Too Much Air Conditioning? Is There Such A Thing??

By David Kendall What do you know about the capacity of your air conditioning system? Most homeowners have a basic understanding of the size of equipment, and know that AC’s are notated for capacity in terms of tons. One ton equals 12,000 British Thermal Units (BTU’s or Btu’s); therefore, a three ton system has 36,000 BTU’s. Specifically, one ton is the amount of cooling power needed to freeze one ton of water into ice in 24 hours, and a larger system will obviously cool faster than a smaller one.

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All You Need to Know About AC Filters [INFOGRAPHIC] Source: Estes Heating and Air

Heating and Cooling: The Cost of Dirty Air Filters

Regularly replacing the air filter in your heating and cooling system is often recommended as an energy-saving strategy, but how do dirty air filters actually increase your energy costs? A dirty filter will slow down air flow, making your heating or cooling system work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. This wastes energy and increases your utility bill.

Heat Pump or Furnace? Which one is right for you?

A heat pump or furnace will deliver warm, indoor comfort when the weather turns colder in the fall and winter months. Since each heat pump system employs a different method to warm the air, it is important to understand the respective features and benefits of both appliances before making a purchasing decision. Furnace

Home Air Filtration Systems: Which One is Right for Your Home?

You have a lot of options when it comes to how to filter your home’s air. So many options, in fact, that it can be difficult to choose which kind of air filtration system is right for your home. In order to help with your decision, we’ve provided details about a few popular air filtration systems below that will help you pick a system based on your budget and your goals for improving indoor air quality. Types of Home Air Filtration Systems

Why should I get my furnace tuned-up when it seems to be working just fine?

“But why?” you may ask. “Why should I get my furnace tuned up when it seems to be working fine?” There are certain things we do that may be inconvenient at the moment – but they keep us from having to take care of something much worse down the line.

What is the Role of Cold Air Returns in the Heating Process?

When we think about heating our homes, most of the attention is given to the warm air that comes out of our supply registers. But often overlooked, and just as important, is the job of our homes’ cold air returns. So let’s dive deeper into what cold air returns are and what you can do to maximize their performance. What is the job of cold air returns?

IRS: Taxpayers Can’t File for 2012 Residential Energy Tax Credits Until At Least Late February

Homeowners who wish to claim the $500 federal tax credit for installing qualified energy efficient HVAC appliances on their 2012 taxes will have to wait until at least late February or early March to file their taxes, according to a press release issued by the IRS yesterday.