Summer is Here: How are Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke Different?

Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan has its fair share of thunderstorms during the summer months. It also feels the cooler, crisper Canadian air that cold fronts occasionally bring in. Nevertheless, we are no stranger to a humid continental climate. In fact, the combination of high temperatures and elevated humidity may result in heat exhaustion and heatstroke among locals. Both are …

What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Freezes!

I can’t believe my air conditioner is frozen! It’s been over 90 degrees for days on end. As crazy as this sounds, this happens all too frequently. Even with seasonal maintenance and changing your filter regularly, it can happen. Here’s some information on WHY it happens, and some tips on how to handle a frozen AC when it DOES happen. Lack of …

A Heat Recovery Ventilator Ensures Fresh Air–When You Need It Most

When your home is sealed against winter cold and summer heat, your indoor temperatures remain comfortable and your energy waste is minimized. But there’s one drawback to tightly sealed homes: reduced ventilation. As the supply of fresh air into your house is cut off by closed doors and windows and tight seals against the weather, your indoor air quality may …

Upgrading Your Cooling Equipment? Cooling Terms You Should Know

With the cooling season nearing its end, now is a good time to evaluate your air conditioner’s performance. As cooling systems age they gradually become both less efficient and less effective at maintaining temperature levels.  

Use These Tips To Know When To Repair Or Replace Air Conditioning

There comes a time in every home’s life when its “Old Faithful” air conditioner becomes just a little bit too old, or is no longer quite as faithful. When that happens, you face a decision of whether to repair or replace your old A/C system. The decision can have a big impact on both your family’s comfort and finances. A …

Will Your A/C Make It Through Summer? Some Advice

With summer fast approaching, it’s time to get ready for outdoor activities — and for keeping cool indoors. If your home is more than 10 years old, you might be wondering if your air conditioning system will make it through another season. But should you replace it now or hold out? Air conditioners, like any other mechanical systems, last only …

In The Market for a New Air Conditioner? Give High Efficiency Consideration

While nobody wants the expense of replacing their air conditioning system, there are times when it is necessary. Old units reach the end of their useful life and need to be replaced by newer equipment. The good thing is that this gives you the opportunity to upgrade your air conditioning system to one of the newer, more energy efficient ones.

A/C Preventive Maintenance Time Is Now, Before The Heat Really Hits

Ever hear the old one about “out of sight, out of mind?” Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the inner workings of their A/C systems. That’s fine, until the A/C stops working. The aggravation of living without A/C can be avoided by scheduling an annual preventative maintenance checkup of your air conditioning system, before you need to …