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  • The secret to a smooth running AC

    The majority of your utility bill is attributed to your heating and cooling system (about 65%), but the most minuscule part, such as an air filter, is so crucial in keeping the overall HVAC system operating efficiently. While also protecting occupants within the area the system is supplying air... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • What to Know About the New Federal Regulations for Energy Efficiency

    The Department of Energy (DOE) frequently enacts rules aimed at reducing energy consumption and pollution in the United States. With the latest 2023 HVAC regulatory changes now in effect, you may wonder if the changes impact new air conditioners, energy efficiency and the need to replace your... Continue reading

    Alternative Energy
  • What Is a Blower Motor?

    When troubleshooting HVAC dilemmas, you might run across the term “blower motor” and wonder what that means. This crucial element serves as the lungs of your heating and cooling system. The blower motor powers the flow of heated and cooled air, so that your home stays comfortable throughout... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • Understanding the New SEER 2 Rating and Why It Matters

    Energy efficiency is more than just a buzzword; it’s an essential consideration for homeowners keen on saving money and who also want to help improve environmental sustainability. The launch of new SEER 2 rating standards in 2023 marks a significant shift in how we think about cooling... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • 15 Ways to Reduce Air Conditioning Costs

    Are you weighed down by increasing utility costs this summer? To cut AC costs without sacrificing comfort, you should adopt energy-saving habits, implement low-cost changes and make strategic long-term investments. Here are 15 proven tips to use. Adopt Good Energy Habits Cutting cooling... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • 10 Questions to Ask an HVAC Contractor

    Finding the right HVAC contractor to replace or service your home comfort system can feel difficult. That choice is noteworthy because the contractor you hire heavily impacts your HVAC system’s quality, longevity and efficiency for years to come. To help you make an informed decision, research... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • What HVAC Energy-Efficiency Ratings Mean

    Are you comparing the efficiency ratings of new heating and cooling systems? Perhaps you want to check the rating on your existing HVAC equipment. Regardless, you can determine the efficiency rating and expected yearly operating costs by checking the yellow Energy Guide tag along the side of the... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need?

    Whether you’re building a new home or upgrading your existing HVAC system, there is one question you’re bound to consider: what size air conditioner do I need? Choosing the correct air conditioner size is a balancing act. Too large, and you could experience poor humidity control and... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • 10 Air Conditioning Myths That May Cost You More Money

    Your AC works hard to keep you comfortable, especially on hot days during the summer. Unfortunately, many people believe various air conditioning myths, causing an unnecessary strain on their wallets. Let’s get to the bottom of these myths to help you make informed choices when running your air... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • Top 10 Tips to Prevent Air Conditioning Problems

    There’s practically nothing worse than dealing with a broken air conditioner during a heatwave. The earliest signs of an upcoming breakdown may be discreet—unusual noises, odd smells or reduced cooling. Before you know it, these minor issues grow into full-blown breakdowns. However, with a... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • SEER Ratings Guide

    As you do research for your next air conditioner, you may have stumbled on the term “SEER rating.” Ever wonder what a SEER rating is and why it matters? Use this SEER rating guide to discover everything you ought to know regarding AC efficiency ratings and the new minimum SEER rating increase... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • Best Temperature for Your AC in the Summer

    When the scorching summer heat arrives, everyone scrambles to the nearest thermostat to get the cold air flowing. But the right air conditioner temp isn’t just about staying comfortable. It’s also about energy efficiency and reducing your power expenses. So, what’s the secret temp? The... Continue reading

    Cooling