Regardless of the age of your HVAC system, it can develop problems. When your unit is operating normally, it's usually relatively quiet and many of the sounds you hear will be normal.
But certain types of sounds can be a definite signal that [...]
Each central air system works to cool air by 15 to 20 degrees at a time. As an example, if the indoor air temperature is at 80 degrees, the AC system takes that supply of air and subtracts 15 to 20 degrees of heat before releasing it back into the [...]
Don’t let Your Heat Load Get To High
When a homeowner leaves the home to go to work during peak heat periods, they oftentimes turn their AC way down or off, close their windows and doors which will result in no home ventilation, thinking they [...]
Since early January 2012 the price of R-22 Freon/Refrigerant which is used in most Air Conditioning systems, has risen over 800% — and we don’t know how high and how fast it will continue to rise. Currently the market price for R-22 Freon[...]
You need a new air conditioning and furnace system so you call an heating and cooling company to come out and give you a bid. He throws around words such as Seer and AFUE and it’s somewhat over your head. You are not alone. In the last 10 years[...]
Illinois has experienced a great deal of flooding over the past few months, so Energy Stars Heating & Cooling wanted to give some advice on what to do with a flooded air conditioner in the event that heavy rains hit your Madison or St. Clair[...]
Recent federal tax incentives are designed to persuade people to make their homes more energy efficient, and could spur a small boom in conservation—minded projects. But if you're one of the ones suddenly galvanized into the green movement, [...]
Before winter arrives, the most important thing you need to do for yourself and your family is to ensure that your furnace is operational, safe, and as energy-efficient as you can make it. When that first cold day hits, you don’t want to turn on [...]
Confused by HVAC lingo? Believe it or not, it's meant to make understanding and buying the equipment easier. These terms allows you to compare apples to apples among units in the same fuel category. Knowing what the terms listed here mean will come [...]
Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home.
Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase [...]