5 Ways to Stay Cool and Save Money with Your AC

When the temperatures go up outside, if you are like most people, you’ll retreat indoors to remain cool and comfortable. At this point, your home’s air conditioner will be your best friend. Unfortunately, blasting this cool air all summer long can result in rather costly cooling bills. Continue reading “5 Ways to Stay Cool and Save Money with Your AC”

Is Your AC Leaking Refrigerant? 5 Signs to Watch For

One of the most common issues experienced by any air conditioning system is a refrigerant leak. The job of the refrigerant is to cool your home by removing the warm air inside your AC system and relocating it outside. However, for several reasons, the refrigerant may begin to leak. Not only can a refrigerant leak cause efficiency and performance issues, but it can also cause serious health problems for anyone exposed to the problem. Continue reading “Is Your AC Leaking Refrigerant? 5 Signs to Watch For”

Reasons to Avoid Closing the Vents in Unused Rooms

There is some old, but misleading advice out there that states you should close the air conditioning vents in any room you aren’t using. With this being said, you should know that it will help to reduce your energy costs, because you are only cooling the rooms you use. Even though this sounds good in theory, it may have the opposite effect – or worse. Continue reading “Reasons to Avoid Closing the Vents in Unused Rooms”

SEER Ratings: What They Mean and Why They Matter

If you have shopped for a new air conditioning unit recently or a heat pump, then you have likely encountered the term “SEER.” When you are dealing with all sorts of other technical terminology that is unfamiliar, you may or may not have understood how important this particular acronym actually is. To help simplify what is often a complicated process, it’s important for you to learn what a SEER ratings are and why it is important.

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Lower Your Heating and Cooling Costs with Smart Landscaping

Did you know the way you landscape your yard can impact your home’s energy costs throughout the year? When you learn to arrange your plants properly, you can not only transform your lawn into a beautiful oasis, but also reduce your cooling and heating costs. If you are ready to begin saving right now, use these energy-efficient landscaping tips. Continue reading “Lower Your Heating and Cooling Costs with Smart Landscaping”

4 Signs Your Home Has Poor Air Quality

Unfortunately, poor air quality is more of an issue than many people realize. When issues occur related to your health or your home because of bad air quality, they are often attributed to other causes. Many think that lethargy and a cough is just the common cold, failing to realize it may be mold caused by an improperly maintained ventilation system. Continue reading “4 Signs Your Home Has Poor Air Quality”

Problems Associated with Installing an Oversized Air Conditioner

Do you have a bigger air conditioning unit in your home than what you need? It’s crucial that you understand, when it comes to your air conditioner – bigger isn’t always better. A larger AC is louder, more expensive and harder to find space for. The list really goes on and on. However, you may believe the misconception that a bigger unit is going to help save you money. Here, you can learn some of the specific issues related to an oversized air conditioner in your home. Continue reading “Problems Associated with Installing an Oversized Air Conditioner”