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Staying Cool

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 7/17/17 6:30 PM

Staying Cool 

Staying cool doesn’t have to be expensive. We’re not talking about a hip hairstyle or the coolest threads – we mean literally cool. 

Keeping your home comfortable in the summer may seem like an impossibility without the A/C, but houselogic.com has deciphered a few ways to do it while saving on energy.

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Topics: Savings, Air Conditioner, air quality

When To Shop For Air Conditioning.

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 5/24/17 7:00 PM

When to Shop for Air Conditioning.

Depending on what part of the country you live in, you may already be out of time, if not close to running out of time to save money on your new air conditioning system! Any way you spin it, it is going to be a big expense but why not save money while you still can?

Anyone with common sense can determine that if the weather is cooler, you will likely be paying less for your air conditioner because demand is relatively low! However, keep in mind, most companies who install air conditioners also do heat so dead winter isn’t your best bet either! Here are a few reasons why it is best to get a new air conditioning system when the weather is mild, i.e. Spring and fall:

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Topics: Air Conditioner, air quality, HVAC

Staying Cool

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 7/20/16 8:30 PM

Staying cool doesn’t have to be expensive. We’re not talking about a hip hairstyle or the coolest threads – we mean literally cool.
Keeping your home comfortable in the summer may seem like an impossibility without the A/C, but houselogic.com has deciphered a few ways to do it while saving on energy.

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Topics: Home, Savings, Air Conditioner, Cooling, Go Green, eco-friendly, energy efficiency

Revamp your AC to keep cool this summer

Posted by Amy Patterson on 5/18/15 3:59 PM

As we inch closer to summer, the weather is heating up fast, and it won’t be long until those muggy afternoons have us switching on our air conditioners. But before you turn yours on, make sure you’re up to date on your air conditioner’s maintenance, or you could end up with a less than optimal cooling experience this season.

For indoor units:

  • Change your air filters every month
  • Make sure you’re using the best air filter for your home and unit
  • Don’t cool rooms that you aren’t using – close the vent(s) to prevent your air conditioner from working harder than it has to
  • Clean your vents regularly to prevent debris build up
  • If you have window units, clean them regularly
  • Get your unit inspected regularly

For outdoor units:

  • Replace filters seasonally as needed  
  • Clean or bleach your drip pan and drain pipe
  • Keep the space around your unit clear from debris, weeds and tall grass
  • Clean your unit with a hose at least twice per year
  • Inspect your unit’s insulation
  • Have the unit serviced twice a year by a professional

It’s important that if you ever see icing on an indoor or outdoor unit to shut it off immediately (at the breaker level) to prevent any additional damage to the unit. Icing can be a sign of dirt or debris build up and cause serious harm to your unit.

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Topics: Homeowners, Air Conditioner, Maintenance, Cooling

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