6 Ways to Conserve Heat this Winter

November 10, 2021

As the weather gets colder and colder and the winter approaches, you’re most likely going to be spending your time indoors more and more often. This means that you’re likely going to want your furnace running more often, which will put more wear and tear on the appliance and use up more costly energy. However, if you follow certain steps toward conserving heat and energy within your home, you can take some of the pressure off your furnace while still keeping you and everyone in your home warm and cozy. Most of these ideas are relatively simple and only require...

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6 Steps to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

November 3, 2021

It’s that time of year when the fall has arrived, the leaves are changing colors, and the coldest season is right on our doorstep. The winter weather can become very harsh in Michigan, and there are certain steps every homeowner should take to ensure that their household is fully prepared for this time of year. Oftentimes, people will put off the process of preparing their homes for the winter until the harsh weather has already arrived at their doorstep. This is a risky way to approach it, as once the winter weather has already arrived, you may not only be...

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10 Reasons Why Your Heater Fails to Turn Off

October 20, 2021

During the cold months, you might need to use your heating system for a more extended period. This doesn’t mean that the unit should run continuously. If your heater fails to turn off even after reaching the set temperature, it means that there is an underlying problem that needs attention. A furnace that won’t turn off results in high utility bills and damage to vital components. It also creates unbearable indoor conditions. Here are some of the reasons why your heater could be running continuously and how to solve them. 1. The Thermostat Could Be Faulty If your heater won’t...

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When to Replace Your Home’s Ductwork

October 12, 2021

The majority of people who experience reduced efficiency of their HVAC systems may not know that it has to do with the ductwork. On average, air ducts work perfectly up to about 15 years, after which they start to deteriorate, affecting ventilation in your home. Here are six signs you can look for that indicate a replacement might be necessary. 1. Strange Air Duct Noises While hearing certain sounds from the air ducts originating from contractions and expansions from normal functioning is normal, weird noises may point to a possible issue within the system. If your HVAC system starts to...

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 21, 2021

As the days get hotter, your air conditioning system will spend more and more time running. The temperature you choose for your thermostat will have a huge effect on how well your unit runs and how comfortable you feel. What’s the absolute best temperature to set your thermostat to? This will depend on your goals. The Most Comfortable Temperature for Humans Every person has his or her own unique preferences for air temperature. Factors like your metabolism, your favorite outfit, and your level of activity can all affect what temperature you like best. On average, a temperature of around 65...

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How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

June 14, 2021

It might be difficult to make the best choice on a new AC if you haven’t learned how AC actually works. Buildings and their occupants each have unique needs that a custom AC can be adjusted to meet. If you’re unsure of the options you have regarding AC, then our technicians are here to give you a complete overview. This guide will help you to understand what the ideal AC for your building is and why that unit works in its specific way. All AC units work similarly, but you can choose from portable, stationary, and mid-sized modules. Compressors and...

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 7, 2021

Having a good working home air conditioning system is a must to be comfortable during the hot summer season. Part of ensuring that your system is in good working order is cleaning it prior to its long summer run. There are a few tips that we’re going to discuss below that you should implement during your cleaning process. Air Filters The first place that most homeowners will start their cleaning process is the air filter holder. It’s highly recommended that your home air filter be changed once every three months. For homes with lots of pets or young children, you...

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 24, 2021

Generally speaking, an air conditioner may be responsible for up to 50% of your home’s electricity bill. The wattage for your AC will depend on the model, size, energy efficiency, and age of the unit. Even if you knew the manufacturer’s specification for your AC, it would still be an estimate. Calculating the wattage depends on many different variables. In this article, we’ll outline how to determine the power consumption of your equipment in watts. Wattage and Choosing an Efficient Cooling System A watt is the unit for measuring power recognized globally. It can be defined as a product of...

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What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 20, 2021

It’s likely that you’ve come across the term “BTU” when looking into the possibility of getting a new air conditioner. BTU is a way of telling us how powerful a particular unit is. As you’d expect, having more BTUs means that an appliance is more powerful. You might initially think that having more power is always going to be the optimal situation, but it’s not quite as simple as that. This overview will go over what BTU means and how you can determine how many BTUs are ideal for your residence. This way, you’ll be able to stay cool and...

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 17, 2021

High moisture content makes it hard for sweat to evaporate, which can leave you feeling uncomfortable. It also encourages the accumulation of biological contaminants, and once they recirculate throughout the house, they trigger asthmatic attacks and allergic reactions. Most households rely on an air conditioner during summer to get rid of excess heat and humidity. Besides compromising your family member’s comfort and health, high humidity also affects the AC’s efficiency and longevity. Here are various effects of high humidity on an AC. 1. It Makes the AC Less Energy Efficient When the air humidity is higher than usual, your AC...

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