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Three Simple Steps That Can Extend Your A/C Unit’s Life

Having your air conditioner serviced annually -- typically at the start of the season that you'll use it regularly -- can help to keep the unit running in optimal shape and avoid any unexpected breakdowns that will cause you and your family to suffer in the heat. During your day-to-day usage of the air conditioner, you can take a variety of steps to limit unnecessary wear and tear on the unit and reduce the likelihood of it needing to be repaired. Read More 

Air Conditioning Mistakes That Are Easier To Make Than You Think

Air conditioning is one of the most widely used comfort appliances. It makes sense, therefore, that you may assume you know everything there is to know about how to use them efficiently. Unfortunately, there are some air conditioning mistakes that you can easily make without thinking. Here are four examples of such mistakes: Hiding the Air Conditioner Most air conditioners may not win first prize on looks, but this doesn't mean that you should hide them. Read More 

2 Frequently Asked Questions about Evaporative Coolers

Portable evaporative coolers are one of the oldest forms of air conditioning available today, providing an efficient and effective cooling alternative to conventional AC units. These appliances can be very effective at cooling indoor areas in dry climates, and can be purchased in various sizes depending on your cooling needs. If you are unfamiliar with these units, here are answers to some common questions about evaporative coolers to help you understand how they work and how you can get the best performance out of them. Read More 

What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Starts Making Strange Noises

It's not uncommon for an air conditioning system to start making unusual noises. You may hear rattles, screeches, thuds, and whistles. These sounds indicate a part is worn or something is loose in the system. While you'll need to call an HVAC contractor, like United Heating Cooling and Plumbing Inc, for a specific diagnosis, there are some simple things you can check yourself. Here's what to do when your air conditioner starts making funny noises. Read More 

3 Daily Tips To Reduce Your Family’s Heating Costs This Winter

As the weather begins to turn colder, your family might look forward to a lot of things, such as building snowmen or celebrating the holidays together. One thing that you might not be looking forward to, however, is paying higher heating costs. Although it's true that you can expect to spend a little bit of extra money in the winter to keep your family nice and cozy, there are ways that you can reduce costs. Read More