First Time Renter: 5 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Air Conditioning Bill This Summer

It is easy to run up an extremely expensive electric bill in the summer, especially if the area you live in gets really hot and you depend on your air conditioning system to stay cool. If you are renting your first apartment and are in charge of keeping the house cool and the electric bill low this summer, you'll want to try out these easy and classic tricks for keeping your house cool in the summertime. [Read More]

2 Problems with Mini-Split Units in the Heating Season

Mini-split systems have created a lot of buzz among homeowners, mainly because of their ability to operate more quietly and efficiently than central air systems. Mini-spilt, ductless AC systems can also be installed where other systems cannot, such as in buildings with no ductwork or in small spaces such as garages. Because they can be operated independently in every room, mini-splits can also keep occupied rooms well-conditioned while saving on heating or cooling in uninhabited areas such as the attic or empty rooms. [Read More]

Troubleshooting A Ductless Mini-Split A/C With Moisture Buildup

A ductless mini-split air conditioner is a good choice for homes that want more efficient cooling without having to tear open walls to place new ductwork for a central unit. The ductless unit has an outside condensing unit, as do central units, but can have a few air handlers inside compared to the one for a central unit. So troubleshooting checks involve more parts, but work similarly to checks with a central unit. [Read More]

Why You Should Use A HEPA Air Filter In Your HVAC System

If you have forced-air heating and cooling, it's important to regularly change your air filter. Most homeowners do not do it at all, and if they do, they are replacing the filter with one that is cheap and inferior. A HEPA air filter is incredibly effective, removing 99.7% of airborne particles that are larger than .3 micron. To put some perspective on how small that is, a dust mite can range between 2-10 microns in size. [Read More]