A Ductless Split System May Be Just What Your Home Needs

Even though ductless split systems have become more popular across the country over the past decade, many homeowners remain unclear on how they work. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about high-efficiency ductless heat pumps and cooling systems. Ductless Split System FAQs...

Identify and Reduce Allergens and Pollutants in Your Home

In a study in the late 1980s, the federal EPA found that in a typical American home, where family members spend the vast majority of their time, the concentrations of some pollutants can be two to five times higher than the air on the other...

Basics of AC Operation That Every Homeowner Should Know

Most homeowners have only a vague notion about how their central air conditioner cools their home. It’s this magic machine that manufactures cool air (which isn’t exactly correct, but more on that later). As for the technology that makes that happen, they’re not really up...

New Smart Thermostats Can Do Nearly Anything

If there’s one product that has benefited from cutting-edge “smart” technology, it’s the residential thermostat. And that in turn has benefited countless households’ efforts to conserve energy while maintaining whole-house comfort in a convenient manner. Yet, if you get a smart, programmable thermostat installed in...

Protect Your Home’s HVAC System from Storms

Here in southwest Ohio, once spring arrives, it brings with it powerful and dangerous storms and even tornadoes that can continue through the summer and into the fall. Most of us are familiar with the first rule for protecting you and your family from strong...

Buying Guide for Your New AC or Heat Pump

The last thing you want when installing a new central cooling system in your home is for the work to be done hastily or without sufficient care. A new central AC or heat pump system is a significant household investment up-front, but also a decision...

Spring Maintenance Crucial for Proper AC and Heat Pump Operation

It might surprise you to learn about the many benefits of performing and scheduling maintenance on your home’s HVAC system in the spring. A combination of simple do-it-yourself steps and a professional maintenance tune-up will prepare your central air conditioning or heat pump system for...

Get Better Heating and Cooling With a Tighter Building Envelope

Residential energy efficiency and comfort involves a lot more than the heating and cooling equipment, ductwork, humidity control and ventilation. It also involves the house itself, especially the building envelope. That’s the outside walls, foundation and roof, the perimeter that separates outside from inside. If...

Don’t Forget Regular Heat Pump Maintenance, Both DIY and Pro

Many homeowners, after their heat pump is installed and providing all-season comfort in the home, forget about it until something goes wrong. And given enough time, something will malfunction in any mechanical system. This sort of benign neglect is a sure way to invite higher energy...

Try These Strategies to Ensure Optimum Air Quality in Your Home

In a day and age when a premium is increasingly being placed on clean, healthy air, many homeowners are looking for assurances that their indoor air isn’t dirty or contaminated. While modern homes are built tighter than ever in pursuit of energy efficiency, that paradoxically...

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