The days are getting shorter. Fall jackets come down from the attic as a chill arrives in the air. At this moment, the diligent homeowner prepares his or her air conditioner for the elements and revives the furnace from its summer slumber. Though an easy task, a smart homeowner takes a few strategic steps when switching from the air conditioner to the heater. A seasonal … [Read more...] about Switching from the air conditioner to the heater
Air Conditioners & Fans
Almost everyone knows that a “bug is snug in a rug”, but many do not know that living organisms also inhabit an air conditioner’s condensation drain. A rug gets shaken occasionally to clean it, but a drain provides the perfect hiding place for algae to grow. With time, it can completely block a drain, causing an overflow in the drain pan. Water that cannot escape through the … [Read more...] about How to clean your air conditioner drain
Although the ductless air conditioners have been in use in Europe and Japan for years, U.S. consumers are just learning about their many benefits and few downsides. These systems offer efficiency, convenience and easy installation. Most ductless air conditioners are heat pumps that work by moving heat from one place to another. In the summer, they take it from the interior … [Read more...] about Pros and cons of ductless air conditioners
It is a hot and humid day. Your clothes feel like they are sticking to your skin, yet it is supposed to be cool inside with the AC on. It seems like there is something wrong with your AC unit, but does that mean it is necessary to call an air conditioner repair technician? Not always. Air conditioner problems are common, especially after a long summer. Sometimes, there are … [Read more...] about Easy DIY Air Conditioner Repair
Around 87% of American homes are equipped with air conditioning systems, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The majority of those households have central cooling systems that rely on a network of air ducts to circulate conditioned air. Over the last decade however, an exciting new type of cooling system has come to the forefront: ductless air … [Read more...] about What is a ductless air conditioner?