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Man replacing an air filter in his home in Gardner, Kansas.

The Importance of Filter Replacement

January 24, 2019

Here in Baldwin City, KS, you may only think about your filter when the seasons change, particularly transitioning from the warmer temperatures of summer to the cooler temps of fall, but filters need more attention than that all year long!

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Blank space on screen of thermostat on a wall in a home in De Soto, Kansas.

Why Is My Thermostat Blank?

January 12, 2019

At The Smith Service Company, Inc. here in Baldwin City, KS, we frequently field phone calls regarding thermostat issues. If your thermostat has a blank display, try these ideas to see if you can restore its power.

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Nice young girl pinched her nose because of some very unpleasant smell in her home near her furnace in Lawrence, Kansas.

What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

December 28, 2018

If your furnace is producing a strange scent, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your home. For your convenience and protection, our Smith Service Company…

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Cartoon image of a house with a geothermal heat pump system in Lawrence, Kansas.

Using the Earth to Heat Your Home––Geothermal HVAC

December 10, 2018

Tired of forking over money for your inefficient heating-and-cooling system every month? Interested in an environmentally friendly option? You can invest in a geothermal HVAC system, an increasingly accessible option for the contemporary American home. Natural Comfort Geothermal heating units harness the sun’s energy from the ground. This is done by cycling fluid through piping.…

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Young woman adjusting thermostat in Ottawa, Kansas.

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 26, 2018

You’ve just gone sledding with your family. You’re tired from the countless number of times you’ve been down the hill and all of the snowball fights. Now you’re ready to put on some pajamas, turn on a movie, and settle into your recliner with a steaming cup of cocoa. As soon as you open the…

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Senior woman saving energy by dressing warm and adjusting her thermostat in her home in Baldwin City, Kansas.

When Do I Need a New Furnace?

November 9, 2018

There are a few simple things to take into consideration when thinking about a new furnace. How Old Is Your Furnace? The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. The closer your furnace gets to this age range, the more attention you should pay to the warning signs. Start shopping for…

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Mother reading story to children in their bedroom in De Soto, Kansas.

Four Ways to Change Your Home’s Air Quality for the Better

October 19, 2018

When you think of air pollution, what pops into your mind? A giant smoke stack? Cars spewing exhaust? A trash incinerator? Chances are you may not have considered your own home is full of air pollution. According to the EPA (U.S. Environmental Agency), you may be exposed to 2-two to five times more airborne pollutants…

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Cozy cup of coffee with a red scarf on a bed inside of a Lawrence, Kansas home.

5 Reasons to Schedule Fall Furnace Maintenance

October 4, 2018

Once the cooler weather hits here in Baldwin City, KS, this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Smith Service Company. You…

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Contemporary office with wooden furniture and air conditioner in Baldwin City, Kansas.

Leaky Ducts

September 24, 2018

Ductwork is a hidden element that is crucial to your home comfort. Ductwork is the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. It is essential to have well maintained and cared for ductwork in your home. Most of it is hidden behind walls or in places that are not a frequently…

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Dirty air filters in Olathe, Kansas.

Clogged Air Filters

September 6, 2018

Air filters are used to keep the air in your home or office clean and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your air filter and cause your appliances to work double time to get air through your home. This extra effort can cause some serious problems up…

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The Smith Service Company proudly provides HVAC service to Baldwin City, De Soto, Eudora, Gardner, Kansas City, Lawrence, Olathe, Ottawa, Tonganoxie, and the surrounding Kansas communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 785-594-8800, or request service online today.