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Your Air Conditioner And Ceiling Fans: Together, They Work Better

Air conditioners in Kansas have a hard job, trying to combat our intense summer heat. Unfortunately, they can also lead to some uncomfortably high summer electric bills. But you can take a load off your A/C – and put some money back in your wallet – by making good use of your ceiling fans.

Following The EnergyGuide Label To Greater Savings

Very rarely do you make a major purchase without doing your homework. That’s because most major purchases, whether it’s a house, a car or a new HVAC system, have associated costs long after the initial purchase. Fortunately, when you’re buying HVAC equipment, the EnergyGuide label can answer most of your pre-purchase budget-related questions.

An Air Conditioner Safety Cap: For Your Peace Of Mind

If you aren’t familiar with why your air conditioner might need a safety cap, you’re not alone. An alarming practice has started among teenagers that involves inhaling the refrigerant from air conditioning systems. This is exceptionally dangerous, and it can be fatal or leave the abuser with long-term health problems. If your yard isn’t fenced…

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Offer Year-Round Protection

It has no color, odor or taste and cannot be detected by human senses. The early symptoms of exposure to it may resemble a simple case of the flu. Yet, more than 500 Americans die from accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning every year, many in their sleep. Carbon monoxide detectors could prevent these deaths as…

Can You Benefit From Geothermal Heating And Cooling?

Until relatively recently, an unlimited free energy source to heat and cool your home went unexploited. Today, all that’s changed. Residential geothermal heating and cooling is now the most efficient, fastest-growing green energy source in the U.S. Just a few feet below your feet, the temperature of the earth never deviates much from an average…

Air Conditioner Installation Checklist For Getting The Job Done Right

The performance specs and energy-efficiency ratings of your new air conditioner all rely on one critical factor: competent professional installation. Central air conditioner installation involves complex calculations to correctly match the right system to your needs, as well as specialized technical and mechanical skills to ensure that the hardware is properly integrated into your home.…

Ductless Mini Splits: How A Preventive Maintenance Appointment Keeps Them Running Well

Many existing homes were not constructed to accommodate the ductwork of central air conditioning, making central A/C retrofits prohibitively expensive. Or the budget for a planned add-on to your home may not cover the cost of extending existing ductwork into new living spaces. Still, you want cool, air conditioned comfort. Fortunately, ductless mini splits are…

Save Energy By Weatherizing Your Home Against The Heat

On a hot summer day in Wichita, the cool, conditioned air inside your home is not attempting to get out. That’s good news when you’re trying to save energy. The bad news is, all that outdoor heat is trying to get in. It’s a basic fact of thermodynamics: heat energy naturally flows into cooler zones.…

Air Conditioner Warranty: Don’t Leave The Shop Without One

Central air conditioners have substantially evolved in technology and reliability over the past decade. So has the standard air conditioner warranty. Today’s A/C manufacturers are cultivating long-term customer relationships, and confronting the need to maintain brand loyalty that will endure over the extended service life of their products. Industry leaders like Lennox now offer warranties…

Upgrading Your A/C? Here’s What You Should Know About Features

Old central air conditioners tend to fail at either seasonal startup or the hottest day of the year. Any time it happens, however, could be blessing in disguise if upgrading your A/C is the result. If your defunct unit was made before 2006, chances are it has a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) of no…