Your Cooling and Heating Systems Work Hand in Hand

In most homes in the United States, the cooling and heating components work together as one connected system. Nearly throughout the year, some parts of the system are working hard to keep your household comfortable, healthy and energy efficient. So how do these systems with...

Don’t Let a Blackout Ruin Your Week; Consider a Standby Generator

Southwest Ohio has a four-season climate with all of the weather-related hazards that come with that. They range from severe thunderstorms or even derechos during the warm months, to some of the harshest weather the winter can throw at you. Any of these severe weather...

Take Advantage of Home Energy Savings While on Vacation

One bonus of your family vacation (as if you need any more bonus than going on vacation) is the fact that you’ll save on home energy use while you’re gone, as well as other utilities such as water and natural gas. Nobody will be at...

These Steps Will Help Reduce Indoor Humidity Naturally

We’re far enough into a Southwest Ohio summer to know whether your home has a problem with excess humidity. The answer is as close as your own feelings of clamminess and discomfort on hot days, when no matter how low you set the air conditioning,...

Get to the Bottom of Why Your AC Is Circulating Warm Air

It might take a few hours, or depending on the outside temperatures, even a day or two to notice, but if your central air conditioner is blowing air that’s not cool, you’ve got a problem, and a common one at that. An of a variety...

Your HVAC System Needs Both Regular DIY and Pro Maintenance

Nobody is likely to argue that neglecting maintenance on a residential cooling and heating system is a wise thing to do. Routine and periodic maintenance of HVAC equipment obviously will make it last longer and work better, both with regard to comfort and energy efficiency....

Attack Your Allergies With Whole-House Air Filtration

It’s pretty simple. If you suffer from allergies, or have family members who do, the best way to address that issue is to reduce your/their exposure to the substances that trigger allergic reactions. This can take several forms, including favoring hardwood floors to carpeting, keeping...

Insulation a Key Component of Home Energy Efficiency

When they think about it at all, home insulation is usually something that people consider in the context of cold weather and wintertime. Effective insulation keeps the cold out (or more accurately, keeps indoor warmth from escaping). However, insulation is also crucial for energy efficiency...

Learn the Truth About How to Save Energy in the Home

You’ve heard the term “fake news” tossed around for the past two or three years in the context of current events, but you’ll likely be surprised to find out that the HVAC world also has fake news, especially with regard to how to conserve energy...

ACs and Heat Pumps; How Are They Different?

Many homeowners casually call the HVAC appliance that cools their home in the summer an air conditioner. While that’s a proper description of its cooling function, in many cases the term is technically incorrect. That’s when the contraption is actually an electric air-source heat pump,...

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