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May 5, 2016

When it’s Time to Replace, Should You Buy the System or Just the Unit?

Buying an HVAC system is not only a complicated process, it’s also an expensive purchase. It’s tempting to replace either the air handler or the outdoor condenser to save money. While it’s less expensive, it’s usually not a good idea because you may be compromising your comfort, the warranty and the ultimate lifetime cost of the system. Most central HVAC systems are split into two major components that include the indoor air handler and the outdoor condenser. Although they’re separate, […]
May 3, 2016

Get the “Feels Like” Temperature in Your Home Under Control

The “feels like” temperature inside your home isn’t always measured by the thermostat or a thermometer’s reading because humidity levels impact comfort almost as much as the actual air temperature. Because humans rely on evaporation to maintain optimal comfort, how fast moisture dries from your skin impacts physical ease. Overly dry air instantly cools you off, since skin evaporation is fast. In humid environments like ours, too much humidity is a far more common issue than too little. High humidity […]
April 28, 2016

Do You Have a Home Safety Checklist?

Is your home safe? We don’t mean to alarm you, but if you take a look around the average residence, there are usually lots of areas where home safety could be improved. Take a look at our list below, and see how safety in your home stacks up against it. Electrical Electrical safety means being on the lookout for fire hazards. Make a note to regularly check for the following: Frayed or cracked extension or appliance cords Overloaded outlets Exposed […]
April 26, 2016

Is a New Air Conditioner in Your Future? Use These Tips

If you’re planning to invest in a new air conditioner, keep in mind that your choice of equipment will have a direct impact on your household energy bills and home comfort for at least 10 to 15 years. Here are some tips to help you choose an A/C that brings you the greatest benefit. Consider seasonal energy efficiency ratios (SEER) — The minimum efficiency available is 13 SEER, and more efficient units have higher ratings. They cost more as well, […]