In the world of air conditioners, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing.
Every home is different, and a bigger AC isn’t always better. The size of the air conditioning system you need for your home will hinge on several different factors.
If you’re asking yourself, “What size air conditioner do I need for my home?” read on to find out how to answer that question.
Have you ever gone into your attic at the height of summer?
It’s like teleporting into Death Valley.
Temperatures inside your attic can surpass 100 degrees, and that heat can seep downstairs into rooms that your HVAC system is working hard to keep air conditioned.
After months of gray, frigid weather, you’re more than ready for summer to arrive.
But can you say the same thing for your home and your air conditioning system?
The warm weather months can take quite a toll on your property, and your energy bill. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your home is ready for summer.
The Trump administration has imposed new tariffs on steel and aluminum, a move that has HVAC system manufacturers worried.
The 25 percent tariffs went into effect in March, and by April, manufacturers started raising equipment prices, a move that will eventually hurt consumers looking to replace heating and cooling systems, notes the industry publication Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News.
We get it: For all the comfort they provide, outdoor air conditioning condensers aren’t the type of thing that will get your home featured in House Beautiful.
They’re bulky, they take up valuable space on your property, and they can limit the curb appeal of your home. It’s understandable that you’d want to hide them, but there are some things to keep in mind when you use landscaping to hide a residential air conditioning unit.
Do you ever come home to find your central AC not cooling your house? You’re not alone. Uneven cooling is a common issue.
Many homeowners discover significant differences in temperature from room to room, enjoying cool evenings downstairs only to toss and turn in stuffy bedrooms.
It’s easy to feel ready for the summer, especially after a long, cold winter and dreary, rainy spring.
But although you might be ready for the start of summer, that doesn’t mean your central air conditioner is as well. Your air conditioning unit might be running fine now, but is it prepared to tackle the height of summer when you’ll be running the AC non-stop?
The last thing any homeowner in Bucks County wants to deal with during a heatwave is a failing central air conditioning unit , which is why it’s important to take steps now to maintain your system.
So much depends on your thermostat. If it’s not working, or it misreads the temperature in your home, your HVAC system will shut on and off at the wrong time.
By installing a programmable thermostat in the right place, you can ensure proper heating and cooling. Avoid inaccurate readings by not keeping your thermostat in these places.
There are a lot of words that we tend to use interchangeably: “Cellar” and “basement.” “Brook” and “creek.” “Sofa” and “couch.”
But here’s two terms that you won’t hear us confuse: “furnace” and “boiler.”
True, they both heat your home, but there are important distinctions separating these systems. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at the difference between a boiler and a furnace.
We all need some humidity in our homes, as anyone who has ever suffered through a particularly dry winter can tell you.
But too much humidity can be a problem. It’s uncomfortable, and it can damage your home. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at how you can find a happy medium and manage indoor humidity levels.