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”

The Issues Related to Dirty Air Filters

Your HVAC system is very similar to your respiratory system – just for your home. It breathes – in and out – just like you. And, just like your respiratory system, if it is unable to breathe properly, then it is going to suffer, and eventually suffocate completely.  The best way to keep the air moving is to clean or replace your filter regularly. Unfortunately, because HVAC filters are typically “out of sight, out of mind,” it is easy for homeowners to continue running their system – even with dirty filters in place. If this continues, then serious consequences may occur. Continue reading “The Issues Related to Dirty Air Filters”

The Importance of Proper HVAC System Installation

If you are like most homeowners, you aren’t looking forward to the day you have to replace your HVAC system. The only good news about this is that by the time your system stops working, there will be higher quality, more efficient systems on the market. Continue reading “The Importance of Proper HVAC System Installation”

The Basics of Air Conditioner Coil Cleaning

There are several crucial components of your home’s AC system that you may not be too familiar with. One of these is your air conditioner coils. If a coating of dust, dirt or other debris accumulate on the AC system’s coils, efficiency can fall significantly. This is because this material creates insulation around the coil, reducing their ability to transfer heat. Continue reading “The Basics of Air Conditioner Coil Cleaning”