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October 15th, 2016

A home's thermostat is usually one of the things that most neglect when it comes to considering which pieces of equipment are vital. And it really shouldn't be because it can allow you to save a lot of money when it is functioning properly.

Just like most things, thermostats have really evolved in the last few years. You might still have those old rounded dial models that continue to work without any problems. However, with a simple and inexpensive upgrade,...

October 1st, 2016

Winter is right around the proverbial corner, so it's time think about preparing your home for the cold nights ahead. You need to make sure that everything is working well for those cold days. Here are 5 ways to prepare your home for winter:

Check The Gutters

Looking at the leaves falling from the trees is one of the most beautiful things about autumn. However, and despite your possible love for the scenery, the leaves tend to accumulate on your home and in your...

September 22nd, 2016

 

Taking into consideration your home’s energy consumption is definitely a smart move. Finding how to be smart with your energy use can lead to lower monthly energy bills and it can help decrease your footprint on the environment. And being energy efficient can begin with simple steps such as turning off lights and electronics when they are not necessary or installing a smart thermostat for more efficient controls.  

The experts at Ardmore Fresh Air can help your home become...

September 9th, 2016

 

Has your home been feeling muggy lately or even hotter than you think it should? Many regions of the country deal with humidity during certain seasons and others have to handle shifts in humidity throughout the year. To sustain a comfortable and ideal home, we all need healthy air. This is combination of when the air is fresh, clean, and under 50% relative humidity.

Fresh air is cycled into the home from outside full of oxygen. Air conditioning and heating systems cycle out...

August 25th, 2016

High utility bills are motivating many homeowners in the greater Chicagoland area to look for ways to reduce energy consumption. For many individuals, the best course of action is to examine the dwelling with an eye toward putting less of a burden on their heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. 

You have a number of environmentally friendly solutions to implement, such as adding insulation and ceiling fans, getting solar power panels and...

August 8th, 2016

When looking at air conditioning equipment, whether you are putting in a brand new HVAC system for the first time or are replacing an older setup, you undoubtedly will run across the term SEER in the marketing materials and equipment descriptions.

In case you’re not familiar with SEER, you should know that it stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s important for business owners and homeowners to have an understanding of what SEER ratings are and what they have to do with...

July 28th, 2016

Regular maintenance is the key to success in so many areas of life. People are encouraged to go to their doctor once a year for a checkup, for example, and responsible car owners know to take their vehicle in for regular maintenance as well. 

When it comes to the system that heats and cools the air in your home, however, people sometimes take it for granted. After all, if your air conditioning and heating reliably start and stop according to the temperatures you’ve set with the...

July 15th, 2016

Think of a major investment like the vehicle you rely on every day to get to work. You wouldn’t think of driving it day in and day out without having a mechanic periodically inspect it and perform routine service. Failure to do so puts your car at risk of having a premature mechanical breakdown and reduces the amount of driving you can get out of it.

Likewise, the money you invested in your air conditioning system is at risk if you don’t set up appointments for ongoing HVAC inspection...

June 27th, 2016

When the thermometer is skyrocketing in the greater Chicagoland area, you rely on your air conditioning system to keep you cool and comfortable. Extreme heat not only makes you feel low on energy and supremely uncomfortable, it can also pose a health risk.

If the air conditioner in your home or place of work isn’t blowing cold air, you should get to the bottom of the problem as soon as possible.

Extreme heat doesn’t just make you feel unpleasant. It can lead to dehydration and...

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