How Do You Find Your Optimal Sleep Temperature?

October 13, 2021

Falling asleep when your room is too hot or too cold is frustrating. In a warm room, you end up flopping around trying to find a cool spot on the bed. When it is too cold, you will do everything you can to stay warm in place before finally looking for extra covers. The result of either situation is a restless night. The Importance of Uninterrupted Sleep Sleep is a natural part of life. Most people spend about one-third of their lives at rest. Your body needs to recharge and reset after a busy, stressful day. When you do not...

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Tips for Ensuring the Safe Operation of Your Furnace

September 14, 2021

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to discontinue use of their furnaces during the late spring, summer and early fall months. After several months of lying dormant, it’s important to ensure that your heating system is safe to use before turning it on again. Let’s take a closer look at some furnace safety tips to keep in mind this fall and winter. Make Sure There Is Proper Airflow Around the Furnace A lack of airflow could result in toxic fumes accumulating in your basement or wherever the heating system is located. These fumes may eventually find their way to other parts...

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5 Ways to Tell If Your AC Is Running Effectively

August 2, 2021

Your AC unit needs to work at an optimal level in order for you to get the most value out of it. Efficient operation also mitigates the risks associated with adverse damage or high maintenance and replacement costs. Therefore, we have listed five indicators that show whether your air conditioner is working effectively. 1. Airflow Insufficient airflow is one of the earliest pointers to a malfunctioning cooling system. It could point to a blockage within the ductwork, a broken-down motor, or a clogged air filter. You might want to consider giving your system a boost in the exchange of stale...

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How To Reduce AC Noise

July 28, 2021

Air conditioners that produce loud clanking or hissing noises can be a nuisance to a good night’s sleep. In the daytime, it can test your patience as you try to get some work or chores done. Fortunately, there are a lot of common DIY solutions to silencing a loud air conditioner. 1. Determine the Source Observe where the noise is coming from and what kind of sound is being made. A buzzing sound inside your AC may signal an issue with the condenser fan motor or the contactor relay switch, while a hissing noise may be indicative of a coolant...

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Which Air Conditioners Are Energy Efficient?

June 28, 2021

Summers in Dexter, MO, are long, hot, and humid. Your air conditioner cycles throughout the day and night in order to keep your home cool and comfortable. All this cycling can quickly run up your electricity bills. If you’re in the market for a replacement air conditioning system, it’s a wise choice to choose one that’s energy-efficient. Read on to learn about which types of AC units have the highest energy efficiency ratings. Variable-Speed Compressors Several air conditioning system manufacturers produce units with variable-speed compressors. Instead of operating at 100% capacity, these systems self-adjust and operate at the lowest capacity...

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Energy Efficiency and Cooling Systems

May 15, 2021

The sweltering summers in Dexter, MO, mean that you need an energy-efficient air conditioning system to provide you with relief. An energy-efficient air conditioner won’t cause your electricity bill to skyrocket during a heatwave. Keep reading to learn which types of air conditioners are the most energy-efficient and what you can do to ensure your air conditioner cools as efficiently as possible. How Air Conditioner Energy Efficiency Is Rated Air conditioner energy efficiency is rated with the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) system. SEER ratings range from 10 to 30. In Dexter, you’ll need to look for a unit with...

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Which Air Conditioning Units are the Best?

April 12, 2021

With summer heat on the horizon in Dexter, now is the time to prepare your home with a great new air conditioner from . Before deciding which system you’ll invest your money in, you should think about which air conditioning system is the best. By understanding a few simple criteria, you’ll be well on your way to selecting a great system. Sized Correctly for Your Home More than a brand name, the best air conditioning unit for your home is the one that is sized correctly for your space. A unit that’s either too large or too small will cause...

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The Best Ways to Heat a Garage

March 9, 2021

If you use your garage as a workshop, you probably want to use it in the winter. You can do this more comfortably if you find an efficient way to heat it. There are several ways to make your garage warm when it’s cold outside. 1. Start With Insulation and Weatherizing The first step is to insulate your garage and seal gaps. There’s no point trying to heat your garage if warm air quickly escapes. You should consider finishing the ceiling, so you can place insulation above it. 2. Space Heater The simplest, cheapest way to heat your garage is...

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Signs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

February 8, 2021

Poor indoor air quality is not limited to offices, it can also happen in homes. Indoor air is often five times more polluted than outside air. Dust, pet dander, pollen, and cleaners usually contribute to poor indoor air quality. Poor ventilation can also contribute to poor indoor air quality, especially in new homes in Dexter, MO. Here are some signs to look for to see if you have poor indoor air quality. Excess Humidity The humidity level inside a house should be between 30% and 50%. A spike in indoor moisture levels can cause an issue with indoor air quality....

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

January 5, 2021

Furnace filters need to be changed whenever they get dirty. Unfortunately, there is no single answer for how long this takes as everyone’s situation is different. The rule of thumb is every three months, but you might need to change it more or less frequently. Signs You Need a New Furnace Filter You can pull the filter out and look at it. If it’s visibly dirty, then change it. If your HVAC system is running more often than normal, that’s a sign you need a new filter. Other signs are more dust in your home than normal and odd smells...

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