Tag: air conditioning

HVAC tips for Pet Owners

Pets are a key part of your family and home. In order to keep them, and the rest of your family, comfortable you have to keep up with the welfare of your HVAC system. Having cats and dogs can pose an additional threat, so check out these easy tips on how to combat it: A … Continue reading

What is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Two-Stage Furnaces?

Depending on your geographic location, the age of your furnace, and your ability to withstand the cold you have two options: a single-stage or a two-stage furnace. The main difference between these two furnace options is flexibility; a single-stage furnace is either off or on high, whereas a two-stage furnace can be on low, high, … Continue reading

Giving Your HVAC a Break

HVAC systems are always working hard, so they need to be well maintained and eventually replaced. How do you know when it’s time to replace your HVAC unit? Here are some certain ways to know. An HVAC system can last for up to 15 years with no issues. However, once your system has exceeded its … Continue reading

SAVE ENERGY AND GREEN BY WINTERIZING YOUR A/C UNIT

With the fall season among us, the time has come to prepare your home for the winter ahead. While for some homeowners this means simply switching the thermostat from “cool” to “heat”, performing a few simple tasks will save you both energy and dollars. Additionally, taking the extra steps to ensure your A/C unit is … Continue reading

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AIR CONDITIONING UNIT

A recent piece by 6sqft describes New York prior to the invention of air conditioning – a time which ranged from very uncomfortable to even deadly. Practical New Yorkers have always found ways to cope with the summer heat despite a lack of A/C – from sleeping outdoors to swimming in bodies of water to … Continue reading

END OF SUMMER HVAC CHECKLIST

It’s hard to believe that it is already mid-August! Parents are getting their children ready for back to school, with some preparing to leave home for the first time. Now is the perfect time to prepare your HVAC system for the fall. Our end of summer maintenance checklist will keep your home in top shape! … Continue reading

SAVE BIG WITH A HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT

During these hot and hazy summer months, people throughout the region turn to their air conditioning units to seek comfort. You might be surprised to learn that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, air conditioners use about 5% of all the electricity  produced in the United States, at an annual cost of more than $11 … Continue reading

IS A DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONING UNIT RIGHT FOR ME?

Have you had enough of the summer heat? Ductless air conditioning systems can be a great option for adding permanent air conditioning to a living space that does not have duct-work installed. Ductless systems have two main components: an outdoor compressor and condenser and an indoor air-handling unit. Advantages of a Ductless System • Small … Continue reading

CELEBRATE & KEEP COOL THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY

This time of year, as we celebrate America’s birthday with fireworks and other festivities, air conditioning systems help to ensure that you and your guests are comfortable. Air conditioning systems reduce humidity and circulate cool air. With summer temperatures rising, you’ll want to make sure yours is running in top shape! A/C systems typically last … Continue reading

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ICE FORMS ON YOUR A/C?

This week, individuals throughout the Hudson Valley region have enjoyed comfortable temperatures. However, with summer approaching, 90 degree days are likely to make a comeback. On these unbearably hot summer days, nothing feels better than the comfort of a home air conditioning unit. But what happens if the unit freezes? One of the most common … Continue reading