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Where to Place Your AC for Best Performance

To get the best performance out of your air conditioning unit, it’s all about location, location, location. That doesn’t just mean planting it in an out-of-the-way corner of the house -- there’s a lot more to proper placement than you might think.

How Hail Can Damage Your AC – and What to Do

Spring and summer storms sometimes bring an added surprise: hail. These icy missiles can range in size from a pea to a baseball, causing significant damage not only to cars, roofs, and vegetation but also outdoor equipment like your air conditioning unit. The National Weather Service reports that hail causes $1 billion in damage to property each year.

How to Keep Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit Free from Debris

Keeping your outdoor air conditioning equipment clean and free from all organic debris that might block air flow means your system will perform more efficiently and last longer. You can do a lot to slow down the migration of leaves, stems, and sticks into your air conditioner by following the tips below.

7 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Vacation

Going on vacation or leaving for the season is great but requires a lot of preparation, both for you personally and for the house you’ll be leaving. It’s helpful to have a checklist so you can cover all your bases and enjoy a worry-free time away.

How to Choose an Air Filter

You may not give a lot of thought to your home’s air filter. An air filter, with no moving parts, is a little part of a big system, and it doesn’t typically “break down.” But this doesn’t mean that air filters aren’t important -- they protect your expensive HVAC equipment and can improve the quality of your indoor air. Manufacturers generally recommend you change air filters every 2 to 3 months and while you’re at it, you should be considering the type of filter you’re using.

Common HVAC Problems Found During Home Inspections

A home inspection is a necessary part of buying and selling a home. If you’re selling, it’s important to be aware of common HVAC problems so you can avoid citations on your inspection report. According to a study by the National Association of Home Builders, you can expect to get 15 to 20 years out of your HVAC system. Everything needs replacement at some point, but systems that are well-maintained may last longer. However, these are some issues that are commonly found upon inspection.

When is the Best Time to Shop for an Air Conditioner?

The best time to shop for an air conditioner is not when it stops working and cannot be repaired, although that seems to be when most people do it.

UV air purifier – Good for your health

Whether a home is old or new, the air inside becomes stagnant over time.

The water heater option that’s best for you

Are you in the market for a new water heater? There are several things you’ll want to consider – including how much hot water you use, how much you want to pay, and how important energy efficiency is for your budget.

How Using a Fireplace Might Affect Your HVAC

A fireplace is a wonderful addition to any house and can be an effective way to help heat your home if used properly. Unfortunately, the reality is that many homeowners are just burning through their savings, sending their energy bill up in smoke, along with their health.