Setting Your Thermostat to the Most Efficient Temperature

August 21st, 2017

thermostat-hand-78Many people don’t realize that their thermostat habits are costing them. You may think you use your comfort system sparingly, but unless you program your thermostat for consistent, efficient temperatures, you may be using more energy than you need. Learn how to properly set the thermostat to save the most money in today’s guide. Continue Reading

Upgrades to AC Performance Help Your Home

August 7th, 2017

air-conditioning-upgradesMichigan summers are hot and muggy, and without a reliable air conditioner, your home can quickly feel like an oven. That can pose a health risk to sensitive family members, making a good air conditioner as important as your electricity or plumbing. It’s fairly normal to pay more for your monthly air conditioning than you would during other times of the year, and to a certain extent higher monthly cooling bills are inevitable in the summer. But just because you’re paying more this time of year, doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary. Continue Reading

The Benefits of Water Heater Maintenance

July 24th, 2017

water-heater-maintenanceWater heaters are among the most important appliances in your home: delivering clean hot water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing. They do their jobs quietly for the most part, and since they’re usually placed in spots like the basement that rarely see daily activity, any problems with one tends to sneak up on you. The best way to prevent this is to schedule water heater maintenance once a year from a trained technician. Summer is an excellent time to do so, when the weather is warm and you don’t need to concern yourself with freezing temperatures or heavy snowfall interfering with the process. Continue Reading

Do You Have Problems with Your Ducts?

July 10th, 2017

duct-systems-breachSummers in our neck of the woods are hot and humid, making the air conditioner in your home more important than ever. You need your system to run as intended every day to keep your home cool and comfortable, and problems with your air conditioner need to be dealt with swiftly by a trained professional. That means more than just dealing with the air conditioning unit itself. In centralized systems, that involves issues with the ducts as well. The good news is that a qualified repair serviced should be able to deal with duct problems as well as problems with the air conditioner itself. The bad news is that you need to be able to spot the problem first. Continue Reading

How Do Zone Control Systems Work?

June 26th, 2017

zone-controls-save-moneyOur neck of the woods experiences a great deal of heat every summer, and this year is no exception. Even the best air conditioners need to be ready to go to fight back the routine blistering temperatures, and long hot summers mean you’re going to be paying higher monthly energy bills almost by default. But just because you need to pay more for cool air in the summer doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary. If you’re looking for a way to cut down on your monthly cooling bills, consider the use of a zone control system. How do they work and what are the benefits? Here’s a quick breakdown. Continue Reading

What to Look for in an Air Conditioner Repair Service

June 12th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairFlint, MI has its share of air conditioning repair services, and it can be difficult to parse which one is best suited to address your AC problem. This becomes doubly difficult when you’re faced with a sudden breakdown in the middle of our scorching summers, when the temperature in your home is rising by the moment and every minute delayed is a minute you need to go without the basic comforts provided by your system.

But how do you know which service to choose? If a repair is involved, you may not have time to perform a lot of research. Instead, look for a few key points that can tell you a lot about the service in question, and find the right one to get your problem fixed quickly.  Continue Reading

Power Levels Matter with New Air Conditioners

May 29th, 2017

A new air conditioner may be just the thing to help your home deal with the heat of another summer. If you don’t think your existing system can handle another cooling season, now is the optimum time to plan for a replacement. Doing so allows you to enjoy the benefits of your new system immediately, as well as avoiding the possibility that your old system might finally break down for good right in the middle of a sweltering heat wave. Continue Reading

The Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems

May 15th, 2017

With summer on the way, now is the time to consider new air conditioning options for your home. And if you can’t look into a centralized system – or you’re looking to replace a centralized system that just isn’t doing the job – then if behooves you to consider other options to keep your home comfortable. Continue Reading

UV Lights Fight Spring Allergies

May 1st, 2017

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Spring is here, and with it comes rain, warmer temperatures and the inevitable onset of seasonal allergies. If your family suffers from such allergies, or wants to cut down on the amount of illness outbreaks in your household, you have options to help. A reliable doctor and good medication are a strong first step, but so too is eliminating the presences of germs and bacteria in your home. A whole-house UV air purifier can help in substantial ways. Continue Reading

3 Common Signs of Air Conditioning Problems

April 17th, 2017

working-on-ACWith summer on the way, now is a good time to take a thorough look at your air conditioning system and ensure that it’s ready to face the coming high temperatures. You may already be using it on an intermittent basis, and as April turns to May, that usage is only going to increase. Now is a very good time to check your system for signs of trouble. If you spot a potential issue, you still have several weeks to schedule repairs, which ensures that your system won’t break down in the middle of a scorching heat wave. Continue Reading