You have choices when it comes to staying cool. Depending on your needs, you can find the right air conditioner to fit your home and keep you comfortable. While furnaces use different types of fuel and methods to heat a home, air conditioner choices are a little different. With an AC, it’s all about finding a unit that fits the needs of the homeowner. We’ll break down the different types of air conditioners and make you a mini-expert so you can choose the system that works for your space.
If you have yet to hear about Carrier’s new Côr Thermostat and the way it can make heating and cooling your home smarter and easier—you found the right article. Since summer is a time where we all move at a different pace—whether that’s being active and away from home or spending the day taking a leisurely nap to escape the heat—the Côr will be your versatile best buddy that will be by your side through it all. Here are the benefits of installing a Côr Thermostat in your home this summer.
Who doesn’t love saving money? And in summer in Minnesota, when we are running the air conditioner more and using more water to maintain our gardens and green lawns, we can use all the help we can get to save some money on energy. Let’s look at some tips to get you started on a sizzling summer of energy savings.
Minnesotans love summer, but we don’t love to see our energy bill after running our air conditioner non-stop during the heat. And we have a lot of company. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, two out of three homes in America have air conditioners, and it costs those homeowners $11 billion each year to power them – now that is a lot of cold hard cash being used to keep you cool! That’s why your happy helpers at Stay Comfy Minnesota want to help you beat the heat and pad your wallet in the process. So, here are some simple tips for saving money with your AC.
Since air conditioning units are now manufactured to be more efficient and higher quality, you can expect them to be more reliable, too. But with digital sensors, computerized dashboards, and other new technology, the easy, do-it-yourself fixes aren’t always as obvious. We turned to our resident expert—Keith Hill from Minnesota Air—for some helpful advice on some of the most common concerns. So, when you have air conditioner problems, try these simple solutions.
Frizzy, curly, wavy or just plain out of whack! If you’ve ever stepped outside to find your hair doing its best imitation of Albert Einstein’s locks, then you have the humidity to blame. So why does our hair seem to be such a great litmus test for high humidity? The answer is all in science.
In freezing cold snow or sizzling summer heat, all the folks at Stay Comfy Minnesota want you to know that we are proud to be your trusted experts when it comes to keeping you comfortable in any weather. In addition to our services, we pride ourselves in helping you each week through our blog posts by answering your questions about heating and cooling, and most importantly giving you tips and advice that you can use around your home.
Adding Up The Costs and Benefits of High-Efficiency Air Conditioners
Buying any appliance or electronic device that uses new, cutting-edge technology comes with a price tag. However, when it comes to top-of-the-line air conditioners, the higher price tag is usually accompanied by energy savings – often substantial energy savings. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, making the switch to a high-efficiency air conditioner and taking other actions to keep your home cool could reduce energy use for air conditioning by 20 to 50 percent. That adds up to savings you can notice on your bills!
How CFL Bulbs Cut Down on AC Costs
We’ve all heard how LED and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are the greener option for lighting. They are made to last longer, use less energy, and can help you save money on your electric bill compared to an incandescent light bulb. But did you know how much the new light bulbs can impact your AC budget?
All About The Heat
An air conditioner works hard to remove heat and humidity from your home. While your AC is running, you’d be wise to avoid adding any extra heat or moisture to your house so your system won’t need to work that much harder. That means avoiding baking, long hot showers, or epic movie marathons, which can add heat to your home (you can get even more energy saving tips here).
Does the Summer Heat Hurt My AC?
It’s true that on hot days your air conditioner may work a little harder. You may hear it chugging along like the little engine that could once the first major summer heat wave rolls in. Just like people, it could seem a bit sluggish on a 90-degree day – and add the bonus of humidity, and your AC unit may seem like it needs almost as much relief as you do. So, before the temps get too high, here’s the lowdown on how hot days affect your AC unit.