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What to Check When Your A/C Won’t Turn On

When the consistent dull hum of your air conditioner is replaced with sudden silence, it’s time to spring into action. Time is of the essence when it comes to troubleshooting (and fixing) an air conditioner that won’t turn on. As indoor temperatures rise, your home can go from cool and…

7 Reasons Your Energy Bills are Getting Higher

Are your energy bills going up, up, up this summer? With unforgiving temperatures here to stay for the near future, you’re probably relying more on your air conditioner than usual. But that doesn’t mean high bills should be the norm. Here are seven reasons why you may suddenly be paying…

The 4-1-1 on HVAC Contractor Education and Certification

In any professional industry, there are reputable businesses and not-so reputable businesses. The HVAC industry is no different. While recommendations and online reviews are a good place to start, you shouldn’t overlook the importance of education and certification when it comes to choosing an HVAC company or contractor. It could…

9 Ways to Conserve Water in the Summer

Only 1% of the Earth’s water is suitable for human use. At least 40 states, including Arizona, expect water shortages at the local, state, or regional level within the coming years. That’s why every drop counts when it comes to water and water usage in the home. Rising temperatures lead…

Air Conditioner Noise: What’s Normal and What’s Not

What’s that noise? It might be your air conditioner. Whether it’s a click in the night, a constant dull hum, or a sudden high-pitched squeal, your air conditioner may be trying to tell you something through the noises it makes. Some noises are nothing to worry about, while others are…

The Best Energy Efficient Plumbing Fixtures for a Lower Water Bill

The plumbing industry is constantly bringing new energy-efficient fixtures and systems to homeowners everywhere. High efficiency plumbing does more than help you conserve water—it also helps you save money and use less energy. With the average American home using 100 gallons of water per day, it’s no surprise that energy…

How to Keep Your Home Cool and Lower Your AC Bill

Scared to look at your air conditioning bill this summer? There’s good news: it’s possible to keep your home cool and comfortable and still save money in the process. Here are eight tips you can use to keep your home cool without raising your A/C bill in the summer months.…

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…