How to Prepare AC for the Insane Heat

It seems like we’re just getting done complaining about how cold it’s been before it’s time to shift our attention to being argumentative about the insane heat. Most of us would take the heat over the bitter cold any day but no matter what your tolerance for the sun’s wrath, it’s important to make sure your air conditioner is ready to be deployed in case one of those hot days sneaks up on you. Sometimes the long storage over winter isn’t kind to our air conditioning units so here’s a basic guide on how to get it ready for the … continue reading

Seven Ways to Lower Air Conditioning Costs

Air Conditioning

According to experts, air conditioning and heating your home can take a 43% bite from your utility bill every month. To reduce these costs during summer, here are some tips for you to consider.

Shade Your Home

Most of the heat that accumulates inside a home comes directly from the sun as it shines through the windows or onto the roof. Planting leafy trees all around your home’s exterior will effectively lower the amount of heat reaching your home. According to the Department of Energy, if the shrubs or trees shade your AC, you could boost its efficiency by up … continue reading

Information On Different Types of Air Conditioners

Today’s air conditioners are quieter, energy-efficient, easy to install and maintain compared to the units manufactured a few years ago. This article outlines the main types of air conditioners on the market with their pros and cons.

1. Window Mounted: This is the most common type of air conditioner that temporarily slides into double-hung window openings. You have the option to buy a cool-only unit or a cooling and heating unit if you live in a cold area.

Pros: These units work with the existing electrical wiring in your home. They are low cost and easy to install at the … continue reading