How To Make the Best Use of Your Air Conditioning

July 28, 2021

Air conditioning costs are high during the hot summer months, and if you want to cut down on your energy bill, you need to figure out how to get the best use possible out of your air conditioning. There are a lot of ways that you can add extra heat to the house, and there are some ways that people commonly let heat in from outside. These tips are designed to help you maximize the benefits of your air conditioning system so that you can save on your energy costs while still enjoying a cool and comfortable home.

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 21, 2021

When the air temperature outside warms up fast, having a cooling unit inside your home is vital to staying comfortable. While you may want to turn your air conditioning system way down in the summer, you need to think about your energy bills. Finding an ideal balance between the two is an objective that almost every homeowner faces. What Is the Ideal Setting? The reality is that the ideal setting for any family’s thermostat is going to highly depend on their unique preferences. Some families enjoy a cool home of 74 degrees while others enjoy a

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 15, 2021

Your air conditioner is like any other appliance in this world. The more strain that you place it under, the greater the chance that it will break sooner rather than later. One of the biggest burdens that your AC unit has to bear is a high level of humidity in your home. Humidity Increases the Burden on Your Air Conditioner The way that your air conditioning system works is by removing humidity from the air and exchanging it with cooler air. This is a constant process as long as your AC unit is working. The

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 12, 2021

Summertime in West Fargo, ND, is hot. You won’t need your gas furnace during this season, so you might wonder if you should just shut it off. Shutting down your furnace is a good decision for the summer. Doing this will save you money and lower wear and tear on the pilot and gas supply valve. Follow these steps to safely turn off your furnace. Reset the Thermostat Begin by updating your thermostat’s settings for summer. If it’s on “heat” or “auto,” switch it to “cool.” This setting means that your thermostat can only trigger the

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How Do I Conserve Heat During the Winter?

March 18, 2021

When you conserve heat, you can save a considerable amount of money on your energy bills. Heating your home makes up a large portion of your winter energy bills. There are several ways to keep heat in your house. Caulk Cracks Heat leaves your home through cracks in doors, windows, and other openings. Seal cracks using silicone, which is effective and long-lasting. A tube of caulk is inexpensive and will quickly pay for itself. You can also insulate wall outlets and light switches to keep heat inside. Weather Stripping You can buy

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 8, 2021

It’s important for several reasons to get the right-sized furnace for your home. While there are several factors that go into what size furnace you need, the most important one is the size of your house. What Furnace Size Should I Get? The larger your home, the larger the furnace you need to heat it. If your house is big, you’ll need a furnace with more BTUs than a smaller one. A 1,200-square-foot residence needs a furnace between 36,000 and 72,000 BTUs. A property that’s 2,100-square-feet needs a heater between 63,000 and 126,000 BTUs.

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Does Your HVAC System Affect the Resale Value of Your Home?

November 16, 2020

The state of your home’s HVAC system can have a large impact on the resale value of your home. If you have a newer system, you can sell your home for more, and it can make the difference between someone buying your home or not. Choosing the Right System to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value You should choose an HVAC brand that is known to be reputable and reliable, such as Lennox. Buyers see more value in a well-known brand than one that is lesser-known. Choose a highly energy-efficient system to add

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Should You Cover Your Air Conditioner After Summer?

September 20, 2020

The argument of whether to cover an external air conditioning unit after summer never ends. Most people think the AC is designed as an outdoor structure and should not need any extra protection. To others, the AC should be protected to maintain its efficiency. The key reason for covering your unit is to prevent expensive repairs. So what dangers does your air conditioner face if left uncovered? Hail and Icicles During hailstorms, air conditioners are often forgotten. However, there are often storms just after winter that could damage your unit. The interior of the AC unit

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Importance of AC Maintenance in the Summer

July 10, 2020

Having your air conditioner in tip-top shape throughout the summer is critical to keeping your home cool and comfortable. It’s therefore important to take good care of the system, including making sure it receives annual maintenance from a licensed professional. Here’s why annual AC maintenance is beneficial. Filters Dirty air filters are an easy mistake to avoid. Dirty air filters can cause your AC unit to have a shorter life, consume more energy, and hinder airflow. The first step in AC maintenance is to always have clean air filters. Refrigerant Leaks One

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Tips for Cleaning Your HVAC System

April 17, 2020

Your home HVAC system is extremely important as it can help to heat and cool your home. At the same time, it can have an impact on your indoor air quality, which makes cleaning it regularly very important. Below are three tips for keeping your HVAC system clean. Change Air Filter Regularly It’s important to change your air filter on a regular basis. Depending on your situation and the type of air filter that you use, you may need to replace it as frequently as every three months. By having a fresh filter in place

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