Pet-Friendly Warm Weather HVAC Tips

Now that warmer weather has arrived and temperatures will steadily climb, it is time to start up your central air conditioning system and think strategically about how to preserve the life of your system, keep your energy bill manageable, and keep your home comfortable for everyone inside. For many households, this includes a family pet. … Continued

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HVAC Hacks to Lower Your Apartment Energy Bill

Renters often find themselves at the mercy of the quality of the air conditioning and heating systems that their apartment came with. This can mean systems which run inefficiently, heat or cool unevenly, and run up the energy bill. You may not have control over how great your HVAC system is, but there are many … Continued

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Preparing for Summer Heat in Spring

As we settle into spring, we become less dependent on our heating systems and relish in the brief period of time where we can enjoy the ambient temperatures within our homes. While spring is a perfect time to open up the windows and enjoy the drop in your electric bill, there are a few proactive … Continued

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What is an Electronic Air Cleaner?

Electronic air cleaners are a handy household appliance that can further purify the air in your home. Most heating and cooling systems should have filters that trap particles floating around your house. They keep your HVAC systems from getting clogged and usually need to be replaced once per season (or more frequently for those with … Continued

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How to Defrost a Heat Pump

Did you know that the heat pump connected to your HVAC system can freeze? Heat pumps are designed to have a defrosting cycle in order keep them from freezing over, but what do you do if the cycle fails? Understanding the Defrost Cycle When frost begins to form, your heat pump will briefly switch from … Continued

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Saving on Heat: Fixing Air Leaks

Air leakage from around old doors and windows or newly installed appliances make it easy for heated or cooled air to escape, leading to an increase in monthly bills. Luckily, there are ways to identify easy to repair leaks in order to keep your home temperature comfortable more efficiently. Identifying Air Leaks Air leaks can … Continued

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Thermostat Hacks for Winter Temperatures

Now that winter is in full swing, we would like to address a common misconception regarding thermostat operation, and one that is probably driving up your energy bill: the idea that setting your thermostat higher will warm your home more quickly. We wish we could tell you that this is true, but cranking the heat … Continued

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HVAC Maintenance Tips for People with Pets

The winter months really tax your HVAC system, and if you have pets in the house, the impact is even greater. More pets means more hair, dander, and dirt in the air; this adds up to a greater task for your home’s air filters, which in turn makes your heating system work harder to heat … Continued

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Proper Dryer Vent Maintenance

We all know how important it is to keep dryer vents free from lint buildup, but there is more to dryer vent maintenance than that. As Bob Formisano, writing for The Spruce, explains, “Plenty of lint makes it past the filter and gets trapped in crevices deep inside the lint filter trap and all along … Continued

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