Want to Improve Your Home’s Value? Make These HVAC Upgrades.

HVAC upgrades can be a solid, long-term improvement that add predictable value to your home. While changes in residential design and decor are transient trends, improved indoor comfort, lower operating costs, and enhanced energy efficiency are perennial economic and quality-of-life issues that impact market value, depending on the status of HVAC systems installed in the house. Read More »

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Why Is Your Home’s Temperature Fluctuating So Noticeably?

Change adds spice to life, but fluctuating temperatures inside your home don’t. Maintaining uniform temperature control is a basic function of your HVAC system. Fluctuating temperatures may be a sign of dysfunction in the system or in the house itself. Excessively frequent on/off HVAC cycles also waste energy and impose excess wear and tear on system components. Here are some possible reasons for fluctuating temperatures inside your home: Read More »

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How to Handle Being the Manager of Your Office’s Thermostat

Control of the office thermostat is often disputed turf. When it comes to the right temperature setting, personal preferences as well as actual physical requirements often vary among assorted co-workers randomly assembled in a typical work environment. This can make it difficult to keep everyone comfortable with a single thermostat setting. Read More »

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Will Your HVAC Unit Shut Down Because of Cold Air?

While HVAC heating and cooling components are designed to control air temperature, in some cases, the temperature of the air indoors or outdoors can cause damage that could shut down the system. Most furnaces, for example, have a limited upper-temperature capacity. If outdoor temps are in the extremely low range, the unit can’t add enough heat to the house to meet thermostat settings. This may result in a furnace that runs extremely long heating cycles. Over time, overheating may accelerate damage to the heat exchanger, eventually causing the furnace to be shut down. Read More »

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How You Can Maintain the Airflow Throughout Your Home

For optimum heating, cooling, and energy efficiency, one thing is vital: maintaining airflow. The volume of air circulating through HVAC components is one of the system’s most critical specifications. It’s also among the very first things an experienced HVAC service tech will check when troubleshooting any number of potential problems in the system. Read More »

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How 2021 HVAC Trends Can Help Your Home

2021 HVAC trends continue the pattern of recent years: onward and upward. Heating and cooling technology has been in a nearly continuous mode of progress in recent years as new innovations in HVAC equipment — as well as ancillary developments in other realms such as smart home technology — continue to interact. All signs indicate that 2021 HVAC trends and progress will maintain that course in the coming year. Read More »

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Using an Electric Fireplace? Learn How to Do So Safely.

An electric fireplace is safer than standard fireplaces for one major reason: no fire. The precautions imposed to safely start, manage, and extinguish a conventional wood-burning fireplace are necessarily more extensive. However, that doesn’t mean using an electric fireplace is totally without hazards. These units generate warmth from hot electric heating elements and also draw substantial electrical current during use. Read More »

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Why These Winter HVAC Checks Are So Important This Season

Taking the time to complete a few winter HVAC checks helps ensure reliable, efficient heating all winter. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in most northern states, heating the house consumes fully two-thirds of the home’s total annual energy expense. Ensuring that your system’s operating as efficiently and effectively as possible can take up much of your monthly heating costs. Winter HVAC checks are also important for a safe, comfortable indoor environment, as well as reducing wear and tear on heating components. Read More »

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Can HVAC Filters Damage Your Home’s System?

How can air filter damage affect your heating or air-conditioning system? After all, the system filter’s a simple, replaceable product that merely removes particulates from HVAC airflow. Read More »

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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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    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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