Top 5 Hacks for Running Your Air Conditioner in the Fall

Top 5 Hacks for Running Your Air Condition in the Fall

After the simmering summer sun starts to give way to cooler days and nights, finding a level ground on when to use the air conditioner and when to switch it off becomes an uphill task for many. While comfort is paramount, remember that running your AC longer affects its longevity and increases your energy bill. Solution? Here are a few … Read More

Air Conditioner Making Noise? Here’s What You Can Do About It

Air Conditioner Making Noise Here's What you can do about it

You’re feeling a little hot, so you head over to the thermostat to turn on the air conditioner. What do you hear? Some air conditioner units emit a noise when they are first turned on; after all, an air conditioner is a large machine with many moving components! However, most units (especially newer models) continue to run relatively quietly. Of … Read More

Don’t be fooled! A cheap air conditioner will actually cost you more!

Cheap Air Conditioner will cost you more

When you’re in the middle of them, it seems like the dog days of summer will never end. Endless hot, humid days seem to be followed by endless hot humid nights when your home doesn’t have central air conditioning. For some homeowners, investing in a new HVAC system is an overwhelming expense. Instead, they seek out less expensive alternatives, usually in … Read More

Air Conditioning 101: Staying Cool This Summer!

Summertime is here and so are the hot temperatures that everyone expects. While summer is a popular time of the year because it opens up the possibility of more outside activities, it is the increase in heat index and humidity that can also make this time of the year miserable. Make sure that your home remains a haven for relief … Read More

4 Worst Air Conditioning Filter Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

This season, you’ll probably be using your air conditioning more than ever. As outside temperatures rise, you’ll want to keep your family comfortable and cool indoors. However, it’s important for everyone to make sure that your home’s air conditioning is operating the way it should be. One way is to maintain the air conditioning filters. 1. Not Changing It At … Read More

The Pros and Cons of Wall Air Conditioners

Perhaps your home was built before central heating and air. Perhaps your home’s air conditioner was built in the stone ages. Or perhaps your air conditioner needs a boost in a certain room. Whatever your reason, a wall air conditioner can come in handy in a tight spot. But what are the real pros and cons of these models? Pro: … Read More

Is a Small Air Conditioner Better For Your Home?

The high temperature and high humidity days of summer are almost upon us. While kids are thinking about the end of school adults living without central air conditioning are starting to wonder how to cool their homes. It may seem like a simple thing, but anyone who has lived through August in Maryland without a way to cool off knows … Read More

Keeping Your House Cool: Tips and tricks that save you money

keeping your house cool tips and tricks that save you money

Even though winter is still rearing its ugly head from time to time, remember that summer is right around the corner. Before long we will exchange the jackets and boots for shorts and flip-flops and be hiding out indoors in the comfort of our air-conditioned homes and offices. But with that comfort comes a price. Fortunately, these tips and tricks … Read More

Leave Clogging to the Dancers: Early Warning Signs of Clogged Drains

early warning signs of clogged drains

Clogged drains seem to pop up when they are the least convenient. Guests are on their way over for dinner, and your kitchen sink won’t drain. Or the in-laws are coming to stay, and the toilet overflows. Then again, there is never a convenient time for a drain to clog in your home, office or commercial building. However, there are … Read More

Attic Insulation Options from the Comfort Guys at Farnen & Dermer

attic insulation options

As a homeowner, you probably have a lot of questions about improving the energy efficiency of your home with insulation. Heating and air conditioning are necessary to maintain a comfortable climate inside your home, and it makes sense to want to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs. Insulation is the answer. When you install insulation in your home, you can make … Read More