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4 Proven Ways to Reduce Air Conditioning Noise

by Daniel Estevao on June 23, 2017

In the summertime, air conditioners are running nearly non-stop. This can create loud humming and whirring sounds that measure around 70-80 dB. If your air conditioner is any louder than that, you could be violating local noise laws (and personal comfort laws). Here are 4 proven ways to reduce air conditioning noise: 1. LOCATION Install […]

7 Must-Dos Before Leaving on Vacation

by Daniel Estevao on June 9, 2017

Heading off for your annual family vacation? Whether you’re leaving for a couple days or a few weeks, it’s important to take some precautions in order to protect your property and possessions while you are away. To help you plan and organize for the upcoming vacation, we’ve put together a list of essentials before you […]

How to Get Home and Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

How to Get Home and Air Conditioning Ready for Summer

by Daniel Estevao on June 2, 2017

In order to keep your air conditioning system running smoothly all summer, you’ll want to follow our 6 summer air conditioning maintenance tips. 1. Change the Air Filter Depending on many factors, such as the size and cleanliness of your home, you will want to replace your HVAC air filter every 30-90 days. Never wait more […]

What goes into professional HVAC design?

The Four Main Areas of Whole-Home HVAC Design

by Daniel Estevao on April 28, 2017

If you have a central HVAC system, which you probably do, it’s important to know basic HVAC design principles. Choosing the right size unit to fit your home’s needs is just as important as choosing the right HVAC contractor to install it. Learning how to adjust the thermostat and getting your air ducts sealed and […]

Why You Should Clean Heat Pump Condenser Coils

by Daniel Estevao on April 14, 2017

If you’re going to pick one home improvement project this spring, it should be cleaning your heat pump condenser coils. The best way to maintain your HVAC unit is to ensure that it isn’t dirty. A good coil cleaning will increase energy efficiency, indoor comfort, and utility bill savings. Regular maintenance of your heating and […]

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Plant a Tree for Earth Day and Energy Savings

by Daniel Estevao on March 31, 2017

Trees are probably the most natural and beautiful way to lower your home energy consumption. Trees can drastically lower your energy bills year round. In the summer, tress provide energy-saving shade; in the winter, the trees create wind blockage to reduce air leaks and heating costs. Benefits of Planting Trees for Energy Savings Reduce heating […]

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3 Easy Ways to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs

by Daniel Estevao on February 24, 2017

Who doesn’t want to save money and energy? Here are 3 of the easiest (and cheapest) ways you can make your home more efficient and cut heating and cooling costs all year. If you go over these simple steps, you can easily cut your annual HVAC bill by up to 50%! That translates to hundreds of extra […]

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What to Do About Critters in Your HVAC System

by Daniel Estevao on February 17, 2017

As you probably know, animals and HVAC systems don’t mix very well. While you may have been lucky so far, you’d be surprised to find out how many different kinds of critters our technicians have found in HVAC systems—everything from snakes and rats to birds and bats. If you think there’s a critter creeping around your ductwork […]

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How Zoned HVAC Improves Comfort and Gets Rid of Cold Spots

by Daniel Estevao on November 12, 2016

Is the temperature perfect in the bedroom but freezing in the living room? Here are some common causes for hot and cold spots in the home: Most homes have multiple floors, and as we know, heat rises. This tends to make the upper levels warmer than the lower levels. In rooms with a lot of […]

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EPA’s R-22 Refrigerant Phaseout and What It Means for Homeowners

by Daniel Estevao on October 7, 2016

The refrigerant in your air conditioning or heat pump system is responsible for absorbing and releasing heat to and from your indoor and outdoor units. The type of refrigerant you use depends on how your HVAC system was installed. Most air conditioning and heat pump systems use R-22 refrigerant (known by the brand name Freon®). […]