Why is the SEER Rating Important to My HVAC System?

July 13, 2022

If you’re considering replacing your existing HVAC system any time soon, you’ll no doubt see SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings come up at some point in your search for the right system. You may already know that the SEER rating is associated with the energy efficiency of an air conditioner or heat pump. What you may not know exactly how this affects your energy costs and the performance of an HVAC system. In this article, we’ll take a look at what SEER ratings are, what they mean, and how they can affect your decision when choosing a new HVAC...

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HVAC Troubleshooting Tips

February 1, 2020

If your HVAC system isn’t blowing out air at the right temperature, there could be a simple reason. Before calling someone for repair service, you can perform a few checks yourself. These easy-to-follow tips can prevent breakdowns and keep things operational until professional help arrives. Check Vents for Blocks It’s easy for things to fall and cover vents and registers. Blankets, sweaters, and even toys can tumble from sofas and tables and drop to the floor. Furniture can also block registers and cause problems. When floor vents and wall registers are obstructed, the conditioned air gets blocked. Make a habit...

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Why Should I Have My Water Heater Flushed Yearly?

January 1, 2020

Your hot water heater is one of the hardest-working appliances in your household. However, most people don’t think about this heater until something goes wrong. Ideally, you’ll be able to avoid a mechanical breakdown for as long as possible by getting regular maintenance services. This involves having a professional detect water heater leaks and flushing your water heater as needed. You should have your water heater flushed annually for the following reasons. Your Water Heater Will Be Less Likely to Break Down Groundwater contains minerals. Therefore, sediment builds up in your hot water tank over time. As natural sediment accumulates...

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Everything You Need to Know About Smart Thermostats

September 25, 2019

Smart home technologies allow for devices that can communicate via the internet of things. Among the first such technologies were smart thermostats, which took the concept of programmable thermostats to the next obvious step in development. Smart thermostats require even less manual control. Reduce Energy Consumption The primary purpose of a smart thermostat is to minimize the energy consumed in achieving your optimal comfort. This approach is not only eco-friendly but can also significantly lower your monthly utility bill. In fact, the EPA estimates that most families recoup the cost of a smart thermostat within the first year of use....

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