Monthly Archives: April, 2015

Is Your Home Summer-Ready?

Indoor temperature often becomes a major problem during hot summer days. This is especially true for houses with poorly maintained air conditioning systems. Make sure that your home is summer-ready by observing the following HVAC maintenance tips:
  • Vacuum dust and pet hair for indoor vents
  • Be on the look out for unusual noise from the unit.
  • Use a garden hose to clean the outdoor unit
  • Change the air filter once every month
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What Makes an Energy-efficient HVAC?

AC airfilterMany homeowners have now come into terms with the high cost of heating or cooling their homes. However, this isn’t to say that there is absolutely no way to get rid of all these extra costs. Here are some measures that can lead to a more energy-efficient HVAC system:
  • Position outdoor units on a well ventilated and shady area
  • Set the thermostat at 24 – 25°C during summer, and at 17 – 19°C during winter
  • Make sure the outdoor unit is clean, and the remote with fresh batteries.
  • Change the air filter every month and use a model appropriate for the system
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Save Money on Your Home’s AC This Summer

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This summer, every small measure counts in keeping your home comfortable cool and your bills significantly affordable. Don’t just count on your home’s air conditioning system to do all the work for you — consider the following maintenance and efficiency pointers:

  • Schedule annual maintenance
  • Use ceiling fans to improve air circulation
  • Have your ductwork checked
  • Shade indoor areas during the day

To learn more, check out Tips to Save Money with This Summer’s Air Conditioning at DB Heating & Cooling Inc.

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3 Air Conditioner Care Tips

AC thermostat.Every summer, your home’s air conditioning system works extra hard to keep the house cool and comfortable. Without proper care and maintenance, its efficiency and durability may greatly deteriorate. To prevent this, here are 3 tips:

  • Set the thermostat at around 68°F
  • Change the air filter once a month throughout the season
  • Call for professional assistance as soon as signs of malfunction surface

To know more, check out Raleigh Heating & Air’s Some Tips for Better Air Conditioning Tips for the Summer.

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Heating and Air Conditioning System Care Tips

Keep your homes' HVAC systems in good working condition.If only self-cleaning and self-repairing air conditioning and heating units exist — unfortunately for us, they don’t. So, in order to keep our homes’ HVAC systems in good working condition, we need to do our part as owners:
  • Know the location of your furnace filter
  • Find a furnace filter that meets your needs
  • Don’t close too make heater vents
  • Test heating and cooling systems before they’re needed
  • Troubleshoot your air conditioner before calling a professional
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Your Guide to a Cool and Energy-efficient Summer

 Keeping your home cool and comfy this summer.Keeping your home cool and comfy while relying solely on the air conditioning system exposes you to hefty bills. Fortunately, there a lot of cost-efficient methods that can help the AC in cooling your home:
  • Turn on the exhaust fan when cooking or showering
  • Shut blinds and drapes during the hottest times of the day
  • Don’t use appliances that heat the home
  • Install a programmable thermostat
  • Use fans
  • Seal ductwork
  • Insulate and air seal
  • Buy Energy Star appliances
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How to Keep Your Home’s AC Efficient

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Every summer, the air conditioning system in every home works hard to keep the indoor temperature and air quality comfortable and safe. However, without proper and regular maintenance, living up to its role in the house may simply cost more.

Homeowners can maximize the efficiency of their air conditioning systems by doing the following:

  • change the air filter
  • check the vents
  • landscaping

To learn more, check out Riley Heating & Air Conditioning’s Air Conditioning 101 – Quick Tips for Better Performance

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How to Troubleshoot Air Conditioning System Issues

AC plug testing.
Having a go-to HVAC service provided is always handy in times of trouble. However, turning to the professionals each time our units malfunction, or even when they simply need routine maintenance, can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, there are a couple of troubleshooting methods that even non-expert homeowners can perform:
  • Thermostat — make sure it is on “cool mode,” or check the heat anticipator
  • Poor cooling — check the coils, filter and registers, and air conditioner and duct sizing
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3 Tips to an Efficient Air Conditioning System

Regular maintenance is always more favorable than having to deal with your air conditioning system’s expensive repair needs. In addition, it also helps in keeping the unit efficient and durable.
The following are three AC maintenance tips that every responsible homeowner should know:
  • Scrub dirt and debris off the unit’s evaporator coil frequently
  • Chop down any overgrowth of vegetation around the condenser
  • Contact a specialists in air conditioning repair
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DIY Tips to Keep Homes Cool This Summer

Window AC filterThe temperature gradually rises up and more and more homeowners have turned to their most trusted contractors to secure the efficiency of their air conditioning systems. However, aside from professional AC care, there are also a couple of things that we can do to keep the indoor temperature more bearable this summer:
  • Invest in a programmable thermostat
  • Keep the filter clean
  • Use fans sparingly and do your laundry during the cooler parts of the day
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