Cooling

Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner? 6 Signs to Look For

Your air conditioner has worked flawlessly for the time you’ve had it, but it’s starting to show its age. Now you’re wondering if you should hold on to your A/C unit for a little while longer or finally invest in a new replacement. Pay attention to the following signs as you make your decision.

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6 Ways to Maintain Your Air Conditioner Condenser This Fall

The cooling season has come to an end. Now that your air conditioner condenser is put to rest for the winter, this is the perfect time to perform a little maintenance. Knowing what to do to maintain your condenser can help extend the life of your air conditioner while also preventing system inefficiency.

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Save Money on Heating and Cooling: HVAC Costs and Energy-Efficiency

Whether the temperature dips well below freezing or it’s sky-high, your utility bills constantly seem like they’re climbing. No one wants to pay the utility companies more than they have to. Unfortunately, if your HVAC system (and your home) aren’t energy-efficient, you may need to. Luckily, this doesn’t mean you’re stuck with high energy bills…

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5 Reasons Why Annual HVAC Maintenance Is a Great Investment

HVAC maintenance isn’t a big deal; if there’s no obvious malfunction, the system is operating just fine, right? Not exactly. A tricky thing about HVAC systems is that many issues are often progressive, meaning they start off small and develop into something more significant. Annual maintenance is a useful tool for highlighting these problems. Invest…

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3 Heating and Cooling Myths Debunked

Heating and cooling your home is not only important for keeping your family comfortable, but it is also an essential part of maintaining healthy air quality. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not spend the time and energy learning about and maintaining their heating and cooling system. As a homeowner, you may have heard a few tips to ensure…

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Everything You Need to Know About the HCFC-22 Phase-Out

The government has known certain hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer that protects Earth and its inhabitants from deadly solar radiation. As a result of decades of research and studies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally initiated a phase-out of HCFC-22 (also known as R-22), a refrigerant that’s frequently used in air…

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3 Ways to Safely Cover Your Outdoor Air Conditioner Unit

According to some estimates, good landscaping boosts your home’s resale value by as much as 28%. When you strategically plant trees, add lighting, and install stone walkways, you not only attract the eye of potential buyers, but you also lower utility costs, increase security, and decrease liability. But to enjoy the most return on your…

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Does Your AC Need Refrigerant? Use Your Senses to Tell

Your air conditioner relies on refrigerant in a similar way your body depends on blood. When blood flows through your body, the blood vessels will expand and allow you to keep cool. Similarly, when refrigerant properly flows through your unit, your air conditioner can maintain a stable core temperature. But too little refrigerant can spell…

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