The Benefits of Geothermal Cooling

July 27th, 2015

Everyone tends to think of home cooling in terms of traditional air conditioning systems. While those are still quite popular, they are nowhere near the only option available for climate control this summer. If you’re in the market for a new home cooling system, you can definitely benefit from checking out some of the alternative solutions available. One of these solutions is geothermal cooling. Read on for more information about geothermal cooling, and how it can benefit you. Continue Reading

How Formicary Corrosion Affects the Pipes in Your Home

July 20th, 2015

As you’re probably already aware, the pipes in your home are largely made of copper. That is, as long as you have a home younger than 50 years or so. Copper pipes are used because of their resistance to things like oxidization. They can last quite a long time, if properly cared for. However, there is one thing that they are particularly vulnerable to: formicary corrosion. Read on to find out more about how this affects not only your plumbing, but possibly your air conditioning as well. Continue Reading

Why Ice on Your Air Conditioner Requires Immediate Repair

July 13th, 2015

Most people, when they find ice forming on their air conditioners, think that it is a sign that the system is working properly. However, this is not the case. In fact, ice forming on the air conditioner is a sign that the system is in distress, and in need of immediate repairs. If the ice is not removed and the source of the problem fixed, it can cause all sorts of problems up to and including a full system breakdown. Read on to find out why ice forms on the air conditioner in the first place, and what can happen if it is not addressed. Continue Reading

Cool Your Home Efficiently with Regular AC Service

July 6th, 2015

Whether your AC has finally broken down or you’d like to stay ahead of the curve with routine maintenance, it’s important to rely on professional technicians who have the tools, equipment, materials, and expertise to ensure that your AC works well throughout the Syracuse summer. One of the most important factors to consider these days is the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment. With some due diligence and regular service, you can reduce your cooling expenses significantly. Continue Reading

Why You Should Install a Humidifier This Summer

June 29th, 2015

When summer rolls around, most people are concerned with keeping cool more than anything else. While this is certainly understandable, there are other factors that affect your comfort. The main thing you have to worry about other than temperature is humidity. Humidity is often portrayed as some type of villain. Every time there’s a hot day, you can’t avoid having at least one person remarking, “At least it’s a dry heat!”

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Why You Should Install a New Water Heater Right Now

June 22nd, 2015

As of April of this year, the new Department of Energy water heater regulations are in effect. These new regulations dictate that all new water heaters produced conform to a higher standard of quality in terms of energy efficiency. While this will be a good thing in the long run, it means that prices for that first wave of new water heaters will be higher as manufacturers try to maintain their profit margin. Continue Reading

Why You Should Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance Right Now!

June 15th, 2015

Summer is here, and homeowners across the country are starting to rev up their air conditioners for the hot season. However, you should know that going from not using your air conditioner at all to using it daily can have some nasty effects. The system has had time to settle during the winter months, and it might have developed one or two problems that need addressing before you start placing it under a lot of strain. Read on to find out more about the problems that can crop up when you start using your air conditioner more often, and why air conditioning maintenance is so important. Continue Reading

How a Zone Control System Can Improve Your Air Conditioning

June 8th, 2015

As the days start to warm up, more and more people are going to be running their air conditioners on a regular basis. Though central air conditioning is effective as a whole, it is not a very precise system. This is primarily the result of two things: reliance on a single thermostat and inability to moderate output to different parts of the home. Continue Reading

What Role Does Refrigerant Play in Air Conditioning?

June 1st, 2015

Of all the parts of the air conditioner, refrigerant is the most vital to its operation. It is the lifeblood of the air conditioning system, without which the entire unit won’t function. It is important that you know how your air conditioner uses refrigerant and what problems can occur with it. The more you know, the better equipped you’ll be to keep your air conditioner in good condition. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at your air conditioner refrigerant. Continue Reading

Are the New 2015 Water Heater Regulations That Big of a Deal?

May 25th, 2015

We’ve talked before about the 2015 changes to water heater regulations by the Department of Energy. Despite the large amount of information available to those who know where to look, plenty of homeowners are still unaware of the impact that these regulation changes will have on them. Time is running out to install a new water heater before these regulations take effect.

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