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9 Ways to Get Your Air Conditioner Running Efficiently This Spring

Mar 23.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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As the temperature starts to warm up, it is tempting to just turn on the air conditioner and see if it works acceptably. Before you give in to this temptation, you have some upkeep to arrange. With a little work and professional maintenance, you can rely on another great summer with your heating and air conditioning equipment.

5 Things That Will Make Your Heating & Air Conditioning Less Effective

Mar 8.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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Like most other appliances in your home, the way you use your HVAC equipment has an impact on its efficiency. The system is designed for maximum efficiency, allowing you to operate it effectively without a lot of specialized knowledge. However, that efficiency is only for optimum use. The unique aspects of your home and your operation of the system can decrease overall efficiency, especially if you do not pay close attention to how you are using your heating & air conditioning.

What Wikis Can’t Tell You About HVAC Maintenance

Feb 22.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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The availability of information on the Internet about heating & air conditioning makes it seem like it ought to be really easy to do HVAC upkeep and maintenance on your own. The truth is, however, that most of it requires a professional eye.

There are many elements of your HVAC system that are quite unique to where you live in the US, different factors in your home and the way you use the equipment. Looking at examples online is informative, but it probably will not tell you everything you need for your unique system the way a professional can.

Your Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help or Hurt Energy Efficiency

Feb 8.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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Keeping a home properly heated and cooled is a complex task—whether you rely on a furnace, heat pump, air conditioner or other any other unit. The entire HVAC system works together to maintain a comfortable temperature and use energy efficiently. A failure of any part of the system may increase your energy consumption and costs. With an understanding of this balance, you can ensure that you get the best home efficiency, from the appliances to the insulation.

Choosing a Heating & Air Conditioning Solution That’s Right for You

Jan 25.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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If there is one thing you know for sure, it’s that you do not want to discover your HVAC equipment is dead right when you really need it. You need to take a good look at your HVAC system and consider replacing old appliances, at least every 10 to 15 years. The benefit regular replacement is that you can usually get higher efficiency and greater comfort for your investment. Look at these heating & air conditioning factors before you upgrade your home comfort solution.

Don't Let a Misdiagnosed Furnace Problem Cost You Thousands

Jan 19.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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Lately, we’ve been noticing an unfortunate trend: an increase in misdiagnoses of furnace and air conditioner problems. Many furnaces are being diagnosed as unrepairable due to a cracked heat exchanger when the problem is really something more benign.

Unfortunately, this misdiagnosis often results out of dishonesty rather than honest mistake. As a homeowner, it's critical that you  take steps to educate yourself on this issue before you find yourself agreeing to replace your entire heating system.

How to Keep Your Home Comfortable During Family Gatherings

Jan 13.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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There are basically two guarantees about entertaining: Someone will drink way too much punch, and you will spend half your time trying to adjust your furnace up or down. This year, avoid the hassle by getting your thermostat settings under control before the big day arrives. You will improve your home energy efficiency and ensure that everybody feels great the entire time.

Tips for Buying a Smart Thermostat

Jan 13.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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In the last few years, millions of people have made the decision to begin converting their home’s devices to “smart” technology: equipment that is able to do much of the required work without a homeowner’s input. For heating and cooling, the most critical piece of equipment is the smart thermostat. While there are a lot of smart thermostats that each offer different features, all of them have a goal of making home energy efficiency easier for you to achieve. The answers to these common smart thermostat questions help you determine if a smart thermostat is right for you, and what to expect when you buy one.

The Secret to Not Losing Money on Your HVAC

Jan 13.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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You already know that every time you turn on the furnace this fall, you’re spending money. Now is the time to look at it in terms of what you gain. When you consider your HVAC system as pieces of equipment on which you can either save or lose money, you realize that you actually have a fair amount of control over your expenditures. Follow these three ways to promote your HVAC system output, and you will reap the benefits.

Air Quality and Home Energy Tips for the Savvy Mom

Nov 29.2016

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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You’ve probably already heard that the quality of your indoor air has a greater impact on your health than outdoor pollutants, but did you know that, for many Americans, indoor air quality is significantly worse than the air outside—especially during the colder months. When you seal off all the little drafts and leaks in your home to improve energy efficiency during the winter, you’re also trapping in the allergens, too. Fortunately, though, you don’t have to throw open your windows in the cold of winter to mitigate the damage. Just follow these tips to improve your energy efficiency and your indoor air quality, sometimes at the same time.

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