Does the Placement of My Thermostat Matter?

April 15, 2022

The placement of your thermostat matters a lot. A thermostat reads the temperature in your living space and sends an electrical signal to your heating and cooling system to adjust the temperature. Therefore, your thermostat should be placed in a suitable place to accurately monitor your home’s temperature so it can adjust your HVAC accordingly. The following are dos and don’ts of thermostat placement. 1. Place in a Central Area It is advisable to place your thermostat in the central area of your home. A middle position reflects the average temperature conditions in your

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How Leaky Windows Affect Your Home’s Indoor Temperature

March 16, 2022

The ability to cool and heat our homes with the click of a thermostat button is something we take for granted. Nevertheless, about a century ago, maintaining a comfortable temperature inside a home was challenging. In today’s world, we don’t give our home temperature a second thought until it becomes uncomfortable indoors. Maybe you’ve noticed your home isn’t staying cool during summer, or perhaps you depend on an extra sweater and socks to keep warm during winter. There are various reasons why your home may not maintain a comfortable temperature, and your window quality is one

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5 Effective Ways to Keep Your Furnace Running Longer

February 11, 2022

Furnace lifespans vary quite a bit, and as a homeowner, you have a ton of control over how long yours lasts. If you neglect your heating system and fail to provide it with a healthy environment, you may find yourself saddled with a big, unexpected expense sooner rather than later. However, if you establish proper upkeep habits and stay proactive about caring for your furnace, there’s no reason you can’t get a solid 15+ years from it. 1. Schedule Maintenance Every Year Scheduled professional maintenance is one of the most beneficial things you can do

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace: What Is Right for You?

January 12, 2022

You have options when it comes to heating your home. Most homeowners feel overwhelmed trying to choose the right heating system. Both heat pumps and furnaces heat your home in different ways. Learn what system could be right for you. What Is a Heat Pump? Heat pumps use outdoor air to heat and cool your home. When the temperatures outside are hot, your heat pump works as an air conditioner. When temperatures outside your home are cool, the heat pump keeps the inside of your home warm. Heat pumps are versatile, flexible, and

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Tips for Winterizing Your Heating System

December 20, 2021

Now that winter is finally here, have you made sure that your household is prepared for the cold weather? Many homeowners don’t realize how important it is to winterize their heating system until after it starts to cost them serious money and frustration. You’re going to be relying on your furnace much more while the temperature outside is low, but as long as you’re proactive about getting the appliance ready for the extra use, you can avoid spending too much extra money on heating bills or suffering too much discomfort. Maintenance Tune-Up Regular furnace

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Simple Tips to Prepare Your House for Winter

November 16, 2021

The winters in Kansas City can be positively brutal. The last thing you want is for you and your family to have to suffer through the cold needlessly. Luckily, all it takes is planning and forethought to ensure that your home is ready to handle whatever winter throws at it. Give Your Heating System a Tune-up One of the easiest ways to guarantee that your home stays warm all winter long is to make sure that your heating system is ready to go before the freezing temperatures set in. This can easily be achieved by

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How to Find and Maintain Your Ideal Sleep Temperature

October 12, 2021

Room temperature can play a big role in determining how well you sleep. Some people prefer to bundle up in layers of clothing and wrap themselves in heavy comforters. Others strip down to the bare essentials and leave the air conditioner running. Finding and establishing the right nighttime temperature for your Shawnee, Kansas, home could be key to improving your sleep quality. Moreover, it might be a lot easier than you think. What the Experts Say Countless researchers say that the perfect room temperature for a good night’s sleep is between just 65 and 67

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Common Problems That Happen With Your Furnace

September 13, 2021

You depend on your furnace to keep your family both comfortable and safe over the winters around Shawnee. But your furnace doesn’t always stay running strong over the coldest times, and you need to find out why. Here are some of the most common problems you may experience with your furnace and what to do about them. Reduced Airflow One of the most common problems you will face, and possibly repeatedly, is reduced air coming from your vents. Several underlying problems cause these airflow restrictions. Some are easy to find and fix, and others are much

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Signs Indicating Your AC Was Damaged in a Storm

August 17, 2021

Storms are a common part of life around Shawnee, and so is storm-related damage. Unfortunately, this damage sometimes includes your air conditioner. Here are some telltale signs a storm has damaged your air conditioning unit. Physical Damage to the Condensing Unit After the storm has passed, go outside and look for any physical damage to your condensing unit. This is the square or rectangular unit outside that most people associate with their air conditioner. There are several aspects of damage you want to look for that will affect the function of the unit.

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How To Make the Best Use of Your Air Conditioning

July 19, 2021

As the summer approaches, having an air conditioner installed in your home would be the best way to fight the hot temperatures. However, the ineffective use of an AC unit could lead to increased energy bills. Air Care Heating & Cooling technicians are well-trained to help you enjoy a comfortable and relaxed stay in your home during summer. Here are effective ways of using your AC unit this summer. Maintaining Stable Temperature Many people blast their air conditioning systems on the lower levels during the summer season. However, this is not an effective use of your air conditioning unit. Instead

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