How Can Smart Thermostats Help Me Save on Energy Bills?

June 6, 2024

Are you looking for an effective way to cut down on your energy bills? Smart thermostats could be the perfect solution. At General Sheet Metal, Inc., we are committed to providing you with advanced solutions that enhance comfort and efficiency in your home. Here’s how a smart thermostat can help you save on energy costs: Precision Temperature Control Unlike traditional thermostats, smart thermostats offer precise temperature control. They allow you to set exact temperatures for different times of the day. This means you can program your thermostat to lower the heat when you’re not home and raise

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Preparing For Summer with Routine AC Maintenance

May 1, 2024

As temperatures rise and summer approaches, ensuring your home’s air conditioning system is ready to handle the heat becomes essential. At General Sheet Metal, Inc., we understand the importance of routine AC maintenance in keeping your home cool and comfortable throughout the hot season. Why Routine Maintenance Matters Regular maintenance of your air conditioning system offers several key benefits. First and foremost, it helps ensure that your AC unit operates efficiently, which can lead to lower energy bills. A well-maintained system also delivers better indoor air quality by reducing dust, allergens, and mold buildup. Additionally, routine maintenance

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What is Sheet Metal Fabrication?

April 8, 2024

Have you ever wondered how those sleek metal structures are crafted to fit perfectly into your home or business? Whether it’s a custom ductwork system for your HVAC setup or a unique metal fixture for your interior design, sheet metal fabrication is the answer. Let’s dive into the fascinating world of sheet metal fabrication and discover how it plays a crucial role in shaping our surroundings. The Art of Shaping Metal Sheet metal fabrication is a specialized process where flat metal sheets are transformed into desired shapes and structures through cutting, bending, and assembling. It’s like

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What to Look for in an HVAC Maintenance Agreement

March 6, 2024

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable year-round, having a reliable HVAC system is essential. But ensuring your system stays in top condition requires more than just occasional repairs. That’s where a comprehensive HVAC maintenance agreement comes in. Let’s explore what to look for when considering such an agreement. Transparent Pricing One of the first things to consider is pricing transparency. A reputable HVAC company like ours will clearly outline the cost of the maintenance agreement upfront. This transparency helps you understand what you’re paying for and eliminates any surprises down the line.

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7 Ways Ductwork Fabrication Influences HVAC Efficiency

February 13, 2024

Ductwork fabrication is crucial for efficiency in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). The design, installation, and quality of ductwork significantly impact HVAC performance in the following ways. 1. Airflow Distribution Properly fabricated ducts ensure the efficient distribution of heated or cooled air throughout the building. If ducts are poorly designed or constructed, they might have leaks, blockages, or improper sizing, leading to uneven airflow. This causes some areas to be over-conditioned while others remain too hot or cold. 2. Energy Loss Leaky or improperly insulated ducts can result in energy losses.

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Major Reasons Why Your Furnace is Smelly

January 5, 2024

It’s common for a new furnace to produce a burning smell the first few times you turn it on. This smell is from an oil coating in the furnace. It dies away about an hour after turning on the system. However, sometimes, the odor continues as long as the system operates. Other times, it’s a different odor. So, what’s going on? 1. Gas Leaks Do not ignore the smell of natural gas or propane. The room may smell like rotten eggs if you have a gas leak. Most gas companies add a harmless chemical to let

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Is a Geothermal HVAC System Worth It?

December 13, 2023

Although plenty of people in and around Kalispell, MT, know about geothermal HVAC systems, not many of them seriously consider installing one. One of the big reasons for that is the comparatively high cost of geothermal versus other types of HVAC systems. However, you shouldn’t let those costs make you dismiss a geothermal HVAC system out of hand. Here’s why. Geothermal Is a Long-Term Investment Although you may not know it, most of the costs involved in installing a geothermal HVAC system go into installing an underground loop to serve as a medium for heat exchange.

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How Can I Improve Indoor Air Quality?

November 19, 2023

Indoor air pollution is a severe problem in many homes and businesses, with some having five times the amount of pollution as the outdoors, according to the EPA. Recognizing the signs of indoor air pollution and how to remedy them is imperative for your family’s health. Signs of Indoor Air Pollution Many people may not know they have bad indoor air quality, but here are some telltale signs: Heightened allergy symptoms Escalated asthma symptoms Chronic headaches Poor sleep quality Chronic dry eye

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What is the Cheapest Method of Heating a Home?

October 18, 2023

With zoned climate control, zero ducting, and a highly efficient heat transfer process, mini-split heat pumps are fast-gaining attention as affordable home heating solutions. Some ductless mini-split heat pumps have efficiency levels as high as 300%. However, this is only half the story. In places like Kalispell, MT, these systems can’t always source enough outdoor heat to transfer inside. When outside temperatures plummet, their efficiency increasingly declines. The good news is that there are several cost-effective ways to heat your home this winter. Read on to discover the cheapest. Strategically Tightening Your

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What Are Signs Your Furnace Is Going Out?

September 19, 2023

As the chill of winter approaches, your home’s furnace becomes an essential component of keeping your family warm and comfortable. However, just like any other mechanical system, furnaces have a lifespan, and over time, they may begin to show signs of wear and tear. Recognizing these signs early can save you from potential discomfort and costly emergency repairs. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key indicators that your furnace may be on its way out. 1. Age One of the most straightforward factors to consider is the age of your furnace. A

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