Blog

August 27, 2019

Disposable vs. Permanent Air Filters: The Pros and Cons of Each

The air filter in your HVAC system is an important part of keeping the air in your home healthy and clean. Choosing the right air filters can help you maintain good indoor air quality throughout the heating and cooling seasons. Should you go with disposable filters or permanent ones? Find out more about the pros and cons of each. Disposable Filters Disposable filters are ones that you need to replace from time to time. These filters are less expensive, but […]
August 22, 2019

The Importance of Attic Fan Maintenance

An electric attic fan can be an excellent alternative to your air conditioner. It can cool down your living space whenever the outdoor air is cooler than your home’s air. You can also use an attic fan to get rid of the heat that tends to build up in the attic during the summer. While the fan will help you reduce your air conditioning costs, it will need maintenance just like everything mechanical to prevent problems and prolong its life. […]
August 20, 2019

Homeowner’s Guide to the SEER Rating

The SEER rating of central air conditioners and heat pumps indicates how efficiently the appliance runs. SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. It’s expressed as a number that starts at 1 and can go as high as 30 or more. Higher SEER ratings indicate greater efficiency. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sets energy efficiency standards that the manufacturers have to meet. The minimum efficiency rating for southern states currently stands at 14 for both heat pumps and air conditioners. […]
August 15, 2019

The Best for Your Home: HVAC Options for Old Houses

Heating and cooling your older home may present some challenges. Perhaps the HVAC system is ancient, and you’d like a more efficient, more modern way of conditioning the air than a fire place and an attic fan or evaporative cooler. Here are some HVAC options for old houses. Got Ductwork? If you have old ductwork, then you may be able to upgrade it and make sure it’s well sealed and can handle a new central air and heating system. Older ductwork […]