July 5, 2021

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Your A/C Unit?

As a homeowner, one expense that you can expect to continue to pay on a monthly basis is homeowner’s insurance, but the big question is does homeowners insurance cover A/C units? Homeowners insurance covers your dwelling and personal property from damage, which is often referred to as insurance perils. Damage to your air-conditioning unit will be covered if it’s the result of a covered peril. A peril is an event that may damage your home or belongings, like theft, fire, or a storm. The type of peril coverage you have depends on the type of homeowners insurance you purchased. Common insurance perils include fire, lightning, theft, ice,...

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July 5, 2021

How to extend the life of your air conditioning unit

Summer is here and with the often intense heat that we experience in Frederick MD also comes the reality that many HVAC units won’t be able to make it through the summer without breaking down. Thankfully, there are ways that any homeowner can extend the lifespan of their HVAC unit including the following: So get your air conditioning unit checked out by a licensed professional as soon as possible. Jackson also recommends you manage expectations when it comes to setting your thermostat. During the summer months, your unit will only be able to cool air to about 20 degrees cooler than...

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June 30, 2021

Elon Musk considering making HVAC units for homes

Elon Musk is so impressed with his cars’ HVAC system that he is thinking of upscaling it to a home system. One thing true Musk fans know is that Tesla does not advertise its products, but the impressiveness of their HVAC has the billionaire seriously thinking about buying advertising space, Inverse reported. “Oh man, home hvac that is super energy efficient, quiet & purifies the air would be great. We developed it for the car, but it can be scaled up for home use,” Musk tweeted. “Most people have no idea just how good the Tesla air purification system is. Literally 10X better than any...

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June 28, 2021

How IoT is improving HVAC efficiency

From smart homes to smart factories, the Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to transform almost every aspect of modern life. One interesting application that’s become more popular over the past few years has been the use of IoT devices to improve HVAC efficiency. Hardware like intelligent thermostats, smart vents and filter sensors are helping homeowners and building managers make HVAC systems more efficient, reducing costs and improving building comfort. Smart Thermostats and Intelligent HVAC Management HVAC systems account for about 40% of building energy consumption in commercial buildings. Finding ways to make these systems more efficient can help a...

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May 4, 2021

In Times Of Low Occupancy, Variable Speed HVAC Aids Efficiency

It’s a bit of an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work. Currently, many offices either remain empty or are operating at a fraction of their intended occupancy. Remote work, once thought of as a drag on productivity, has proven so successful that it’s likely here to stay in some capacity irrespective of the pandemic. And, as people slowly return the office, those spaces are experiencing major changes in how they operate. Of course, wearing masks and social distancing are givens, but facility managers and building owners are also investing in new hardware to...

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April 15, 2021

How To Use your HVAC system to create the perfect nights sleep

Are you concerned about having a good nights sleep? You’re not alone! The great thing about having an HVAC system is that you can use your HVAC to assist you in having a good nights sleep every night! The temperature of the air can affect your sleep. Setting your thermostat to a cooler temperature—around 65 degrees Fahrenheit—can help you have a better night’s sleep, according to a study published in the Wall Street Journal.** This is especially true if you live in a hot climate or you like to cozy up with a comforter. The reason for a cooler bedroom?...

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April 7, 2021

Should you repair or replace your HVAC system in 2021?

The day has finally arrived where you have to make a decision on if you should repair or replace your HVAC system. For some homeowners, this day will arrive sooner rather than later while for others it may be years until they are faced with having to replace their HVAC systems. Thankfully, the decision to repair or replace your HVAC is not a hard one to make.  In this article we will offer you several questions that you should ask which will help you with making the decision to either repair or replace your HVAC system. 1.  How old Is...

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March 20, 2021

Is It Time To Repair Or Replace Your HVAC Unit?

Do you own an HVAC unit that seems like it needs to be repaired or replaced but you don’t know which decision to make? If so, you’ve come to the right place! It’s understandable that you may be concerned about your HVAC unit, especially if you’ve owned it for more than 10 years, and it’s starting to show visible signs of aging. The good news is that understanding when to repair or replace an HVAC is a simple and easy decision to make, especially when you follow these tips How To Know When To Repair Or Replace Your HVAC Unit...

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February 12, 2021

Tips For Making Sure Your HVAC System Thrives This Winter

Is your home HVAC system not keeping you comfortable this winter like it once did? If so, you’ve come to the right place! When HVAC systems stop functioning like they once did, there’s a reason why. Thankfully, you can get your Frederick County HVAC back on the right track so that it starts keeping your home comfortable this winter, simply by following these tips. Tip #1 – Change The HVAC Filter HVAC filters should be changed every 30 days, especially during the winter months since they can accumulate dust, dirt and debris quickly. If it’s been a while since you...

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October 3, 2020

What Should You Set Your Thermostat At During The Fall And Winter Months?

Winter is around the corner and during this time of year, it’s possible to have some days with temperatures in the ’60s, and other days with temperatures in the 40’s and ’50s. With the temperature constantly going up and down, the big question is what should you set your thermostat at? In this article, we will provide you with some tips that you can use for setting the correct temperature for your home during the fall and winter months. SET YOUR THERMOSTAT TO 68 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT IN THE WINTER According to ENERGY STAR, setting your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20...

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