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Does Cold Weather Affect Indoor Air Quality?

Wednesday, December 21 2016 4:02 PM
Categorized In Air Quality

 

During the wintertime, it’s important to have an energy efficient home. Air leaks, cold drafts and condensation are never good signs when it comes to saving money and staying warm this season. However, having a tightly sealed, energy efficient home can lead to a decrease in air circulation and a reduction of fresh air. So, does cold weather ... Read Article

 


The Importance of an Annual Furnace Tune-Up

Monday, November 14 2016 9:30 AM
Categorized In Maintenance

 

One question you may be asking yourself is, “Do I really need to get my furnace tuned up?” Furnace manufacturers all recommend annual inspections and maintenance by a certified HVAC technician. But why is it so important and what does it include? Here is a list of reasons why a yearly tune-up is so beneficial for the safety of your home... Read Article

 


Fall Heating Tips

Tuesday, October 18 2016 2:45 PM
Categorized In Heating

 

As the Kansas weather rapidly turns from scorching sunny days to frigid and unpredictable, it’s only a matter of time before we start turning on our heaters. During early fall, when it’s just comfortable enough to turn off the air conditioner and leave the windows open, is the perfect opportunity to prepare your heating and cooling syst... Read Article

 


6 Ways to Keep Your Home Cooler This Summer

Friday, July 8 2016 4:32 PM
Categorized In Cooling

 

If you’re looking for ways to keep your home cooler this summer while reducing the workload on your cooling system, you need to read the six tips below. You’ll save money on energy costs and reduce the wear and tear on your cooling system. Stop Using Incandescent Bulbs Using CFLs instead incandescent bulbs is a great way to eliminate ... Read Article

 


Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Failing

Thursday, July 7 2016 8:23 AM
Categorized In Cooling

 

Knowing the warning signs of a failing AC unit will help you know when it’s time to call in a technician...before you’re left with no air conditioning on a sweltering summer day. Here are five indicators that your air conditioning system is in need of attention. 1. Increased Energy Bills An air conditioner that is wearing out must r... Read Article

 


5 Dangerous Air Conditioner Noises to Listen For

Wednesday, July 6 2016 2:01 PM
Categorized In Cooling

 

As your air conditioner ages you may begin to hear it making strange sounds as it operates. This is normal, but you shouldn’t waste any time having it checked out if you hear it making the sounds listed below. Squealing or Screeching If you hear squealing or screeching noises emanating from your unit, it’s likely due to an old belt or... Read Article

 


How the Internet of Things Will Impact HVAC

Friday, June 24 2016 2:42 PM
Categorized In General

 

(and two amazing ways that it already has!)   Remember the days, not so long ago, when the only things we had connected to the Internet were our home computers? Today, everything from our phones to our entertainment systems to our cars are connected to the Web. Each of these “things” has its own unique ID number, called an IP (I... Read Article

 


Signs of a Faulty Thermostat

Tuesday, May 31 2016 4:02 PM
Categorized In Maintenance

 

Thermostats regulate the temperature in your house. If you notice your house is staying hotter or colder than the temperature you have set, you may have a faulty thermostat. Go through the following steps to rule out common problems before replacing the thermostat. Programmable Thermostats Check that your thermostat is in the on position and th... Read Article

 


Does Humidity Affect Allergies?

Monday, May 2 2016 12:55 PM
Categorized In Air Quality

 

For many people, the return of spring is both a blessing and a curse. While the warm temperatures, green grass and beautiful flowers are welcome, seasonal allergies are not. Humidity levels can impact allergies, because they affect both the person and the allergens. High Humidity and Allergies Air that has too much moisture creates a breeding g... Read Article

 


The Importance of Annual Air Conditioner Tune-Ups

Thursday, April 28 2016 2:27 PM
Categorized In Maintenance

 

In Kansas, we rely on our air conditioners to keep us comfortable all through the hot, humid summers. A dirty AC unit that’s in need of repair can cause your energy bills to skyrocket, and is more likely to fail when temperatures rise. An annual tune-up by a licensed HVAC technician will help you save money on cooling costs and avoid emergenc... Read Article

 


Four Money Saving Tips for Winter

Wednesday, January 27 2016 9:29 AM
Categorized In Heating

 

Are you hesitating when looking at your energy bills this winter? Is the cost of heating your home getting out of hand? We’ve all heard the standard tips for saving money on energy costs in cold weather, but here are five tips you may have overlooked. Insulate Your Home Every year homeowners lose money while heat escapes from their homes th... Read Article

 


Should I Cover My Air Conditioner in the Winter?

Monday, December 28 2015 11:40 AM
Categorized In Maintenance

 

A common question many homeowners have during the winter months is whether or not to cover their outdoor air conditioning units. Experts have differing opinions on the subject, but in the end there are pros and cons to consider. Air conditioner covers are available for most units through the manufacturer, but are they a wise investment? Why You Sh... Read Article

 


No Pilot Light in My Furnace?

Monday, December 21 2015 10:47 AM
Categorized In Heating

 

If you’ve had a new furnace installed recently, you may be wondering “where is the pilot light?” when you’re looking at it for the first time. We’re so used to seeing pilot lights in our furnaces that it’s strange to think of beginning a winter season without lighting it. Electronic Pilot Lights But new furnace... Read Article

 


Preparing your Home and HVAC System for Fall

Friday, September 11 2015 12:03 PM
Categorized In Maintenance

 

Winter in Kansas tends to be predictably unpredictable. That’s why it’s a good idea to spend a few hours on the weekend now, while the weather’s still nice, to get your home prepared for whatever comes our way. Inside Check all window and door frames for cracks or drafts. Seal up any gaps or openings with caulk or weather stri... Read Article

 


How Often Should You Replace Your Furnace Filters?

Monday, August 31 2015 3:10 PM
Categorized In Heating

 

Changing your furnace filter regularly ensures the air in your home will remain clear of dust and other contaminates. If you don’t change your filter, it will be fill up and not be able to trap new particles from circulating through your home causing you and your family to breathe them in on a daily basis. Additionally, a full furnace filter ... Read Article

 


Benefits of Zoned Temperature Control

Tuesday, August 11 2015 11:33 AM
Categorized In General

 

Keeping the temperature consistent throughout your home is often a problem for many homeowners. The temperature where the thermostat is located isn’t the same as other areas of the house. Since heat naturally rises and cooler air sinks, the second floor of your home will tend to be warmer while your basement traps cool air. What is Zoned Tem... Read Article

 


Signs Your HVAC Ducts May Need to Be Replaced

Tuesday, July 7 2015 9:50 AM
Categorized In Air Quality

 

It doesn’t matter how energy-efficient your air conditioning unit or furnace is, unless the air can actually be distributed throughout your house. If your home’s HVAC ducts are damaged or defective, it will be more difficult and more expensive to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. In a forced-air central HVAC system, the duct... Read Article

 


Why Is There Ice on my Air Conditioner?

Thursday, June 25 2015 3:13 PM
Categorized In Cooling

 

Even during a scorching Kansas summer, when temperatures outside soar, ice can build up on or inside your air conditioner. This can lead to big problems, so it’s important to know why ice can form on an AC unit and how to prevent your air conditioner from freezing up. First things first: If you have ice on your air conditioner, shut the unit... Read Article

 


Save Money and Energy with a Smart Thermostat

Monday, May 18 2015 3:57 PM
Categorized In General

 

Here in South Central Kansas, we rely on our heating and cooling systems to keep our homes comfortable year-round. From the hot, humid summers to our frigid winters, many homeowners run either their furnace or air conditioner nearly every day. By installing a smart thermostat that will automatically adjust to a higher or lower temperature in your h... Read Article

 


What If Your Air Conditioner Trips Your Circuit Breaker?

Thursday, April 30 2015 2:15 PM
Categorized In Cooling

 

In Kansas we rely heavily on our air conditioners in the due to the states hot, humid spring and summer seasons. From time to time, problems arise in air conditioning units that cause them to overload a house's circuit breaker. If your air conditioning unit is tripping your circuit breaker, the first thing to remember is don’t turn it back o... Read Article