Why It’s So Important to Choose a High Efficiency AC System

July 27th, 2015 by John Ortman

When you learn that your older air conditioning system needs to be replaced, it can come as a big surprise. You may not have budgeted for this expense, but we still recommend that you think carefully about the system you choose. Choosing a system with a low price may seem ideal at first, but the monthly cost of upkeep can really weigh you down. We strongly recommend installing a high-efficiency system for the benefits of both your wallet and the environment. Continue Reading

How Long Will It Take to Install My Air Conditioner?

July 21st, 2015 by John Ortman

When your older air conditioner finally breaks down for good, it’s an inconvenience for several reasons. You may be without air conditioning on a hot summer afternoon, and a rather busy work day may suddenly be interrupted. You want to know how long it will take to install the system—but no technician can really tell you with certainty without seeing your particular situation. Continue Reading

How Your Air Conditioner Helps Beat the Humidity

July 20th, 2015 by John Ortman

You know that your air conditioner lowers the temperature in the room, but did you know that it also helps to battle high levels of humidity? When there is too much moisture in the air, you just can’t get comfortable. Your body’s natural way of cooling down is sweating, but that sweat must be able to evaporate. The water vapor in the air makes this difficult, which is why many people describe feeling hot and sticky on a humid day. Continue Reading

Tips for Using Your Thermostat Efficiently

July 13th, 2015 by John Ortman

A lot of different components of the AC system in your home work together to help cool it down. But there is probably only one that you really give much attention to on a daily basis: the thermostat. Your thermostat takes the temperature in your home and sends communication to the AC system so that it knows when it is time to start running again. And unfortunately the thermostat can really cost you—if you don’t follow our tips for operating it properly. Continue Reading

Should You Repair or Replace that Older Air Conditioner?

July 6th, 2015 by John Ortman

You’ve been through a lot of hot, humid summers with your air conditioning system, but you’ve recently started noticing it’s not performing up to your standards. Is it time to part ways with your older system? Ask your local technician for advice and consult our quick guide. Continue Reading

The Heat Pump: An Efficient Choice for AC in Warmer Climates

June 29th, 2015 by John Ortman

Heat pumps are highly recommended for homeowners across the country looking to install a new air conditioning system. But they are particularly useful for those in the warmer areas of the U.S. Heat pumps can help you save money year round, not just in the summer, but they work best in warmer climates. That’s because heat pumps use the energy in the air around them to operate. Let’s take a closer look. Continue Reading

The MERV Rating: An Important Factor in Air Filtration

June 22nd, 2015 by John Ortman

One thing that any air conditioning technician will tell you often is how important it is to change your air filter each month. The air filter in your HVAC system helps to keep your air healthier, blocking contaminants from entering the HVAC system and preventing you and your family members from inhaling dust, pollen, mold spores, and many other contaminants. Continue Reading

3 Reasons You Should Schedule Blower Door Testing Today

June 15th, 2015 by John Ortman

As the weather continues to get hotter, opening your energy bills can become frightening. You do everything you can to save energy, taking advantage of your programmable thermostat to run the air conditioner at an efficient temperature only while you are home. However, your bills still seem to go up each year. Continue Reading

Don’t Put Off AC Repair Any Longer

June 15th, 2015 by John Ortman

When your air conditioner breaks down completely, you know to call a technician to your home ASAP. But if you can help it, we always recommend scheduling air conditioning repair long before this happens. Repairing a seemingly minor issue today can help to prevent problems from occurring in the future, and it can really help to simplify the process for you and your technician. Take a look at why this is. Continue Reading

3 Ways You May Be Wasting Money on Air Conditioning

June 8th, 2015 by John Ortman

One of the biggest contributors to your monthly energy bills is your air conditioner, but it’s also one of the most important fixtures in your home. In our area, it would be tough to get by without a quality air conditioner, so we know how important it is to your home comfort. Turning off the AC completely is simply not an option if you want to stay comfortable, but it often seems like the only way to save when your bills climb. We have put together this guide to show you some of the ways you may inadvertently waste money on your AC, so you can find other ways to save. Continue Reading