Are you keeping up with news on the federally mandated R-22 refrigerant phaseout? Supplies of new R-22 are gradually being reduced each year, as part of the U.S.’s effort to combat ozone depletion. This is leading up to complete halt of production in 2020. This means costs of recharging R-22-using air conditioners and heat pumps […]
Your air conditioner works hard throughout the hot Southwest Ohio summer to keep you comfortable. Having your A/C coils cleaned as a part of your regular preventive air conditioning maintenance will help ensure your air conditioner works efficiently all summer long to save you money on cooling costs and extend the life of your system.
Instead of relying only on air conditioning this summer, incorporate fans into your home cooling plan. Just as an outdoor breeze in the winter contributes to the wind-chill factor, creating a breeze indoors in the summer keeps you cooler. The result is a more comfortable indoor environment and increased energy savings, because fans use far […]
Homeowners who want the most efficient cooling system for their home should consider geothermal cooling. It’s the most dependable way to use renewable energy for cooling, since it relies on stable temperatures underground as the medium for cooling rather than the highly variable outdoor air. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) use an underground loop field where […]
When you hire an HVAC contractor, it’s no secret that you want to find the best. Unfortunately, too many homeowners will simply pick a name from the Internet without taking the time to do any research. If you want installation or servicing of equipment to go smoothly, it’s important to choose correctly, which is why […]
With the many different choices in models, sizes and prices, A/C shopping can feel a bit stressful. Unlike buying a small appliance, like a humidifier or microwave, an air conditioner has a big impact on the comfort of your home and your energy costs. In order to upgrade to the best A/C, always consider the […]
Cooling with a heat pump may not be the first thing that occurs to you when you think of this appliance, but despite its name, a heat pump is efficient for both heating and cooling. Because heat pumps transfer or “pump” heat rather than produce it, they heat more efficiently than furnaces and, unlike furnaces, […]
Preparing your home before you install the heat pump can make a difference in your comfort and energy bills for years to come. Major factors that affect a heat pump’s performance include proper system sizing and ductwork compatibility. HVAC contractors use two software tools, Manuals J and D, to arrive at the correct tonnage for […]
Smart thermostats take the convenience and energy-saving benefits of a programmable thermostat one step further. They allow you to control your home’s environment remotely, with wireless connectivity, user-friendly interfaces, online access and various mobile apps.