3 Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Central Air Conditioner

The best way to avoid expensive air conditioner repairs is to perform the maintenance your system needs before any problems develop. There are many simple tasks that homeowners can do to keep their air conditioner running efficiently and to minimize the risk of a breakdown. Here are three steps you can take to extend the life of your air conditioner. Maintain Good Airflow Many homeowners will try to save on their energy bill by closing vent registers on rooms that don’t need to be cooled.

Which Is The Best Water Heater For A Tiny Home?

Not every tiny home owner chooses to provide access to hot water in their units. If you do, though, you have several different options available to you. The one you should purchase, however, depends on your needs and resources. Here’s more information about the different water heating options available to help you decide which one to get. Gas-Powered Water Heater One type of water heater that many tiny home owners seem to prefer is the gas-powered appliance.

6 Ways To Save On Heating And Air Conditioning Costs

When looking for ways to cut down on household expenses, don’t overlook your HVAC system. Heating and cooling costs are responsible for a large chunk of your energy bill each month, with heating in particular accounting for more than 40% of the average American’s energy consumption. Luckily, by being proactive about maintenance and making a few simple tweaks, you can majorly cut down on your HVAC costs year-round. Here are six great ways to do this:

9 Things You Should Know About Keeping Cool In Arizona

Air conditioning in the desert southwest is not a luxury item, but rather a much needed necessity. When the heat soars to 110 degrees or more, keeping cool can be a life or death situation. Believe it or not, people survived in the Phoenix area without air conditioning for years, but the advent of the modern AC unit saw the population triple instantly. In fact, Phoenix is officially the hottest city in the United States, yet is still the 6th largest for population.

Why Is Your Air Conditioner Cycling On And Off So Often?

A central air conditioning system that is working properly should cycle on and off a few times per hour. If your system is cycling every few minutes (or even every few seconds), something is wrong. When your air conditioner short cycles, it wastes energy – and it usually doesn’t cool your home adequately, either. Follow this guide to get to the bottom of the problem. The unit may be iced over.

5 Smart Reasons To Buy A Tankless Water Heater

If you’re ready for a new hot water heater, you need to look at your tankless options. Tankless hot water heaters have been standard in European countries for the past few decades, but they are still being introduced to homes in the United States. See why so many families are going tankless. Here are the benefits of tankless water heaters. Save Space As you know, standard hot water heaters take up a lot of room in your utility closet.

Is A Heat Pump System Better Than A Furnace?

Although furnaces are probably the most common way people heat their homes, there are actually several different types of heating systems you can use to keep your home warm. One of those is a heat pump system. Heat pumps have several distinct advantages over furnaces. Whether or not it’s a better option for your home, however, depends on a few factors. Here’s more information about heat pump systems to help you determine if getting one is the right option for you.

MERV's The Word: Explaining Air Filter Performance

Most people don’t give much thought to their air conditioner’s filter as they replace it. After all, a filter is just a filter, right? As it turns out, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to your air filter and how it relates to your A/C system’s overall performance and energy efficiency. What MERV Has to Do with Your A/C When it comes to rating and comparing air filters, industry experts rely on the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value system or “

How To Tell If Your Air Conditioner Is Too Big For Your Home

When it comes to bank account balances and diamond rings, bigger is always better. However, the same can’t be said for your air conditioner. An oversized a/c unit may cool your home faster, but it can cause a host of other problems. Here’s how to tell if your air conditioner is too big for your house and what you can do to fix the problem. Why an Oversized Air Conditioner is a Bad Idea

How To Attach An Air Conditioning Manifold Gauge And Perform Basic Refrigerant Pressure Readings

If you suspect your home’s central air conditioning system isn’t operating properly, you can tell a lot simply by measuring the system’s refrigerant pressures. It may seem intimidating to perform your own system pressure tests, but it is actually quite straightforward to do so. Below is how to measure your central air conditioning system’s pressures to help know whether or not you should contact a technician for servicing: The equipment needed

5 Clever Ways To Save Your Air Conditioner & Reduce Your Energy Costs

Most people don’t think of the amount of work their air conditioners do until their air conditioners refuse to work anymore. The harder your air conditioner works, the faster it may need to be repaired. Fortunately, there are ways to prolong your air conditioning unit’s life expectancy so you’ll be able to avoid repairs and/or replacement in the future. Better yet, you’ll probably save money on your electricity bill if your air conditioning unit isn’t working so hard.

3-Step Guide For Naturally Cleaning Cigarette Smoke And Tar Out Of Your Home's Ductwork

If you or someone else in your household smokes cigarettes, you may notice the stale odor of the smoke and tar increases whenever your central HVAC unit is running. If you would like to naturally reduce the smell by removing the tar and nicotine buildup, use the three-step guide below. Step 1:  Soak The Vents With A Homemade Cleaner The first step in cleaning your ductwork is removing and soaking the air vents in a homemade cleaning solution.