Common Air Conditioning Maintenance Steps

August 31st, 2015

We have written about the importance of air conditioning maintenance before, but we haven’t really discussed the steps involved with it. It is important to understand at least a few of the different procedures involved with air conditioning maintenance, as it will help you understand why it is so important in the first place. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the common air conditioning maintenance steps. Continue Reading

When to Replace Your Tankless Water Heater

August 24th, 2015

Tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular among homeowners who are looking to save money and space in their homes. Though they are a great alternative to the traditional storage tank water heater variety, they still aren’t invincible. Regardless of how well you take care of your tankless water heater, you will have to replace it at some point. When that time comes, it’s beneficial to recognize the signs before the water heater fails completely. Let’s examine some of the more common signs that your tankless water heater needs replacing. Continue Reading

Why You Should Trust Professionals to Install Your Zone Control System

August 17th, 2015

A zone control system is a great way to improve your air conditioning and heating systems. It provides a much finer degree of control over your climate, especially in terms of differences from room to room. As great as a zone control system is, however, it is not a system that should ever be installed by anyone but a professional. If you’re tempted to install a zone control system all by yourself, read on for an explanation of why you should always trust a professional instead. Continue Reading

Why You Should Check Your AC Air Filter Every 3 Months

August 10th, 2015

Did you know that your air conditioner has an air filter? Did you know that you need to clean or change that air filter every few months? If not, you should definitely read on. Every air conditioner contains an air filter. While it is one of the simplest and cheapest parts of the air conditioning system, it also happens to be one of the most important. Let’s look at how the air filter operates within your air conditioning system, and what can happen if you don’t clean or replace it often enough. Continue Reading

The Advantages of Solar Installation

August 3rd, 2015

Solar energy has been the subject of many misconceptions over the years: that it’s expensive, inefficient, and not worth investing in. While these misconceptions may have actually been true back when solar energy systems were first invented, they certainly aren’t true now. Solar energy has the potential to save you quite a bit of money on home operating costs. Read on to find out more about the benefits of solar energy. Continue Reading

Which Air Purifier is Right for You?

July 27th, 2015

Indoor air quality has quite a substantial effect on your quality of life. Millions of microscopic airborne particles can be found floating around in the average home’s indoor air. These can range from simple lung irritants, to allergens, to infectious agents like viruses and bacteria. The best way to improve your air quality is to remove these contaminants, and the best way to do that is with an air purifier. Which air purifier is best for you, though? That will depend on your situation, but there are a few different criteria that you can use to narrow the field a bit. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of some of the more common air purifiers. Continue Reading

Air Conditioner Noises You Should Listen For

July 20th, 2015

Now that we’re in the middle of the summer season, most people are using their air conditioners to keep themselves cool on a day-to-day basis. That’s all well and good, but it does mean that those air conditioners are placed under more stress than usual. That means more chances for problems to crop up, so you need to be on the lookout for your air conditioner’s health. Continue Reading

3 Reasons You Need a New Thermostat

July 13th, 2015

When it comes to upgrading their climate control, many people tend to focus on things like their heaters or air conditioners. This makes sense, as those systems are obviously the ones that do the majority of the work. However, those climate control systems do not operate independently. Every climate control system you have relies on a thermostat to give it instructions. Without a thermostat, your climate control would be virtually non-existent. If you’re in the market for a new heater or air conditioner, have a look at these 3 reasons why you should upgrade your thermostat as well. Continue Reading

SEER Isn’t Everything: How to Choose the Right AC for Your Home

July 6th, 2015

While it can certainly be fun to go shopping for home improvements, selecting a large product such as a whole-house air conditioning system can feel a bit daunting. With so many makes and models to choose from, and with the amount of information found online, it can be tough to sift through the hype and figure out what AC would work best for your home. SEER rating is important, but its not everything. Lets have a look at a few of the most important factors. Continue Reading

Why Refrigerant Leaks Are Such a Big Problem

June 29th, 2015

You’ll hear a lot about the importance of refrigerant in your air conditioning system, both on this site and others. The vital role that refrigerant plays for air conditioners really can’t be underestimated. However, you rarely find an explanation of what refrigerant actually is, and why it’s so important. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how refrigerant fits into the rest of the system, and why the system suffers when deprived of it. Continue Reading