Tips for Properly Cleaning Your Window AC Unit

May 20, 2022

Before you put your window AC units in for this upcoming summer season, it’s vital that you give them a good cleaning. This will help to remove any stuck-on debris and ensure that your air conditioning is working to enhance your indoor air quality. If this is your first time cleaning your AC unit, then you’ll want to follow the instructions below carefully. Remove the Air Filter The first step in cleaning your window unit is to make sure that it’s unplugged. You should never clean your AC unit or even its filter without unplugging the

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Does Sleeping With the Window Open During Summertime Save Money?

April 14, 2022

Keeping your home cooled throughout the summer can add up to a lot of money. Obviously, the more frequently your air conditioner runs, the more money you’ll spend. As a result, many people attempt to cut back on their energy use by turning off their air conditioning at night and opening their windows to help keep the home cool. Still, the question is whether or not this is actually an effective option for saving money on your cooling costs. Unfortunately, there really isn’t a straightforward answer as it depends largely on the local climate. With this in mind, let’s look

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Myths About Summer Cooling

August 3, 2021

Misinformation about the best way to operate your air conditioner can be an unseen money drain on your budget. Spend time learning more about proper AC use and energy-efficient settings, and you’ll often see an improvement in comfort. Using bad advice about running your air conditioning can increase utility bills, overwork your equipment, and cause system failures. Because many of these myths are false, we’d like to help you understand why and what to do instead. Adjusting temperature settings properly and investigating the cost of operation can go a long way to achieving energy efficiency. Take a

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Tips to Reduce Noise From Your Air Conditioner

July 27, 2021

Most air conditioners get louder as they age. However, even with a new system, you can still experience a noisy air conditioner. Excessive noise from your AC can be distracting, and if it’s not fixed, it can result in a severe problem. Here are some tips to help you fix your noisy air conditioner. Inspect the Unit for Dirty or Damaged Fan Blades Your outdoor condenser casing houses a fan. If falling objects have damaged your fan blades, it could lead to a noisy air conditioner. Be sure to straighten bent fan blades or replace the

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How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

June 6, 2021

You can think of a central air conditioner as a giant house refrigerator that keeps your home or working environment more comfortable and relaxed. Essentially, air conditioners employ materials, components, and systems similar to those of a refrigerator. For instance, a central air conditioner has a set of fans, tubes, and refrigerant that changes into a gas or liquid as it goes through the air conditioning system. The following is a detailed explanation of the internal workings of a central air conditioning unit. How Central Air Conditioning Works Air conditioning involves the movement

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How To Protect Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

September 20, 2020

You must have heard or read of carbon monoxide poisoning. There is also a good chance that you understand what it is. However, if you are like most American homeowners, there is a probability you don’t know what it is or why it could be dangerous to you and your family. You might have heard of warnings issued about carbon monoxide poisoning, but you still don’t find a reason to worry. There is no specific scale that determines where carbon monoxide poisoning can occur. Therefore, you should be aware of the potential signs that you may be

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Everyday Things That Decrease Your AC Efficiency

August 8, 2020

During summertime, temperatures can rise quite dramatically. Therefore, you may rely on your AC unit to keep you cool and comfortable when indoors. Unfortunately, there are certain scenarios where you are likely to notice that your AC system is underperforming. If this sounds familiar, there is a good chance that your equipment is malfunctioning. In some situations, your equipment’s performance may simply be getting affected by everyday household habits. Finding out what you’re doing wrong and correcting it could go a long way in terms of improving your indoor comfort. Do not overlook the importance of these issues when it

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5 COOL Facts About Air Conditioning

July 12, 2020

When summer arrives in Arlington Heights, it can get sizzling hot. The temperature may rise enough to almost burst the thermometer. That’s when it feels so wonderful to rush into a building that’s blasting with air conditioning. Today, almost 80% of U.S. homes have air conditioning. However, for an appliance that has become a near essential for Americans, the air conditioner’s contribution to our health and comfort may still be underappreciated. Here are some interesting facts about air conditioning that you might not know. 1. Summer Blockbuster Do you know the first

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How to Tell if You Need Air Conditioning Repair Work

June 13, 2020

Your AC unit is one of the most important parts of your home. It keeps the house cool in the summertime and regulates the temperature overall. However, your AC doesn’t last forever and is susceptible to damage over time. Eventually, you’ll need to seek out repair service when the unit begins to malfunction. Here’s a look at how to tell if your AC needs repair work. 1. Random Noises Random noises are never a good sign for an AC unit, as it means that there’s a loose part in the interior. When a nut or bolt

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