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Reid Geiler

Reid Geiler
Reid Geler is the Vice President of The Geiler Company.

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Should I leave my AC fan on?

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 9, 2019 9:30:04 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in air conditioning

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Should I leave my AC fan on all the time?  

The primary benefit to leaving your AC fan running all the time is that it circulates air more frequently.  This can help with more even heating and cooling inside the home.  It can also help move cleaner air throughout the house, which helps allergy sufferers.  Less frequent starts and stops of the fan can also extend its lifespan, because the stress of startups is reduced.

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What is the best water heater for residential use?

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 26, 2019 8:20:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in Water Heater, Tankless Water Heater, Solar

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What is the best type of water heater for residential use?  It's an important question. The U.S. Department of Energy says that heating water is the second highest energy expense in the home, accounting for about 15 percent of an energy bill.   

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Are Gas Water Heaters Better Than Electric?

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 12, 2019 8:34:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in Water Heater

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Are gas water heaters better than electric?  It depends on what features you are looking for.  

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Is my furnace too old?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 29, 2019 8:15:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in heating, furnace

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Do HVAC filters really help air quality?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 15, 2019 7:41:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality, HVAC Filter

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How much will a leaky faucet increase your water bill?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 24, 2019 7:31:30 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in water bill, Faucet

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The short answer?

It depends on how much water is leaking down the drain. A typical drip is about ten drops per minute, or every six seconds. 

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What causes smelly drains in the bathroom?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 19, 2019 4:05:17 PM / by Reid Geiler posted in Bathroom, Smell

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If you notice a foul odor coming from your bathroom, it's time to put on your detective hat and find out exactly where the smell is coming from. 

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What Is The Difference Between SEER and STAR Ratings?

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 30, 2019 8:49:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in air conditioning, heating, furnace

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Unusual noises. High energy bills. Heat is on, but you’re shivering.

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Does Humidity Cause Mold In A House?

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 16, 2019 9:09:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality, Allergy Symptoms, mold

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Mold can eat or digest any surface it’s growing on; this can lead to damage to your house or any furnishings in your house. Humidity and dampness in the air of your home can generate an environment that promotes mold growth. According to the EPA, indoor relative humidity (RH), should be kept under 60%, ideally between 30-50%. This will keep your house from being an environment that is friendly to mold because it is not humid enough for their growth. Having functioning, effective humidifier and dehumidifier units in your house will hinder mold growth.

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Do Maintenance Agreements Reduce Furnace Repairs?

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 12, 2019 3:33:45 PM / by Reid Geiler posted in furnace

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Imagine being asked to pay up to $4,000 to get a new furnace today. This is a catastrophe for most families because the average American can’t cover a $500 emergency. Paying for a new furnace or repairing a current one will likely cost thousands of dollars that you are not able to pay today. With your furnace being one of the most important units in your house, it is important to maintain it and fix it as issues arise to prevent a big payment for an issue to your furnace. One way of maintaining the health of your furnace is by having a maintenance agreement with your furnace provider.

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