Cooling costs are the single largest energy expense in most homes during the summer months, but there are a lot of ways you can save. A few simple adjustments can help your A/C be more efficient and save you a bundle on your energy bills this summer. Change your air filter. Dirty air filters count for a lot of ineffeciency, …
Keep Comfort Up, Costs Down With These Energy-Saving Tips
While the spring and summer bring much-needed relief from the cold weather, they bring their own set of challenges. Keeping your home comfortable during the Kansas City area’s cooling season can result in high energy bills. Here are some spring energy-saving tips to help you keep your bills down.
Lower Your Cooling Load For Leaner Utility Bills
Summers in Kansas City can be long, hot and humid, but lowering your cooling load can take the sting out of high electric bills. The cooling load refers to how much heat your cooling system has to remove from your home in order to reach the temperature at which you’re comfortable. When you seal the air leaks, add insulation, take …
Common A/C Problems To Watch For
When it’s hot in Kansas and Missouri, you need to have air conditioning. But if your unit isn’t regularly inspected and properly maintained, it can break down or waste energy. Even if you are giving your A/C the care it needs, it may still have troubles. That’s why it’s important to be able to recognize common A/C problems, so that if …
Your Ceiling Fans And Air Conditioner: Together, They’ll Serve You Better
When your air conditioner’s doing a good job cooling your home, it may seem like a waste of energy to leave your ceiling fan on. In reality, though, running your ceiling fan with your air conditioner makes the A/C’s job easier, saving you energy and money.
Avoiding Mold Growth In Your Air Conditioner Drip Pan: 3 Tips
An important part of owning a home is to make sure that it’s a healthy, clean environment for you and your family. One thing that can threaten your health in your home is the growth of mold. This is particularly significant for those who already have allergy or respiratory problems. Mold can only grow in moist environments, such as can …
Key Elements Of A Well-Planned Zoning System
A zoned heating and cooling system can help you save energy, make your house more comfortable and permanently end the “battle of the thermostat.” Before installing a zoning system, though, you need to put some work into planning and designing a system that will best fit your needs.
Air Conditioning Terms It Can Pay To Know
How much do you know about air conditioning? Homeowners regularly have to make decisions regarding their air conditioners, and the more informed you are, the better decisions you can make. Since there are air conditioning terms used in the industry that many people are not familiar with, here are short definitions for some terms it can pay to know:
Air Conditioner Replacement — Considering The Long-Term Benefits Of A High-Efficiency Upgrade
These days it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut back on their spending. The initial investment in a new air conditioner may not seem like a cost-effective decision, but you’d be surprised to see how high-efficiency air conditioning systems can benefit you over the long run. Here’s how upgrading your cooling equipment will pay you back in full.
Finding A Qualified HVAC Contractor — 7 Key Factors
When having your air conditioner, furnace or heat pump repaired or replaced, you don’t want just anyone to do the job. You want to find a qualified HVAC contractor who will do the job right. There are seven key factors you can use to determine if someone is a qualified HVAC contractor: