Here’s What the Information on the EnergyGuide Label Tells You

It can be quite a lengthy process to research the features and energy efficiency stats of different HVAC systems and appliances. If you want the best deal and system for your home, vigilant homework is required. Fortunately, there’s a bright yellow tag attached to most energy-using HVAC systems and appliances that make the job easier for you. Read on to learn how the EnergyGuide label can help! EnergyGuide Information The EnergyGuide label is part of a federally-mandated program designed to…

A Timeline of HVAC Replacement and Maintenance

When you buy a new HVAC system, you want it to run as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. But the only way to do that is to keep it properly maintained throughout its lifetime. If you don’t take care of it, it will run down and begin using more energy. To prevent that and keep your system in top shape, here’s a basic HVAC maintenance timeline to follow over the system’s lifetime. Every month                            Check your air…

How to Take Care of Your Windows

When you think about your windows, you probably appreciate the light they bring in and the glimpses of the outdoors they give you. Most likely, you don’t picture them with energy dollars flying out. However, if your windows aren’t properly maintained, that’s exactly what could be happening. If you think about it, a window is basically a hole in the wall with glass in it. Holes let air in and out, and glass does nothing to stop heat from moving…

Here’s How to Troubleshoot Your A/C

Your air conditioner is a complex system of motorized parts, electrical components, refrigerant, fans, and more. If one part is too dirty, out of whack, or has simply gone kaput, your A/C won’t operate efficiently or, perhaps, it won’t work at all. Try these troubleshooting tips before you call your HVAC contractor. Unit Doesn’t Run The first component to check if your A/C isn’t running at all is the thermostat. Make sure it hasn’t been turned to HEAT accidentally. Adjust…