#1 Thing Homeowners Should Do Before Replacing Their Air Conditioner or Furnace

Before purchasing a new air conditioner or furnace, homeowners should first examine their home’s ductwork to ensure its in good working order. That’s one of the key points made earlier today by HVAC expert Ken Summers speaking at the 2019 National Home Performance Conference being held this week in Chicago. Summers, co-founder of Comfort Institute, an international home performance research, training and consumer protection organization, highlighted the importance of taking a whole-system approach to heating and cooling systems rather […]
Smart Thermostats

3 Reasons Your Smart Thermostat is Not Saving You Money

One of the advantages of the new smart thermostats is that you can program them to raise or lower the temperature of your home while you are away, for example, at work, for up to eight hours at a time. This should pay off in the form of saving you money on your energy bills. Keep in mind that you don’t need to spend $300 or more on a smart thermostat in order to save money. A $50 smart […]
Reduce Your Utility Bills

5 Ways to Lower Your Air Conditioning Bill

With summer just around the corner, you are probably looking forward to many things, including vacations, warm weather and outdoor fun. One thing you probably aren’t relishing, however, is a big air conditioning bill. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prevent that from occurring. Here are five ways that you can lower your energy bills this summer. 1) Replace Your HVAC Air Filter Your home’s HVAC system has its own air filter that helps to prevent dust from […]