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BTU: What It Is, and Why It Is Important

If you’ve been shopping around for air conditioning units, you may have already come across the acronym BTU in product guides and specifications. Let us give you an overview of how BTUs can help you buy the right AC for your home.

4 Things You Need to Know About Air Conditioning Maintenance

Nearly all literature related to air conditioning, from brochures to user guides, emphasize the importance of regular maintenance and timely repairs. Here are a few things you need to know about air conditioning maintenance, and why performing some maintenance tasks yourself can help with scheduled professional maintenance.

HCFC-22 Phase-Out: Should You Buy a New AC?

The Environmental Protection Agency has started phasing out ozone-depleting refrigerants such as HCFC-22, also known as R-22. If your existing heating and air conditioning equipment uses these refrigerants, read on as we talk about what your alternatives will be, including eventual replacement.

The Benefits of ENERGY STAR®-Rated HVAC Units

When it’s time to replace or repair a piece of HVAC equipment, like an air conditioning unit, a heat pump, or some other piece of equipment, make it a point to choose replacements that bear the ENERGY STAR® certification. Here’s an overview of what ENERGY STAR®-certified replacements can do for you.

What Is the Thermostat?

Understanding how your thermostat works not only helps you appreciate your air conditioning and heating system but it also helps you make decisions that can save you time, energy, and money in the long run. In this post, we discuss what a thermostat is and why it’s critical to the entire system.

Air Conditioner Coils and Valves: Why They’re Important

When you’re looking at a new air conditioning unit, you’re usually just interested in its size, horsepower, and energy efficiency. However, learning how your units work can help you make better decisions about the air conditioning setup you should have for your home.

Repair vs. Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit

It’s quite easy to have an HVAC system installed in your home and then leave it alone as it does its job without any issue. However, once problems start to arise, that’s when most people scramble to find a solution. Just like any other piece of machinery, proper maintenance is important to keep your home’s […]

Top 4 Benefits of Air Purifiers

Maintaining a healthy level of indoor air quality is an essential part of any home. If you or a family member is suffering from seasonal allergies and asthma, air purifiers become doubly important, as they keep the indoors dust, dirt, and contaminant free. If you’re considering getting one for your home, here are the top […]

Heating and Air Conditioning Zoning: How It Works

There are plenty of ways to maximize energy use when it comes to heating and air conditioning; one popular option is zoning. Zoning assigns “zones” to different areas of your home and distributes heating and cooling according to their specific needs. These zones are controlled by a thermostat, which determines the temperature levels for every […]

HVAC Contractors Explain the Benefits of Heat Pumps

These days, you can find many options available for heating your home and each of these has its own benefits and drawbacks. One of the most frequently asked questions that HVAC contractors hear is about the comparison of heat pumps and other air conditioning systems.