There’s a season for everything, including a time to repair or replace your air conditioner. You want to squeeze every BTU of cooling out of your original investment. Sooner or later, however, return on investment will meet diminishing returns and that outmoded unit will start costing more than it’s worth. The trick is knowing when…

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Determining the efficiency of a new air conditioner is as easy as looking for the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) number. These ratings are based on specific energy calculations done by approved testing agencies that verify the efficiency levels against standardized industry benchmarks. The SEER rating of an A/C is the cooling output in British Thermal Units…

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Knowing the two most important heat pump terms can help you manage your electrical consumption and make informed choices when considering this appliance for heating and cooling. HSPF (heating season performance factor) and SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) indicate the energy efficiency of heat pumps.

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When you’re preparing to go away on vacation, it’s easy to forget that many energy-guzzling appliances continue to use energy, even when they’re switched “off” and no one’s at home. Certain devices may even run more than usual because of the temperature change in the house or lack of maintenance while you’re away. That just…

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By far, the most rewarding part of our work in the HVAC field is helping Wichita area homeowners save energy and money, without compromising their home comfort. That’s why we decided to start our new blog, to offer professional trouble-shooting on furnace, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems, along with energy-efficiency tips, the latest product…

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