How to Read and Understand the EnergyGuide Label

How to Read and Understand the EnergyGuide LabelThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that manufacturers of HVAC and other types of energy-consuming equipment attach an EnergyGuide label on each of their products to give buyers a way to compare different units. Once you know how to read and understand the label, you’ll find it easier to weigh your options and choose new heating or cooling equipment when the time comes to upgrade. Read More »

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The HVAC Maintenance and Replacement Timeline

The HVAC Maintenance and Replacement TimelineNo one wants to replace an HVAC system before they have to. In most cases, HVAC systems have a long lifespan, easily lasting 15 to 20 years. The best way to make sure your system experiences a long life is to follow the right HVAC maintenance timeline.

Day-to-day, your HVAC system doesn’t require much attention. However, there are important month-to-month and bi-annual maintenance jobs that should be performed. Read More »

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Signs of a Reputable HVAC Company

Signs of a Reputable HVAC CompanyYour HVAC system is vital for your comfort and keeping it working well requires expert help. There are many HVAC companies out there, but not all are equal. Here are important things to look for when choosing an HVAC company. Read More »

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Troubleshooting: Air Conditioner Edition

Troubleshooting: Air Conditioner EditionSome basic knowledge about air conditioners can help you troubleshoot common A/C problems. That way, if it’s a simple problem, you can address it yourself. Otherwise, it’s always best to have a trained air conditioning specialist work on residential cooling equipment. Following is a list of some of the more common A/C problems: Read More »

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Why Insulation is Important During Summer, Too

Why Insulation is Important During Summer, TooFor most homeowners, using insulation to keep your home warmer in the winter makes sense. After all, you wrap up in a blanket or coat to stay warm, so why shouldn’t your house? What many homeowners don’t know is that the same insulation that helps your home stay warm in the winter can help it stay cool in the summer. Read More »

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Reducing A/C Costs With Solar Shades

Reducing A/C Costs With Solar ShadesRunning your air conditioning all summer long can make your cooling bills skyrocket. Having solar shades installed can help lower these bills, since your air conditioning system doesn’t have to run as often. These are some of the benefits of installing these shades for your Middletown home. Read More »

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Keep Your A/C Unit From Being an Eyesore With These Landscaping Tips

Keep Your A/C Unit From Being an Eyesore With These Landscaping TipsYour central air conditioner helps you cope with hot, humid weather, but its outdoor component, the condenser, isn’t a thing of beauty in any yard. These landscaping tips will hide the condenser or help it blend into its surroundings. Read More »

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Get That Dust Problem Under Control!

Get That Dust Problem Under Control!Dust contains many substances and most of these, including dust mites and pollen, cause allergic responses in many people. This is why a dusty home leads to poor air quality and discomfort. Here are ways to control a dust problem in the home. Read More »

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How to Know if Your Thermostat is Reading the Correct Temperature

How to Know if Your Thermostat is Reading the Correct Temperature | C.R. WolfeMost of us have a certain temperature we like to keep our house. Whether you’re typically hot or easily catch a chill, you know what you like and can probably tell when your house just doesn’t feel right. Read More »

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Ductless Systems for Home Additions

Ductless Systems for Home Additions | C.R. WolfeWhen you’re planning a home addition, a key consideration is how to heat and cool the new space. One option worth considering is installing a mini-split or ductless system. Read More »

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