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September 21, 2017

Can You Save Money with a Smart Home?

Homeowners today can take advantage of some impressive advancements in smart home technology that significantly boost comfort and convenience. Innovations like the following can also bring you smart home savings on your energy consumption and lower your household operating costs. HVAC Controls Programmable thermostats used to be the energy-saving standard for HVAC controls, but they’re limited by the settings you enter. In contrast, smart thermostats learn your energy use habits, then fine-tune them. Your intelligent thermostat is continuously sensing your […]
September 19, 2017

Why the Right HVAC Placement is Key

You just bought a new HVAC system. Now where do you put it? In the attic or the basement? On the roof, or on the ground? You may not realize it, but the placement of your unit can impact its performance and efficiency. Here are a few tips for optimal HVAC placement: Outdoors Most modern A/Cs have both indoor and outdoor units. For HVAC placement, we’ll start with the outdoor. On a hot day, direct sunlight can heat up your […]
September 14, 2017

Benefits of Getting a Duct Cleaning After Summer

A lot can happen inside the ductwork of an HVAC system during an average summer. If your HVAC ducts haven’t been used as part of your indoor cooling system, they might be dirtier than you expect, and contaminated with material that could reduce your indoor air quality or even make you and your family ill. Take the following factors into consideration when deciding whether to have a duct cleaning performed after summer. What Can Happen to Ducts? If your HVAC […]
September 12, 2017

How HOA Affects Your HVAC Requirements

The Homeowners Association (HOA) for your condo may have some things to say about the way your property looks and how you maintain it. But the tradeoff is, if something breaks down in so-called “common areas” in your complex (i.e. areas shared and accessed by all residents), then it’s the HOA’s responsibility to fix it. Furthermore, what you may not realize is that those common areas include things like central air and ductwork.   So what, exactly, are they required […]