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A/C Features You’ll Want to Consider for Your Next System

Residential air conditioning has changed a lot in recent years. There are many new features available and new air conditioners are much more efficient than they used to be. Central air conditioners can last for up to 20 years, so you’ll want to be sure to consider all the new A/C features available when deciding on your…

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Your Oversized Air Conditioner: When Bigger Isn’t Better

When you’re having a new air conditioner installed, there is much to consider including the brand, price and size you want for your home. However, you should not fall into the trap of thinking that bigger is better. In fact, oversized air conditioners can cost you more both upfront and in the long run. This is…

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Is Aging Ductwork Altering the HVAC Efficiency of Your Staunton Home?

How long ago was the ductwork in your home installed? Unless you built the home yourself, you may not know. The fact is that many homes contain the original ductwork that was installed when the house was built. That means that if your home was built in 1960, your ductwork might be over 50 years…

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HEPA Filters Clear the Air, Along with Allergy-Ridden Sinuses

If you suffer from asthma, airborne allergies or other respiratory conditions, you might be surprised to learn that relief from your symptoms can be attained without a lot of extra fuss or cost. Your home can be the refuge you’ve been searching for, and all you may need is a HEPA filtration system. Understanding HEPA Filters…

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Put a Stop to Inefficient Air Leaks in Your Home

One of the biggest causes of high energy bills are air leaks in the home’s exterior envelope. Keeping a tight barrier between the air in your home and the air outside should be a priority for homeowners year-round. Finding Energy Wasting Air Leaks You have the option of finding the air leaks yourself or hiring…

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Summertime Energy-Saving Myths: Don’t Believe Them

In an effort to lower cooling costs in the summer, many homeowners follow misguided advice that actually ends up using more energy. Here are some of the most common energy-saving myths and what you should do instead to save money this season. Turning down the thermostat real low will cool the home faster. While at…

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ACCA Membership: A Clue Your HVAC Contractor Is a Pro

When you see the logo identifying ACCA membership, you already know a great deal about the HVAC contractor coming to your home to install or service your heating and cooling equipment. Unfortunately, almost anyone can claim to be a “contractor” with just a business card and a website to show for it. Membership in the…

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The Blower Door Test: An Essential Part of Your Expert Home Energy Audit

If you’re having a home energy audit conducted, a blower door test likely will be an important part of this home assessment. This test will establish how airtight your Hamel, Illinois home is. This means that you can identify places where warm air can leak into your interior from the outside in the summer and…

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A Variable Speed Furnace Provides 3 Significant Benefits to Troy Homeowners

There comes a time when you need to replace your furnace, and with the cold weather setting in, many Metro East homeowners have come to the same conclusion. Fortunately, homeowners can now save money, enjoy better air quality, and have more control over the temperature in their homes thanks to the variable speed furnace. How…

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Installing a New HVAC System? Tips for Properly Sizing the Furnace

When you’re getting ready to replace your home’s central heating system, it’s critical that you take the steps for sizing the furnace accurately. HVAC contractors use special load calculation software to start this process. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s Manual J is considered the industry standard when it comes to determining proper furnace size.…

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