Keeping Your Home Cool during the Sweltering, Summer Months

  • Opening A Small Business In The Sunny Southwest? What Are Your Best HVAC Options?

    3 October 2016

    If you've recently launched your first business venture in the Southwestern United States, you may find that your overhead costs have quickly become your largest expense, especially if you began operating during the spring or early summer and have dealt with high cooling bills each month since then. Fortunately, there are a few relatively simple changes you can make to your building that will improve its energy efficiency and place less of a cooling burden on your air conditioner, saving you money and extending its usable life.

  • Uh Oh... The Air Conditioner Is Leaking!

    27 September 2016

    When you descend the stairs into your basement and see water puddled on the floor around your air conditioner, it's normal to feel a bit panicked. What's wrong with your air conditioner? Has something major broken, and how much is it going to cost? Take a deep breath, and stay calm. There are several possible causes of leaking air conditioners, and most of them are fairly innocuous and easy to fix.

  • Non-Serious AC Issues That Can Cause Water To Pool On Your Floor

    12 September 2016

    If you have an air conditioner that you use often, then you should inspect the appliance daily to make sure there is nothing wrong with it. There are many signs of AC problems that you may notice, and a puddle of water under the unit is one of these issues. The water may or may not indicate a serious issue. Keep reading to learn about some non-serious issues, why they happen, and how you can address them.

  • AC System Tripping a Breaker? What You Can Do About the Problem

    2 September 2016

    If you have a central air-conditioning unit that you use all summer long, then you are probably used to some higher-than-normal electric bills during the summer months. However, the AC unit should not use so much power that it trips a breaker when it turns off. If you are experiencing this problem, then keep reading to learn how to troubleshoot the issue. Change the Air Filter If you have not changed the air filter recently, then it may be time to do so.

  • Signs That You May Need A New Compressor Pump For Your Central AC System

    2 September 2016

    Your central air conditioner may be a necessary appliance if you live in the western or southern part of the United States. These areas of the country can become quite hot during the summer months, and using the central AC in your home is one of the quickest and easiest ways for you to cool down. You probably know that maintenance is the key to keeping your AC unit up and running.

  • Whole House Water Filtration Systems: Why You Need One And What You Need To Know

    2 June 2015

    Whole house water filtration systems remove harmful contaminants in your water such as chlorine and its by-products, as well as rust and lead, all of which may enter through your home's plumbing system. These contaminants not only produce unpleasant tasting drinking water, they may have negative effects on your general well-being. Chemicals from the water may be absorbed through the skin and released into the air, causing dry skin and hair, as well as respiratory issues.

  • Spring Cleaning? Don't Forget To Reinforce And Repair Your AC's Concrete Pad

    15 April 2015

    When you begin cleaning around your home for spring, don't forget to check the outdoor AC unit's concrete pad for minor problems and repair them. Most people forget to check and reinforce the air conditioner pad outside the home once the weather warms up in the spring. An air conditioner pad is the concrete base that supports the heavy weight of the outdoor unit, as well as protects the wires and lines of the unit from damages.