It may sound strange that in the heat of summer your air conditioning system can actually freeze, bringing your home's cooling to a grinding halt. But it is possible – and it isn’t good, either for your comfort or your HVAC system. Understanding the causes, however, can help you prevent your A/C from freezing up and keep it running...
Many homeowners wonder if an annual air conditioner tune-up is an unnecessary expense. On the contrary, regular maintenance can actually save money by preventing costly repairs and extending the system's lifespan, as well as by maximizing the unit’s efficiency and performance. Learn more about why you should schedule an air conditioner tune-up before the start of the season.
Your home's heating and cooling system is important for your comfort and your health. When you purchase new HVAC equipment and need it professionally installed or require repairs or maintenance for your existing HVAC system, you can’t afford to get mixed up with a bad contractor.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that water heating costs are responsible for a whopping 18 percent of a household’s energy consumption. We’re here to help! If you implement the recommendations listed below, you’ll be rewarded with a lower utility bill each month. 1 – Reduce your shower time We know, this isn’t a popular
Deciding what kind of furnace to buy, and what efficiency works best for your budget, can be a difficult decision to make. The good news is that efficiency in furnaces is now carefully measured, and that means you can figure out how much a new furnace might save you on energy bills before you decide which make and model...
Smoothly operating furnaces and air conditioners are fairly quiet, and the noise they do make is usually consistent and unobtrusive. So when you hear noises that are loud, grating or out of the ordinary, it could be a sign that something has gone wrong.
Energy costs are a significant expense of home ownership. Maximizing efficiency can help you save money while making your home more comfortable. However, it takes more than simply finding the right balance on your thermostat. While controlling the temperature is part of the solution, there are other steps you can take to make your home energy efficient without sacrificing...
Programmable thermostats are a great way to save money (and energy). But you won’t automatically save energy or money simply because you have one installed. You've got to understand how they work, and program them to maximize your savings.
Annual furnace inspections might seem fussy or a nuisance, but they’re just the opposite. Just like regular maintenance for your car, like changing the oil and inspecting the tire wear, regular maintenance and tune-ups for your home comfort system are important. Read on for some of the benefits you can expect from an annual inspection and tune-up.
Investing money in a high-efficiency HVAC unit won’t do you a bit of good if your ducts leak air. Duct leakage results in wasted energy and higher utility costs because the warm or cold air you are paying to condition slowly bleeds into your walls and floors. It never reaches the actual rooms in your home!