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 

How Air Duct Cleaning Can Help With Mold Mitigation

Mold can be a big problem. Some molds are toxic, but even if you don't have toxic mold in your home, mold can still promote decay and rot. Moreover, mold is constantly sending out spores that can ride even the smallest air currents in your home and start a new colony of mold wherever they land. If you want to keep your home safe, you need to clean up any mold you find. Read More 

Deciding Between An AC Unit And A Heat Pump

When you are looking at heating and cooling a home, the equipment you choose to do the heating and cooling in your home can make a big difference. Most homes use a combination of an AC unit and a furnace to provide heat and cooling for a home. If you live in a moderate climate, you may be able to get away with using just one piece of equipment—a heat pump. Read More