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What SEER Rating Do I Need

What SEER Rating Do I NEED for My Home?

When the time comes to replace your home’s HVAC system with a new system, you might be curious about which model best fits your home and lifestyle. HVAC units are categorized by their SEER rating, or their seasonal energy efficiency ratio. The higher the number, the more efficient the system. However, more energy efficient models Read more…

Air Conditioner Theft Prevention

Air Conditioner Theft Prevention Tips

You may be wondering why anyone would want to steal an AC unit. They’re pretty heavy to carry, making a quick getaway difficult, right? Theft still happens, though, and it’s pretty common. Aside from possibly needing an AC to call their own, most AC thieves are after the valuable copper in the unit. Here are Read more…

When to Replace Window Air Conditioner

When to Replace Your Window Air Conditioner

Do you have a window AC unit and you’re wondering if it’s time to get rid of it? Ductless air conditioners have advantages and disadvantages, however, it’s important to know when they are good to keep you cool, and when it’s time to buy a new system. 4 Times When You Should Replace Your Window Read more…

Common Pollutants Diminishing Your Home's Indoor Air Quality

Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants

The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes indoor air pollution as the #1 pollution problem in the United States, with nearly 40 percent of all buildings posing a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollution. Considering we spend so much of our lives indoors, indoor air pollutants present a serious problem for the wellbeing of ourselves Read more…

How to Change an Air Conditioner Filter

How to Change an Air Conditioner Filter

“In most of your residential homes, your air filters are going to be located in your return air, which is usually right by your thermostat. To change your filter, you want to open this grill up. There’s usually a couple of fasteners at the top, so you simply rotate these out and pull down the Read more…

AC Smells Like Dirty Socks

AC Smells Like Dirty Socks

Why does the air in your house smell like dirty socks? While you may think that it’s just time to clean your house, this smell is actually a fairly common problem known as dirty sock syndrome. Find out exactly what dirty sock syndrome is, how it affects your air conditioner, and how you can fight Read more…

What Does SEER Rating Mean

What Does SEER Rating Mean?

Whether you’re an HVAC aficionado or not, you’ve likely heard the word ‘SEER’ thrown around a time or two when talking about air conditioning systems. But what does ‘SEER’ mean? And is it really all that important when investing in a new air conditioning system? Find out here. What Is the SEER Rating Chart? For Read more…

Ways to Lower Your Energy Bill

Ways to Lower Your Energy Bill

Energy bill too high? In the summer, our electric bills skyrocket. And it’s no wonder! Our air conditioners make up around 60 percent of our energy bills. If you’re looking to cut down your bill, just follow these simple tips to help reduce your energy consumption. 1. Close Your Window Blinds Opening your blinds during Read more…

Clean AC Drain Line Vinegar

How to Clean Your AC Condensate Drain Line With Vinegar

Just like your car, your air conditioning system’s parts need a little love from time to time. Take, for example, the condensate drain. Your air conditioner’s condensate drain line removes the condensation that forms as your AC systems remove excess moisture from the air. When the condensate drain is working properly, it should expel the Read more…

How to Troubleshoot AC Compressor

How to Troubleshoot AC Compressor

How Does an AC Compressor Work? Your compressor unit is the heart of your air conditioning system. It’s responsible for pumping refrigerant through your AC and maintaining adequate pressure levels. When something goes wrong with your compressor, it could cause your entire system to stop working. Common AC Compressor Problems Because your compressor is such Read more…