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October 23, 2018

Buying an Air Conditioner: Should Reviews Sway You?

Today, there are scads of online reviews for every kind of product imaginable, so the internet seems like the logical place to do research when you’re buying a new air conditioner. While it’s helpful to learn what other homeowners think about different brands and models by reading air conditioner reviews online, you’ll get the greatest benefit from a new A/C purchase by taking these key factors into consideration: Contractor Reputation The quality of the installation plays a huge part in […]
October 18, 2018

What Does the Arrow on a Furnace Filter Indicate

Changing the furnace filter can be confusing for those not familiar with how an HVAC system works. Sometimes these filters (which are the same ones for the air conditioner) are in hard-to-access places; sometimes they are easy to reach. What’s more, the many types of filters available can be confusing, as can the directions on the package: just what do those arrows mean, anyway? And what happens if you insert the filter the wrong way? Read on, and find the […]
February 9, 2017

Are You Prepared for Winter Power Outages?

Winter power outages can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. It certainly won’t be pleasant, whether a few hours or a few days. Read through these tips to prepare for a winter power outage to make your time “off grid” as comfortable and safe as possible. Emergency Checklist It’s important to make an emergency preparedness checklist specific to your home. Following are some of the items you may include: Account for the whereabouts of everyone in your household. Everyone should […]
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, […]