Why We Carry Quality Products

You may have heard this saying by Zig Ziglar: You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific. It may not say exactly what we are thinking but it's close enough. Service is king in this industry and one of the ways we can serve our customers best is by not being generalists. We want to carry products that we trust and stand by, and products we know inside and [...]

2019-10-04T11:59:34-05:00April 3rd, 2017|Cooling|

Why MERV Ratings Matter

MERV is short for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. Every air filter has a rating like this that tells you how well it will filter the air passing through it. When you are comparing lower MERV rated filters to those of a higher rating the difference is clear. Literally, it is clear. If you can see your hand on the other side of a new filter do you think it is capturing most of the dust particles or very [...]

2019-09-27T16:13:00-05:00April 3rd, 2017|Cooling|

How UV Light Kills Bacteria, Virus, and Mold Spores

When you are cooling your home, your HVAC system draws in warmer air and passes it through a chilled coil. As the warmer air cools it is also being dehumidified which causes condensation. As the air cools, water vapor can build up on the piping on the inside of your system. Mold loves places that have two specific features: wet and dark environments. When you combine wet and dark you get a place where mold can grow. VanKleef [...]

2019-07-24T00:11:37-05:00April 3rd, 2017|Cooling|

Repair or Replace Your HVAC System? 8 Things Everyone Should Know

So here is the dilemma. When should you consider replacement over repairing your current HVAC equipment? The good news is there are measurable tools that VanKleef Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. has come up with to help you gauge what is best for you. There are eight key things you should consider. The age of the system and any current repair costs should be factored. When you are looking at your repairs you can narrow your [...]

2019-07-24T00:11:56-05:00April 3rd, 2017|Cooling|

Spring HVAC Maintenance

"Is it really necessary to have semiannual HVAC maintenance? It cools. So, it must be working correctly!" Well, folks, does your car run with dirty oil that hasn't been changed in 20,000 miles? Sure it will run.  However, you are shortening the life of your engine and it's operating inefficiently. The same is true for your air conditioning system. Every year that your system operates causes degradation of certain wear components - contactors and capacitors. These components [...]

2017-04-03T10:13:26-05:00April 3rd, 2017|Cooling, Maintenance|