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  • What Is a Blower Motor?

    When troubleshooting HVAC problems, you possibly could run across the term “blower motor” and wonder how that fits into your system. This critical component functions as the lungs of your heating and cooling system. The blower motor powers the movement of heated and cooled air, making sure... Continue reading

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  • Understanding the New SEER 2 Rating and Why It Matters

    Energy efficiency is more than just a buzzword; it’s a critical consideration for homeowners who are intent on saving money and who also want to help improve environmental sustainability. The release of new SEER 2 rating standards in 2023 marks a significant shift in how we think about cooling... Continue reading

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  • 15 Ways to Reduce Air Conditioning Costs

    Are you burdened by skyrocketing utility costs this summer? To slash AC costs without sacrificing comfort, you should adopt energy-saving behaviors, implement low-cost changes and make strategic long-term investments. Here are 15 effective techniques to consider. Adopt Good Energy... Continue reading

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  • 10 Questions to Ask an HVAC Contractor

    Finding the best HVAC contractor to replace or service your home comfort system can be difficult. That decision is important because the contractor you hire heavily impacts your HVAC system’s quality, longevity and efficiency for years to come. To help you make an informed decision, research... Continue reading

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  • What HVAC Energy-Efficiency Ratings Mean

    Are you contrasting the efficiency ratings of new HVAC systems? Or are you interested in knowing the rating on your existing HVAC system. Regardless, you can determine the efficiency rating and expected annual operating costs by checking the yellow Energy Guide tag around the side of the unit.... Continue reading

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  • What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need?

    Whether you’re building a new home or updating your existing air conditioning system, there is one question you’re guaranteed to ask: what size air conditioner do I need? Selecting the correct air conditioning size is a balancing act. Too large, and you could face poor humidity control and... Continue reading

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  • 10 Air Conditioning Myths That May Cost You More Money

    Your AC works hard to keep you refreshed and cool, especially on hot days during the summer. Unfortunately, many people fall victim to several air conditioning myths, causing them to spend money they shouldn’t. Let’s get to the bottom of these myths to help you make informed actions when... Continue reading

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  • Top 10 Tips to Prevent Air Conditioning Problems

    There’s practically nothing worse than having to deal with a broken air conditioner in a heatwave. The first signs of an upcoming breakdown may be subtle—strange noises, odd smells or decreased cooling. Before you know it, these seemingly slight issues grow into full-blown breakdowns. However,... Continue reading

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  • SEER Ratings Guide

    As you shop for a new AC system, you may have seen the term “SEER rating.” But what does a SEER rating measure and why does that matter? Use this SEER rating guide to learn everything you ought to know regarding AC efficiency ratings and the recent minimum SEER rating increase enacted by the... Continue reading

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  • Best Temperature for Your AC in the Summer

    When the scorching summer heat strikes, everyone runs to the nearest thermostat to get the cold air flowing. But the right AC temp isn’t just about staying comfortable. It’s also about energy efficiency and reducing your power bills. So, what’s the right temperature? The answer relies upon... Continue reading

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  • Don’t Neglect Your Air Conditioner this Winter

    As the crisp chill of autumn begins to flow through the air, you know winter will arrive soon. Now’s the time to spare a few moments to ready your air conditioner for the off-season. Shutting down your AC as summer winds down guards it against severe winter weather that could shorten its life... Continue reading

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  • How Severe Weather Can Affect Your Air Conditioner

    When summer gets to its peak, your AC may work extremely hard to keep your the U.S. home cool and comfortable. While a lot of summer days are warm and beautiful, most people are no stranger to dangerous weather. Stormy conditions, and even days with extreme heat and humidity, can affect your air... Continue reading

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