The third-generation Nest Thermostat has the most valuable smart home features built right in. With its polished design, Nest programs itself effortlessly bringing your home into the comfort zone. The Nest Learning Thermostat remembers the temperatures you like, automatically helps save energy when you’re away, and can be controlled from your phone! This feels like a no-brainer. And the proof is in the numbers. The Nest Thermostat has saved over 8 billion kWh of energy in millions of homes worldwide. Studies show that it can save users an average of 10-12% on heating bills and [...]
It’s been a long winter and spring temps are still on the chilly side. But make no mistake, summer’s heat is almost here. Some of us can’t wait to bask in all the sun’s glory. But others dread the humidity and stickiness that go along with it and plan to stick close to our seasonal best friend – Air Conditioning! Whichever group you fall into, here are 12 ways to prepare your home for the summer heat. 1. Weatherstrip or caulk cracks and holes that cause drafts near doors and windows. It’s easy to [...]
One of the smallest parts of your air conditioning system happens to be one of the most important. It’s called a float switch and it protects your home from costly water damage. Why is a float switch so important? If you've looked at your air conditioning system during the summer, you've noticed that it generates a lot of water. The water comes from the process of removing humidity from the air in the form of condensation (water). The water is caught in a primary drain pan. There’s also a secondary or emergency drip pan just [...]
“Should I repair my furnace, air conditioning system, water heater (insert any major home system or appliance), or does it make more sense to replace it?” It’s a question almost as common as “What’s for dinner?” There’s no right answer that applies to every repair or replace situation. But there are some important things to consider, regardless of the type of equipment that’s causing the dilemma. Repair or Replace Considerations Safety - The primary consideration is safety. If your system creates a safety hazard, there's no question it needs to be replaced. For example, a [...]
You’re probably aware that R-22 (also known as Freon), the refrigerant commonly used in air conditioning equipment, has been phased out worldwide. The US Environmental Protection Agency determined that R-22 depletes the ozone layer, so as of January 2020, it can no longer be produced or imported. But it’s the import and manufacturing of R-22 and systems that use it that was made illegal. It is NOT the USE of existing R-22 systems and supplies. What the ban on R-22 means for you At this time, you don't have to stop using R-22 air conditioners [...]
The calendar may say it's spring, but cooler temperatures are holding on like a dog to a bone. So why then, are we recommending you schedule your annual air conditioning spring check now?
It's almost the first day of spring! Although it may not feel like it outside (still a chill in the air), warm weather is right around the corner. As you get into spring cleaning mode here are a few tips to help get your home's HVAC system ready for the changing of seasons.
When the temperatures rise, the simple answer would be to blast the air conditioner and create a nice wintery environment. However, by the end of the month, you’ll notice in your bill statements that it uses a ton of energy. Here are some alternatives to cool your home without blasting the air conditioning.
Levco is in YOUR neighborhood, which means you've got less to worry about! With locations in Norwalk and Trumbull, we are proud to serve thousands of homeowners and businesses across Fairfield County. Located just minutes away from the Merritt Parkway and I-95, our customers are assured a quick emergency response time – no matter how severe the weather.
When your air conditioner isn’t functioning properly, it's hard to know when to repair or replace your air conditioning equipment, keeping in mind what's best for your wallet. Depending on the nature of the problem, you might even be able to DIY a repair and save yourself the cost of an unnecessary maintenance call. So make sure to do your research before making an investment.