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”

Common Signs of a Refrigerant Leak in Your AC

As the cooler months have disappeared, now is the time to fire up your air conditioner and ensure it is working properly. After all, the last thing you want is an AC system that simply can’t keep up when the temperatures soar outside. Continue reading “Common Signs of a Refrigerant Leak in Your AC”

Warning Signs of Bad Indoor Air Quality

Warmer weather, more hours of daylight, blooming plants – all signs point to spring! There are several ways you can improve your home every season of the year. Unfortunately, with spring, there are also quite a few allergens and these often make their way into your home. Continue reading “Warning Signs of Bad Indoor Air Quality”

Things You May Not Know About Your Air Conditioning System

While you may use your air conditioner on a daily basis, you may be one of the millions of people who don’t know too much about the inner-workings of these comfort delivering systems. You won’t learn the technical aspects of how an AC works here, but you will learn a few things that may help you increase the efficiency of your unit. Being informed is the best way to keep an AC system working properly and efficiently. Continue reading “Things You May Not Know About Your Air Conditioning System”