These Summer HVAC Tips Can Make Your Home More Comfortable

It’s the season for hotter temperatures and summer HVAC tips to help you keep your cool. Average daily summer temperatures here in Terre Haute top out near 90 degrees and, as we all know, a heat wave can send the mercury even higher. Fortunately, you have an effective ally in the quest to maintain indoor comfort: the air-conditioning components in your HVAC system. Read More »

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How Does Sleeping with a Window Open Impact Your Health?

Sleeping with a window open is a common practice in many homes, but is it always a good idea? Many people prefer an open window for sound sleep. It’s also true that sleeping with a window open can reduce reliance on air conditioning if the local climate permits. However, this habit may also have drawbacks, depending on a number of variables. To help you make an informed decision, we share some of the pros and cons of sleeping with a window open. Read More »

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Know What to Do When You Need Emergency AC Service

We hope you’ll never need it, but it’s a good thing to know that emergency AC service is provided by many qualified, reputable HVAC contractors. Suddenly finding yourself without cooling on a hot day (or night) can be more than just uncomfortable. In severely hot weather, it can actually be hazardous to your health. Read More »

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Which AC Rating Should You Use When Buying a New System?

The AC rating is an important metric to consider when comparison shopping for an air conditioner. This single numeral, known as the SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), provides a basis to compare the monthly operating costs of various air conditioners, as well as the relative cooling performance of the unit. Read More »

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Experts Can Tell You the Best AC Unit Available Today

What is the best AC unit for your home? The answer depends on certain specifics of the house, as well as your particular requirements for comfort and efficiency. One thing’s for certain: More than ever, the wide range of AC options available today can accommodate just about any residential setting and provide reliable cooling to meet any budget. Here’s a rundown of what’s required to keep your home cool and what is the best AC unit available to do the job in your home. Read More »

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Learn Which Refrigerant Types Are Allowed in Your AC

Refrigerant types for air conditioners have evolved over decades, becoming more efficient and effective. In recent years, however, increasing more attention has focused on the environmental safety of these chemicals, making many refrigerant types no longer legal to use. Research revealed that the most common of refrigerant types utilized in residential air conditioners — designated R-22 — degraded the Earth’s ozone layer. As a result, R-22 was banned in new air conditioners manufactured after Jan. 1, 2010. Read More »

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The Link Between Ductwork Material and Your HVAC System

Because ducts are the circulatory system for the cooled and heated air in your home, ductwork material is an important factor in HVAC operation. The majority of ductwork in a house is rarely (if ever) seen, installed up in the attic, down in the crawl space or inside walls or the ceiling. Still, the type of ductwork material matters according to the function of the duct itself and the conditions where it’s installed. Here are some common types of ductwork material and how each type affects effective, efficient HVAC operation. Read More »

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What Are the Key Energy Saving Tips to Know for Summer?

Ready for a few energy saving tips for summer yet? Spring’s slipping away fast and, before you know it, you’ll be looking for ways to lower the monthly costs of staying comfortable through another Indiana summer. Here are a few energy saving tips for summer that reduce electrical consumption and higher monthly bills without jeapordizing your summer cool. Read More »

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Do You Know How Cold Is Too Cold for Summer AC Settings?

When it comes to AC thermostat settings in the summer, how cold is too cold? On a hot Terre Haute summer day, maximum cool comfort sounds like a perk, not a problem. After all, air conditioners are supposed to be cold, aren’t they? Read More »

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Do You Know How to Reduce AC Strain During the Summer?

It’s a natural fact: AC strain increases as the temperature rises. An air conditioner is a heat mover. The more heat energy that’s present in the house, the harder the system must work to maintain those cool, comfortable summer thermostat settings. 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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