• Three Ways To Stay Cool While Your Air Conditioning Is Broken

    A working air conditioner is easy to take for granted, but when this important appliance develops mechanical problems that require you to call a repair technician, it can be an agonizing few days of waiting in the heat. The answer, as much as it might seem tempting, isn't to book a hotel room and bask in its air conditioning while you wait. Instead, there are a variety of simple changes you can make to keep cool at home. [Read More]

  • Busting 3 Myths About Ductless Mini-Split Systems

    Mini-ductless air conditioners offer a great alternative to your space additions that need cooling even though ductwork is non-existent or simply not feasible. These AC units are easier to install than central conditioning, and offer more energy efficiency than central AC units. The zoning capability of mini-ductless air conditioning allows you to heat or cool different areas separately, because a number of different indoor air handling units can be controlled individually in various rooms. [Read More]

  • Sometimes You Need To Vent: Cleaning Ducts And Vents Does Have Its Place

    If you're a homeowner who has been thinking of getting the vents and ducts of your home's HVAC system cleaned out, you've no doubt found that duct cleaning is a somewhat controversial activity. While marketed as something that needs to be done regularly, studies such as those from the Environmental Protection Agency have found that regular duct cleaning might not be such a necessary thing -- in fact, if done incorrectly, the cleaning could make air quality worse in your home. [Read More]

  • Small Home Heating Oil Spill In Your Basement? How To Clean It Up And Remove The Odor

    If you have a home heating oil spill in your basement, you need to take the proper steps to get it cleaned up as soon as possible. Spilled home heating oil is a fire and environmental hazard. Small home heating oil spills happen if a few drops of the oil drops out of the pipes, filter, or tank. Larger oil spills happen when your basement storage tanks are filled too full, or the tank is accidentally turned over if you have a flood in your basement. [Read More]

  • 3 Things That You Should Know About Your Heater To Keep It Working Efficiently

    Being able to use the heater in your home allows you to be able to be comfortable even in the coldest of temperatures. Living in a cold house can put limits on yourself since you will want to keep yourself trapped underneath a blanket and warm clothes all day. In order to live a bit more comfortably in your own home, you want to be sure that you are able to use your heater and always keep it working efficiently. [Read More]

  • Do You Have MS? 3 Tips On Staying Cool This Summer

    If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), heat can cause symptoms to make your MS temporarily worsen. Even though you cannot get out of the heat completely, there are things you can do to help yourself stay cool this summer. Free AC Unit Contact the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in your area to see if you qualify for a free air conditioning unit. This does depend on where you live. If you get approved for one, they will install it in your home for you. [Read More]

  • Summertime Energy-Saving Tips

    If you use air conditioning in the summertime to help keep your home cool, you may notice a substantial increase in your electricity bill during the months you rely on it. There are several ways to maximize the efficiency of your air conditioning so you can still enjoy the cool air without spending top dollar to be comfortable. Here are some tips to give a try. Perform Routine Maintenance Taking care of your air conditioning unit yearly will make a difference in the performance it provides. [Read More]

  • How HVAC Zone Systems Work and the Benefits They Offer

    One of the hardest parts of heating and cooling a house is achieving a comfortable temperature in every room of your house. This can be hard with single-story homes, but it is even harder with two-story homes, unless you have a zoned HVAC system. A zoned system has multiple thermostats, which allows you to have more control over the temperature in your entire home. How Do Zones Work? When a zoned HVAC system is set up in a new home, the contractor will install dampers inside the ducts used to supply the cooled or heated air to the rooms. [Read More]

  • 2 Major Cooling Issues That Can Stem From Improper Air Conditioner Installation

    Buying a new central air conditioner for your home is a costly endeavor and you might be tempted to save some money by hiring the cheapest air conditioning repair and installation company in your area. After all, you will be able to tell before the tech leaves if the unit is cooling the air so you will know the job was done correctly. Unfortunately, a momentarily working unit doesn't mean the entire system was installed correctly. [Read More]