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Top 5 Ways to Chill Out This Summer with ENERGY STAR

Even when the temperature goes up, your utility bills can still stay low. With help from ENERGY STAR you can keep your cool, tame those bills, and help fight climate change. The secret is to keep your cooling system from working too hard. Discover these Top 5 Ways to Chill Out with ENERGY STAR, so that you and your cooling system can both enjoy the summer! Find out more at
Keep the heat outTake advantage of shades, blinds, curtains, awnings and even trees to  keep the sun out during the day, especially on the south and west side of your house. If you are upgrading your windows, consider ENERGY STAR certified windows, which will keep even more heat out. Find and seal leaks (the biggest ones are in your attic and basement) – this will also help reduce humidity and keep out pests and pollen.  Consider adding attic insulation so less heat radiates down into your house from your hot attic.  Sealing air leaks and improving your homes insulation could save you up t…

Five Ways To Keep Your House Cool This Summer

When the summer really heats up, even the most robust central air systems can fail without proper care. 

Maintenance and careful upgrades reduce the chances your air conditioner won't quit in your hour of need. Keeping an eye on your home's HVAC health also lowers monthly energy bills plus could save a bundle down the road by extending the life of your entire air handling apparatus.

But first: A primer on HVACShort for "heating, ventilation and air conditioning," HVAC units are true marvels of engineering. Commonly referred to as "central air," these machines are really multiple components, even separate appliances, that all work in concert. They also share a single ventilation network, the collection of metal vents that snake through modern homes.

n the winter, a furnace, typically fueled by natural gas (although propane or electricity are also common energy sources), helps keep rooms warm. When indoor humidity plummets, usually during cold weather, a connect…

30 Reasons to Fall in Love With HVAC Again

It’s the middle of the summer and hot. The hours are long. The tempers are short. It’s the time of year, many contractors start to second guess the decision to enter the HVAC industry. Here are 30 reasons to fall in love with HVAC again.
Air Conditioning is Cool – Really. We are cool. We make things cool. When air conditioning is not cool, a tech can make it cool again.The Technology is Getting Better – Thermostats and controls are getting better, smarter, and more intelligent.  Variable refrigerant flow is coming to the residential market. Every Tech is a Hero When It’s 100 Degrees – Who is more welcome than an HVAC technician on a hundred degree day when the air conditioning is broken?  Maybe the Publisher’s Clearinghouse guy, if he really exists. I don’t know anyone who’s ever met the Publisher’s Clearinghouse guy, but lots of people meet techs on hundred degree days.Service Agreements – A service agreement where needed maintenance is performed at a discount in return for scheduling…