Safe Home and HVAC: Babyproofing Guide

HVAC system babyproofing tipsIf there’s a new arrival in your home, it may be time to consider HVAC system babyproofing. Today’s heating and cooling systems have an excellent safety record in normal usage. However, a little extra care is in order when there’s a baby around. Infants have a knack for finding hazards in seemingly safe environments and familiar things adults may not even notice can present some risk. Read More »

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Can Dust Affect Your Indoor Air Quality?

indoor air qualityDust is an age-old housekeeping issue, but it’s also an important factor that affects indoor air quality and health. Typical household dust includes pollen, human skin flakes, textile and paper fibers, mold spores, pet dander, soil particles, insect remains and even cosmic dust from elsewhere in our solar system. The average home accumulates about 40 pounds of dust each year. Read More »

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How Women Changed the HVAC Industry

women in HVACWomen in HVAC history played important roles in the comfortable and healthy indoor environment we take for granted today. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning became an established engineering science around the turn of the 20th century.  Several women with the scientific aptitude—as well as determination—turned their talents to this dawning field. Read More »

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Air Filter Guide: Choose the Right Type for Your Home

types of air filtersHow do you sort out the various types of air filters to make the best choice for your home?  The air filter is among the most critical replaceable items in your HVAC system and directly impacts system performance, energy efficiency and service life. While different types of air filters are available under many brand names, the basics of home air filtration are straightforward and understandable. By considering a few variables and applying them to your specific requirements, you can narrow down the options considerably. Read More »

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Big HVAC Changes from the Last Decade

hvac historyThe trajectory of HVAC history has been a steady arc of progress since the late 19th century. Advances in heating methods such as radiators were accompanied by improved indoor ventilation as electric fans became widespread. At the dawn of the 20th century, the patent for the first functional air conditioner was issued. Window A/C units made cool comfort affordable by the 1950s and heat pumps were introduced in the Seventies as hybrid cooling/heating units became a reality. Energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of HVAC systems became a priority in the 1990s and over 85% of American homes were air conditioned. Read More »

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HVAC Benefits: How Air Conditioning can Limit the Effects on Hardwood Floors

effects on hardwood floorsWhen it comes to minimizing negative effects on hardwood floors, your air conditioning system can be an important ally. Wood is a natural living material that interacts with environmental conditions. This fact extends to the relationship between wooden floors and conditions inside your home, as well— specifically indoor humidity. Read More »

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The 3 Different Types of Heat from Your Heat Pump Explained

heat pump heatHeat pump heat comes in more than one variety. Today’s highly efficient heat pumps can gather enough heat energy to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature even when outdoor temperatures drop below freezing. Because there’s no combustion involved, the unit normally requires only electricity to power system compressor and blower. This cuts monthly costs as well as reducing carbon emissions from the home. Read More »

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Does Your Home Have Permanent or Disposable Air Filters? Why It Matters

air filtersMaking sure your air filters meet specifications for optimum system efficiency and performance is a critical part of regular HVAC maintenance. In most cases, filter changes should be done every month during the cooling season and at least every other month during the heating season.  However, is it better to use replaceable filters or opt for washable, reusable filters? Read More »

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Homeowner’s Guide to Ceiling Fan Care

ceiling fan careKeeping up with ceiling fan care keeps them an effective and efficient adjunct to your A/C. They may be slow and silent, but the average home ceiling fan moves over 4,000 cubic feet of air per minute. This gentle, continuous air circulation makes rooms feel cooler to human occupants without actually reducing the air temperature. That convenient fact allows you to raise the A/C thermostat setting several degrees and lower energy costs accordingly, without any loss of indoor comfort. Read More »

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Why Does the SEER Rating Matter?

SEER ratingIf you’re about to upgrade your central A/C, you’ll soon come face-to-face with the SEER rating. Short for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, SEER  is a numeral between 13 and 25 that represents the energy efficiency you can expect from the new unit. Federal law requires the SEER numeral to be conspicuously displayed on the bright yellow EnergyGuide sticker placed on every new unit. Read More »

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    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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    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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