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3 Easy Ways to Maintain Your Air Conditioner

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3 Easy Ways to Maintain Your Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner can make your home a comfortable oasis after a tough day…but only if it is working as it should be. Proper maintenance is an easy way to keep your air conditioner in peak condition. Not only will these three easy maintenance-minded tips make your home more comfortable, but they can make for a more efficient air conditioner too. 1. Changing Filters On A Regular Basis The filter in your air conditioner helps keep the air clean and Read more

Choosing The Right Air Conditioner For Your Home

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Choosing The Right Air Conditioner For Your Home

Purchasing a new air conditioning system is a big investment, so it’s important to do your research before jumping the gun and buying the first brand new system you find. After all, there are numerous factors that influence which type of HVAC system is right for your home. These informative links from around the web can help you choose the right air conditioner for your home.   Quick tips on how to choose an air conditioner. Purchasing a central air Read more

Your Guide to Indoor Air Quality

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Your Guide to Indoor Air Quality

Good health is vital in the pursuit of a long and happy life. But even if you consider yourself a healthy individual, there is an invisible factor you may be leaving out of the equation: indoor air quality. Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the quality of the air inside a residential or commercial building. Considering the average person spends roughly 80 percent of their time indoors, it’s important have high indoor air quality. The Risks of Poor Indoor Air Read more

4 Easy Ways to Cut Cooling Costs

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4 Easy Ways to Cut Cooling Costs

Sick of spending a bundle on heating and cooling costs? There are easy ways to lower your utility bill without sacrificing your own comfort. Make the most out of your AC and keep it working efficiently for years to come with these four simple ways to cut cooling costs: Section Off Areas of Your Home If you spend most of your time in one part of your home, there’s no need to cool all the other rooms, right? If you Read more

7 Links That Will Help You Prep Your AC for Fall

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7 Links That Will Help You Prep Your AC for Fall

Ours air conditioners get a strenuous workout during the summer months. In order to make sure our devices are fall-ready, it’s important to do a little maintenance. Here are seven informative links from around the web that can help your prep your HVAC system for fall. 1. Prep your AC for fall in three easy steps. 2. It’s important to comprehensively clean your air conditioning unit after the summer months. Here’s an easy guide to cleaning the outside components. 3. After a hot Read more

How a High SEER Rating Saves You Money

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How a High SEER Rating Saves You Money

When it comes to cooling and heating your home, you need an HVAC system that not only provides superior comfort, but does so without putting a dent in your wallet. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to the SEER rating if you’re purchasing a new system for your home. SEER, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is the standard rating system that represents how much energy it takes to produce a specific amount of cooling. Understanding SEER Read more

How Air Fresheners are Hurting You

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How Air Fresheners are Hurting You

You recognize that your indoor air quality is important. You’ve added houseplants, gone out of your way to avoid chemicals and other pollutants like tobacco in your home, and even looked into more ways to improve your indoor air quality during your remodeling projects. However, as you’ve worked to improve the indoor air quality in your home, there’s something that you might not have considered: air fresheners. Air fresheners make your home smell better, sure; but they’re also destroying your Read more

5 Things Harming Your Air Conditioner

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5 Things Harming Your Air Conditioner

Many homeowners are harming their air conditioners without realizing it, but recognizing the things that harm the devices can help prevent future damage. Here is a list of five things that might be harming your AC: 1. Failing to Lubricate Mechanisms The air conditioner in your home has moving parts that require lubrication to prevent wear and tear. But unless you are a professional air conditioning technician, you shouldn’t attempt to oil parts due to the dangers electrical wires and Read more

5 Things That Would Be Impossible Without AC

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5 Things That Would Be Impossible Without AC

Have you thought of how life would be without air conditioning? For most people born in the last half-century, it might seem crazy to contemplate life without AC. Surviving a heat wave or a scorching steamy summer would be nearly impossible. Of all inventions, air conditioning is arguably one of the most significant engineering achievements of the twentieth century, without which some of the following things would be virtually impossible. Climate Control Climate control has totally changed how we design Read more