Winterizing Your HVAC System

As a Kansan, you know that our fall season is short-lived and we will be heading into the midst of winter before we know it! As we get prepared for the cooler season, don’t forget about your HVAC system. “Winterizing” HVAC systems is not common knowledge, so here are a few tips to help you … Continue reading “Winterizing Your HVAC System”

Is it Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?

Although summer is gearing down and fall is about to start, that doesn’t mean the temperatures will be dropping anytime soon. Instead of sweating through the next season, attempting to beat the heat, check out these tips to see if it’s time to replace your air conditioning unit. How old is your unit? Age is one … Continue reading “Is it Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?”

Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Cooler in the Summer

Summer is here to stay for the next few months and so is the Kansas heat. As temperatures range into the 100s, you’re probably wanting to crank your A/C but feeling weary of doing so as you know your electricity bill will sky-rocket. There’s no need to sacrifice your comfort this summer as you can … Continue reading “Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Cooler in the Summer”

Right-Size Heating & Cooling Equipment

The correct size improves comfort and reduces costs, maintenance, and energy use. Bigger is not always better with HVAC systems: With oversized equipment, inital costs are higher, efficiency is reduced, energy costs increase, and comfort may be compromised, including poor humidity control.  Plus, more starts and stops, much like a car, accelerate wear and tear … Continue reading “Right-Size Heating & Cooling Equipment”

Summer Energy Saving Reminders

Here is a link to some suggestions from Westar Energy: Here are a few more suggestions from Fahnestock Plumbing, HVAC & Electric: 1. Close all your air vents/registers in your basement completely. This will allow more air flow to the main level of your home which is always warmer than the basement. Your thermostat will … Continue reading “Summer Energy Saving Reminders”

Maximize Your Airflow: Balance Your Cooling and Heating System

Ever wonder why you can’t seem to get enough airflow to one room or end of your home? Ever wonder why your basement is soooooo much colder than your main floor? You don’t have to be uncomfortable. All you have to do is “balance” your system! Follow these guidelines and watch your comfort improve dramatically! … Continue reading “Maximize Your Airflow: Balance Your Cooling and Heating System”

Meet “Dr. Fahnestock, Professor of Thermology”!

Meet Our Mascot: Dr. Fahnestock – Professor of Thermology A common question we receive at Fahnestock Plumbing, HVAC and Electric in Wichita, Kansas, is, “Who’s the professor guy on the side of your vans, and in your TV commercials and radio ads?” It’s a great question, and it’s a great story. “The professor guy” is … Continue reading “Meet “Dr. Fahnestock, Professor of Thermology”!”