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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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Sealing the Air Leaks in Your Hamel-Area Home: a 3-Step Strategy

The reason for sealing air leaks in your home is to keep conditioned air inside and hot or cold air outside. No matter the season, the goal is the same. If you want to enjoy a tighter home and lower energy bills as quickly and affordably as possible, follow this three-step strategy. Start with the largest air…

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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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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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Is Your Programmable Thermostat Acting Up? Troubleshooting Tips to Try

Programmable thermostats allow you to program your heating and cooling system to operate at a reduced capacity when you’re away from home or asleep, which leads to lower energy bills. While most programmable thermostats work efficiently and reliably, problems can occur. Knowing what common issues to look for can resolve the issue without a call…

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Winter-proof Your Home for Energy Efficiency

Do your energy bills shoot up when winter hits? Do you feel cold air sneaking in around your home’s doors and windows? Get your Metro East Illinois home ready for cold weather with these smart winter-proofing tasks. The Usual Suspects: Doors and Windows They are the most susceptible spots in your house—any compromise in the…

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Buyer’s Guide to Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners

When facing a hot and humid Illinois summer, you need a reliable air conditioner that can ensure your home is cool no matter the temperatures outside. Without one, you may find yourself sweating in places you never thought possible! (Gross—we know!) Don’t swelter in this heat any longer than you need to. What would you…

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Summer Energy Saving Tips

Although it’s tempting to crank up the AC when summer’s at its peak discomfort level, you may regret it when your energy bills arrive. The thing is, you CAN stay comfortable in your home this summer without overspending! Don’t let the Metro East IL heat drain your energy or your bank account! Read on to…

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Dust Buildup Is Bad For A/C Performance, Schedule Professional Service

When completing your spring cleaning this year, don’t forget one of the most important areas of your home to clean, your air conditioner. Over time, dust, mold and other contaminants can build up inside of your air conditioner components and ductwork, reducing performance and causing other problems. Dust can get into the motors and other…

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