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What is a SEER Rating?

Posted on June 24, 2015Rick Welter

Get more mileage out of your air conditioner by considering its SEER rating

When considering a major investment like buyingA woman wondering: “what is a SEER rating?” a new air conditioner, it’s important to consider more than just the sticker price. The long-term cost of the machine will be dependent on how efficiently it uses fuel. For instance, if a car shopper couldn’t decide between a similarly priced SUV and sedan, they should consider each vehicle’s MGP or average miles per gallon. The gas guzzling SUV will probably cost the owner more in the long run because it has a lower MGP.

Don’t Sweat It! Alternatives to Central Air Conditioning

Posted on June 3, 2015Rick Welter

A mini-split air conditioner is an alternative to central air conditioningDon’t have central air conditioning in your home? Don’t sweat it. 40% of Americans make do without central air conditioning. Whether you live in an apartment, rent a home, or own an older home without duct work, there are comfortable and energy efficient alternatives to central air conditioning available to you. Continue reading to discover popular alternatives to air conditioning.

Air Conditioning Solutions for Renters

If you aren’t a home owner, you won’t want to invest in an expensive air conditioning system without your landlord’s blessing and pocketbook. Luckily, window air conditioners are a great way to keep your home or apartment cool without spending an arm and a leg.

What’s Up With WiFi Thermostats?

Posted on May 19, 2015Rick Welter

A man using a tablet to remotely control his WiFi thermostatIt seems like everything’s online these days. Telephones, cars, airplanes and even wrist watches are all internet enabled. Homes are no exception. Many homeowners are investing in “smart homes” by installing smart, or WiFi Thermostats. But what exactly is a WiFi thermostat, and are they really worth the hype? In this blog post, we’ll explain what a wifi thermostat is, and how they can benefit homeowners like you.

What is a WiFi Thermostat?

Cross “A/C Tune Up” Off Of Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted on May 5, 2015Rick Welter

A woman holding cleaning suppliesGreen grass and warmer temperatures mean that it’s time for spring cleaning! What items does your spring cleaning checklist include this year? As you scour the house, don’t forget to include a spring A/C tune-up and HVAC maintenance to your spring cleaning checklist! Your air conditioner and furnace are two of the most expensive machines in your home, and regular maintenance will keep their lives longer and operating costs lower. Although many home owners turn a blind eye to their furnace or air conditioner, spring cleaning is a great time to ensure that they receive the attention they need.

What Is A Heat Pump?

A diagram that answers the question: what is a heat pump?Did you know that furnaces and air conditioners are not the only machines that can regulate the temperature of your home? In fact, there’s a device that heats and cools, and it’s three to four times more energy efficient than an electric heater! What’s this miracle machine, you ask? The heat pump, of course!

What is a Heat Pump?

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What is a SEER Rating?

Posted on June 24, 2015Rick Welter

Get more mileage out of your air conditioner by considering its SEER rating

When considering a major investment like buyingA woman wondering: “what is a SEER rating?” a new air conditioner, it’s important to consider more than just the sticker price. The long-term cost of the machine will be dependent on how efficiently it uses fuel. For instance, if a car shopper couldn’t decide between a similarly priced SUV and sedan, they should consider each vehicle’s MGP or average miles per gallon. The gas guzzling SUV will probably cost the owner more in the long run because it has a lower MGP.

Don’t Sweat It! Alternatives to Central Air Conditioning

Posted on June 3, 2015Rick Welter

A mini-split air conditioner is an alternative to central air conditioningDon’t have central air conditioning in your home? Don’t sweat it. 40% of Americans make do without central air conditioning. Whether you live in an apartment, rent a home, or own an older home without duct work, there are comfortable and energy efficient alternatives to central air conditioning available to you. Continue reading to discover popular alternatives to air conditioning.

Air Conditioning Solutions for Renters

If you aren’t a home owner, you won’t want to invest in an expensive air conditioning system without your landlord’s blessing and pocketbook. Luckily, window air conditioners are a great way to keep your home or apartment cool without spending an arm and a leg.

What’s Up With WiFi Thermostats?

Posted on May 19, 2015Rick Welter

A man using a tablet to remotely control his WiFi thermostatIt seems like everything’s online these days. Telephones, cars, airplanes and even wrist watches are all internet enabled. Homes are no exception. Many homeowners are investing in “smart homes” by installing smart, or WiFi Thermostats. But what exactly is a WiFi thermostat, and are they really worth the hype? In this blog post, we’ll explain what a wifi thermostat is, and how they can benefit homeowners like you.

What is a WiFi Thermostat?

Cross “A/C Tune Up” Off Of Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted on May 5, 2015Rick Welter

A woman holding cleaning suppliesGreen grass and warmer temperatures mean that it’s time for spring cleaning! What items does your spring cleaning checklist include this year? As you scour the house, don’t forget to include a spring A/C tune-up and HVAC maintenance to your spring cleaning checklist! Your air conditioner and furnace are two of the most expensive machines in your home, and regular maintenance will keep their lives longer and operating costs lower. Although many home owners turn a blind eye to their furnace or air conditioner, spring cleaning is a great time to ensure that they receive the attention they need.

What Is A Heat Pump?

A diagram that answers the question: what is a heat pump?Did you know that furnaces and air conditioners are not the only machines that can regulate the temperature of your home? In fact, there’s a device that heats and cools, and it’s three to four times more energy efficient than an electric heater! What’s this miracle machine, you ask? The heat pump, of course!

What is a Heat Pump?

 

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