Why You Should Consider a Programmable Thermostat

July 25th, 2016

It’s no secret that summers here require a fully functioning and efficient air conditioning system. However, just as equally important as a good air conditioner is the ability to maintain control over its use. For this reason, we recommend upgrading your thermostat to a programmable option. Keep reading to learn about the numerous benefits of doing so. Continue Reading

Does Your Tankless Water Heater Need Service?

July 18th, 2016

Tankless water heaters are an excellent choice for many homes throughout the country. When you are away from your home, these systems make a lot more sense than a traditional storage tank water heater. This is particularly true if we’re talking about a vacation home.

Tankless water heaters warm your water instantly, without you having to worry about running out of hot water. They also save a good deal of energy, which means you save on your monthly bills. Like any other home appliance or device, however, tankless water heaters are not immune to problems. While it takes an expert to repair these issues, we’ve shared some signs below that indicate you should call for professional tankless water heater services. Continue Reading

Why You Can’t Go Without an Electronic Air Cleaner

July 11th, 2016

Living comfortably is something that every homeowner strives for. And decent indoor air quality is about so much more than just reaching the ideal temperature. Of course, most people do think first of their HVAC systems when considering their comfort, however there are other factors to consider when it comes to air quality.

Sure, you have an air filter in your HVAC system. But did you know this is just intended to protect the inside components of your HVAC system, not your indoor air? For that job, you need a quality indoor air quality product, such as the electronic air cleaner. Continue Reading

How Homeowners Benefit from Geothermal Heating and Cooling

July 4th, 2016

Ground-source heating and cooling, also called geothermal heating and cooling, is an increasingly popular field in home comfort. More and more homeowners each year are switching over to this method of climate control, and for good reasons. Additionally, installing geothermal heat pumps is easier and more accessible than ever before.

While a geothermal system won’t work for absolutely every home, advancements in technology have allowed it to become more versatile and able to fit into many of today’s residences. Below, we’ve listed some of the main benefits that a geothermal heat pump offers, which is making many homeowners choose this heating and cooling method. Continue Reading

Is a Zone Control System Right for You?

June 27th, 2016

We may not live in too hot of a climate compared to some of our east coast neighbors; however summer can still pack quite the punch. Without the right kind of air conditioning system, you can definitely suffer. But when you do utilize an air conditioning system, you want to make sure you are making the most of your cooling experience and utilizing your system as efficiently as possible.

If you have a traditional central air conditioning unit, at one time or another you may have been frustrated by the fact that you need set just one temperature to condition air throughout your entire home. The good news is, you don’t actually have to do this. You just need to invest in a zone control system! Continue Reading

Why Ice on Your Air Conditioner Is a Huge Sign You Need Repairs

June 20th, 2016

As summer very quickly approaches, you’ll be relying on your air conditioner more and more to keep your home cool throughout the season. When you do, you might notice ice forming on the coil of your system. This may seem normal, or even like a good thing. After all, an air conditioner is providing cold air, so isn’t ice okay?

Unfortunately, ice on you air conditioner is actually a sign that the system is in trouble, and you should call for repairs as soon as you can. Below, we’ve shared some information on why air conditioners ice over at times, why it’s a problem, and what you can do about it. Continue Reading

Should You Replace Your Traditional Water Heater with a Tankless Model?

June 13th, 2016

Have you owned the same water heater for a decade or longer? If so, you probably have the popular, standard, tank model. This type of water heater is comprised of a large cylindrical tank, which keeps a constant supply of water stored at a consistent temperature. This hot water is ready for use whenever you turn on a tap in your home. Water heaters of this kind are effective and can sometimes be the best option for your home. However they are certainly not the only option.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning System?

June 6th, 2016

Summer is on its way, and while we don’t necessarily experience the stifling heat that many parts of the country do, it’s still not a season you want to attempt to get through without a properly functioning air conditioning system. Now is the time to decide if your air conditioner is ready for another season or if it might be time to upgrade to a newer model.

By deciding this now, you’ll have time to schedule a replacement before we reach the peak of summer heat and technicians are out on emergency service calls. Do remember that every system is different, and only you can decide if it’s worth it to keep repairing, or if you should invest in a replacement. Here are a few tips to help you make an educated decision. Continue Reading

Have You Scheduled Air Conditioning Maintenance Yet?

May 30th, 2016

We’re right in the middle of spring, and chances are with the cooler weather we typically experience, you haven’t given very much thought to your air conditioning system. However, you won’t want to get to the first day of hot weather only to realize that your AC needs repairs, or worse, needs replacement.

If you haven’t scheduled air conditioner maintenance within the last year, then right now is the best time to do so. Continue Reading

Be Aware of Common AC Condensate Drain Issues

May 23rd, 2016

One of the air conditioning components you probably think the least about is the system’s condensate drain. In fact, you might even now be asking yourself what a condensate drain is. This component is one of the most important, yet most ignored parts of your air conditioning system.

The condensate drain connects to a pan located below the evaporator coil, which collects the condensate that drips off the outside of the coil as warm, moist air passes over it. Dealing with moisture brings inherent problems, a few of which we’ve outlined below. Continue Reading