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Attic Air Sealing and Insulation Tips to Minimize Attic Energy Loss

Attic Air Sealing and Insulation Tips to Minimize Attic Energy Loss

Insulate your attic to minimize heating and cooling costs all year round, increase comfort, minimize the stack effect, and extend the lifespan of your air conditioner and furnace. It’s one of the best ways to reduce energy waste. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, attic insulation improvements (combined with air sealing and proper HVAC

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Xeriscaping (Dry Landscaping) Around Your Outdoor HVAC Unit

Xeriscaping (Dry Landscaping) Around Outdoor HVAC Unit

What is Xeriscaping? Xeriscaping is a water-saving landscaping style, great for dry climates, improving drainage, reducing lawn upkeep, and enhancing beauty. The term combines the Greek word “xeros,” meaning dry, with the Dutch word landscaping. Xeriscaping can range from simple to complex. While you might be conjuring up images of cacti and harsh desert landscapes,

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What You Need to Know About the EPA HCFC-22 (R-22) Phaseout

What You Need to Know About the EPA HCFC-22 (R-22/Freon®) Phaseout

The most common type of refrigerant used in air conditioning and refrigeration equipment is HCFC-22 (or R-22). If your air conditioner or heat pump was manufactured before 2010, it most likely uses R-22 refrigerant. (You can find out what type of refrigerant your air conditioner or heat pump uses by checking out the nameplate on

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How to Inspect Your Air Ducts for Leaks

How to Inspect Air Ducts for Leaks

One of the major disadvantages when it comes to central air conditioning is the ductwork. According to the U.S. EPA, the average duct system loses around 20% to 30% of its air to holes and leaks in the ductwork. If your ducts are located in the basement, attic, or other unconditioned areas of the home,

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Does My Air Conditioner Need More Refrigerant?

Why Does My Air Conditioner Need More Refrigerant?

With summer in full swing, many homeowners are wondering whether or not they need to recharge or refill their refrigerant. We are often asked, “Why does my AC need more refrigerant?” and the answer is simple—there is a leak somewhere in the refrigerant line. If you are low on refrigerant, make sure your technician finds

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7 Fun and Interesting Air Conditioning Facts

Air Conditioning Fun Facts

HVAC systems are a luxury that many of us take for granted. It has impacted our way of life in ways too numerous to list here. Let’s take a look at some of the ways HVAC technology has improved our comfort and health. You may not think HVAC systems are the most interesting thing in

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Types of Humidifiers Available to You

Types of Humidifiers Available to You

Controlling the humidity level in your home is crucial for protecting your possessions and maintaining indoor comfort. Ideally, indoor humidity levels should fall between 30% and 60%. We find that the most comfortable indoor humidity is around 45%. While high humidity can cause property damage and health problems, so too can low humidity. If you

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9 Alternative Ways to Cool Your Home

9 Alternative Ways to Cool Your Home

Did you know that heating and air conditioning accounts for about half of your home’s total energy bill? While smart thermostat programming and regular tune-ups can significantly lower your air conditioning costs, another big way to cut cooling costs is by giving your air conditioner a break. If it’s not that hot out, consider leaving the

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Air Conditioning Saves Lives | AC Appreciation Days

Air Conditioning Saves Lives – AC Appreciation Days

Without air-conditioning, life would be a lot harder. Not only would we be uncomfortable, we’d be fighting for our very survival. According to the National Academy of Engineering, air conditioning and refrigeration is the 10th most important achievement of the 20th century. And as summers get hotter and hotter, air conditioning becomes increasingly important. Due to the

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