Can Air Conditioning Cause Pollution?

June 20, 2022

It’s important to consider our impact on the world around us, and sometimes that means recycling, reusing, and reducing the amount of pollution we create. You might not think about how much pollution your air conditioning or heating system creates or how much energy it uses. However, if your system is older or isn’t working properly, it could be producing more air pollution than you think. Air Conditioning Systems and Electricity Usage Air conditioning systems create air pollution in two ways. First, because they must run for so long and turn on and off frequently, air

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How Long Can My AC Run Continuously?

May 18, 2022

A central air conditioner can cool the entire house. The primary unit is usually installed in the attic, and ductwork distributes the cool air throughout your home. A central air conditioner requires electricity to function effectively and efficiently. What is the underlying factor? There is a slew of variables determining how long your air conditioner can run without interruption. Factors to Consider The first factor to consider is the AC’s size. Larger air conditioners can cool a home more efficiently, requiring more electricity. Large air conditioners also require more frequent maintenance because of the increased wear

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Are Window Air Conditioners Cheaper Than a Central AC?

April 12, 2022

The hot, humid Missouri summers make having air conditioning a must. Unfortunately, keeping your home cool throughout the summer can result in steep energy bills. As a result, many people attempt to save money by using window air conditioners instead of having a central AC system installed. Still, the question is whether using window air conditioners is actually cheaper than a central AC system. To answer this, it is necessary to look more in-depth at the numbers. Purchase and Installation Costs There is no doubt that window air conditioners are far cheaper to purchase. You

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Getting Your HVAC System Ready for Spring Weather

March 18, 2022

The arrival of spring means a time of renewal. We’re all familiar with spring cleaning, but many homeowners neglect their HVAC units when spring comes around. No matter if your unit was working to heat your home all winter or it’s been sitting idle, it’s important to get it ready for spring. The following tips can help you get your system in great shape. How to Get Your HVAC Unit Ready for the Spring A few days of temperatures hovering around the 70s should be enough to get you started on your HVAC springtime checklist. The

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Air Purifiers Versus Dehumidifiers: Which Should I Choose?

February 11, 2022

There are countless products purported to help you improve your home’s comfort and safety. Of these, there are a host of recommendations about air purifiers and dehumidifiers. Take a few minutes to learn what each does, how they work, and how to determine what is better for your household. What Air Purifiers Do As their name states, these devices work to purify the air and remove contaminants that may be harmful. Your air has a host of contaminants floating through it, and this significantly affects what you breathe indoors. Some common contaminants include:

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Heat Pump or Furnace: Which Heating System Is a Fit?

January 3, 2022

If your household is ready for a new heating system, you’ll have to decide which type of appliance you want to go with. Furnaces and heat pumps both have pros and cons associated with them and deciding which is the right one for you comes down to a number of factors. The climate you live in, the size of your home, and the budget you’re working with all come into play when deciding between the different types of heaters. The appliance that you choose is likely to be with you for the next 10 to 15 years, so it isn’t

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What Causes That Burning Smell When My Heater Is Running?

December 20, 2021

Now that chilly temperatures have arrived in Festus, MO, you’ll be depending on your heating system for relief. If you notice a burning smell once your heater turns on, you may feel alarmed and assume that something serious is wrong with the heating system. Burning smells aren’t always a reason for concern, and here are some of their causes and what they mean. Dust on Heat Exchanger or Burner If you smell a burning odor the first time you turn on your heater for the winter season, the cause is most likely to be dust buildup

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10 Benefits of a Furnace Tune-Up

November 17, 2021

If you live in Festus, MO, or the Jefferson County area, a winter night without a working furnace can be uncomfortable. Thus, tuning up your furnace can help to ensure that you avoid this fate, especially before the chilly season. Bone Heating & Cooling provides expert services in this area, helping you get the best professionals for your appliance. This article provides the benefits of scheduling annual maintenance for your furnace. 1. Find Small Problems Before They Become Big A faulty furnace may experience malfunctions such as: Loud squealing noises Furnace

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Practicing Proper Space Heater Safety

October 13, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that there are about 1,200 fires that occur on an annual basis because of the use of space heaters. While these fires are unfortunate, you can take some steps to properly use a space heater to provide you with some extra heat in the colder winter months. Consider a Safety Certified Heater Stay away from the no-name brand heaters that don’t come with a safety certification. Quality control is used by the more popular brands to ensure that everything is working properly, durable materials are used, and the inner

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8 Tips to Save Money on Your Heating Bills

September 13, 2021

Regardless of where you are in Missouri, the winter season brings about freezing temperatures every year. Staying warm indoors can be challenging without cranking up the heater 24/7. But that also means having to pay high utility bills every month. Fortunately, there are home hacks you can do to lower your heating bill, while also enjoying warm indoor climates. Here are eight tips. 1. Have Your Home Energy Audited Establishing a baseline of how efficiently your current HVAC system is performing is the first step to making any meaningful modifications to it. A household

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