Air conditioning maintenance oftentimes referred to as preventive maintenance, is important in order to prolong the life of your system and keep your air conditioner running efficiently during the hot summer months.
You wouldn’t take your car on a cross country trip without having it checked out by an auto mechanic first. The same thing applies to your air conditioning system. You should have it looked over by an air conditioning technician before the long, hot summer! Continue reading
Years ago, air conditioning filters were just used to keep the evaporator coil and blower clean. Today, they are an important, and sometimes overlooked, part of your air conditioning system because they are used to filter out particulates in the air stream. Continue reading
A programmable thermostat can help you rake in the energy savings, but there’s a hitch: You’ve got to pick one you’ll actually use.
It’s official: The programmable thermostat is the VCR of our day. Why? We think they’re too complicated. Continue reading
Follow these House Logic tips to decide whether to repair or replace your central air conditioning equipment.If you decide to purchase a new air conditioner, make sure you get a load calculation to determine the right size. Continue reading
The Western U.S. is sizzling this July Fourth weekend, including spots in the normally cool Northwest where many homes have no air conditioners. Wherever you live, and whether a heat wave is a novelty or just what you call those months between April and October, here are 11 tips for cooling your home without breaking the bank. Continue reading
You can save money on your heating and cooling bills by simply resetting your thermostat when you are asleep or away from home. You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.Using a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the times you turn on the heating or air-conditioning according to a pre-set schedule. Programmable thermostats can store and repeat multiple daily settings (six or more temperature settings a day) that you can manually override without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program. Continue reading
Here you’ll find strategies to help you save energy during the spring and summer when the weather is warm and you are trying to keep your home cool. Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the spring and summer. Continue reading
Hot weather has arrived, and you’ve likely used your air conditioner at least a few times already (if not more). But have you spent the time to ensure that it’s running as it should? And have you considered an overall cooling strategy that could help you run your air conditioner less, save money, and stay cool and comfortable? If you answered no to both of those questions, the tips below can help you get on track to a comfortable, efficient cooling season. Continue reading
Bigger isn’t always better for an air conditioner. Learn effective ways to stay cool while saving energy. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/galinast. Continue reading