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.