Pairing Air Filters with Air Purifiers: Is It Right for My Home?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

If you are concerned that the quality of the air in your home isn’t up to the level that you want, or if allergies and asthma are becoming increasing problems for members of your household, we recommend that you have air filters installed into your HVAC system. (The air filter already in place isn’t sufficient, since its purpose isn’t to cleanse the air, but to protect the interior of the AC and heater.)

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The AC Danger Zone: Why This Time of Year Is Rough for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Late August: a time of back-to-school sales and some pretty bad movies getting dropped into theaters. It’s also a time when your air conditioner is going to face the hardest fight of the year. It’s the true “danger zone” for air conditioning equipment, as we’ll explain.

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Does Turning My Thermostat Down Lower Cool the House Faster?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The simple answer to this question: No, turning the thermostat as low as possible won’t speed up cooling your home.

This is a common misunderstanding people have about both thermostats and air conditioning systems, and it results in an unfortunate waste of energy and additional strain on ACs that can shorten their lifespan and make repair needs more frequent. We could just tell you to maintain a higher thermostat setting in the 70s (78°F is recommended for general comfort) and leave it at that, but we believe that informing our customers helps both them and us. So below we’ll explain in greater depth why setting the thermostat too low is unhelpful and can backfire on you.

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Why Shouldn’t I Just Buy a Portable Dehumidifier for My Home?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Anybody who has lived through a summer in Louisiana knows just how humid it gets here at that time of year—and high humidity makes the summer heat turn almost unbearable. A dehumidifier in a home is a great investment when it comes to both comfort and taking some of the strain off the air conditioning system. With the indoor relative humidity balanced between 30% and 50%, a house interior will feel 8°–10° cooler! Plus, the house will have fewer issues with mold growth, mildew, and water damage.

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I Need Help: My AC Keeps Tripping the Circuit Breaker!

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Even if you don’t know much about electricity or how the appliances in your homework, you know that they shouldn’t be causing the circuit breakers in the electrical panel to trip when they turn on. You especially don’t want your air conditioning system to start tripping its circuit breaker during the summer, since it will cause the AC to stop working and leave you without the cooling you desperately need.

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