Tips & Advice Did you know that dust mites love humidity? A dehumidifier can bring down moisture levels in your home & help those with allergies. The size of your AC is important, even if you are buying a mini split of window unit. Get a size designed for the room you want to cool-a larger or smaller unit will increase energy cost. Make sure your home vents are clear of blockages. Sometimes chairs, drapery or other home décor items can block air flow. Loving those beautiful autumn leaves? Do a double check to make sure that they are not clogging the outdoor components of your HVAC system. Make sure your stove vent is venting away from your outdoor HVAC unit. Otherwise, the air you want to get rid of will just circulate back into your home. Have you considered pleated filters instead of spun fiberglass filters? They provide 4-8 times the filtering capacity, leading to better home air quality. Have you considered pleated filters instead of spun fiberglass filters? They provide 4-8 times the filtering capacity, leading to better home air quality. To save energy, reverse the direction of your fans. In summer, blades should rotate counter clockwise and clockwise in Winter. There is a switch at the base of your fan that changes the blade direction. Bigger is not always better. An HVAC system should meet the specific needs for your home. A professional evaluation can help find the right system. Keep you shades closed when the AC is on. Sunny windows account for 40% of unwanted heat and can make you AC work up to 3 times harder. How is the insulation in your home? Good insulation does not just mean energy savings, it can also boost the value of your home. A surprising amount of dirt & allergens can enter your home on your shoes. A “no shoes” policy can help ensure better air quality & keep your dust at bay. If your furnace suddenly stops working, double check that it is receiving power. A blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker could be the problem. If your AC units seems to not be working properly, make sure the drain is clear. Clogged drains are as common as clogged filters.