No matter where you live, losing power is never fun and many homeowners don’t prepare for the eventuality of a blackout. This is why having a guide to standby generators can come in handy. Let’s break this down so you see why a standby generator is an effective way to protect your Kansas City home next time there’s a power outage.
Your Overworked Air Conditioner Could Use an Assist
If you run your air conditioner 24/7 during the sweltering Kansas City summer, chances are your system will lose some efficiency over the course of the season. These tips will help you take a load off of your overworked air conditioner to ensure it effectively cools your home all summer long.
Keeping Your Air Conditioner Coils Clean for better Cooling performance
Our Kansas City cooling season is long and hot, and your air conditioner works hard to keep you comfortable. Without proper maintenance, your system will operate inefficiently, raising your utility bills and reducing your comfort level. In addition to your annual preventive maintenance, a thorough check and cleaning of your air conditioner coils will keep your A/C running at top efficiency, …
Your Air Conditioner Replacement: 4 Questions You’ll Need to Ask Your your Heating and Cooling professional
A/C efficiency has really taken off in the past decade, so instead of dreading a pending air conditioner replacement, consider the energy savings that await you, along with other benefits of replacing it sooner rather than later. But before you choose just any contractor to replace your outdated unit, there are four questions you’ll need to ask your heating and cooling …
The Oversized Air Conditioner: When Bigger Doesn’t Mean Better
When it comes to cooling your home, it’s easy to think that an oversized air conditioner will do a better job, when in fact, the reverse is true. When these systems are too large, they increase energy bills, reduce indoor comfort and likely require more repairs and maintenance.
Your Kansas City Home: Getting the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) out of Your Indoor Air
Have you ever wondered why pregnant women aren’t supposed to help paint the new baby’s nursery? It’s because, until very recently, all paints had volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in them. These VOCs can cause a variety of adverse short-term and long-term side effects. In the short term, exposure can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, dizziness, headaches, nausea and vomiting. …
That Lurking Attic Heat–It’s Trying to Get Into the Rest of Your Home
In places like ours with hot summers, attic heat can become a real problem. On sunny days, your attic may reach temperatures well over 120 degrees F. If you don’t have adequate insulation to resist that heat gain, it will gradually radiate through the ceilings and heat your home, driving up your energy bills.
How to Choose and Use the Ceiling Fans in Your Kansas City Home
Even with all of the advances in air conditioners in the last decade, one of the most effective ways to keep your home comfortable uses a very old technology – the ceiling fan. With the wind-chill effect of moving air, the breeze produced by a ceiling fan can make a room feel like it’s three or four degrees cooler. That means …
SEER Efficiency Ratings: Know How the Numbers Stack Up?
If you’re planning on purchasing a new air conditioner this year, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with SEER efficiency ratings. By taking the time to educate yourself on what SEER is and what you should look for, you will get the most value from your cooling system upgrade.