The Best Way to Cool Older Homes

June 13, 2020

Incorporating the power of modern cooling technologies into an older home can be a real challenge. Central cooling was not a common home feature until the 1980s. As such, houses built before this time often lack the necessary ductwork for supporting many popular HVAC system designs. Fortunately, there are a number of innovative products that are making it increasingly easier to utilize efficient cooling equipment in these buildings. Understanding how these products work can be key to finding the best solution for your household. Central Cooling Systems and Window Units It may be that your home has a window AC...

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Ways to Extend the Life of an HVAC System

May 11, 2020

When your HVAC system is maintained well, it can last 12+ years. You can even get 25 years of use out of it. There are seven ways you can extend the lifespan of your heating and cooling system. Follow all of these tips to get the greatest and most efficient possible use out of your HVAC unit. 1. Use Auto Mode When your HVAC system is in “on” mode, the fan runs all of the time, which causes the system to wear down faster. It also causes the air filter to become dirty faster. “Auto” mode only runs the fan...

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Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Repairs

July 9, 2019

On a sticky and humid day, the last situation you want to encounter is a broken air conditioner. In extreme weather, a broken unit might mean that you need to spend the night out of the house with relatives or at a hotel. Knowing the signs that your unit is in need of repairs can spare you from this hassle of a situation. Suspicious Sounds While air conditioners aren’t entirely noiseless entities, you should be familiar with the sounds that yours produces. For example, you may hear it kick on. When a funny noise starts occurring, however, you should schedule...

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