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Why Does My AC Blow Warm Air?

You turn on your air conditioner and stick your face in front of it, anticipating that icy cool blast of refreshing air. Instead, you feel a stream of warm air like a giant’s fetid breath on your face. Is anything worse? There are a few reasons why your air conditioning unit may not be working…

Does Your Home Need an Air Conditioning Replacement?

Thinking about a heating or air conditioning replacement? Even if your air conditioner isn’t broken or breaking, it may be time to start thinking about a new one. Take this quiz to see if you should look into an HVAC replacement. Add up your points to see if an air conditioning replacement might be in…

Geothermal Pipes: How Geothermal Pumps Work

A geothermal heat pump (also called a ground source heat pump) transfers heat between your home and the ground. Traditional air conditioners use the outside air to heat and cool your home. Geothermal pumps are typically more efficient and less expensive to operate than traditional air-source heat pumps. Initial installation is much costlier, but the…

HVAC Short Cycling and Other Signs Your AC Is Failing

It’s that time of year again — residents of the sunny South take refuge in their living rooms in the hottest part of the day, thanking their lucky stars for the invention of air conditioning. Your AC works overtime during the summer, causing higher energy bills and more wear and tear on the unit.  Is…

Is Ductless Air Conditioning a Do-It-Yourself Project?

Do-it-yourself projects are all the rage, and for good reason. After all, why pay someone to install a ductless air conditioner if you can manage it on your own? Unfortunately for the handymen and women among us, an HVAC install isn’t something you should undertake yourself. Even experienced do-it-yourself mavens need an expert for ductless…

Thermostat Settings for When You’re On Vacation

When you’re on your way out the door for a much-needed vacation, thermostat settings are the last thing on your mind. But whether you’re beach bound, headed to the hills, or off to visit distant friends or relatives, you’re going to want your homecoming to be as easy as possible. And you don’t want any…

Why Do I Have a Blank Thermostat Screen?

A blank thermostat screen is scary for any homeowner, especially in the middle of winter or the heat of summer. Is it simply a matter of replacing the batteries? Is there faulty wiring somewhere? Or is it something that’s going to cost you major bucks? Maybe your whole HVAC system is broken, and you’re going…