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How to Find the Right Temperature for Your Air Conditioner

It’s a common question that we hear often: what’s the right temperature for my home? The answer is relatively straightforward but has some room for interpretation. This is because there are multiple factors to consider, and when it comes down to it, everyone has a different definition of “right” when…

8 Ways You Are Adding Unnecessary Heat to Your Home

The sweltering summers add enough heat to your home as it is, which is why it’s important to ensure you’re not doing anything to make things even hotter. Without even realizing it, you may be adding several degrees onto the temperature of your home through various household activities. Here are…

Good SEER Ratings 101: How to Save Energy and Money

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, you’ve probably seen one acronym pop up time and time again in product listings, reviews, and more: SEER. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. In other words, it’s a unit of measurement that quantifies the energy efficiency of your air…

Common Plumbing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Many handy and not-so-handy homeowners choose to take some plumbing maintenance and repairs into their own hands. While it’s great to know you can rely on yourself when it comes to small problems, it’s important to make sure you steer clear of common plumbing mistakes that could end up costing…

Your Guide to Air Conditioner Refrigerant

If the compressor is the heart of an air conditioner, then refrigerant is the blood. That is to say, you can’t have a working air conditioner without refrigerant. Despite the important role it plays in the cooling cycle, many homeowners may not know much about refrigerant unless they’re dealing with…

Everything You Need to Know About Air Conditioner Condensate Drain Lines

You press a button on your thermostat, and cold air flows into your home. For many homeowners, that’s where the knowledge of your air conditioner begins and ends. But, a lot happens in those crucial moments between the time you turn on the thermostat and when air starts flowing. The…

Common Air Conditioner Smells and What They Mean

The cold air that blows out of your air conditioner may not always smell so nice. While some smells are warning signs for much bigger problems, others are relatively harmless. Here’s an overview of common air conditioner smells, what they mean, and what you can do about them. Rotten egg…

7 Factors That Determine the Size of Your Air Conditioner

An air conditioner that’s too big will waste money and energy. An air conditioner that’s too small won’t be able to stand up to the unrelenting summer temperatures. So, how do you make sure your air conditioner is just right? After decades of experience, many in the HVAC industry have…

Which Water Treatment System is Right for Your Home?

Whether you’re looking to address bad taste, foul smells, or hard water, there’s a water treatment system that’s right for your home. Knowing which ones are available and how they work is an important step towards ensuring that you have healthy water throughout your home, no matter where you live.…

Quick Fixes for a Running Toilet

A toilet that won’t stop running may not be dangerous, but it can be annoying. It’s also a huge waste of water and money—a waste that’s sure to be reflected on your monthly water bill. The good news is, in most cases, a running toilet can be fixed without the…