Programmable Thermostats – Save 10%-15% on your Heating & Air Conditioning Bills

In today’s economy, every dollar counts – especially when it comes to the rising cost of energy. Did you know that programmable thermostats are one of the most reliable energy savers available? With the high temperatures that are often synonymous with summer a small investment in this type of device makes perfect sense.

A programmable thermostat is designed to adjust your home’s temperature automatically to save energy when your family is sleeping or away from home. If used appropriately, a programmable thermostat can save you up to 10% – 15% on heating and cooling costs by simply adjusting your thermostat 10°–15° (plus or minus) for eight hours. Read more »

4 Tips for AC Maintenance

When you own a home, it’s important to understand how to maintain your most important investments, including your air-conditioning system. In fact, the best time to service your system is before it’s actually needed. During the spring, routine Air Conditioning maintenance is most important as your air-conditioning system will be working overtime to keep your home cool in the upcoming months. Keeping up routine maintenance, could be the difference between relaxing in cool comfort and sweating a costly breakdown. Read more »

Leaky Air Duct Dangers

With summer quickly approaching, Texas homeowners are getting ready for the hot days ahead and thinking about the rising costs of air conditioning bills. However, before the hot months are upon us, it’s a good idea to evaluate your current air conditioner system to make sure you don’t have leaky ducts. Read more »

How Central Air Conditioning can help asthma sufferers

With summer quickly approaching, which means high temperatures and humidity, for some; central air conditioning is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Many people don’t realize that central air conditioning can promote a healthier environment – especially for those suffering with asthma.

Asthma is often triggered by inhalation of air particles that contain allergens such as pollen, mold spores, dust mite droppings and animal dander. Unfortunately, breathing in these particles is often unavoidable. The good news is that air conditioners contain filters that collect and store these particles, keeping our intake to minimum. Air conditioning filters easily remove the majority of these allergens as well as fine pet hair from the air, helping to relieve asthma symptoms. Central air conditioning also helps eliminate humidity which enables mold and algae to grow much more rapidly then it could if it were living in dry air. Read more »

Why Upgrade to a High-efficiency Heating System?

With summer right around the corner, the last thing on any Capital District homeowner’s mind is their heating system. Believe it or not, now is actually the best time to consider upgrading to a high-efficiency system furnace or boiler heating system.

When winter is over, many people stop worrying about their heating system because they won’t need it for a while – “out of sight, out of mind” so to speak.  If you wait until Fall to begin the replacement process, you will have missed the opportunity to take advantage of the time you have now to do the proper research involved for this important purchase.  Many of the best deals for furnaces and boiler replacements are available by HVAC contractors in the Spring and Summer months when they are looking to move equipment out of inventory.  They will often offer very aggressive package deals for heating system replacements with central air conditioning.  Keep in mind, if you wait until it is an emergency situation, you run the risk of making a decision in a rush and perhaps even paying more than you need to. Read more »