How to Beat the Heat Without Boosting Your Bills

There’s still a good month of summer left — and even as we transition into fall, you may find that you still need your AC unit running to feel comfortable in your home. While our air conditioners keep us nice and cool during those sizzling days, using them comes with a cost. If your bills are already as high as the temperatures outside, you might want to pay attention to the following tips. They should help you keep your cool and keep your costs low. Adjust Your Temperature Settings Having a programmable thermostat takes a lot of the work out of this process. It allows you to make adjustments automatically […]

Air Conditioner Issues: Common Problems to Avoid This Summer

Now that summer’s upon us and the temperatures are scorching, many families are completely reliant upon their AC units to keep them cool on a daily basis. In fact, two-thirds of all U.S. homes have residential cooling systems for exactly this reason. But unfortunately, as many of us know all too well, HVAC systems and home appliances don’t work perfectly forever. If you fail to keep up with regular AC repair and maintenance, you may find yourself in the middle of a heat wave with no relief. Want to avoid HVAC problems this summer? Keep an eye out for these common occurrences and contact your local heating and cooling repair […]

Summer Has Arrived: Here’s Why You Should Get a Professional AC Tune Up

Summer Has Arrived: Here’s Why You Should Get a Professional AC Tune Up

Summer is here at last, and countless homeowners are preparing for the incoming heat wave by calling a professional for a residential air conditioning tune up. Air conditioners use about 5% of all the electricity produced in the United States, at an annual cost of more than $11 billion to homeowners. Even if your system seems to be running adequately, there are a number of reasons to consider investing in HVAC services that will provide a tune up for efficiency. Here are just a few reasons to consider getting your air conditioner serviced for summer. Increases Functionality First, you’ll be glad to know that getting a tune up and making […]

Cool Air Conditioning Tips and Tricks to Cut Costs This Summer

Summer is right around the corner — and that means sky-high temperatures are on their way. Most of us rely on residential air conditioning to stay cool in summer. Before you crank up your residential cooling system for the season, you might want to follow the tips in this post. They might keep you from struggling with HVAC troubleshooting, replacing your unit, or paying more than necessary for comfort. Check and replace filters: Your air conditioning unit will likely last for 10 to 15 years. But its filters aren’t meant to last for nearly that long. They need to be changed regularly (approximately every month or so) to ensure proper air flow. This […]

AC Troubleshooting: Solving the Most Common Cooling Queries

Although two-thirds of all homes in the U.S. have air conditioners, that doesn’t mean every AC unit runs smoothly 100% of the time. Now that the warmer months are almost upon us, you’ll need to make sure that your residential cooling system is in fighting shape for the summer. Before it gets as hot as Hades, be sure to check for the following problems and call for AC service and repair to keep your home cool. PROBLEM: My residential air conditioning won’t turn on! The reason for this issue could be something like a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse. In those cases, the fix will be pretty easy. But […]

Dealing With Sky-High Heating Bills? This May Be Why.

Although spring may be right around the corner, many Americans are still dealing with bitter temperatures and even snow and ice. That means having reliable home heating systems will be a necessity for many homeowners for the next month or so. But all that heat comes at a cost. In fact, the average American household spends approximately 2.7% of their income on energy bills, averaging out to around $2,000 per year. And if your heating bills seem to keep climbing, that can throw your entire budget out of whack. But what could be causing your energy bills to skyrocket? Here are a few reasons you might not have thought about. […]

Healthy Homes: The Benefits of Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

If you live in a particularly muggy or dry climate, you probably understand the importance of balancing the amount of moisture in your home. Having too much or too little humidity can lead to certain health problems. Even if you live in a temperate climate, the temperature and humidity changes that present themselves in summertime and wintertime can be detrimental to your overall well-being. In today’s post, we’ll take a closer look at how humidifiers and dehumidification systems can help improve your family’s health throughout the year. Health Benefits of Humidifiers Reduces dry skin: This health benefit may sound rather superficial, but for many, dry skin can be a huge frustration. […]

Furnace FAQs: Your Heating Questions, Answered

In most parts of the country, residents have at least a month or two (if not more) left of winter weather. During this time, homeowners rely on their home heating system to function properly. If it needs to be repaired or replaced, you could very well be left out in the cold. That’s why it’s so important to educate yourself on some of the HVAC basics. We hope this heating services Q and A will help. How can I tell when my furnace needs to be replaced or repaired? This is one of the top questions homeowners want to know about. Furnace repairs and replacement can be costly and if […]

Ye Olde HVAC: Heating and Cooling Problems In Older Homes

No matter how new your home is, you may run into HVAC problems at some point — especially if you neglect to have your HVAC system serviced regularly. But in older homes, issues with heating, cooling, and overall air quality can be a common problem, even if you do perform proper maintenance. Whether you’ve just moved in to a historic home or you’ve been living in a house built during the first half of the 20th century for years, you may want to pay attention to this list of common HVAC problems. Steep Utility Bills The typical U.S. household can attribute about 48% of their energy use to heating and […]

Heat Pumps: How To Stay Warm In Winter and Cool In Summer

Many people believe that the more BTUs a furnace has, the better it will be. This isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, most homes will do well with a modest 60,000 BTU heating unit. Anything greater than this in a small home will heat up the house too quickly, resulting in an automatic shut off. Like cars and computers, your furnace takes more energy to turn on than it does to continue running. This could result in some serious energy bill spikes. You might not believe it, but sometimes a furnace isn’t even your best heating option. This is especially true for individuals living in more moderate climates. A heat […]