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What You Need to Know About the Carrier Deal

The Carrier Deal | Myths vs Facts

by Penguin Air on December 9, 2016

With the recent presence of Carrier in the news, we’ve been receiving a lot of questions about our HVAC units and where they come from. We’re here to clear up any confusion and help you make the best decision for you and the country. As an American small business and a long time Day & Night® […]

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DIY Christmas: Homemade Holiday Recipes and Christmas Cards

by Penguin Air on December 2, 2016

Oh, the holidays. For some, the winter celebrations bring added worry and stress, while for others, it’s a joyous time to spend with family and friends. However you feel about the these solstice-based holidays, holiday meals and cards almost always make these cold and dark days warmer and brighter. Hope you enjoy! Holiday Recipes 1. Sausage […]

Holiday Safety Tips | Make a List, Check It Twice

by Penguin Air on November 25, 2016

In many households, the day after Thanksgiving is an honored tradition to begin putting up the Christmas decorations. Putting up the exterior lights and glass bulbs on tall trees is more precarious than one might think. Injuries and home fires always peak during the winter months! To help you enjoy a festive holiday season without […]

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Thanksgiving Day Plumbing Tips | Sinks, Toilets, Garbage Disposals, and More

by Penguin Air on November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving is almost everyone’s favorite time of the year, because of all the great food and celebrations with family and friends. With everything that’s going on during the holiday season, the last thing you want is for your plumbing to go haywire as you sit down for dinner. Between now and Christmas, a plumbing inspection […]

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What is MERV? | Air Filtration Rating Guide

by Penguin Air on November 10, 2016

What is MERV? There are a lot of four-letter acronyms in the HVAC industry: SEER, AFUE, NATE, etc. One more to add to the list is MERV. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and measures the amount of microscopic particles that are captured by your air filter. All air filters are given a MERV […]


How UV Germicidal Lights Can Prevent Colds and the Flu

by Penguin Air on November 4, 2016

Winter is coming, which means cold and flu season are following close behind. Just because you’re used to getting a cold every winter doesn’t mean it has to be that way forever. If you are concerned about sickness this winter, learn how Ultraviolet Germicidal Air Irradiation can help. How UV Lights Kill Germs and Prevent […]

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Ghastly Smells at Home and What They Mean | Plumbing & HVAC

by Penguin Air on October 28, 2016

Maybe the Halloween season is getting to you—your senses are heightened and there appears to be strange odors all around your home. Let’s hope that it’s not an olfactory trace of murder. More likely, you have a plumbing or HVAC problem that needs to be addressed. Ghastly Smells at Home and What They Mean If […]

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R-22 Refrigerant Phaseout FAQ | Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Units

by Penguin Air on October 21, 2016

If you purchased your air conditioner or heat pump before 2010, you are probably using R-22 refrigerant (aka Freon®). Sadly, this type of refrigerant is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be completely phasing out of production and consumption by 2020. If you are thinking about replacing your air conditioner, now may […]

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National Fire Prevention Week: Fire Prevention and Detection Tips

by Penguin Air on October 14, 2016

In case you didn’t know, this week (October 9–15) is Fire Prevention Week, which was created to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. A lot of mythology surrounds this disastrous event that “killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres” ( Local legend blames […]

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ACCA Manuals S, T, and D | Load Calculations & Proper HVAC Installation

by Penguin Air on October 7, 2016

Unfortunately, over half of all new HVAC systems installed in the US are not properly installed according to ENERGY STAR. Improper HVAC installations can result in safety, health, and efficiency problems, including air leaks, insufficient dehumidification, and higher energy bills. If you are thinking about installing a new HVAC system for your home or business, […]