What You Should Know about Refrigerant

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Many people know that their air conditioning system has a chemical in it that helps with cooling. This chemical is known by a few different names. While many call it Freon—a trademarked name—it’s actually called refrigerant, and it is a vital component of your AC system. Here’s what we think you should know about refrigerant so that you can seek the proper services when something goes wrong with your home cooling.

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3 Reasons You Should Install a Heat Pump

Monday, January 25th, 2016

The heat pump is an innovation in home comfort that’s helping people to save money each month, all year long. A heat pump is a heating and cooling system in one, and it can replace your standard central air conditioner and your heater to provide year-round comfort and efficiency. Here are three reasons we recommend this system to so many of our customers.

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What Is a Heat Pump and Is It Good for My Climate?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

While the term “heat pump” may sound like the name of a heater, it’s actually a way to describe most central air conditioning systems. Air conditioners actually transfer heat from the inside air to the outside air, using a chemical blend called refrigerant to absorb and release the heat. When you stand near the outside unit of your split-system air conditioner, the heat you feel is actually the heat that is “pumped” from the inside air.

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Some Important Furnace Safety Tips

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Today’s furnaces are generally quite safe as long as they are professionally installed and well-maintained. But there are some things you should know in order to decrease the likelihood of fires, gas leaks, electrical issues, and carbon monoxide leaks. Check out our quick guide to learn how to stay safe when running your home furnace this heating season.

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How Should I Program My Thermostat?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

This is one of the most common questions we get asked by our customers—and one that is somewhat difficult to answer. Each programmable thermostat is different, and your cooling needs differ from your neighbor’s as well. If you have pets, for example, you may need to keep the temperature lowered even while you are away, and a couple with small children will have different cooling needs than a couple without any kids. But in general, you can follow these tips in order to save money and stay more comfortable.

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