September 30, 2018

3 Energy Efficiency Tips

There are so many things that you can do as a homeowner to improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. These range from small changes you can make on your own to bigger, more long-term upgrades and regular maintenance. Below are three of our favorite tips for keeping your energy efficiency in check. 1. Small Improvements Make a Difference Little things add up. Good examples of this include turning off and unplugging those electronics you don’t use all the time and changing your air filters on schedule. 2. Implement a Smart/Programmable Thermostat A bigger step toward energy efficiency comes...

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September 13, 2018

Smart Thermostats vs Programmable Thermostats: What You Need to Know

Is your home outfitted with an “old-school” dial thermostat? If so, then you, unfortunately, don’t have the ability to set heating and cooling schedules in your home, let alone control your air conditioner and furnace remotely. Upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat could help to improve energy efficiency, keep your home more comfortable year-round, and pay for itself over time in energy savings. Not sure whether a programmable or smart thermostat is right for you? There are a few things to consider. Programmable Thermostats A programmable thermostat is the next step up from your current dial thermostat; it has...

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August 25, 2018

Tips to Extend the Life Expectancy of Your Air Conditioner

The last thing you need in the exhausting, draining heat is for your savior, your hope, your air conditioner to malfunction before its time. You want that baby to work consistently every summer and so you need to extend its life expectancy to be reliable, consistent, and long-term. Here are five easy, practical, useful tips to increase your air conditioner unit’s lifespan. 1. Get Yearly Maintenance Just like you should get regular oil changes for your car, an annual upkeep appointment for your air conditioner is paramount to maintenance. That way, you won’t be reacting to a surprise problem but...

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August 10, 2018

What Does it Mean to be NATE Certified?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. It is the largest non-profit certification company in the United States for HVAC technicians. NATE offers a number of certification options for HVAC technicians who want to ensure they have the know-how needed to handle important repair, maintenance and unit replacement tasks. At the same time, NATE certification shows the public that the technician in question has both the training and experience needed to competently handle a particular job. How HVAC Technicians Obtain NATE Certification Obtaining NATE certification is no easy task. While those who are new to the field can take a...

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July 15, 2018

How to Keep Your AC Warranty from Being Voided

The last thing that you need to do is to spend a lot of money on a new air conditioning system only to see something go wrong with it. Even worse is when you call an AC expert to help you fix the issue only to learn that your AC warranty is already void and you are broke. Voiding your warranty is simpler than you think. In fact, it only takes a single mistake, and your warranty is no longer valid. However, knowing how to avoid making costly errors can mean the difference between having simple repairs covered by the...

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July 11, 2018

3 Benefits of UV Lights

Since they were founded in the 1800s, the UV lights have been used significantly to get rid of bacteria caused diseases and improve indoor air quality for homes using HVAC systems. It is unfortunate that many homeowners in North Carolina tend to spend quality time in our homes; we often overlook the quality of the air we breathe indoors especially during these hot seasons. There is a prevalent assumption that pollution only happens outdoors from smog that comes from cars, industries or burning substances. The air at home also gets polluted, and the UV lights are specially installed to purify...

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June 11, 2018

Why You Need a Whole Home Efficiency Test

A whole home energy efficiency test/audit which is sometimes referred to as a home energy assessment is always the first step to discover how much energy your home in Harrisburg consumes. Once you are sure about your energy consumption rate, you can now take the right measures to make your home more energy-efficient. An efficiency test will help you know several issues that when addresses can save you significant amounts of money over time. However, you need to remember the fact that audits alone don’t save you money unless you fully implement the recommended improvements. Here are some of the...

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May 22, 2018

What are the Benefits of a Ductless AC System?

Ductless cooling and heating systems are a fairly recent innovation in indoor air treatment. In general, the idea is to offer simplicity and efficiency that older methods of moving treated air simply cannot match. With summer on its way, this is a good time to go over the advantages of installing a ductless AC unit in your home or place of business. More Flexible Installation Options With all the heavy and unwieldy equipment like heat pumps and central AC motors, it can be really hard to place a traditional AC unit in an optimal way. With ductless, however, you can...

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April 27, 2018

How Can a Dehumidifier Make My Home More Comfortable?

Do you live in an area that frequently becomes humid during the summer? Is the heat made that much worse by the indoor humidity? This is just one of the many reasons why having a dehumidifier installed in your home can make things that much more comfortable for you during the humid summer months. Dehumidifiers are installed in the heating and cooling system of your home, pull excess moisture out of the air. But why is this useful? Let’s look at a few additional reasons why having a dehumidifier in your home will make it more comfortable: Having an excessive...

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March 21, 2018

Why Do You Need Your Air Ducts Inspected?

It is vital to have your air ducts inspected at least once a year. Ensuring that the air ducts are safe from any damages and contaminants improves the quality of air in your home and also increases the efficiency of the HVAC system. Although it is advisable to have your ducts inspected by a professional once a year, there are some steps you can take yourself. This saves you the trouble of significant issues as you will be able to spot small problems before they get out of hand and cost you a lot. It saves you the cost of...

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