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Tips for When You’re Buying an Air Conditioner

Tips for When You're Buying an Air Conditioner

If you plan to buy a new air conditioner for your home this spring, don’t go unprepared. A variety of pitfalls can leave you with a central A/C that wastes energy, doesn’t properly cool your home, and requires frequent repairs.


What Do Air Conditioner Ratings Mean?

What Do Air Conditioner Ratings Mean?

Knowing something about air conditioner ratings helps remove the element of surprise from a new A/C purchase. Obviously, there are two costs involved in any new air conditioner: the upfront sticker price and the long-term cost of operating the unit. A buying decision should be based on more than just the immediate purchase price and should also take into account non-financial factors that affect the unit’s performance including noise levels. Here’s how air conditioner ratings can help you make an informed buying decision and avoid the unexpected. SEER Basics SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and it’s the primary… Read More »


Here’s How You Can Troubleshoot Your Air Conditioner

Here's How You Can Troubleshoot Your Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner sure works up a sweat to keep your Traverse City home cool. Scheduled preventive maintenance helps ensure it does its job efficiently without any problems. Though, there are so many parts and functions your A/C system performs that, sooner or later, issues are bound to occur. Use these troubleshooting tips if your A/C system is acting up.


5 A/C Features to Look For When Shopping for a New Cooling System

5 A/C Features to Look For When Shopping for a New Cooling System

A new air conditioning system is a large investment, and to get the most value for your money, you must choose carefully. There are five common cooling system features that should factor into your ultimate decision.


5 Energy-Efficient Reasons to Buy Matching Indoor and Outdoor Units

5 Energy-Efficient Reasons to Buy Matching Indoor and Outdoor Units

It’s rare for both main components of a central air conditioner to fail at the same time. Usually, either the outdoor condenser/compressor gives out or the indoor evaporator coil fails. When this happens, you may be tempted to replace just the failed component to save money. Buying matching indoor and outdoor units is a better choice for the following reasons.


Heating and Cooling Basics: The Definition of HVAC

Heating and Cooling Basics: The Defnition of HVAC

If someone asks you the definition of HVAC, you”ll probably say it has to do with home heating and cooling. That’s correct, but the term HVAC actually stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. These components each have a vital role to play in maintaining a healthy, comfortable home. Let’s take a closer look at each of the components that make up an HVAC system.


A/C Upgrade? Learn Why You Should Choose a Variable-Speed Air Handler

A/C Upgrade? Learn Why You Should Choose a Variable-Speed Air Handler

When you’re ready for an air conditioning upgrade, make sure you look for features that improve comfort and save energy. Advances in design and efficiency mean that you have more choices than ever before. One of the top A/C features to consider is a variable-speed air handler. Keep reading to learn what an air handler does, along with its benefits. 


The EnergyGuide Label: A Quick Glimpse at Energy Savings

The EnergyGuide Label: A Quick Glimpse at Energy Savings

When you are shopping for a new HVAC system, be sure to have a look at the EnergyGuide label. Created by the U.S. Department of Energy, the EnergyGuide label provides an easy way to compare the energy usage of a major appliances to similar products, helping you to choose the one with the best energy efficiency and features for your budget. The labels are standard on air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and other major appliances, and they contain similar information for each.


Air Conditioner Noises Your System Should Never Make

Air Conditioner Noises Your System Should Never Make

Air conditioners contain mechanical and electronic components that make many different noises while cooling your home. You’re probably accustomed to your system’s sounds and ticks, but some air conditioner noises are signs of potential problems. Read through the following list of common problem noises to see if you can troubleshoot the issue before making a service call.


Common Fixes for an A/C That Is Blowing Hot Air

Common Fixes for an A/C That Is Blowing Hot Air

If your home feels unusually warm and you discover the A/C is blowing hot air, you’ll want to identify the cause and get it fixed fast to restore comfort. Here are five of the most common fixes for this problem, with advice on which ones you can easily remedy yourself and when to call for expert help.


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