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 …

Programmable Thermostat Features That Let You Manage Comfort And Efficiency

Cutting back on energy use can be done in both big and small ways. Using a programmable thermostat is a small way to add to energy savings. But the control that this small piece of equipment gives a homeowner can result in big savings and greater efficiency.  

When Your Ductwork Isn’t Sealed Tight, You’re Losing More Than Air

One of the easiest parts of your home heating and cooling system to ignore is the ductwork. This simple but important part of your system conveys the heated and cooled air from your air-handling unit to the various rooms of your house. Tucked away in walls, attics and basements, it’s a part of the system that few people really think …

The Cooling Season In Northern Indiana And Southwest Michigan May Be Near The End, But Preventive Maintenance Should Not Be Ignored

As the end of summer draws near, you might think there’s no need to have your cooling system serviced because it will soon be dormant for the winter. But preventive maintenance shouldn’t be ignored — it’s never too late to prevent damage or breakdowns.  

Load Calculation Matters: What You Need To Know

A load calculation will tell you exactly what heating and cooling output you need from your heating and cooling system to keep your home comfortable. It’s important to get the right size heating and cooling equipment not just because you could end up with equipment that’s too small for your home, but also to prevent oversizing. Oversizing HVAC equipment makes …

Using A Dehumidifier This Summer For Increased Comfort

Summers in the Midwest can be brutal, and your air conditioner can only do so much to help you beat the heat. A dehumidifier used in conjunction with your A/C can make your home more comfortable. Dehumidifier Benefits Dehumidifiers help control the level of moisture in the air. Most people feel comfortable when the relative humidity in their home is …

UV Light For Better Indoor Air

UV light has long been used in the medical industry to kills airborne germs to prevent outbreaks of contagious disease. Corporations also install them to reduce illnesses among employees. Now the same powerful tool can be used in residential air systems to help improve the quality of the air you breathe. An ultraviolet light — a sterilizing agent found in …