reality. There are ways to protect yourself and your family from CO poisoning.  Read on to learn more about Carbon Monoxide and how to guard against it.

What is Carbon Monoxide?

CO is a gas that is produced during combustion when fuel is burned. You can find Carbon Monoxide  in the fumes of car exhausts, stoves, grills, lanterns, fireplaces, furnaces and so much more. When equipment is outdoors or adequately ventilated, CO naturally dissipates, causing no harm. Carbon Monoxide can build up to toxic levels in enclosed areas, and the damage can be fatal. Nearly 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning each year. More than 20,000 emergency room visits and 4000 hospital stays are annually attributed to this deadly gas.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms

Identifying the onset of symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning can save a life. Often confused with the flu, common CO poisoning symptoms can include headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting and chest pain. More significant amounts of CO can cause confusion and unconsciousness. The very young and the elderly are more susceptible. CO poisoning while sleeping can be fatal.… Read More

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3 Signs You Might Need Furnace Repairs or Replacement

As we enter into fall and look forward to winter, our HVAC home system switches from air conditioning to heat. The furnace has been sitting dormant all spring and summer and is expected to get to work as soon as that first cold day hits. Hopefully, this is a seamless transition in your home. There are a few things to look out for that indicate that your furnace may need repairs or even replacement. Knowing the 3 signs ahead of time can help you know when furnace repairs are needed saving you the hassle and inconvenience of the system stopping during a cold spell.

You may need Furnace Repairs if…

Does your Furnace have a hard time starting? If your furnace seems to struggle to start up, this can be an indication of a problem. It could be as simple as faulty wiring or a more complicated issue like a mechanical part inside. Once the furnace has started, strange noises such as banging, rattling, squeaking or hissing can mean something is wrong. Now would be a good time to call for an inspection.

Is your heating bill going up? Small increases in your energy bills often slip by unnoticed. A good way to determine if your heating bill has increased is to look a few years back and see if there is a consistent increase over the years.… Read More

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American Standard Set the Standard Sales Event

Are you in the market to upgrade your home HVAC system? There are many benefits to doing so, but the cost can be high. Bill’s Heating & Air Conditioning in a partnership with American Standard can make an HVAC upgrade much less painful. American Standard products are top-notch and upgrading to a new system can help save big on monthly energy bills. A new HVAC system will run more efficiently and when the AC and Furnace are replaced at the same time, customers can expect optimal life expectancy. Worried about the cost? Well, here’s some good news.

American Standard and Bill’s Heating & Air Conditioning

This fall, from September 15 through November 30, 2017, American Standard is ready to help you upgrade your HVAC system without breaking your budget. When customers choose Qualifying American Standard HVAC Equipment and a few mandatory add-ons they can choose one of two special offers from the American Standard Set the Standard Sales Event.

Offer 1:
Special Financing
Purchase a new Qualifying American Standard System and take advantage of 36 Month Special Financing. Subject to credit approval, ask for details.

Offer 2:
Instant Rebate
Regular rebate up to $1000 when you purchase certain Qualifying Equipment with the potential to add a $200 bonus and/or $300 bonus if conditions are met.

Of course, there are many options.… Read More

Adding a dehumidifier to your home HVAC system or your basement can increase the air quality in your home. Bills Heating & Air Conditioning 526 Garfield Lincoln NE 68502

Why add a Dehumidifier to your Home?

Have you ever heard the expression, “It’s hot, but not that hot? It’s a dry heat!” This seems to be something folks from Arizona say all the time. Many people are not aware that humidity affects the way we feel temperatures. Now, Arizona certainly is hot, dry or humid, it’s hot. The truth is that it’s a cooler hot. When there is a lot of water in the air, or the humidity is high, we feel hotter. Think about a warm spring day with low humidity and a light breeze. Sounds wonderful right? Now imagine a hot, humid summer day that makes you sweat, causing your shirt to stick to your back. Two days at the same temperature can feel much different due to the moisture in the air. The same can be said about the air in your home.

Adding a dehumidifier to your home can greatly increase your quality of life. A dehumidifier is essentially like a mini AC unit. It has many of the same components, including a compressor. The difference is that a dehumidifier draws moisture or water molecules out of the air and out of your home. It can be used alone, such as in a basement. Built underground, basements are notorious for being humid. Dehumidifiers can also be added to your current HVAC system through the duct work and wired into the thermostat.… Read More