Should You Use an Air-Source or a Ground-Source Heat Pump?

One attractive option for both heating and cooling a home is a heat pump. The most common heat pump used in a home is called an air-source heat pump. It looks almost identical to an AC unit. There is also a second, more efficient option that you might be able to use in your home. A ground-source heat pump is more costly to install than an air-source heat pump, but it may offer you greater value in the long run. Read More 

Important Aspects Of Your Air Conditioner To Inspect When The Unit Is Leaking

During the hot summer months, you undoubtedly depend on the air conditioner in your home to keep you cool and comfortable. As a result, when you realize that there is water accumulating at or near the air conditioner, it is easy to panic at the idea of needing to endure even a day or two in a hot house before a technician can address the problem. Recent estimates are that almost nine out of ten service calls for air conditioners relate to the presence of a leak, so you are not alone with this problem. Read More 

Should I Repair Or Replace My Aging Air Conditioner?

Once your air conditioning unit reaches the point where it's over a decade old, you might start thinking about replacing it to save on repair costs and usage costs. Deciding whether to repair or replace your unit involves considering multiple factors, not just age. A very old unit may still function well enough to remain cost effective for years to come. When it comes down to making this big decision, there are three different things you should consider. Read More 

Two Ways To Get The Most From Your New AC System

If you have an AC unit that is twenty years old or older, then you are overpaying to cool your home. The reason for this is twofold: 1) Machines wear out over time, and as they do, their maintenance suffers. 2) Newer machines are held to a higher standard of efficiency. Replacing your old AC unit, with a new highly efficient model will help to get your cooling costs back on track, but in order to realize the full potential of your AC system, you need to improve your home's insulation envelope and have your duct system inspected for leaks. Read More 

How To Choose The Right Size Air Conditioner

One important thing to do when you're building a new air conditioner system is to pick the right AC unit. When your air conditioner is too small, it won't cool the room properly. In more extreme cases, the unit could burn out quickly from over exertion. On the other hand, an air conditioner that is too powerful may be a waste of energy. Here are some steps for choosing the right size air conditioner. Read More