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September 11, 2018

How to Maintain Your HVAC for the Fall

Before it’s time to switch the thermostat from cool to heat, don’t neglect fall HVAC maintenance. The same things that you do to keep the A/C running efficiently will keep it running smoothly all winter long. Besides saving money on heating costs throughout the winter, you’ll know that your system is running safely.   Do-It-Yourself Maintenance   Change the air filter if it’s clogged from heavy summertime use. A dirty air filter during any season will harm your system’s components […]
September 6, 2018

How Insulation Affects HVAC Efficiency

HVAC efficiency depends upon more than just the make and model of your air conditioner or furnace. Insulation is one of the factors that can make or break both optimum energy efficiency and consistent comfort in your house.   Insulation For All Seasons   Heat energy is always in motion from a warmer zone into a cooler zone. Proper insulation effectively inhibits both heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter and supports maximum HVAC efficiency. The most cost-effective […]
September 4, 2018

Leaves and Your HVAC Unit

As the fall season arrives, you can expect to have leaves falling around your outdoor HVAC unit. While you might be tempted to wait until they’ve all fallen before raking them up, keep in mind that they can end up causing trouble for your HVAC system. Keep these outdoor HVAC unit protection tips in mind, so you can ensure optimal efficiency and a lower risk of repairs for your HVAC unit.   Remove Leaves Around the Unit As leaves fall […]
August 30, 2018

Ways Uneven Cooling Affect Two-Story Homes

If you have a two-story home, cooling it evenly can be problematic. Making warm second-level rooms more comfortable by dialing down the thermostat setting frequently can make the main level downright chilly, and the extra energy this takes will send your utility bills soaring. The fact that heat rises is likely the primary reason for uneven cooling in your two-story home, but these issues may also be contributing factors:   Equipment age or size. As cooling equipment ages, its efficiency […]