When summer arrives, your AC will be working around the clock to keep your home cool and comfortable. This means that more energy will be used to cool your home and your utility bills will be higher, which is why you may want to consider upgrades to improve energy efficiency of your AC, such as installing smart thermostats or replacing an outdated AC with a heat pump. Here are some of the energy-efficient AC upgrades that you may want to consider before summer arrives:
7 February 2018
Right now, you might find that your garage gets really hot in the summer, when the temperatures soar. This can be a bad thing if you like to work in your garage a lot, and it can be quite unpleasant when you're getting in and out of your car. Plus, if your attached garage stays hot, then it can cause the inside of your house to be warmer as well. Fortunately, you do have options for keeping your garage cool this summer.
20 December 2017
If your air conditioner needed to work overtime to keep you cool this past summer, it's time to start planning for its replacement, especially if you've noticed an increase in repair bills over the past few years. Replacing your old air conditioner is a big investment. Make sure you get the job done right by utilizing the tips provided here. Schedule the Installation During the Slow Season Now that it's time to say goodbye to the old air conditioner unit, make sure you schedule the installation of your new unit at the right time.
13 November 2017
There is no doubt that a summer without air conditioning would be a miserable summer. In fact no air conditioner can be considered a health hazard because of heat exhaustion and dehydration. So, it is important that you do everything that you can to maintain your air conditioning system through the year, but especially during the spring to prepare for a hot summer. The good news is there are a few different things that you can do as a homeowner to maintain your air conditioning unit.
4 October 2017
Your air conditioner's thermostat is an extremely important part of your HVAC system, as it allows you to control and change the temperature levels within your home. An improperly functioning thermostat can reduce your overall comfort levels and increase your energy bills. Thankfully, there are a couple of early warning signs that you can look out for to help determine when it's time to replace your air conditioner's thermostat. Temperature Changes
2 February 2017
The effectiveness of an air conditioner largely depends on your condenser unit. Most importantly, your condenser coils need to be clean if you want cold air flowing throughout your ducks and into your home. Cleaning your coil is a simple job, but it is something that you should do every year. This article explains not only how to clean your coils, but also how to prevent them from getting too dirty in the first place.
15 December 2016
If anyone in your house is suffering from allergies, you might be able to alleviate, if not completely fix their problems. That is, allergens can get stuck in your duct system and circulate whenever you run your heater or air conditioner, causing people to have severe allergies when they are in their own home. A basic DIY duct cleaning just might help with those annoying and harmful allergy problems. Even if you don't have allergies, you might find this project help helpful because it should produce cleaner air throughout your home, meaning that you won't need to dust as often.
15 December 2016
An AC unit will use a lot of electricity. However, during the hottest parts of the day, an AC unit is just what you need to keep your home cool. On the other hand, at night, when the sun goes down and the outside temperature starts to fall, your AC unit may be overkill. This is where having a secondary cooling system can help. This is where you might be able to use a house fan to help you save money on cooling costs.
20 October 2016
If you're eyeing a new furnace for you home, you have probably realized that there are a large number of factors that affect the total cost of a furnace and its installation. If buying your furnace isn't an emergency, take a look at the following steps to see what you can do to get the best possible price for your new furnace. Double-Check What Size You Need When looking for a new furnace, don't just replace your old one with a similar model.
19 August 2016
Central air conditioners properly function due in part to a system of controls that determine the environmental factors around the system and inside your home. The most obvious control happens at your thermostat when you turn the system on and off depending on your temperature needs. But there are other types of controls, too, and understanding the environmental properties, and how you can influence those properties, can help you have the most efficient air conditioning and heating service unit possible.
22 July 2016