Are Modern Air Conditioners More Energy Efficient?

April 14, 2021

If you’re looking to save on your energy bill during the summer, you may be wondering if upgrading your air conditioner will help. The answer is yes. Thanks to new standards, replacing even a 10-year-old system can help you save up to 50% on your energy bill this summer. Why Are New Air Conditioners Better? In 2015, standards were changed to ensure that air conditioners produced were more efficient. This means that most new air conditioning systems are more efficient than an older system. If you have an older system that is failing, you can save a lot of money...

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Does the Cleanliness of Your AC System Matter?

September 23, 2020

If you’re wondering whether the cleanliness of your AC system really matters, the short answer is “yes.” A dirty system can’t operate efficiently and will have a shorter lifespan. Change the Filter The easiest and least expensive way to keep your AC system clean is to regularly change the filter. While the filter helps your indoor air quality, its true purpose is to keep dust, dirt and other debris away from your heating and cooling equipment. You should change the air filter every one to three months. You should change it more often if you have pets or a smoker...

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How To Prevent Cold Spots in Your Home

August 16, 2020

It’s unpleasant to have a home where one room is perfectly comfortable while another is frigid. There are a few reasons this can happen. If you’re experiencing cold spots in your home, take a closer look at some of the causes of this phenomenon. Your Ductwork Wasn’t Installed Correctly If ductwork isn’t installed correctly, it can lead to inconsistent temperatures and cold spots in your home. Correctly installed ductwork will evenly spread conditioned air throughout your interior spaces. You can solve this by having a skilled HVAC technician fix your ductwork. Blocked Vents If a room has a blocked vent,...

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How Duct Cleaning Can Help Your Family Stay Healthy

July 16, 2020

Over time, ducts can accumulate a significant amount of mold, pollen, and dust. These irritants can exacerbate your allergies or cause other negative consequences. However, cleaning your home’s ducts may help to keep your family healthy throughout the year. Prevent Mold Growth Throughout Your Home If mold spores develop in a duct, those spores can be spread quickly throughout the rest of your home. This could lead to significant mold growth in your home’s basement, attic, or any other room that is dark and moist. Those who are allergic to mold may experience dry skin, a consistent cough, and itchy...

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The Best Way to Cool Older Homes

June 16, 2020

If you have an older home, there’s a good chance it doesn’t have a central HVAC system that employs ductwork to deliver cool air to various rooms in your house. There are several ways to cool a home without a central duct system so that you can stay comfortable throughout those sweltering summer days. 1. Keep the Sun Outside Preventing your home from heating up in the first place is the most energy-efficient way to keep everything cool and comfortable. Keeping windows covered during the day with blinds or shades can thwart the direct rays of the sun from heating...

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How Much Electricity Do Air Conditioners Use?

May 14, 2020

People in warm climates see their energy bills spike during the summer as they run their air conditioning systems. Just how much electricity do these systems use? On average, a central AC system will consume between 3000 to 5000 watts of power a day. Here’s how your energy bills are affected. Your Energy Cost Most electricity providers charge by kilowatt/hour (kWh). The average kWh cost in the United States is 12 cents. You can find out how much you pay by looking at your most-recent electricity bill. AC Energy Efficiency An air conditioning unit’s efficiency is rated by its Seasonal...

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September HVAC Maintenance Tips

September 16, 2019

September marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall. This is a great time of year to prepare your system for the colder months to come and to ensure that the wear and tear of summer has not presented any unexpected issues. Check out a few of our September HVAC maintenance tips! Check the Air Filter is a locally owned and operated company that has been serving De Soto and the surrounding areas for more than 50 years. Perhaps one of the most common homeowner mistakes we encounter is forgetting to swap out the air filter. This is...

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