Posts By: Chris Long

Is My House Too Old for Central Air?

There’s a lot to be said for living in an older house: They’re sturdy, lovingly-designed and carry with them a charm you don’t always get from modern homes. But when summer comes, living in an older home isn’t always fun, at least if the house in question doesn’t have ductwork. That isn’t to say that you’ll have to resign yourself to cooling off with ceiling fans and window units. Read on to learn more about ductless air conditioning. Continue Reading... Read More

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Show Your AC Some Appreciation This Month

There aren’t many holidays this time of year. July 4 has come and gone, Labor Day is weeks away. And let’s not even think about Halloween or Christmas until cooler weather arrives. For now, we’ll just have to content ourselves with celebrating Air Conditioning Appreciation Days, which run from July 3 to August 15. And yes, it’s obviously not a major holiday the way Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day are. But we think it’s worth observing. We often get so focused on the cost of central air conditioning that we forget the benefits of central air and how it’s changed… Read More

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My Heater is Running but My System is Set to Cold

You open your electric bill and you get a surprise. It's not a good one. Your bill is unexpectedly high. Or maybe not that unexpectedly. When you think back, you realize there were times when your air conditioner was running but your home somehow felt warmer, not cooler. Continue Reading... Read More

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Does It Matter What Size Air Conditioner I Buy?

As most reliable air conditioning companies will tell you, there are times when a big, powerful AC just isn’t right for your home. While an air conditioning unit that is small can be less expensive than a large unit, that might also not get the job done. Continue Reading... Read More

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What is the Ideal Summer Air Conditioning Temperature at Home?

We’re writing this on a day so humid that Pennsylvania feels more like Louisiana. Air conditioning is keeping us cool, but the world outside is grey, dreary and sticky. A few weeks earlier, a different story. Breezy, warm but not too hot, clear blue skies. The ideal summer day. Perfect summer weather like that is hard to come by. Continue Reading... Read More

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6 Things That Cause Temperature Imbalances in Your Home

In a perfect world, your HVAC system would keep you cool as a cucumber through the height of summer and as warm as toast during the worst of winter. But we know better. There are several factors, both related to your system and to your home, that can cause your HVAC to offer uneven heating and cooling. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at a few of the common causes of uneven heating and cooling and what you can do to fix them. Subpar insulation While this is mostly a problem in older houses, any home that has substandard insulation and thin walls is at risk… Read More

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Can Candles Change My Indoor Air Quality?

Americans love candles. They’re a multi-billion dollar industry, with entire sections of retail spaces devoted to various candle options. And it’s easy to see the attraction. With the flick of a match or a lighter, your home can smell like fresh linens, autumn spices or a bouquet of lilacs. Continue Reading... Read More

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My Sunroom is Too Sunny

. When you bought your house, one of the biggest selling points was the sunroom. And with the warmer months here, you can take full advantage of this space, allowing you to enjoy summer weather while avoiding insects and rain. Continue Reading... Read More

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