3 Best Times to Have a New HVAC Unit Installed

July 18, 2022

If you need a new HVAC unit, you may be wondering what the best time of year is to have it installed. Should you wait until the summer to have a new one installed, or is it better to do it now? Below, we discuss the best times of the year to have a new HVAC unit installed in your home. 1. Spring Spring is one of the best times to install a new HVAC unit for various reasons. The weather is generally milder at this time of year, so you will not have to go

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What Happens If My Air Conditioner Runs for 24 Hours Straight?

May 20, 2022

Summers in Austin, Texas, can be scorching. Thankfully, most homes and businesses have an air conditioning system. During the hottest parts of the summer, you may run your air conditioning unit for 12 hours or more each day. This begs the question, how many hours should an air conditioner run per day? How Many Hours Should I Run My Air Conditioning Unit Each Day? Modern air conditioning units are designed to run 24 hours a day. There is no harm in having it run to keep your home cool all day long. If you wanted to,

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How Long Should You Run Your AC?

May 20, 2022

During the hottest days of the summer, you may be running your air conditioner continuously to keep your home comfortable. While you can easily protect your AC from damage with regular maintenance, frequent use will take a toll on the system’s lifespan. Here’s what you need to know when running your AC this summer. Ideal Usage Air conditioners are often intended to be used in 20-minute intervals during mild weather. However, many families with air conditioners don’t live in cities with mild summers. Your home’s internal temperature is affected by the temperature outside, the quality

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Does It Matter Where You Install Your Thermostat?

April 18, 2022

Whether you’re installing a completely new HVAC system or are considering upgrading your existing thermostat, you may be considering where you should place your thermostat. It’s crucial to remember that your thermostat is the brain of your entire HVAC system. It needs to be in a position where it can adequately monitor the temperature inside of your home and tell your heating or cooling system when to turn on and off. Choose an Interior Wall When you’re choosing a place to put your new thermostat, it needs to be a location on an interior wall. You

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How to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for the Spring

March 15, 2022

Taking the time to prepare your HVAC system for the spring is well worth the effort for homeowners. Getting your system ready for the spring will allow it to operate more efficiently, which can save you money and stress. Reaching out to HVAC professionals is also a great idea since they can make any adjustments to ensure your system is well-prepared for the spring. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your HVAC system for the spring season. Change the Air Filter One way to prepare for the spring is to

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The Truth About Summer Cooling Myths

August 17, 2021

Your air conditioner is critical to keeping your family safe and cool over the hot months. There are even some rumors about your summer cooling that you may just find yourself believing. Here are the ones that could end up costing you higher utility bills or added repair costs in the long term. Maintenance Doesn’t Matter Maintenance is one of the most important aspects of keeping your air conditioner running optimally over its service life. It’s so important that most manufacturers stipulate maintenance as a term of their warranty. When you neglect routine

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Different Thermostat Modes/Settings Explained

July 30, 2021

You can get the most from your heating and cooling system by using the thermostat settings properly. The thermostat is your gateway to comfortable indoor air year-round. In fact, it can be a tool to help you save money on your monthly utility bills. We’ve created this quick thermostat guide for you. It should support you in making the best setting choices no matter what make or model thermostat you own. The AUTO Setting The automatic setting on your thermostat is a money-saver in most cases. This mode tells the system to shut

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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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