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Category: Cooling

How Many Years Should an AC Unit Last?

How long do AC units last? If you ask this question of customers, manufacturers and contractors, you might get very different answers. In reality, many factors can impact the lifespan of an AC system, including: How many hours the unit is used Whether proper maintenance is provided Whether the AC unit has been exposed to […]

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What is R22 and How Does It Affect You?

What is R22? If your home’s air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old, there’s a good chance it uses R22, commonly known as “Freon.” R22 is an A/C refrigerant — a substance used for cooling in air conditioners— that was once widely used in air conditioning units in homes and businesses alike. But, […]

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Cost Savings Associated With Routine HVAC Maintenance

What are the Benefits of a Heating/Cooling System Tune-Up? The two main benefits of cooling and heating tune-ups include preventing sudden breakdowns and saving you money on an ongoing basis. Regular tune-ups ensure your home HVAC systems are running as efficiently as possible. The cumulative effect of taking care of little things — like tightening […]

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Tips for Controlling Your Home’s Humidity

Dealing with excessive humidity is not comfortable or fun. It’s even worse when there are higher humidity and moisture levels in your home. It can often feel warm, sticky, and just plain gross. But there’s more danger behind it than just feeling bad. Higher humidity and moisture levels can be an extreme threat to your […]

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A Guide to Seasonal HVAC Maintenance

Whether you are in the heat of summer or the dead of winter, a well-functioning HVAC system is essential for staying comfortable. Unfortunately, too many homeowners take their HVAC systems for granted, only addressing concerns when something goes wrong. That is a backward approach. It is less cost-effective and can have a big impact on […]

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When to Upgrade Your Air Conditioning or Heating System

Heating and cooling systems are an essential part of being a Central Pennsylvania homeowner. Considering the seasonal climates in the region — with both cold winters and summer heat — having an efficient HVAC system is crucial if you are going to live comfortably. However, many homeowners also take their HVAC systems for granted. As […]

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Keep Your House Cool On a Budget

Before you curse the name of summer, there’s easy relief in sight. We at Home Climates know how to slam the door on inescapable heat. We’ve laid out some simple tricks to keep your residence cool without freezing up your bank account. Air conditioning units can drain your wallet and make a racket. Don’t give […]

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How Does a Geothermal System Work?

Do you want to save money on your electric and hot water bills? A typical American family pays at least $2,000 a year on home electric, according to the US Department of Energy. You can save up to 80% each year on hot water, heating and cooling by switching from traditional HVAC to a geothermal […]

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Ductless HVAC Guide: Mini-Split Systems Benefits, Options & More

Mini-splits, also known as ductless mini-splits or ductless heating systems, are a convenient alternative to central heating and cooling systems. In this ductless heating and cooling systems guide, we’ll explain how these systems work, the many benefits they provide, how to find the best ductless air conditioner for your home and how to install them. […]

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How Clean Air Filters Can Reduce Your Heating and Cooling Costs

If you’ve been wondering why your HVAC unit isn’t delivering the desired results, chances are there’s a simple factor you’ve been overlooking. Failing to maintain clean air filters in the heating and cooling systems is a contributing cause of poor air quality that can affect the health and well being of your family. It may […]

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