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Woman looking at phone to set temperature.

If you have a manual or programmable thermostat and are considering an upgrade, there are plenty of reasons you should choose a “smart” thermostat for your home. Here’s what you need to know to make the right choice for you! 

Mother and daughter on sofa adjusting heat pump temperature.

If you are looking to replace the air conditioning or heating system in your home, you may want to consider an air-source heat pump. These products provide cool air in the summer, just like standard air conditioners, but also provide heat in the winter. But how exactly do they do both?  

Happy couple enjoying the window AC in their living room.

Choosing the right window air conditioning unit for your room will help keep you cool and save energy when the weather heats up. Here are three important factors to consider when buying a new AC:

HVAC contractor inspecting equipment.

The average home spends nearly $1,900 a year on energy bills. But did you know that nearly half of that goes to heating and cooling costs?  

Dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating and cooling system failure and inefficiency. Maintaining your equipment will keep your system operating at peak performance and prevent future problems and unwanted costs. 

Two girls eating popsicles outside.

Summer is here and while you may be dreaming of beach vacations, there is one aspect of the warm weather months that you may not have considered yet--the effect on your utility bills. Did you know that the average household spends $2,000 a year on utility bills, with nearly half going to cooling and heating their home? The cost of keeping cool can be significant, but not if you put a little thought into it from the start.

The Cool Choice for Room AC Ad

As we head into late spring, the temperatures begin to soar and we start scrambling to stay cool any way we can.  In some homes, particularly older ones, room air conditioners are the most practical cooling choice due to their portability, low cost, and ease of installation.  With roughly 8 million room ac units sold every year, it is important to make the right choice to save money and stay comfortable.

Here are a few suggestions on how to do that: 

Look for the ENERGY STAR: