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The Noises Your Air Conditioner’s Making Are Telling You Something — Do You Know What?

August 23, 2012

Today’s central air conditioners have gotten a lot quieter than units of just a few years ago. High-efficiency units incorporate sound-dampening technology and two-stage compressors to produce noise levels below 69 decibels. So if you hear unusual sounds coming from your air conditioner during normal operation, that could be a sign that something is amiss and the unit needs repair or upgrade. A/C noise can be divided into three categories…

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Standby Power: The Greedy Energy Consumer In Your Home

August 21, 2012

Did you know that standby power in your home can raise your electric bills by as much as $100 a year? On an individual basis, that’s not an overwhelming amount, but across the U.S., the federal EPA estimates that people spend $10 billion a year by consuming power that serves no purpose. It comes from all kinds of electronics and charging devices that are left in their power strips or…

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Replacing Your Water Heater: 5 Factors To Consider

August 16, 2012

If you’re considering replacing your water heater, don’t base it on cost or brand name alone. There are five factors to consider before you buy. These include:

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Manual J: Why The Technician Who Sizes Your System Should Know It Inside Out

August 14, 2012

Many people haven’t heard of Manual J, which is the primary tool that HVAC contractors use to size a home’s cooling or heating equipment. It’s essential when replacing a system to go through the steps this tool requires to pinpoint the right size HVAC equipment for your home. Going by the size of the existing equipment is misleading, especially if you’ve improved your home’s energy efficiency.

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Avoiding The Problem Of Moisture Damage When Your A/C’s Running All The Time

August 9, 2012

These hot summer months can challenge your air conditioner’s ability to satisfy your indoor temperature demands. Record temperatures, heat waves and a blanket of humidity force you to keep the air conditioning running nonstop. Unfortunately, this also means potential moisture damage.

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Working Toward Lighter Energy Bills? Lower Your Cooling Load

August 7, 2012

As summer in the Wichita area gets hotter, your cooling system has to work harder, which means your energy bills will rise along with the temperature. To get lower energy bills, lower your cooling load by taking some of the following steps:

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Your Heat Pump’s Ailing? Try These Simple Remedies

August 2, 2012

If your heat pump is acting up, or it’s not cooling properly, try these simple remedies before calling an HVAC technician. It may save you the time and expense of a service call.

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Your Air Conditioning’s Working OK, But Do You Know How It Does The Job?

July 31, 2012

You don’t have to be an air conditioning expert to enjoy the cold air that these appliances produce. However, it doesn’t hurt to be an educated consumer when it comes time to repair or replace your home air conditioning system.

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

July 26, 2012

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.

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Following The EnergyGuide Label To Greater Savings

July 24, 2012

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.

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