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Geothermal A/C: Comfortable, Clean and Quiet Cooling for Your Home

While many people look to the sun for green energy, there’s a more dependable option right under your feet; geothermal A/C utilizes the constant temperatures that are found several underground to provide cooling at efficiencies that are unmatched by traditional A/C. These constant underground temperatures are found basically everywhere, and there are a range of…

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Air Conditioner Anatomy: How Your System Keeps You Cool All Summer Long

An air conditioner can keep your house cool even on the hottest Illinois summer day. But how does it do so? To understand this miracle of modern technology, you have to take a look at air conditioner anatomy. An A/C system is made up of multiple different parts that work together to take heat from…

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Turn Your Glen Carbon Home Into an Energy-Efficient One With These Tips

There are many good reasons to want an energy-efficient home. Increasing your comfort level, saving money and being environmentally conscious are just a few. Implementing one or more of the following tips can help you reach that goal: Turn off lights, electronics and small appliances when not in use. It’s easy and free. Did your electric…

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An Efficient Furnace Is a Good Buy in SW Illinois—but How Efficient?

Furnace efficiency is an important factor in keeping your energy costs low. A furnace’s efficiency is measured by a percentage using the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. Available new furnaces come with AFUE ratings ranging from 78 percent for standard-efficiency models to 90-98 percent in high-efficiency condensing furnaces. The AFUE rating measures what percentage of…

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Don’t Forget Yearly HVAC Maintenance

If your heating and cooling systems work to keep your home comfortable, you may be under the impression that HVAC maintenance is unnecessary. However, ensuring that your cooling and heating systems are maintained can save you money and extend the life of your equipment. Here are the most important reasons to invest in yearly HVAC…

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A/C Replacement: What to Consider Before You Take the Plunge

Determining the best time to get a new air conditioner can be challenging. There are multiple factors that you need to consider together to make a decision that’s best for your home and wallet. Consider these signs that it’s time for an A/C replacement: Old age. The service life of an A/C can vary greatly…

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Acquiring a New Air Conditioner: Guidelines for Shopping and Installation

Investing in a new air conditioner doesn’t require you to become an expert about these appliances, since you can rely on the knowledge that the HVAC contractor provides, but it does help to know something about them. You’re satisfaction, comfort, cooling costs and system longevity depend on the decisions you make beforehand. Sizing, energy efficiency…

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Check Your Insulation for Fall

Americans spend a lot of money on energy to ensure comfortable living, especially during the cold of winter and heat of summer.  To get the most out of the money you spend on heating and cooling, it is important to have sufficient insulation. This will help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer…

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Closing Air Vents in Your Edwardsville Home? Think About This First

Closing air vents in a room in your home that’s seldom used during the winter in most cases will not save energy. This is surprising news for many people who may close off the forced-air heating vents to an unused spare bedroom, bathroom or storage area during the winter months in Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, and other parts…

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Why a Higher-Efficiency Air Filter Is Worth Every Penny

Your home’s heating and cooling system relies on the air filter in order to run smoothly. While your system can likely accommodate a variety of filters with varying efficiency ratings, there are many advantages of choosing a higher-efficiency air filter. Benefits of a Higher-Efficiency Air Filter The most obvious benefit is that an air filter…

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