Keep Your Outdoor Air Conditioner Free From Debris
We’ve all seen those air conditioning units cleverly surrounded by concealing hedges, while it may look nice, it may be putting an unnecessary burden on the equipment’s performance. Keeping your outside cooling unit free from dirt and debris is crucial for maintaining free air flow. This not only allows the equipment to work more efficiently, but also helps it last longer.
The Best Place to Install Your Air Conditioner
Air conditioning technology is continually pushing for improvements that reduce the environmental footprint and make cooling systems more energy efficient. The environment and your wallet benefit from high-efficiency equipment – but you won’t see these benefits if your air conditioner is improperly installed.
History of Air Conditioning
We take air conditioning for granted, expecting the stores we shop in, the places we work, and the homes we live in to bring relief in the form of cool, comfortable air when temperatures outside are high. However, not that long-ago air conditioning was a luxury – and not long before that it didn’t really exist at all, with only a few notable exceptions.
Should You Repair or Replace Your Heating and Cooling System?
You may have noticed your heating or cooling system is not performing up to par. Or it’s always running. Or perhaps you’ve noticed a steady rise in your energy bills. There may be something wrong with your HVAC equipment, meaning you’ll be faced with a decision: do you repair or replace your home’s heating and cooling system?
How to Choose an Air Filter
Air filters are silent sufferers - no one thinks about them because they usually don’t break or make noise. Yet, they’re an important part of your HVAC system - not only helping keep your equipment clean and free of debris, but also helping to keep indoor air clean by capturing particles like dust, pollen, mold spores and animal dander.
Vacation Tips for Your Home
There’s a lot to plan when you go on vacation. If you have time, it’s helpful to make a comprehensive ‘to-do’ list that includes general household tasks to keep your energy costs down while you’re gone.
Heating and Cooling Tips for New Homeowners
A new home is an exciting and complex undertaking. There are a lot of components to understand and care for -- and perhaps one of the most important is your HVAC system. Even knowing a little can save you a lot on your energy bills over time.
What to Know About Blown-In Fiberglass Attic Insulation
The great majority of your home’s energy expenses come from heating and cooling. And just like you lose most of your body heat through the top of your head, you can lose most of your home’s heating/cooling energy through your home’s attic. Insulating your attic reduces the amount of energy you need to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, so you can help reduce your energy costs by insulating your attic.
Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?
Air almost continually flows through your ducts, bringing warm or cool air to every room in the house. In addition, it circulates the air we breathe to keep it dry and comfortable. However, anyone with hard furniture surfaces in their home, is familiar with that near-constant layer of dust. We’re continually removing dust, but it’s a losing battle. This is especially true when everything is closed up for long periods during times of extreme weather temperatures outside.
Controlling Home Humidity All Year Long
The air we breathe looks empty, but it’s not. It’s full of very small molecules –including molecules of water. When temperatures are warmer, those water molecules move around and are more likely to vaporize, making water vapor in the air. In colder temperatures, molecules are more sluggish, so the water molecules stay whole (or freeze if it’s cold enough).