What’s the Perfect Temperature Setting for Winter?

November 20, 2021

In winter, many Albany homeowners crank their thermostats up. To quickly knock out the chill, you may be in the habit of setting your thermostat higher and then lowering it after the home becomes stifling. The best way to ensure consistent temperatures is to set your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the day. Read on to find out why. Cranking Your Thermostat Up Won’t Heat Your Home Any Faster Turning your thermostat up higher isn’t going to heat your home any faster. Higher temperature settings don’t make furnaces run hotter. Instead, they make them run

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3 Ways to Find Your Perfect Sleep Temperature

October 20, 2021

It has been shown that finding the right temperature for your home at night can significantly improve the quality of your sleep. This can be a challenge because each individual will have a different set of ideal conditions. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can figure out what the perfect temperature is for you personally. 1. Adjust the Thermostat For a week or so, slightly change the temperature on the thermostat each evening. Then, take the time to record the temperature for that night, the quality level of your sleep, and how many times

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The Ideal Heating System for Your Home

September 20, 2021

Whether you’re constructing a new home or are looking to upgrade your existing heating system, you want to purchase one that is efficient. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to picking the ideal heating system for every home. Rather, there are a few different factors you’ll need to take into consideration when determining the right type of heating system for your home. Your Three Main Options There are three main categories of heating systems that you’ll need to know. These include heat pumps, furnaces, and boilers. In general, heat pumps are going to be the most energy-efficient,

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3 Simple Ways to Tell If Your AC Is Working Efficiently

August 17, 2021

An air conditioner plays a vital role in keeping your house cool throughout the summer. However, an inefficient air conditioner can unnecessarily cost you a lot of extra money while making it more difficult to keep your home feeling comfortable. Bearing a few things in mind can help you determine if your AC is working efficiently or if you need to reach out to an HVAC company to make repairs or a replacement. Here are a few ways to determine if your air conditioner is working efficiently. 1. Temperature Fluctuates Between Rooms One way to determine

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Tips for Using Your AC Efficiently

July 27, 2021

We all depend on our home AC system to keep us comfortable as summer rages on. Keeping your unit properly serviced is one of the most effective strategies for fighting back against continuing rate hikes, and it couldn’t be easier as long as you follow a few easy tips. Here are some simple ways to improve your cooling system’s efficiency. Adjust Temperatures Gradually You probably already know that cranking your thermostat to its lowest temperature doesn’t provide immediate relief. Your unit performs its cooling functions at a fixed rate and takes longer to reach a lower

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 6, 2021

Providing the cleanest and healthiest air is the foremost responsibility of an air conditioning unit. In order to keep your air conditioner running the most efficiently, intermittent cleaning may be necessary. Here is a simple guide to cleaning your air conditioner safely and easily. 1. Cleaning the Inside of Your Air Conditioning Unit To ensure your safety from electrocution while working with your air conditioner, make sure to cut its power through your circuit breaker. After this, you will need to remove the duct tape and screws guarding the door to the internal machinery. You will

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 6, 2021

High humidity levels have a negative effect on your air conditioning system. Both indoor and outdoor humidity affect your AC. When there’s too much moisture in the air, your AC might not be able to remove enough of it to keep your home comfortable. In extreme situations, the coolness of the air blowing through the vents may not be as cold. Causes Your AC to Work Harder Central air conditioning systems are designed to remove moisture from the air, but they have their limitations. With too much humidity, they can’t keep up, and they work harder

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

The rule of thumb should be to replace your thermostat when replacing or installing a new HVAC system. It’s wise to replace your thermostat whenever you replace the furnace AC unit or heat pump to match the new systems’ improvements and features. The following are some of the signs of thermostat problems that may necessitate replacement. A High Energy Bill You probably need an HVAC technician to replace your thermostat if you notice an unexplained high energy bill in your home. It could be a sign that the thermostat is overworking your heater or air conditioner.

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How Does Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 17, 2021

Ductless mini-split systems are an option to heat and cool your home. They have advantages over regular heating systems, such as a furnace and air conditioner. Whether it’s an option for your home depends on a few things. What Is a Ductless Mini-Split System? This system consists of an outdoor unit attached to indoor units via lines filled with refrigerant. There can be up to four indoor units attached to a single outdoor unit. The indoor units can heat and cool your home. In the summer, the refrigerant collects heat and disburses it outdoors. In the

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 16, 2021

When you turn on your heater in your home, you expect that the furnace will blow out warm air and increase the indoor temperature. Unfortunately, you realize that your heating unit is blowing cold air. Here are some of the reasons why your furnace is blowing cold air. A Tripped Breaker A tripped breaker can cause your electric furnace to blow cold air. It prevents heat from circulating through your house. Even gas furnaces have an electric starter that ignites the gas burner. If the breaker trips, your furnace may remain on, but the air it

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