Open Windows on Summer Nights and Save on Energy

During the historic derecho storm that smashed through Ohio in late June 2014, many homeowners went without power for as long as 10 days to two weeks. During that time, the smart ones learned how to extend the coolness of night into the next morning,...

A Zoning System Offers Whole-House Comfort

Do you have a one-thermostat home where every room heats and cools at the same level, where if it’s 72 degrees Fahrenheit in the living room, it’s the same temperature in the finished basement, the bedrooms and the kitchen? No, we didn’t think so. The...

System Not Working? Check the Thermostat

If your home’s cooling system grinds to a halt, or perhaps isn’t cooling your home the way it used to, don’t draw the conclusion that the AC equipment is the problem. The problem might be a thermostat issue. This will be a lot easier and...

Condensation on Windows, What It means

If you’re seeing condensation forming on your home’s windows, it likely means your indoor air is more humid than it ought to be. Yet, this doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a problem with your windows. They’re just the place where inside moisture can be easily seen....

Tip-Offs That Your AC Isn’t Long for This World

If your home’s air conditioning system has been working away to keep your livings spaces cool and comfortable for more than 10 or 15 years, it’s probably a good idea to keep an eye out for certain red flags that suggest the system is nearing...

Attic Insulation Can Pay Big Dividends Year Round

Most homeowners are aware that insulation is important to keeping a house warm in the winter and saving energy. However, insulation also plays a key role during the cooling season, and nowhere is it more important than in the attic. The right type and amount...

Program Heating and Cooling to Match Your Schedule

Do you still have one of those old-school thermostat dials where you set the temperature and it stays that way until you change it? Or perhaps a “modern” one where you have digital numbers but still can’t do anything but set the desired temperature for...

AC Not Working Right? Try These Troubleshooting Tips

When common air conditioning problems arise in your Cincinnati home, hold off on calling in the pros. It might be something that you can address yourself. If you try a few troubleshooting strategies and the AC still isn’t working, that’s when you want to call...

Use Ceiling Fans to Make Your Home Feel Cooler

In a lot of homes, the occupants take their ceiling fans for granted. While they have a vague notion that the fans are helping to move air around and create a breeze, they may not realize that ceiling fans reduce the need for air conditioning....

The Truth About Your AC Can Help You Save $$

You’d be surprised to find out how may air conditioning myths are floating around. Misinformation about home cooling can cost homeowners in energy, money, efficiency and comfort. (The same goes for heating myths.) With the cooling season approaching, following is the straight dope about home...

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