Reduce The Need To Run Your Air Conditioner This Summer And Save Money

It may seem difficult to keep cool during a hot Raleigh Durham  summer without racking up expensive electricity bills. Fortunately, it’s easier than you think to reduce the need for home air conditioning and save money all summer long. Tighten and insulate your home: Reduce the amount of air infiltration into your home. Seal gaps and cracks in your home’s outer envelope, including around windows, doors and attic floor penetrations. Caulk, weather stripping and expanding…

DIY Solutions For Common HVAC Issues

It is essential that your HVAC is working during the hot, humid months, especially in Raleigh Durham and surrounding areas. During the seasons where it is in constant use, your system might experience a few technical issues, mainly related to either human error or electrical failure. Problems with the thermostat, the air filter or condenser can usually be fixed without calling a technician, so it’s a good idea to become familiar with the most common issues…

The Future Of Air Conditioning – What’s Happening To R22 Refrigerant (Freon)?

The HVAC industry is changing in order to provide a cleaner environment. Currently over half of central air conditioning units in the U.S. still use R22 refrigerant. R22, often called by its brand name Freon, is a type of gas that has been widely used in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. In recent years it has been added to the list of substances that are known for causing ozone depletion. Because of this, R22 is…

When Is A New HVAC Installation the Best Option?

The summer and winters in the Triangle can put a strain on any HVAC system. If it’s receiving proper maintenance, your HVAC equipment should last you approximately 10 years, but even the best equipment eventually wears out. The following are common signs that your HVAC system isn’t running well anymore and may need to be replaced: Inefficient Cooling or Heating of Your Home – If you feel like you’re running the AC or heat on high…

Habits That Waste Energy In Your Home

Many homeowners around the Raleigh, Cary, Durham, and Chapel Hill areas waste a lot of energy without even realizing it. You may notice an increase in your utility bills during certain times of the year. Avoid energy waste by stopping habits that cause your household to use excess energy. Keeping Appliances Plugged In – Leaving a cell phone charger plugged in when it’s not currently in use won’t waste a lot of energy on its own….