Air Conditioner Buying Guide: Sizing

Air Conditioner Buying Guide: SizingIn a climate like ours, getting central air conditioner sizing right is crucial for comfort and reasonable cooling bills. When a unit is too large or small, it won’t perform as well. Comfort diminishes, energy costs increase and the system won’t last as long.

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Furnace Filter Arrows: What Do They Mean?

Furnace Filter Arrows: What Do They Mean?Proper installation of a furnace filter means making certain it’s facing the right direction. The filter cleans airflow returning to the furnace from rooms throughout your entire house. In a typical residential HVAC system, well over 1,000 cubic feet per minute of air passes through that filter while the system is running. For proper filtration function, the filter must be oriented so the correct side faces toward the furnace unit, with the arrows pointing in the direction of return airflow.

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Pros and Cons of a Condensing Furnace

Pros and Cons of a Condensing FurnaceToday’s furnaces have come a long way from the furnaces of yesteryear, providing remarkable improvements in overall comfort and energy efficiency. If you’re in the market for a new furnace, a condensing furnace offers one of the most efficient home comfort solutions you can buy.

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Reasons Your Air Conditioner is Blowing Hot Air When Set to Cool

Reasons Your Air Conditioner is Blowing Hot Air When Set to CoolWhen your air conditioner is running, warm air coming from your HVAC vents is a cause for concern. There are various reasons why this might happen: it may be a mix-up in your HVAC settings, a maintenance issue, or a serious problem within the cooling system. Here are some of the most common causes and what to do to restore the flow of comfortably-cool air.

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Things to Consider When Reading Air Conditioner Reviews

Things to Consider When Reading Air Conditioner ReviewsThese days we’re all looking up stuff constantly on the Internet to check it out before we go there, buy something or schedule a service. Online reviews are often helpful in making up our minds, but they can also be deceiving. Here’s why you should, by all means, have a look at them, but also realize how they may be skewed too far to the negative or positive.

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Bad HVAC Habits to Kick This Fall

Bad HVAC Habits to Kick This FallWhen the weather gets cooler and you start switching from air conditioning to heat, it’s important to make sure your HVAC system runs properly. You might not realize that you’ve developed a few bad HVAC habits that are keeping your system from being able to run efficiently. Keep the following in mind, so that you can avoid doing them this fall.

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How to Preserve Your Jack O’Lantern

How to Preserve Your Jack O'LanternHalloween is coming up! Time to get some pumpkins and carve Jack O’Lanterns! They’ll make your front porch look creepily festive – for about a week. Then they’ll start rotting, and you’ll be left with a soft, mushy, sorry mess. How can you get your pumpkins to last longer? Here are a few tips for Jack O’Lantern preservation.

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Football Watch Party: Comfort Concerns for Hosts

Football Watch Party: Comfort Concerns for HostsGetting friends and family together to watch football is always such an awesome experience, but it’s also one that comes with a big responsibility for homeowners as it relates to their comfort level. Let’s take a look at some party comfort concerns and what you can do to make everyone happy.

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Safety First: Space Heater Considerations

Safety First: Space Heater ConsiderationsA space heater is one option for heating a room in this mild climate in lieu of the furnace, but there are serious safety concerns associated with these heaters. Statistically, they’re the number one cause of injuries from house fires. They’re also responsible for carbon monoxide (CO) exposure and skin burns.

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How Often Should You Change Your Thermostat Batteries?

How Often Should You Change Your Thermostat Batteries?When was the last time you checked your programmable thermostat? If it’s been a while, right now’s a good time to perform some well-needed thermostat maintenance. Part of that maintenance includes checking the batteries and changing them as needed.

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