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 […]

5 Ancient Ways To Stay Warm When Your Heat Goes Out

If you want to stay cool in summer and warm in winter, you’ll need to learn a bit about the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in your home. Many people take for granted the comfort of a warm home in the cold months. Or they do until their heating system breaks. Likewise, many people stay cool in summer, but just assume their air conditioning will always work. Some HVAC experts claim that up to 75% of house calls in the winter involving no heat are directly linked to lack of maintenance. Before HVAC, though, humanity was exposed to the extreme temperatures of their environment, and as a result […]

Helpful HVAC Terms Every Homeowner Should Know

In modern society, most people rely on their heating and cooling systems to keep their homes comfortable all year round. After all, two-thirds of all U.S. homes have an AC unit to cool off their properties in the warmer months. But how much do you really know about your cooling and heating services? If you need to have HVAC repairs performed or have a question about your system, it may help to know some of the most common terms your technician uses. We’ve put together a helpful glossary below. AHRI: An abbreviation for the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute. AHRI is a trade association that creates regulations for measuring and certifying product […]

3 Signs Your Heater Is About To Bite The Dust

Winter is nearly here, which means that most homeowners need to rely on their home heating systems to keep their families warm and cozy. Unfortunately, your heater might not be quite as reliable as you’d hoped, particularly if it’s older or in dire need of heating unit repairs. And if you don’t get those heat repairs taken care of now, you might be left out in the cold this winter. Wondering when you need to place a call to your HVAC services technician? Equate the following three signs with a big red flag that prompts you to contact them right away. Strange noises Your ears can tell you a lot […]