Finding the Perfect Sleep Temperature

October 20, 2021

You may not even realize it’s happening, but the climate you maintain when you’re sleeping can actually impact the quality of your rest. If your temperature is too high or too low, it can cause you to wake up throughout the night or struggle to find deeper rest. Fortunately, you can avoid these issues by trying out certain things to find your optimal sleep temperature. Adjust the Thermostat The simplest way to find your optimal sleep temperature is by adjusting the temperature on your thermostat. Start with a setting between 60 and 67-degrees Fahrenheit, as this is the most common...

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How to Relight Your Furnace Safely

September 20, 2021

You rely on your furnace to keep your family comfortable during the cold days of the year. When your pilot light goes out, you may think that you need to wait until you can call in a professional. In reality, you can likely relight your pilot light by yourself following the steps below. Locate the Pilot Light Burner You’ll want to start by locating where the pilot light burner is. This is typically at the bottom of the furnace, and it may be behind an access panel. You’ll know you’ve located the right spot when you see a reset button...

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4 Signs Your AC Has Suffered Storm Damage

August 17, 2021

Just as severe storms can bring about damage to anything from electrical wires to cars, they can just as easily cause harm to your AC unit. After a major storm, it never hurts to check on your unit for signs of impairment. Here are four signs your AC has been damaged to keep an eye out for. 1. It Won’t Power Back On If there was a blackout in your area during the storm and your AC unit still hasn’t come back on, it may be the result of a power surge. Usually, resetting your circuit breaker will be all...

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Common AC Problems in Summer

July 29, 2021

Have you discovered your air conditioner isn’t working as it should? Dealing with AC problems when your house is getting hotter by the minute isn’t fun. Good news! There are ways to stop some of the common problems before they grow. Here are some common causes of a summer AC failure. Low or Inadequate Refrigerant Levels When the refrigerant isn’t at the right level, it can keep the cold air from flowing. Refrigerant problems can be caused by improper maintenance, leaks or low levels added at the factory. The refrigerant in your AC should always be handled by a qualified...

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How To Keep My Home Cool Without Air Conditioning?

June 28, 2021

Summertime in Philadelphia can reach uncomfortably hot levels. While air conditioning is the easiest way to combat the seasonal heat, it’s not always an available option to some households. Fortunately, you can still keep your home cool without an AC unit. Try these simple strategies. Close Your Blinds According to research, up to 30% of heat indoors comes from your windows. Install shades, blinds and curtains to minimize the amount of sunlight coming in from the outside. Make sure to keep these coverings closed during the hottest hours of the day. Not only will it keep your indoor temperatures lower...

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What Size Air Conditioner Does My Home Need?

May 6, 2021

When it’s time for your home in the Philadelphia, PA, area to get a new air conditioning system, you might wonder what size you need to buy. This is an important question, especially if you’re cooling a newly finished space, such as a basement office or an attic, in addition to the space already served by your current air conditioner. If you’ve put on a home addition or made any other changes to your home, you may also need a different size of air conditioning system. Keep reading for tips on how to choose the right size air conditioner. Calculate...

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 13, 2021

Noises coming from your air conditioner should raise your awareness that something is not working properly. Ignore the noise, and you almost certainly drive up your repair costs or will need a premature AC replacement. However, if you act when you hear the noise and call for a repair technician as quickly as possible, you could avoid the high cost of a repair. Buzzes and Hums When you hear a buzzing or humming noise coming from your AC system, you know you likely have an electrical problem. This can be a problem with one of your fan motors, but it...

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Traditional Water Heater vs. Tankless Water Heater

December 17, 2020

When it’s time to replace your water heater, you can decide between traditional and tankless models. Both have their pros and cons. Traditional Water Heater Pros As traditional water heaters have been around for decades, they’re very reliable. Replacement parts are widely available, and nearly every plumber knows how to handle them. They have a high flow rate, so you won’t run out of hot water when someone is taking a shower and the clothes washer is on at the same time. Traditional Water Heaters Cons Lasting an average of just 10 to 13 years, traditional water heaters have a...

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Should I Get an End-of-Season AC Tune-Up?

September 19, 2020

Air conditioners are a staple of modern homes. Even in colder climates, air conditioners improve the comfort in residences and workplaces during the summer months. Once warm weather comes to a close, however, many air conditioners are left behind until the following spring or summer season. Although it’s often disregarded as a waste, an end-of-season AC tune-up is a worthwhile idea you should consider before it gets too late. Improve All-Around Central HVAC System Functioning Central HVAC systems are the norm in most modern homes and workplaces. Although their heating and air conditioning functions use some different components, the two...

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Is It Bad To Leave My Windows Open When I Have My AC On?

May 13, 2020

You may think that leaving the window open with the air conditioning on is a harmless practice that will allow you to get some fresh air during the summer. However, it is not a very good idea and can counteract all of the hard work that your HVAC system is doing. Here is why you should keep your windows closed while the air conditioner in running. Keep the Cool Air in Air Conditioners produce that vital cool air that keeps you comfortable when it’s hot out. However, that air needs to remain inside the home in order for your HVAC...

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