A Timeline of HVAC History

A Timeline of HVAC HistoryHVAC history is also the history of a more comfortable, healthy indoor environment. It’s the timeline of developments that have brought a higher living standard to greater numbers of people at a lower overall cost. As current concerns such as climate change drive still more research in heating and cooling technology, new pages of HVAC history are being written every year.

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How to Use Voice-Enabled HVAC Products

How to Use Voice-Enabled HVAC ProductsThe wait for truly functional user-friendly voice-enabled HVAC products is over. Voice control of heating and cooling systems is increasingly the shape of things to come as manual control will become a rare event. The technology makes HVAC accessibility from within the house more convenient and also enables remote control of most HVAC functions when you’re away from home.

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To Replace or Not: HVAC Systems and Selling a Home

To Replace or Not: HVAC Systems and Selling a HomeReplacing your HVAC when selling a home can improve its value and attract motivated buyers. Because the heating and cooling system represents a considerable expense, most prospective home shoppers are concerned about its age and condition. A new system removes any potential HVAC issues from the table and can be the tipping point that draws higher offers from qualified buyers.

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Stay Comfy: Ways to Get the Best Home Comfort

Stay Comfy: Ways to Get the Best Home ComfortHome comfort isn’t a mystery, but it can often be a matter of opinion. We all know people who can’t sleep in rooms above freezing temperature, while others shut off the A/C on the hottest day of the year and open windows to “let in some fresh air.” However, maintaining a level of home comfort that most people prefer is still an achievable goal.

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How to Describe Your Problem to HVAC Pros

How to Describe Your Problem to HVAC ProsWhen its time to call in HVAC pros to diagnose and resolve a problem, what information should you be prepared to supply?

If it’s your first contact with the firm, make sure you’re dealing with established, certified professionals who have a good track record in the community. If time permits, ask for a few local references—any reputable HVAC contractor is happy to provide them. Once you’re certain you’ll be dealing with a respected, qualified outfit, here are some questions to ask yourself in order to accurately describe the problem.

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How Air Filtration Differs from Air Cleaning

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Terre Haute, Indiana about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about TOPIC and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 812-645-6859. Credit/Copyright Attribution: “Name” Air filtration is standard equipment in every HVAC system. The slide-in air filter you change every month is efficient enough to take out dust, dirt and airborne allergens down to a certain size. Air cleaning, meanwhile, involves more specialized, purpose-built equipment designed for limited areas and targets specific particulates that basic air filtration isn’t designed to treat.

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Replacing Your Furnace? Here’s What You Should Know

Replacing Your Furnace? Here's What You Should KnowFace it: Though the heating system is generally among the most long-lasting components in your home, sooner or later, you’ll probably have to replace your furnace.

A gas-fired furnace typically lasts 15 to 20 years. However, if you’ve purchased an older house—or you’re putting up with increasing malfunctions in a unit you bought more than a decade ago—you could be making the decision to replace your furnace sooner rather than later.

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How Indoor Plants Can Improve IAQ

How Indoor Plants Can Improve IAQIf indoor air quality is a problem, indoor plants may be part of the solution.

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Reducing Static Electricity Levels in Your Home

static electricityThis isn’t shocking news during the winter season, but static electricity can be a real household annoyance. Those painful zaps when you touch certain objects or other people actually deliver over 20,000 volts of electrostatic energy.

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Essential HVAC Maintenance for After the Holidays

Essential HVAC Maintenance for After the HolidaysAfter a festive holiday season, nothing says “Happy New Year” like reminders about HVAC maintenance.

Seriously, though, the occasion serves as a convenient calendar cue to get important heating and cooling stuff on schedule for the coming year. While statistics report that less than 10% of New Year’s resolutions are actually kept, we’re hoping these reminders will inspire you to get on track with HVAC maintenance and stay there for the coming year. It will save you money, plus keep you more comfortable throughout the seasons.

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    By Jeff Paitson
  • About Jeff

    Jeff Paitson Jeff Paitson is a third generation business owner who continues to run the business with the same values that have been passed down from previous generations since 1922.

    Jeff’s belief is that the business belongs to Jesus Christ; therefore 10 percent of the company’s profits go toward the Maryland Community Church.

    Jeff is a Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce member and in his spare time, he enjoys photography.
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  • About Ethan


    Ethan Ethan Rayburn is a lifelong resident of Terre Haute and a 2005 graduate of Purdue University.

    An Eagle Scout, Ethan spent four years as a non-profit executive with the Boy Scouts of America before joining Paitson Bros. as a comfort advisor and later General Manager. In that role, Ethan has brought a renewed enthusiasm for customer care, integrity, value, and service to Paitson Bros. Heating & Air Conditioning.

    Ethan enjoys singing and was a member of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club. He also enjoys playing and coaching soccer, spending time with his family and two young boys, and volunteering his time and resources with his church, Terre Haute First Baptist Church, which he has attended from a very young age.
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