Common HVAC System Bad Habits and How to Avoid Them

The HVAC system is one of the biggest home investments you will ever make. Having this in mind, it’s important to make sure you are getting your money’s worth out of the system. The easiest way for you to accomplish this is by making sure you are maintaining and caring for your HVAC system properly. Unfortunately, there are more than a few bad HVAC habits that may impact your system’s health. To help ensure you only use good habits for your HVAC system, get to know the bad habits, which are found here. Continue reading “Common HVAC System Bad Habits and How to Avoid Them”

Keeping the Cooled (or Heated) Air In: Your HVAC System Isn’t Always the Problem

“We recently had an elderly lady call to have a new HVAC system installed because her house was always too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. After spending some time talking with her about the issues, the technician who went to her house asked to get into the attic. Once there, the technician noticed they could see the drywall ceiling and light coming through the recessed light fixtures used for the space below. These issues were reviewed with the elderly owner and the technician even took the time to tell the customer’s nephew how to seal and insulate the space. The following week, the customer called the technician to thank them for their help, as her nephew has insulated the attic and the house was finally comfortable – no new system needed.” Continue reading “Keeping the Cooled (or Heated) Air In: Your HVAC System Isn’t Always the Problem”

How Damaged Ducts Can Affect Your AC

Has your air conditioner been making strange sounds, or failed to start when temperatures started rising in the house? If so, you would probably call for professional repairs right away. After all, you want to remain comfortable in your house, right? This means your air conditioner really needs to be functioning properly. The bad news is, not all AC systems are too easy to spot. Continue reading “How Damaged Ducts Can Affect Your AC”

Helpful Tips to Avoid AC Trouble

Are you looking forward to the sunshine and barbeques that come with the summer months? This is a great time to spend with family and friends and enjoy the longer days. However, the extreme temperatures that come along with this type of year can wreak havoc on your air conditioner. As a result, you need to make sure you maintain your system, and have it inspected and repaired on a regular basis to avoid ac trouble. Continue reading “Helpful Tips to Avoid AC Trouble”

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”

The Potential Dangers of Window AC Units in the Summer

Recently, “Good Morning America” did a piece on the fire risks associated with window AC units. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, these units were the cause of more than 2,800 home fires each year. Continue reading “The Potential Dangers of Window AC Units in the Summer”