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Considering A/C Replacement? How Initial and Lifetime Costs Compare

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A/C replacementWhen you need to make a buying decision about an A/C replacement, think twice. Consider the price you see now and the price you’ll pay later. The initial cost of an A/C replacement is upfront and definite, while lifetime costs are deferred and speculative. The average central air conditioner today lasts between 12 and 15 years, as do whatever ongoing expenses come along with the purchase you make today. Read more


What Are the Most Common A/C Problems and How Can I Handle Them?

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common A/C problemsIt’s the height of summer and the worst possible time for your air conditioner to break down. Calling an HVAC technician to come fix it can be both time-consuming and costly. And what if the problem turns out to be something really simple? Here are four common A/C problems to check for before calling in a professional, and what to do about them.
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A/C Efficiency Ratings: What Those Acronyms Mean for Your Home Comfort

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energy efficiencyBecause cooling systems use a significant amount of energy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sets minimum standards for A/C efficiency. The DOE periodically revises the minimum A/C efficiency standards in order to help consumers save energy and reduce the overall demand for electricity nationwide. The three terms that apply to cooling systems are SEER, EER and COP. Read more


How You Can Save by Turning Off the Air Conditioner While You’re Away

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Air conditioning can add substantially to your utility bills in the summer months, but staying cool when the heat rises is important enough to make dealing with the expense worth it. You want to save money by using your air conditioner in the most efficient way possible, and you may have heard that leaving your system on when you leave the house is the best way to maintain efficiency. However, you could actually save by turning off the air conditioner when you’re not around.

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