A Guide to Thermostat Modes/Settings

July 19, 2021

You probably have noticed the various modes on your thermostat, but you might not know what they mean. With the state of technology evolving at a mind-blowing rate, there’s more than just an on-and-off switch to improve the atmosphere in your home. To catch up with the continuously growing needs, air conditioner manufacturers have constantly been updating the features of their products. Essentially, this improves the efficiency of the air conditioners and improves their inner workings. We’re going to explain the various modes of thermostat operations and what they can do for your home. Once you

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 15, 2021

As the hot summer weather rears its ugly head again, your home’s central air conditioning unit will be working all day long to keep your family feeling comfortable. When it comes to your power bill, you’ll likely want to keep it as low as possible while still enjoying all the comforts that indoor air conditioning has to offer. Fortunately, there is a happy medium that every homeowner can find with their air conditioning system. Is There Really an Ideal AC Temperature? The ideal thermostat temperature is going to be different for every home. Each person has

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 16, 2021

Summers in Champaign, IL, are hot and humid. To keep cool at home, you’ll rely on an air conditioner. There are many types of air conditioners, and each of them requires a different amount of electricity. Electricity use is measured in watts per hour, and it’s important to know how many watts your cooling system uses. This information allows you to predict your electricity bill and keep track of your unit’s energy efficiency. Keep reading to learn about how many watts different types of air conditioning systems use in order to cool and dehumidify a house.

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What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 6, 2021

Can you name two major parts of your air conditioner? If you are like most people, you may be able to get one but probably not more than two. Not being an HVAC professional, that is totally fine, at least until something in your system goes haywire. Air conditioners are often forgotten members of your home until they stop working. When something does break, it consumes both your thoughts, time, and pocketbook. When you know a little about your system, you can trust that your repair technician is being honest. Understanding How Your System

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5 Benefits of Energy-Efficient Heating System

January 21, 2021

The cold winters in Champaign, IL, mean that you’ll spend a lot of money to heat your home. If you’re tired of paying higher and higher utility bills, but you don’t want to sacrifice your comfort, an energy-efficient heating system is a wise choice. When it’s time to get a new heating system, here are five ways you’ll benefit from an energy-efficient replacement. 1. Fewer Breakdowns and Comfort Disruptions One of the most frustrating parts of owning an older heating system is frequent breakdowns. As a heating system reaches its life expectancy of 10 to 12

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Best Practices to Minimize Wear and Tear On HVAC Systems

December 18, 2020

An HVAC system is expensive, so it would only make sense to want to prolong its life for as long as possible. One of the best ways to do this is to minimize unnecessary wear and tear on your unit. The following practices will do just that and also increase the efficiency of your HVAC unit. 1. Regularly Change Air Filters While air filters may seem relatively simple and not important to the function of your system, they are one of the most important parts for efficiency. They remove dust and debris from the air as

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Decoding Common HVAC Terminology

September 19, 2020

The HVAC industry has terminology unique to it. If you know these terms, it will help you make an informed decision when buying a heating or cooling system, addressing indoor air quality and more. HVAC HVAC stands for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning. This is the system that heats and cools your home, such as a furnace and air conditioner. It also provides ventilation, so your home has fresh air. ACCA Many HVAC industry professionals are members of ACCA, which stands for Air Conditioning Contractors of America. This is a professional organization

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How Are Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Related?

August 9, 2020

Aside from your water supply, the air supply in your home is one of its most important features. After all, if the air in your Champaign home suffers in quality, you and your family could wind up with any number of respiratory, neurological, or cardiovascular diseases. With so much at stake, it’s important to understand all the different components of indoor air quality. One of the most important components that determine indoor air quality is your HVAC system. It Filters the Air Even if you have fans in your home, the most effective piece of air-moving

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Why Does My AC Unit Need an Air Filter

July 14, 2020

When you’re working in dusty conditions in Champaign, IL, it’s important to wear a mask to protect your nose, throat, and lungs. In the same way, your air conditioner needs its own “mask,” known as an air filter, to protect its sensitive internal components. Here are a few ways that an air filter helps your air conditioner perform at its best. Protects the Condenser Coil The condenser coil on your air conditioner is a crucial part of the cooling that takes place. This coil is responsible for removing heat from the air as it passes

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Do Air Conditioners Bring In Fresh Air From Outside?

May 11, 2020

During extreme temperatures, it’s important to make sure your home is properly sealed. This will help your air conditioner to operate more efficiently. However, a house that remains closed for long periods of time can develop air quality problems because stale, polluted indoor air isn’t being replaced by fresh outside air. You may assume that your air conditioner can pump fresh air into your home. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. To understand what your system can and can’t do, here is a basic guide from Bash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. about air conditioners and indoor air quality.

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