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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…

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…