Can I Lower My Energy Bills by Closing Upstairs Vents?

May 20, 2022

With continually rising energy prices, keeping your home heated and cooled can be a costly proposition. This often results in homeowners looking for any ways they can reduce these costs. One option that many people consider is closing all of the upstairs vents and only heating or cooling the main level of the home. While this may sound like a good way to save some money, the truth is that it won’t lead to any reduction in energy usage. In fact, keeping some of your vents closed will almost always end up costing you more money in the long run....

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Should You Choose a Window AC Unit or HVAC System?

April 12, 2022

Soon, you’ll be depending frequently on your air conditioner to maintain a comfortable home. So, if you’re currently shopping for a brand-new system, you’ll certainly want to pull the trigger on a decision before the Olathe, KS weather becomes hot and muggy. However, if you aren’t especially knowledgeable about the different kinds of AC units, then making your choice can be stressful. You could go with a more traditional HVAC unit, such as a central air system or a heat pump, or you could instead invest in one or more window units. Both kinds of air conditioning systems are effective...

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4 Signs Your AC Was Damaged in a Storm

August 3, 2021

Air conditioners are built to withstand the harsh outdoor elements, but that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to storms. High winds, flooding, and hail can all take a toll on your AC. Here in Olathe, where we experience intense summer storms and the occasional tornado, it’s important to be aware of how the weather can impact your air conditioner. There are certain signs you should keep an eye out for that indicate your AC is damaged and requires repairs. 1. Loud, Unusual Sounds You should never ignore sudden, loud noises coming from your air conditioner. High winds can jostle the fan...

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Tips To Keep Bugs Out of AC Unit

July 27, 2021

Having bugs crawling into your house through air conditioners can be unsettling. In most cases, this happens with a window air conditioning system. Bugs like great shelter, just the same way you do. Additionally, bugs might get into your home through the air conditioner simply because there is an entry point. Other reasons include a search for water or food. Now that you understand that bugs may enter your house through your air conditioning unit, you might wonder what you need to do to keep them out. The following are various methods that are effective. Use Duct Tape You don’t...

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 6, 2021

A properly functioning, clean air conditioning unit will help you turn your house into a comfortable and cozy place to relax and rest. Over time, you may notice that your unit is working less efficiently and isn’t achieving proper cooling levels. You can improve the efficiency of your air conditioning unit by ensuring that you clean it regularly. As a result, you will have less downtime due to unexpected repairs. Additionally, proper cleaning helps you save on the energy bill. However, before you consider giving your AC a proper cleaning service by yourself, it is important to note that: The...

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What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 6, 2021

Kansas summers can be quite warm, and that’s why it’s so important to have an air conditioner that you can count on. Using an air conditioner that’s the right size for your residence is always a smart move. This will ensure that you’ll be cool and comfortable when the temperatures rise. It also means that you won’t be wasting energy and that you’ll get the most of your AC unit. What Are BTUs? If you’ve been shopping around for an air conditioner, you know that they’re referred to with the term “BTUs.” BTU stands for British thermal unit, and it’s...

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Tips For Selecting the Right AC System

July 16, 2020

A properly functioning AC system keeps your home comfortable by regulating temperatures and humidity levels. It can also help reduce the presence of allergens, which can impact your health and well-being. Putting forth some due diligence when researching a new air conditioner is important. You can find the ideal system by consulting our team of professionals and considering the following factors. 1. Size of the System Always pick the right unit for your space, so knowing the approximate square footage of your home in advance is helpful. When the AC system is too big, it will need to switch on...

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How Damaged Ductwork Can Impact AC Performance

May 10, 2020

You rely on your air conditioning unit to regulate temperatures in your indoor surroundings during the summer. However, we all know that your AC can underperform in certain scenarios. This is especially true if your system runs day and night and is not maintained well. One of the most common causes of poor AC performance is damaged ductwork. Your unit’s ductwork is a crucial part of your indoor cooling system. It allows cooled air to travel into your surroundings. Any ductwork issue impacts your unit’s efficiency and costs you in terms of repairs and utility bills. These are examples of...

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Getting Your AC System Ready For Summer

March 19, 2020

Summer will be here before you know it. When it arrives, it will bring with it a wave of heat and humidity that will have you wishing for winter. While you can’t change the season or take away the heat, you can control your indoor environment with a reliable and efficient air conditioner. However, over these past few months, your air conditioner has been the least of your worries. After all, most days during winter in Olathe are anything but warm. How do you ensure, then, that your air conditioner will be ready when the dog days of summer arrive?...

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Benefits of Emergency AC Repair

July 10, 2019

When you envision an emergency situation, you may not automatically think about your air conditioner. However, you could suddenly face a lot of discomforts if your system suddenly stops working. Read on to learn about some of the benefits of having access to emergency air conditioner repair. Saved Money Initially, you may wonder how choosing emergency repair services can possibly save you money. However, consider what could happen if your air conditioning goes out entirely right before a humid and warm night begins. Opening the windows may not solve the problem, and you may not have enough air circulating through...

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