May 8th, 2023
Today’s homeowners have so many options when it comes to how they cool down their homes. If it’s time for you to choose a new air conditioner for installation, you may be wondering if you should go with the classic central air conditioner or opt for a ductless mini split.
Making the decision is easier when you take into account certain factors such as the quality of your ductwork, how long you intend to own your home, and many others. Let’s look at the many pros and cons of both of these systems so you can be an informed consumer when it’s time to choose.
April 24th, 2023
If you’ve ever wondered if an air conditioner tune-up is really worth it, you’re not alone. Some homeowners want to spend the least amount of money possible when it comes to their air conditioner and don’t realize how many benefits there are to AC tune-ups. In fact, getting AC maintenance done every year will actually save money in the long run!
Another common question we get is, does AC maintenance have to be done every year? Well, it does if you really want to maximize the many benefits that tune-ups provide. Let’s dig deeper into the benefits of maintenance so you’ll enthusiastically schedule those AC tune-ups every year without any lingering doubts.
April 10th, 2023
You may have heard about how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes rebates and tax credits for the purchase of HVAC systems. Well, you’ve heard right! Components of the IRA were created to help homeowners save money on eco-friendly HVAC upgrades while providing some environmental benefits as well. It’s a win-win for homeowners and the Earth.
With so many opportunities for savings on the horizon, it’s essential to understand how the IRA directly impacts you. By taking the time to familiarize yourself with some of the programs available, you stand to reap the maximum benefits that are available to you as a homeowner.
There are 3 programs in the IRA that affect homeowners: the HOMES and HEEHRA programs, and the 25C residential energy efficiency home improvement tax credit. Let’s take a look at all 3 programs and also discuss SEER2 updates that affect cooling systems.
March 27th, 2023
Spring is here, and that means the temperatures are beginning to warm up. If you haven’t already switched your thermostat over to lower temperatures yet, you’ll be doing so soon. You want to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to keep your home cool throughout the summer.
As important as it is to schedule maintenance with a team of professionals, you also want to review your own personal spring AC maintenance checklist. After all, you do have some responsibility as a homeowner to keep up with air conditioning maintenance in some ways. Keep reading to learn more about how you can maintain your air conditioner so that it lasts for a long time to come.
March 13th, 2023
There are plenty of highly important components in your heater and air conditioner that all require upkeep in order to keep these systems reliable. However, there is one part of your HVAC system that is often underestimated in its importance. It doesn’t move, it doesn’t make adjust the temperature of the air, and it doesn’t use energy but this part still has a big impact on your comfort.
We’re discussing the importance of your HVAC system filter and keeping a clean one in place. Let’s look at how this simple part can have a huge impact on your system and your comfort level.
February 27th, 2023
Your ductwork plays a highly important role in keeping your home comfortable. If you have any ducted HVAC system such as a heat pump, furnace, or standard split AC, then they need a way to deliver the temperature-controlled air they make into your home. They do this through your ducts.
If something goes wrong with your ducts, it will impact the comfort of your home. Think of it like potholes in a highway–the more holes there are or the bigger they are, the worse the overall delivery will be.
The tricky part is figuring out if your ductwork is actually in need of repair. Detecting duct leaks and fixing them is something you can trust our team to do. Read on to learn more about discovering when you need duct sealing to ensure you can keep things comfortable and improve your home energy efficiency.
February 13th, 2023
All you have to do to see how far we’ve come with thermostat technology is to try and use a slider thermostat–they’re extremely frustrating. In stark contrast, new thermostat systems offer perks that our parents or grandparents likely never dreamed were possible.
The benefits that newer thermostats come with don’t just make them interesting to have. These perks make them beneficial to your home comfort and your overall home efficiency. We’ll go over the benefits you’ll enjoy when you upgrade your thermostat and how to tell that an upgrade is something to add to your to-do list.
January 30th, 2023
You’ve turned on the heater and are right to expect a prompt response from the system. However, it’s been close to an hour, and all you’ve got is an increase in your frustration and the number of complaints from everyone in the house who is too cold.
We understand why a stubbornly cold house would be frustrating and we want to help. Often, the lack of heat is one of the signs that you need a furnace repair. We will explain this and other warning signs below so you know when you need to schedule expert repairs.
January 16th, 2023
If you have small children in your home then you are likely well aware that it is cold and flu season. Hopefully, you’ve stocked up on plenty of medicines if the worst should happen and someone becomes ill.
Even if you don’t have children, you likely don’t want to get sick. And with many people still spending a large amount of time in their homes, it makes sense that you’d want to consider when aspects of your home can or can’t protect you from the microscopic threats in the air. Improving your indoor air quality can help along with some of the other tips we’ve listed here.
January 2nd, 2023
While the winter season sees more rain and snow, it can also be a time when we encounter uncomfortably dry air. The idea of adding moisture to your home after battling it all summer may feel counterintuitive. However, adding some humidity to your house can make a positive difference in your overall comfort.
Rather than going around the house with a spray bottle, we’d like to turn your attention to the whole house humidifier. This system can be your main helper in balancing the air in your home and combating all the discomforts that overly dry air can create.