Whole House Air Filter Vs. Air Purifier

6/29/17 2:08 PM Chris Long

Whole house filter Versus and air purifier, which is better for your home?

What is dust?

There’s a commonly quoted statistic that it’s mostly made of dead skin, but that’s a myth. The dust floating around your home contains a small percentage of dead skin, but it’s mostly a mix of pollen, hair, paper and textile fibers, soil minerals, and cosmic dust particles.

The average U.S. household produces 40 pounds of dust each year, and your best defense against those particles is finding a way to keep the air in your home filtered or purified.

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When is it Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

6/22/17 8:28 AM Chris Long

Older air conditioning systems can be more costly to run for several reasons.

Installing a new central air conditioner can be a major investment, but so can constantly having to repair and run an older, inefficient cooling system.

But how do you know when it’s time to bite the bullet and get a new AC unit? Here are a few signs that should trigger the (figurative) “replace central air conditioner” alarm in your home.

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Cashing in on HVAC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

6/15/17 8:52 AM Chris Long

You can save money on upgrading youtHVAC through energy efficiency and rebate programs..

Having an energy efficient heating and cooling system at home is good for the environment, but it’s also good for your household budget.

There are an array of rebates for energy efficient HVAC upgrades to your home. Making these changes can save you money and energy, make your home feel more comfortable, and lead to a sustainable future.

Here in Pennsylvania, homeowners can take advantage of the Home Heating Equipment Rebate Program, which offers rebates for non-electric home heating and water heating equipment.

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Don’t Make These Air Conditioning Purchase Mistakes

6/8/17 11:30 AM Chris Long

Common mistakes consumers make when buying an air conditioning system

Let’s say you’ve decided to buy a new home. You meet with a real estate agent, you take the tour, you discuss prices.

But you don’t ask any questions. You don’t wonder about local schools, zoning restrictions, or whether the neighbors throw wild parties. You just assume.

If you’re saying, “I wouldn’t do that,” we’d be inclined to agree. Most people don’t make assumptions about important purchases like homes or cars.

Yet when it comes to purchasing air conditioning – a vital component of your home – we see far too many clients making costly assumptions.

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How Much Does It Cost to Install Central Air Conditioning?

6/1/17 12:00 PM Chris Long

how much does it cost to install central air conditioning

Summer is just a few weeks away, but some parts of the country have already suffered through their share of 90 degree days.

It’s around this time of year that people who don’t have central air conditioning start thinking about getting it installed. And if you’re one of those people, you might be wondering about the cost of installing central air conditioning.

That’s only natural. Thinking “What will this cost us?” is part of any major purchase.

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Programmable Thermostats Can Add Resale Value to Your Home

5/25/17 10:30 AM Chris Long

Programmable thermostat

For as long as we’ve lived indoors, we’ve looked for ways to keep our homes warm or cool, depending on the season.

There was a time where that just meant building a fire or opening some windows. We’ve come a long way since those days: central heating, central air, and now, programmable thermostats.

This HVAC feature has quickly become the standard in new homes, and making the switch in older homes is simpler than you might imagine. If you’re not sure if a programmable AC thermostat is right for your home, consider these benefits:

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Benefits of a Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner

5/18/17 12:00 PM Chris Long

ductless mini-split air conditioner

Are you considering ductless air conditioning for your home? Maybe something along the lines of a ductless mini-split air conditioner?

If that’s the case, here are a few things you should know:

1. You’ll get a flexible cooling method

Traditional central air forces cooled air through ducts, a ductless system brings air directly into different zones of your home. These systems are made up of a small outdoor unit and a at least one indoor unit.

You might see them referred to as split-systems or multi-split systems. Whatever their name, this cooling method gives home owners a cost-effective way to replace outdated window units.

2. You’ll save money

A major factor driving homeowners to invest in a ductless mini-split air conditioner is the savings involved. An inefficient cooling system can quickly drive up your monthly energy costs.

A ductless system uses less power than a forced-air system and delivers cooled air with more efficiency. And because a multi-split system lets you create zones around your home, you won’t need to cool rooms that you aren’t using.

Aside from the savings you’ll get from a lower energy bill, you may also be eligible for a tax credit or utility rebate for the year in which you install your ductless system.

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What is a Two-Stage Cooling System?

5/11/17 10:45 AM Chris Long

two-stage cooling system

Are you nervous about the prospect of facing another summer with a worn-out air conditioner?

If you’re thinking about AC replacement for your home, you may want to consider installing a two-stage cooling system. This is a method of air conditioning that offers better, more efficient cooling, but also saves you money without taking away your comfort.

How does a two-stage cooling system work?

A standard air conditioning system will only run at full blast. When you need to cool your home, you get an elevated level of air conditioning, whether you need it or not. Not only can this be uncomfortable, it wastes energy and costs you money.

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