Cranking up strong and reliable air conditioning systems is the best way to beat the summer heat, especially if you don’t have a pool or lake nearby where you can take a quick dip. As a result, it should come as no surprise that, in 2012, an estimated 87% of American homes used some form of AC. But, unfortunately, even the most dependable units do not last forever, even if homeowners invest in the necessary air conditioning services and upkeep. In the same way that your beloved old car isn’t going to run forever, at some point you’ll need an AC replacement. Thankfully, there are a handful of signs that let you know when it’s time.
Brrr! Nights and even days can be cold this time of year in the Valley of the Sun. With temperatures often below freezing throughout the Phoenix metro area, most homeowners are turning up the heat and facing rising utility bills.
While these bills are often less than those of the summer when air conditioning systems are on around the clock, they can be high enough to put a significant dent in a typical budget. What’s a homeowner to do?
5 Ways To Stay Warm In Bed
Experts agree that the temperature of the room plays a significant role in getting to sleep at night. When you go to sleep, your body tries to reach a certain temperature that allows it to relax and shut down. In environments that are either too hot or too cold, finding the right temperature is tough, and getting to sleep can be even tougher. During the frigid winter months, investing in heating repairs is always important, but there are some other things you can do to stay warm and get a good night’s sleep. Continue reading
If you’re like most people, you desire to keep the inside of your home as safe as possible. One factor you may not have considered is the ongoing quality of your indoor air. If you use an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system in your home, your indoor air quality (IAQ) can be impacted by the condition of this system. Homeowners who keep their HVAC units well-maintained can expect several health- and safety-related benefits. Continue reading
As an alternative to central air systems and traditional window units, mini-split or ductless air conditioners are beginning to gain traction. The technology is relatively new and not every manufacturer sells them, but that is liable to change if they continue to grow in popularity.
While ductless AC’s are quieter and less intrusive than window units and can be less expensive and less difficult than installing central air conditioning in a home that does not have ducts, you can be assured, that you will not have to sacrifice cooling capacity if you choose the ductless option.
But is ductless air conditioning a cost-effective option for you? Continue reading