Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Setting Your Thermostat to the Most Efficient Temperature

Monday, 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. (more…)

Upgrades to AC Performance Help Your Home

Monday, 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. (more…)

How Do Zone Control Systems Work?

Monday, 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. (more…)

What to Look for in an Air Conditioner Repair Service

Monday, 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.  (more…)

Power Levels Matter with New Air Conditioners

Monday, 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. (more…)

The Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Monday, 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. (more…)

3 Common Signs of Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, 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. (more…)

Do You Need to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

With spring here, the time has come to turn off our heating systems and turn on our air conditioners. And if your air conditioner is on its last legs, now is the time to seriously consider replacing it with a new one. Doing so now gives you the luxury of time: allowing you to schedule the replacement at your leisure and plan your replacement properly. Otherwise, you’re likely looking at a breakdown in the middle of the summer, leading to a rushed scramble to get a new unit in place before your household melts in the high heat and humidity. (more…)

How to Measure Air Conditioning Efficiency

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The weather is still fairly cool, but it’s going to get hot and humid again before you know it, and as we turn off our heaters for another winter, the time has come to carefully and seriously assess the state of our air conditioning systems. That comes down to measuring its efficiency: how well it makes use of the energy it consumes. If you’re planning to install a new air conditioner this spring, or even if you just want to check the status of your old one, then the air conditioner’s efficiency is where you need to start. (more…)

Prepare your HVAC System for Spring

Monday, March 6th, 2017

We’re still in the midst of cold weather here in Davison, MI, but spring is coming, and with it comes a need to turn off your heating system and turn on your air conditioner. That can involve a number of steps not only to ensure that your heating system is shut down properly, but that your air conditioner gets up to speed in the best possible way. You can take steps to do that yourself, as well as getting a little timely help from a friendly professional. (more…)