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Maximize Energy Efficiency in Your Phoenix Home

Visualizing the walls of your house as a huge storage space for a maze of connected ducts is a highly effective tool for accomplishing consistent energy efficiency.  Just as no chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link, no overall energy system is more efficient than its most inefficient component. Your home comfort system [...]

By |December 1st, 2013|Consumer Information, How-to's|0 Comments

Upgrading Your Insulation

If the insulation in one's home is inadequate, it can result in additional cost for cooling and heating, not to mention, it robs the home of the comfort that is possible.  While most people consider insulation a necessity in colder climates in order to prevent heat loss and keep the home warm when temperatures drop. [...]

By |December 21st, 2012|Air Quality, Consumer Information, How-to's, Saving Money|0 Comments

Sometimes You Just Need to Vent

Since the attic is not a part of the home normally inhabited, it can easily be ignored.  Many homeowners may not appreciate the need for proper ventilation of the attic.  Solar heat on the roof can cause the space to become very hot.  Without proper insulation and ventilation, the heat is often transferred through the [...]

By |December 15th, 2012|Air Quality, Consumer Information, How-to's|0 Comments

Not all Vampires Sparkle

Energy vampires do not attack only at night.  They continue to suck the electrical juice from a home 24 hours per day seven days per week.  Any device that continues using power when in a sleep or standby mode can be considered an energy vampire.  As long as their fangs are attached to a power [...]

Did We Mention, Change Your Air Filters . . . Regularly!

Probably the most overlooked, under tracked and yet simplest home maintenance task most of us have to do.  As a busy homeowner, one's day is filled with important things to do.  One task that can easily be overlooked when one is already busy is checking the air conditioner filters.  Even though it is easy to [...]

By |November 12th, 2012|Air Quality, How-to's, Saving Energy, Saving Money|0 Comments

CONSUMER ALERT: HVAC Awareness for Home Buyers

Buying a new home can be an exciting time of life.  While it is likely that eventually the home will need to be inspected and mechanical equipment evaluated to finalize financing, the following items may indicate problems with the new home HVAC system. Potential New Home HVAC Problems -- Noises An odd noise in any [...]

Small drips can create big problems

Is your Air Conditioning leaking water again?  The drips are an indicator of a clogged drain line, and could mean a serious underlying issue.  A call to an HVAC professional as soon as you discover an air conditioner leaking is a very smart move.  This ensures the system continues to work correctly while avoiding water [...]

Choosing an HVAC Contractor: It’s an Interview, not a crap shoot

Choosing a contractor, who won’t leave you with an empty wallet and a head ache isn’t a crap shoot; it’s simply an interview process.  And the due diligence falls on you, the consumer. Even if a company was referred to you by a trusted friend, it’s worth the 10-15 minutes of time to do a [...]

Four Key Elements Required for New AC Installation

Selecting the right new AC installation requires much more than simply choosing the correct equipment and an expert in installation.  Quality air conditioning installation requires the contractor follow many steps.  If any of these steps are neglected, the new system will not live up to the homeowner's expectations. 1.  Sizing for New AC Installation One [...]

By |September 10th, 2012|Consumer Information, How-to's, Saving Energy, Saving Money|0 Comments

What Every Homeowner Should KNOW Before Purchasing a New AC Unit

Let’s face it, for the vast majority of homeowners, we know that installing a new AC unit is not a do it yourself, weekend warrior job.  So, before you call an expert, it’s important to educate yourself as a consumer in order to make the right choices for your family’s comfort. Understanding the Right Size [...]

Home Cooling System – Making the Right Decisions

The home cooling system is a large investment for home owners, thus deciding to repair or replace the system is often intimidating.  Should you pay for a few repairs and hope the system can be patched up to make it another year?   Or would it be better to replacement home cooling system and improve your [...]

By |July 27th, 2012|Consumer Information, How-to's, Saving Money|0 Comments

Is Your Air Conditioner ready for HOT Summer Days?

Summers in the Southwest are known for heat, a dry heat that forces equipment to prove it’s worth every day. This means that your air conditioner needs to be in good working order to keep you comfortable throughout the summer. Having your unit thoroughly checked by licensed HVAC contractor will help to ensure that your [...]

By |May 30th, 2012|Consumer Information, How-to's, Saving Energy|0 Comments

Whole-House Dehumidification: Benefits You’ll Enjoy

Many air conditioners come with a dehumidifying function, but because their main role is to cool the air, they can’t always achieve ideal humidity levels. That’s why many homeowners turn to whole-house dehumidification systems dedicated to removing excess moisture from the air. Whole-house dehumidification systems are installed as part of your existing HVAC system, so [...]

By |April 3rd, 2012|Air Quality, Consumer Information, How-to's|0 Comments

Air Conditioning Unit Yearly Maintenance

 Proper care of your home’s heating /cooling system is essential for your comfort. Preventive maintenance is important for the life of the equipment and energy savings.  We all know that saving energy equals saving money, right? It’s a win-win situation. As the homeowner, you save energy, time and—money. But you also extend the life of [...]

By |October 25th, 2011|Consumer Information, How-to's|0 Comments

Housekeeping for Air Conditioning Coils

If your AC Unit looks like this . . . .it’s not good. Air conditioning coils are one of the main components of your home comfort system and keeping them clean can be one of the best ways to maximize the efficiency of your system. Regardless of the type of unit your home has, regular [...]

By |October 4th, 2011|Consumer Information, How-to's, Saving Money|0 Comments
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