Furnace Won’t Turn Off?

Furnace Won't Turn Off

For many, the heart of a home’s heating system is the furnace, which, when functioning properly, can provide residents with comfort and warmth when temperatures drop. However, when that furnace refuses to shut off, it can decrease comfort and increase energy bills. Not only that, but it can cause undue strain on the home’s heat […]

What Should My Winter Thermostat Setting Be?

What Should My Winter Thermostat Setting Be

As winter approaches, maintaining a comfortable and energy-efficient home environment becomes a top priority for many residents. The key to this balance lies in setting the right winter thermostat settings.  At Lex Air Conditioning and Heating, we understand the importance of finding that ideal temperature setting that keeps your home cozy during the chilly winter […]

Is it Bad if Auxiliary Heat Comes On?

What is Aux Heat

Have you ever looked at your digital thermostat and seen the words “Aux Heat” on the screen? Aux heat refers to your heating system’s auxiliary heat, which is used to help quickly raise the temperature in your home to the set thermostat temperature.  But what exactly is aux heat, and how does it work? Is […]

How Much Does a New HVAC System Cost?

How Much Does a New HVAC Cost

The heating, ventilation, and air conditioner are all essential parts of a modern household. An HVAC system is also integral in the monitoring and controlling of the humidity and airflow inside a facility or complex.  The importance of an HVAC system means that every household and commercial building should be able to comfortably rely on […]

Gas, Oil, or Electric: Which Furnace is Best?

Gas, Oil, or Electric: Which Furnace is Best?

Your Home Furnace Choices You have several HVAC options when it comes to heating your home. Not only can you choose between different heating appliance options, but the fuel that powers them. The most popular and widely available fuel options in the U.S. are oil, natural gas, electricity, and propane. We’re going to be talking about the […]

Installation Options for Your Ductless Mini-Split

An air handler for a ductless mini-split is mounted to the wall.

Homeowners in the market for a new HVAC unit have more options than ever. In addition to the conventional furnace and air conditioning system, as well as the increasingly popular heat pump, they have a relative newcomer to consider: The ductless mini-split. This efficient system has gained popularity in recent years thanks to its powerful […]

Rust on Your Furnace? Here’s What it Means

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If you have recently inspected your furnace and have discovered rust, you are understandably confused. Rust is corroded metal that usually develops when iron comes in contact with water. Your furnace, however, does not use water. Some water vapor is created through the combustion process as your furnace operates. While it may seem natural for […]

What’s More Efficient: A Heat Pump or a Furnace?

Heat Pump

If you’re in the market for a new central heating system, you have a big decision ahead of you: Do you go with a heat pump or a furnace? They’ll both provide reliable comfort, but they go about doing so in different ways. To better understand which one will meet your needs and budget, it […]

How Elon Musk Could Benefit the HVAC Industry

elon musk on cover of newsweek magazine

This year, Elon Musk—early investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.—has announced on Twitter that he plans to release a super-efficient home HVAC system and HEPA filters. He has said that the heat pump technology and high-efficiency particulate air filters used in Tesla’s Model S and X vehicles could easily be used to create […]

No, That Wasn’t a Ghost: Strange HVAC Noises Explained

Strange HVAC Noises Explained

Had Edgar Allan Poe lived during the age of central heating and air, that tapping and rapping at his chamber door, or the beating of a heart hidden under floorboards, may very well have been the sounds of a malfunctioning HVAC system. A heating and cooling system on the fritz can produce a number of […]

Why Ductless Mini-Splits are Perfect for Your Historic Home

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Homes built before the advent of central air conditioning can present a real challenge if you want modern comfort. To retrofit your historic home, you’ll have to sacrifice space inside for the air handler. Plus, you’ll need to accommodate the ductwork, which may require a disruptive modification of your home’s interior. In this case, your […]

How Zoned Temperature Control Can End the Thermostat Wars

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It’s a rare family that can agree on a thermostat setting. If one person is comfortable, everyone else is too hot or too cold. It’s not a tragedy worthy of Shakespeare exactly, but the constant bickering can cause some real frustrations — even divorce. (We’re not kidding.) The problem with a conventional heating and cooling […]