Is Your AC Use Hurting Its Efficiency?

August 3rd, 2020
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One of the most common complaints we hear from homeowners is about how much it costs to actually use their air conditioners each summer. And we get it! Our air conditioners go through a lot of work each year and consume a lot of energy–in fact, HVAC systems account for about half of all the energy use in any given home, so naturally your utility bills will increase when summer rolls around.

So if you want to save money, is your only option to just stop using your air conditioner so much? Not at all! Actually the real answer here is to learn how to better use your cooling system. Curious? Read on to learn how you might be using your AC system inefficiently.

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What a Thermostat Upgrade Could Do for Your AC System

July 20th, 2020
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When an air conditioner starts experiencing trouble, often the first thought homeowners have is that it must be a problem with a broken component within the system, or perhaps the culprit is a dirty filter that needs to be changed. These very well could be the problem, but another likely cause for alleged AC disrepair is the thermostat.

A malfunctioning thermostat is not going to send the right signals to your HVAC systems. The thermostat is tasked with telling these systems what to do and how long to do it for, and if you have an outdated thermostat–like a basic digital thermostat or even an old manual slider thermostat–you could be missing out on comfort and monetary savings.

Read on to see what an upgrade to a smart thermostat can do for your air conditioner!

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What Not to Do When Buying a New Air Conditioner

July 6th, 2020
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The number one thing you should never do when buying a new air conditioner is to plan on installing it yourself. Unless you are an experienced and professionally trained HVAC technician, mistakes can be made that will affect not only the efficiency of that system but also the system’s longevity. There are steps that a professional installer goes through that, while they sound simple enough, ensure the adequate performance of your cooling system for the years to come.

Of course, if you’ve come across this blog post at the time of its publishing, you may very well be reading this because you’re in a hurry to get a new AC in your house, now. We get it, but rushing into a purchase like this can mean sacrificing comfort, and even sacrificing your wallet a bit.

Read on as we uncover the steps that HVAC professionals go through and explain why installing a system yourself may not be the best choice.

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Are You Breathing Healthy Air at Home?

June 22nd, 2020
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Did you know that the air inside your home can be of lower quality than the air outside? At least, this is true if you don’t have the right indoor air quality products and services in place. This is especially true if you have a home built in the last few decades, since modern homes are built very “tight” to allow for no conditioned air to escape or heated air to enter.

This is great news for your cooling and heating efficiency, and will help ensure your energy bills will stay low. But this isn’t great news if you suffer from allergies or asthma. Since no air can get out, this also means that contaminants like pollen, dirt, dust, and pet dander don’t have a way out either. Even the healthiest member of your family can be affected by poor indoor air quality. So what’s the solution? Read on!

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Is This the Year to Go Ductless?

June 8th, 2020
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Not every home will benefit greatly from going ductless, but many homes do!

We get it, there are a number of options available when shopping for a new air conditioner. It can feel overwhelming. And if you already have a conventional central air conditioner in place, it’s easy to assume that’s the best choice and upgrade to another more efficient central AC system.

And this might be the right choice—but what if your ductwork is also in bad shape? Or what if you’re looking to expand your air conditioner’s reach due to a remodel but you can’t add additional air ducts? Or what if you simply want more efficient cooling, and wouldn’t mind more efficient heating as well? Then consider the installation of a ductless system!

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Does Your AC Need Repairs?

May 25th, 2020

Now that summer is just around the corner, you want to be sure that your air conditioning system is in good working condition, which means taking care of any outstanding repairs. We understand that putting off your AC repairs until the end of summer might seem like it makes the most financial sense, but trust us, you’ll end up paying a lot more down the road!

However, many homeowners are unaware that they’ve even got a problem with their ACs. Below, we have listed some of the tell-tale signs of trouble for you! Keep reading to find out more.

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Consider a Dehumidifier This Summer!

May 11th, 2020

Summer in Franklin and Washington Counties can be awfully humid, leaving you and your family miserable, sweaty, and extremely uncomfortable! Fortunately, though, there is something that we can do about it! That’s right—we are talking about a whole-house dehumidifier, the greatest tool for combating humidity in your home.

See, there are plenty of reasons for you to consider installing a dehumidifier in your house, and below, we have listed a few of them for you. All you need to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call our team for the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier in Hagerstown, MD.

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Don’t Delay Those AC Repairs!

April 27th, 2020

We get it—some things are worth waiting for. But trust us, air conditioning repairs are not one of them. After all, you depend on your air conditioner all day, every day to keep you cool and comfortable during the summer season, and of course, you wouldn’t want to jeopardize that.

When you’ve got trouble with your air conditioner, the last thing you want to do is wait until the end of the summer season to schedule your repairs. Sure, you might think that holding off is the best way to go, but trust us, you want to take care of those repairs ASAP! Here is why:

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Not Sure What to Do With Your Furnace This Spring? Read This!

April 13th, 2020

When spring rolls around, we find that many homeowners do not know what to do with their furnaces. But do not fret! That is why our team is here, to answer all of your burning HVAC questions!

There are a number of steps you can take to ensure your furnace has a happy and healthy summer, and below, we have listed them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us for your heating services in Waynesboro.

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Yes, It’s Time to Get Your AC Ready for Spring

March 30th, 2020

When it comes to air conditioning maintenance, it is never too early to schedule! Sure, you could wait until summer actually begins, but we strongly advise against that, as spring really is the best time to get your AC geared up for the warm weather coming up.

In fact, there are plenty of reasons to get ahead of the curve and schedule your AC maintenance services now, and below, we have listed some of these reasons for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need air conditioning services in Hagerstown.

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