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What Is SEER Rating?

Whether you’re buying a new air conditioner or getting an upgrade, the SEER rating is one you are likely to see mentioned. SEER – Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio – is a measurement of the amount of cooling power the air conditioner produces with a single …

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Air Filter Buying Guide

One of the most common things you’re told about maintaining your home’s HVAC system is to replace the air filter. That seems simple enough until you try to do so and you’re unsure what to buy or how to do so. Manufacturers do a good …

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Electric Furnace Vs. Gas Furnace

Whether it’s time to replace your furnace or, simply, you want to get ahead of emergency repairs and replacements, you’ve got a lot to consider—specifically, whether you’ll opt for electric or gas. Both have unique benefits, opportunities to save money and, overall, differences in how …

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Mini-Split Reasons

Controlling your indoor climate can be a challenge—it’s not uncommon for one room to be cool and comfortable, and another to be stifling. Try to balance the temperatures and, chances are, you’ll wind up overcorrecting—not to mention overpaying for your heating and cooling.  Increasingly, more …

Heating And Cooling TIps For Older Homes

Heating And Cooling Tips For Older Homes

Old houses can be an incredible investment—and an incredible place to call “home.” However, they aren’t without their challenges, especially when it comes to keep spaces cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Given that older homes don’t tend to have modern additions—everything …

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Why Does My A/C System Make Loud Noises?

Sometimes owning a home means trying to decipher the latest banging, dripping or clanking. While diagnosing issues based on sound isn’t always the most effective approach, it can often help you determine the type of issue you’re dealing with so you can tap the right …

4 Simple Ways a Programmable Thermostat Saves You Money

4 Simple Ways a Programmable Thermostat Saves You Money

Automation is the future of efficiency and affordability—especially on the home front. One of the simplest ways to start leveraging automation is with a programmable thermostat, These low-cost intelligent upgrades are ideal improvements over go-to manual systems, driving down energy usage and saving you money. …

AC Repair Cost Factors

AC Repair Cost Factors

Air conditioning repairs and maintenance are common—if it’s time to get your AC checked out, be prepared to tackle a host of next steps from a simple filter replacement to a system overhaul. Going in, though, it’s important to understand common repairs and the factors …

Air Conditioning System Cost Factors

Air Conditioning System Cost Factors

5 Factors that Drive Air Conditioner Prices Some AC systems can last for 10 to 15 years—others even longer. Understanding the longevity is important to weigh the cost and ongoing expenses. Considering a new AC system? Understand the costs before you make a decision. American …