Air Conditioning Tips
All of our advice about getting the most from your air conditioner
Your HVAC system runs year-round, day and night. At that pace, it won’t last forever. The average lifespan of an air conditioner is about 12 to 15 years, and furnaces usually last about 20. If you stay in one home for long enough, system replacement is inevitable.
It’s also one of the more expensive home maintenance tasks you’re likely to face as a homeowner, so you’re going to want to delay that inevitability as long as possible. And since replacing a broken HVAC system isn’t one of those jobs you can put off until a rainy day, it’s essential to have a plan to replace your system before it breaks down for good.
Save energy and money Heating and cooling usually account for up to 50% of the energy you use at home. A great way to reduce energy use is to install an ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostat, which is a Wi-Fi enabled device that automatically adjusts...read more
It’s a serious mistake to buy more air conditioning capacity than you need. For example, a larger A/C will cost more to operate and give you less comfort. Why? Because it will have short “on” and “off” periods, allowing too wide a temperature range. The...read more
With summer approaching, now is the time to start thinking about the things you can do around the house to help keep your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit, or HVAC, at its peak.When your home and your HVAC unit complement each other, you can...read more
It’s a key question if you’re looking to get a new air conditioning system: what’s the difference between a heat pump and central air system? Both of them rely on the same basic technology, but they deploy it in different ways, which can has a huge effect on your...read more