What Temperature Setting Works for Summer AC Use?

June 6, 2021

Keeping your AC’s thermostat at a specific temperature can support lower operating costs while keeping you comfortable. Many people refer to this temperature setting as the magic number. Whether you have a standalone unit or a central AC system installed, the same temperature setting should be used. While You’re at Home The U.S. Department of Energy recommends a temperature setting of 78 degrees while you are at home. Setting the temperature higher can help save money, but only makes sense if you’re still comfortable in the home. Additional humidity control may be needed at higher temperatures.

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Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 24, 2021

Summers in Lincoln, IL, are hot and humid. You’ll rely on your air conditioner to deliver relief from the sweltering conditions. If you notice ice, frost, or a puddle by your air conditioning system, there’s a problem. Read on to learn about the most common reasons why air conditioners freeze up and what you should do if you notice this issue. 1. Clogged Filter A dirty air filter causes a plethora of problems in air conditioners. The debris impedes airflow over the evaporator coil. This causes the moisture in the warm air to condense and freeze

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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 5, 2021

UV lights are a safe way to improve the indoor air quality of your home. They’re used to prevent the spread of viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms throughout your home. How Do UV Lights Work? A technician installs the UV lights in the air handlers near the evaporator coils of your air conditioning system. The lights kill bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi that pass through. The lights don’t restrict airflow. UV lights are a chemical-free way to clean the air in your home. Unlike disinfectants, UV lights don’t introduce volatile organic compounds

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The Best Ways to Heat a Garage

March 17, 2021

Garages are often not part of the home’s heating system and usually have minimal insulation. Therefore, they are often chillier than the main house. You cannot comfortably use your garage whether you turned it into a casual entertainment room, workshop, or extra room if you don’t correctly heat it during winter. The primary purpose of your garage can dictate the heating option you use. Stay comfortable and warm throughout the cold winter weather safely with these heating tips. Check the Walls and Flooring for Insulation The materials used in the construction of a garage determine its

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 16, 2021

Winters in Lincoln, IL, are long and cold. Waking up to a furnace that’s blowing cold air is an unpleasant surprise. There are several reasons why your heater may do this. If you notice that your furnace is blowing cold air, the first thing to do is check the thermostat. If it’s properly set to the heating function, one of these three issues may be the cause of the issue. 1. Pilot or Ignition Problem Older furnaces have pilot lights that must always be on for the furnace to heat. If the pilot goes out,

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

January 10, 2021

Keeping a dirty furnace filter in place can cause various potential problems. Besides risking possible damage to the furnace, a homeowner might find it harder and more costly to maintain the preferred temperature inside the house. So, switching out the old filter for a fresh one at the right time seems wise. What is the right time, though? The Right Time for Replacement May Vary A 90-day duration is typically suggested for keeping a filter before switching it out, but this isn’t ideal in all circumstances. Even with moderate use, a furnace may experience a significant

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3 Tips for Monitoring Indoor Air Quality

December 17, 2020

Indoor air quality is important, and many home and business owners don’t keep track of it as well as good health calls for. Managing indoor air quality doesn’t have to be difficult, though. Here are three great tips for monitoring your home or business’s air quality. 1. Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Devices Today, there are some great devices on the market that can quickly and accurately gauge indoor air quality. These are typically handheld, and when activated, pull a sample from the air in real-time. With this quick sample, these devices can then tell you exactly

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These Electric Heating Systems Are Worth Considering

November 19, 2020

If you’re looking for a new heating system for your Lincoln home, the good news is that there are more options available than ever. In fact, one of the biggest challenges when choosing a new heating system is trying to sift through the various options to find the one that best meets your needs. Here’s a basic explanation of some of these systems from Quick Comfort to help you narrow down your options. Mini-Split System To add additional heating capacity to a single room in your house, it’s wise to consider a ductless mini-split system. These

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What Makes a Heat Pump an Energy-Efficient Heating Option?

October 20, 2020

Cooler temperatures have arrived in Lincoln, IL, and cold winter weather will soon be here. That’s why now is the time to consider a new heating system. Heat pumps offer a high level of energy efficiency, and they’re especially cost-effective in moderate climates like Lincoln’s. Read on to learn about why heat pumps are more efficient than other types of heating systems. Transfer Heat Energy Heat pumps don’t create heat. They move it. Less energy is needed to move heat than to create it, and is why heat pumps are more efficient than other types of

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Should You Cover Your Air Conditioner After Summer?

September 20, 2020

Most years, you will tend to use your air conditioner the most during the late spring and summer months. In the fall and winter seasons, it is often too cold to run your air conditioner on a regular basis. Let’s look at some of the reasons why you may want to cover a condenser unit when it is not being used. Protect the Condenser Unit From Moisture Damage The fall, winter and early spring seasons can feature a significant amount of precipitation. Whether moisture falls from the sky in the form of rain or

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