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Air Conditioner Capacitor

When it comes to indoor comfort and energy costs, the air conditioner capacitor plays an important role. The compressor in your air conditioner uses considerable energy, especially when starting up, but a capacitor makes the unit start quickly.  If your indoor temperature has risen in the spring and summer months, you may need to check [...]

Air Conditioner in Champaign

During hot weather, you rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool. Unfortunately, just like other pieces of equipment, your air conditioner can experience issues at any time. While an air conditioner can suffer from a variety of issues, one of the most common is your ac freezing up. Read on to find out [...]

Programmable thermostat set to 76 degrees

Keeping your house at a comfortable temperature during the summer requires a balance between your family's preferences and your budget. As your thermostat is lowered during the summer, your energy bills will increase. You should consider the best temperature settings and how much you can save before you aim for the right temperature in your [...]

Lightning Storm AC damage

Spring and summer can bring storms, often with lightning. If the weather turns violent, using your air conditioner during a thunderstorm can do some damage to your unit. Consider these reasons to prepare your air conditioner to turn off before the storm comes. Lighting strikes can cause a significant power surge through your home's electrical [...]

High Efficiency Air Conditioner

If you’re a homeowner deciding on an air conditioner, choosing the right one for your needs can be challenging. There are a lot of factors to consider. One of them may be the energy efficiency, or SEER Rating, of the units you are considering. SEER ratings serve as an easy means to communicate and compare [...]

HVAC Technician performing maintenance on an air conditioning unit

We all take for granted that our home will remain cool during hot summer days because, in general, our air conditioning just works. But, just like anything else, your air conditioner needs regular checkups and maintenance to perform at its best. Here, we discuss what's involved in an AC tune up and why you should [...]

Person setting temperature on a digital thermostat

Knowing the average lifespan of an HVAC system is helpful because it helps you budget for and plan for a future HVAC system replacement. The information below is based on averages and assumes that you maintain your system. A properly sized furnace and expert installation can result in a long lifespan. If you maintain it [...]

The process of air moving through air filters

When selecting an HVAC system, you may want to consider the type of filter required. However, another element to consider is the MERV rating of the filter and what it does. Learn which MERV is best based on the specific needs of your home. MERVs (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) are a way to indicate how [...]

A new digital thermostat

You might be wondering what improvements you can make to increase the value of your home. There are a number of home improvement tasks to consider, but upgrading your HVAC system will greatly increase your property's value and its chance of selling quickly. Here are some tips for increasing the value of your home with [...]

Picture of an older home

It can be difficult to heat and cool an older home. Keeping an older home comfortable does not mean paying exorbitant heating and cooling costs. Your old house can be more energy efficient all year round with a variety of HVAC options. Modern forced air cooling systems cannot operate in older houses without the ductwork [...]