Whether it’s warm or chilly after Labor Day, it’s the perfect time to clean and service your AC for the fall. Your air conditioning system has been working hard for months keeping you comfortable during spring & summer. Not only will fall cleaning and service keep it running well, but it will also prep it for next spring.
Ductless air conditioning is growing in popularity because it has many of the benefits over central air conditioning – quiet, effective, and convenient – without the drawback of having to install expensive ductwork. If you’re looking for an alternative to noisy window units, this guide to ductless air conditioning can answer your questions.
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The dog days of summer are here. If your home isn’t staying as cool as you’d like, you don’t have to swelter in the heat – or have a sky-high electric bill to avoid melting. Luckily, here’s how to keep your home cooler this summer.
The last thing you want on a hot, humid summer day is for your air conditioning to breakdown or fail on you. While no mechanical device lasts forever, following these tips can increase the life of your system and help you avoid breakdowns.
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Ensure your summer stays cool. A little preventative maintenance can keep your home’s cooling system working well throughout the hot season.
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Even the most experienced DIYers call a plumber to handle certain types of problems but knowing when to do so isn’t easy. Some issues seem easy to fix but can be difficult or dangerous to tackle on your own. Here’s a list of reasons/problems that should only be repaired by professional plumbers.
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As temperatures start to rise, air conditioning becomes a necessity. Central air is great but not an option for everyone. Two alternatives to consider are ductless air conditioning or wall AC units.
Ductless air conditioning uses a small condenser that is installed outside. One of these condensers can support multiple air handlers. Wall unit air conditioners are similar to window air conditioners except that a hole is cut through the wall and the device is mounted in a sleeve through the opening.
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People have been talking about smart homes for a while now, but a smart thermostat is a much easier change that can save money. It also greatly improves convenience and comfort.
A smart thermostat, also known as a connected thermostat, can do far more than turn on and off at scheduled times. Smart thermostats like the iComfort and Nest, learn your habits, respond to temperature conditions, and provide usage reports for great insights and planning.
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If you’re concerned about water quality and safety, a whole house water filtration system is convenient, cost-effective, and smart. Not sure if one is right for you? Let’s look at the 6 reasons why home water filtration systems are a smart choice.
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Air Conditioning is easy, right? It’s hot, you turn your system on, and now it’s cool. Isn’t that it? Well, Tragar Home Services certainly hopes it’s that simple most of the time, but we also know that there’s a lot more that goes into running a cooling system than you think. You need to maintain your system all spring and summer long and all year long. You’ll also want to take steps to ensure your cooling system is running at peak efficiency. Homeowners make mistakes related to their cooling systems all the time. At Tragar, we can help keep your air conditioning running in good order and we’ve seen more than our share of mistakes made. So we want to tell you about some common cooling mistakes and how to avoid them.