Reducing Home Energy Costs

Now that summer is winding down, you can celebrate lower electricity bills thanks to lower temperatures. If your energy usage seems high or you want to reduce your energy usage regardless, here’s a few tips to consider: Change air filters Keep your HVAC system running efficiently by changing your air filters regularly. Dirty filters block […]

AC Unit Lifespan

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the typical lifespan of an air conditioning unit is approximately 15 to 20 years. Of course, a number of factors are involved, including usage, preventative maintenance, and quality repairs. The top 4 maintenance items: Changing filter regularly (every 1-3 months) Getting regular tune-ups/maintenance Removing debris (i.e., leaves, dirt) […]

Should You Get a Smart Thermostat?

If you’ve recently heard a lot about smart thermostats, such as Nest or Ecobee, you’re not alone. These devices are becoming more and more commonplace in residential dwellings. Industry experts predict that worldwide shipments of smart thermostats are expected to grow from 926,000 annually in 2014 to 9.2 million by 2023. These devices give you […]

Heat Pump in Winter

Here’s a guide to what you can expect with your heat pump this winter. 1.  During the cooling season, your heat pump operates like a conventional air conditioning system, i.e., the cool air blowing inside of your home. For example, if your home is 80°F inside, the air coming out of your registers should be […]

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