June 14, 2021

How To Keep Your Home Cool Without Air Conditioning

If you live in an older-style home, it’s likely that you don’t have a centralized air conditioning unit installed. While a centralized home air conditioning system has many advantages for your family, it may not be in your budget right now. Luckily, there are many different strategies that you can use to keep your house cool during this upcoming summer season in Concord. Install Ceiling Fans One of the best investments that you can make to help keep your home cold in the summer season is to install ceiling fans. You’ll want to install these in your living room and...

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May 10, 2021

What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need for My Home?

Air conditioners last an average of 10-15 years when properly maintained. This means that most homeowners will need to replace their unit at least once. When it is time to replace yours, how do you determine if the size you have is right or if you should go bigger? How Is Size Measured? Size for air conditioners is measured in BTUs or British Thermal Units. This unit of measurement is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree. Essentially, the BTU rating for an air conditioner measures how much heat it...

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August 9, 2020

FAQs About Ductless Air Conditioning

If you’re looking for a home-cooling solution that is effective, efficient, and less expensive to operate, then a ductless air conditioner from could be the perfect option for you. These smaller systems allow for easy cooling of a single room, allowing you to save excess cooling capacity, thereby saving money. To better understand if a ductless system is right for your needs, here are answers to a few questions that are frequently asked about ductless air conditioners. How Do Ductless Systems Differ From Window Units? When most people think of smaller air conditioner units, they think of window units. Window...

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July 14, 2020

How to Connect your New Thermostat to your AC

A thermostat allows you to control your home’s heating and cooling system. Installing a programmable or smart thermostat is easier than ever, but there are several steps to it. Here’s how to set up your new thermostat. Locate the Common Wire To get the most out of your new thermostat, you need to have a common wire, aka c-wire. This wire supplies constant power to your thermostat. Without one, you won’t have access to all the great features of your new thermostat. To find this wire, turn off your thermostat. You should then turn off the furnace and air conditioning...

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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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August 1, 2016

3 Tips to Determine Which Cooling System is Right for You

  Shopping for a new cooling system can be overwhelming. It’s not an inexpensive purchase and many people go 12-20 years without needing to purchase a new system. There are many manufacturers, units, styles, and options.   Here are 3 tips to determine which cooling system is right for you: Have a load calculation done by a licensed HVAC professional. A load calculation helps you pick the perfect unit for energy efficiency and to maximize the cooling comfort in your home. A load calculation measures how big your home is, how many floors you have, the current cooling system, the...

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April 20, 2016

What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their...

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April 20, 2016

Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

We have a lot of customers ask us if they should continue repairing their air conditioners, or if they should just go ahead and replace them. We tell them to consider the following factors: How old is your unit? After a unit has been in use for 10-15 years, it’s time to replace. By this age, parts start to break down and air quality is compromised. How often are you repairing your AC unit? If you’re repairing your air conditioner often, it could mean the unit needs to be replaced. Think about how much money you’ve spent on repairs and...

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July 14, 2015

Save Energy through Duct Testing and Sealing

Did you know that in the average home, up to 30 percent of heating and cooling energy is lost through the duct system? This means conditioned air is lost through leaks and poor connections, escaping the system before it ever reaches your living areas. Air loss through your duct system is a huge waste of energy; imagine how much you could lower your energy bills if you resolved this issue! Signs Your Ducts Aren’t Performing Properly Though their installation locations make them harder to assess visually, there are some tell-tale signs which point to poor duct performance: High utility bills...

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