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Your Energy Bills: Six Easy Ways to Take Charge and Stay Cool

Posted on: June 19, 2012

With summer comes unavoidable increases in our home energy bills as we add the air conditioner to the assortment of electronics and appliances we already use every day. Here are a few ways you can save substantial amounts of money while still keeping your home at the temperature you prefer. 1. Cooling efficiency: Home cooling […]

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Manual J: Why the Contractor Who Sizes Your Air Conditioner Should Know It Inside Out

Posted on: June 14, 2012

The purchase of a new or replacement air conditioner for your home is not simply a matter of choosing a cooling unit and having it installed. Among the more important of the additional considerations is determining what size cooling system you need. The amount of cooling required to keep your home at desired levels is […]

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Are Ductwork Leaks Costing You Money and Comfort? Five Signs to Look For

Posted on: June 12, 2012

Ductwork is the network of large pipes, that distribute heated or cooled air throughout your house. Ductwork leaks can cause even the best furnace, heat pump or air conditioner to function poorly and inefficiently. Since the ductwork carries all of the air that keeps your home comfortable in each season, loose connections, unsealed gaps or […]

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6 Ways to Minimize Your Risk of Water Damage When You’re Running Your Air Conditioner

Posted on: June 5, 2012

One of the benefits provided by your air conditioner is dehumidification of your indoor air. As air circulates through the system, it flows across the evaporator coil. Water is drawn out of the air as condensation forms on this coil. The water is then drained away and the drier air circulates back into your home. […]

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Your New Air Conditioner: Pay Attention to the Seer Ratings, But Consider These Features, Too

Posted on: June 1, 2012

No matter what brand of air conditioner you choose to buy, the unit should be as efficient as possible so that it provides good cooling at a reasonable price. An Energy Star certification will ensure you’re getting a model that has passed government tests for efficiency. The unit should have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio […]

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The Home Energy Audit That You Can Do Yourself

Posted on: May 29, 2012

If you could access a map that would show you the most inefficient locations throughout your home, would you want it? Well, you can create your own home map with a home energy audit. And once you know where your home is losing energy, you can make low-cost improvements that will significantly boost your energy-savings […]

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Like the Temparature, the Cost of Your A/C Refrigerant Is Rising

Posted on: May 24, 2012

During your air conditioner’s annual maintenance, you may find the system needs a charge of refrigerant to boost its cooling capacity. If so, you’ll also notice that prices of the A/C refrigerant R22 have increased dramatically (tripled since 2011). These increases are being felt all throughout the HVAC industry and are expected to continue for […]

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Whole-House Air Cleaner and UV Lights – for That Breath of Fresh Air You Need

Posted on: May 22, 2012

If you’re looking to improve the quality of your indoor air with one simple purchase, a whole-house air cleaner and ultraviolet (UV) lights are two of your best choices. Knowing what pollutants trigger allergy or asthma symptoms for you or members of your family is the first step. However, if multiple contaminants trigger these symptoms, […]

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Programmable Thermostats: How to Make the Smart Decision

Posted on: May 17, 2012

Investing in a programmable thermostat will quickly pay you back, as the average energy savings you can expect from using these devices approaches 10 percent. By selecting a model with “smart” capabilities, you can lock in the highest savings possible while providing the ultimate in convenience. Programming options Standard and smart programmable thermostats generally allow […]

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You’ve Hired a Nate-Certified Technician – Job Done!

Posted on: May 15, 2012

Hiring a NATE-certified technician is a big deal. After all, your home comfort and savings depend on it. That’s why you can trust that the job will be well done, whether it’s a repair, maintenance or replacement job. You can rest assured that a NATE-certified technician is the best possible designation to utilize when comparing […]

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