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Window & Shading Strategies for Keeping Cool

Window & Shading Strategies for Keeping Cool

by vscontent on April 6, 2018

It can quickly get expensive to run the air conditioner day in and day out during the warmer months. But by utilizing intelligent window and shading strategies and techniques, you can keep cool without the full cost. Cool Shading Strategies for Spring Air conditioning bill too high? Want to cut back on energy use and […]

Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

by vscontent on March 16, 2018

You may be planning what you’ll be doing for Spring Break, and thinking more about going on vacation then home care. However, we’re an HVAC company, so we think about the care of your home’s heating and cooling system all year round. Especially in the spring, because spring is the perfect time to schedule air […]

Heating & Cooling Systems That Don’t Require Any Ductwork

Heating & Cooling Systems That Don’t Require Any Ductwork

by vscontent on March 9, 2018

  If you don’t have an existing duct system or are renovating your home, you may want to consider going duct-free. There are several ductless options available to you, some better than others. Let’s start with the most common and effective ductless option: ductless mini-split heat pumps. Ductless Mini-Splits Ductless HVAC systems, also known as […]

Spring Cleaning Checklist for HVAC and IAQ

Spring Cleaning Checklist for HVAC and IAQ

by vscontent on February 23, 2018

Spring is associated with all sorts of pleasant things — flowers blooming, birds chirping, warm weather. But with all of that comes an increase in pollen, allergens, and pests. Spring cleaning isn’t just about finally taking the time to dust and declutter, it’s also about preventing airborne contaminants that pollute your home’s indoor air and warding […]

Central Air Conditioning vs. Window A/C Units

Central Air Conditioning vs. Window A/C Units | Pros & Cons

by vscontent on August 25, 2017

We all want a little cooling now and again. As to whether it makes more sense to use window A/C units versus central air conditioning, it depends. Window Units and Portable Air Conditioners If you are a renter or only need to keep one or two small rooms cool at a time, portable air conditioners […]

Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

by vscontent on July 28, 2017

You may have heard of smart homes and home automation before. The Nest Learning Thermostat is a prime example of that. Instead of using overly complicated programmable thermostats that promise savings but rarely deliver them, the Nest Thermostat set out to do something different: to learn. Not only are these thermostats intelligent, they’re also environmentally conscious. Billions […]

7 Must-Dos Before Leaving on Vacation

by vscontent 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 vscontent 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 vscontent 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 […]

how to plant trees for energy savings - Earth Day HVAC strategies

Plant a Tree for Earth Day and Energy Savings

by vscontent 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 […]