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Types of Air Conditioning Systems

Not all air conditioning systems are created equal. Each can be useful for certain situations. Thankfully, we have different types of air conditioners for different styles of homes and businesses. Read on to see what type of air conditioner might fit your needs...

September HVAC Maintenance Tip of the Month

Tip: Upgrading your thermostats can result in increased comfort, lower energy bills, and extended equipment life. Increased Comfort: The temperature sensors on older thermostats become inconsistent as they age and also do not allow you to turn on the system automatically 20 minutes before you arrive home. This added control and programmability allows you to have the home exactly the temperature you want it to be, whether you are in the home or not. Wi-Fi thermostats allow you to tweak settings and controls through a smartphone no matter where you are [...]

My Air Conditioning is Broken, HELP!

The hottest days of the summer are here! The thermometer is soaring and the humidity is so high you could wring out the air like a wet shirt. You can almost guarantee you’ll be uncomfortable as soon as you step outside. Good thing your home is air-conditioned. However, air conditioning and HVAC units do not last forever — 12 years is the average lifespan. The moment they fail is usually when you need them the most. There is good news! Not every A/C problem is an emergency. Here are a few issues [...]

10 Tips to Maximize Your Air Conditioning System’s Efficiency

Bring on the heat! Summer is here and with it the warm, sunny days we craved all winter. Chances are that as the outside temperature spikes so do the costs of your utility bills. Maximizing the efficiency of your air conditioning system can often result in lower costs, prolonging the life of the systems and keeping your home more comfortable. Here are 10 things you can do to keep your cooling system running efficiently:  Close windows and doors – Conditioned air escapes outside when windows and doors are open. Try to turn [...]

How to Cool Your Home Without Cranking the Air Conditioning This Summer

It is not uncommon for summer to bring temperatures upwards of 100 degrees here in Connecticut. It is important to stay mindful of how much weather can dictate our lives and daily actions. Extreme heat creates discomfort in us all, not to mention it can affect our overall productivity and cause us to become fatigued or irritable. So how do you stay cool? A simple answer would be to blast the air conditioning and create a nice wintery environment at home. By the end of the month, however, you will notice [...]

August HVAC Maintenance Tip of the Month

Tip: Preventative maintenance protocols can extend the lifetime of your air conditioning equipment. Changing air filters regularly is an important part of managing your home's air quality and the efficiency of your system. Air filters are an important part of your central air conditioning system and are often under-appreciated for what they accomplish. They collect bits of pollen and dust that would have otherwise circulated throughout your home. Air filters really are the first line of defense and clogged air filters are the number one cause of HVAC system failure. All [...]

Air Conditioning Equipment Replacement – Is It Time?

"It’s 90 degrees outside and my house won’t get down to a comfortable temperature." "I try not to use the air conditioning because the electric bill gets too expensive." "The HVAC technician is at my home more often than my friends." If you find yourself saying any of the above or have another complaint about your air conditioning system, it might be time to replace some of your equipment. How do you know if your system simply needs a tune-up or a complete replacement? There are a lot of factors that [...]