Are Window Air Conditioners Cheaper Than a Central AC?

April 12, 2022

Are Window Air Conditioners Cheaper Than a Central AC? 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

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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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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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How to Determine the Best Type of AC System for Your Home

August 17, 2021

An air conditioning system is becoming an increasingly important appliance in many Missouri neighborhoods, including Festus, Kirkwood, and Hillsboro, where rising temperatures are commonplace. But nowadays, the options for HVAC systems are endless. Different units come with different sizes, technological features, cooling capacities, and setup requirements. For an inexperienced and unprepared homeowner, it can be a daunting process to approach. Here’s a comprehensive guide on determining which AC system best fits your home. Cooling Capacity BTU, or a British thermal unit, is used to measure the cooling capacity of an air conditioner. An HVAC system

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Why Your AC Condenser Should Be Cleaned Frequently

July 19, 2021

During summer, your air conditioner in Festus tends to run day in day out. The AC unit has a very crucial part called the condenser. The condenser coil is situated inside the AC unit, and its purpose is to move heat from your home and replace it with cold air. As the condenser continues to play its role, it accumulates dust, dirt, and debris. When the AC condenser coil gets covered with grime, the heat removal process gets altered. This makes your home an uncomfortable place to live in. So, you have to clean your condenser regularly. Here are some

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 15, 2021

Your central air conditioning system may seem like a godsend during the hot summer months. While keeping it in good condition may not be the first thing on your mind, it’s something that you do need to consider. Following the guide below, you can help ensure that your AC unit gets properly cleaned during the spring months. Air Filter Most homeowners are familiar with the fact that their air conditioning system has an air filter that needs to be changed. The experts recommend changing your air filters once every three months. However, for homes that have

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Are Modern Air Conditioners More Energy Efficient?

April 12, 2021

When it comes to staying cool in Festus, MO, saving money is the name of the game. After all, powering your air conditioner to keep your home cool throughout a long Missouri summer can be quite expensive. The good news is that there are ways to ensure that your air conditioner uses less energy. One of the most dramatic and beneficial options is to replace your air conditioner with a new model. Deciding whether it’s worth it to overhaul your system will be much easier after you read this guide from Bone Heating & Cooling. The Air Conditioner Consumes More

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

February 4, 2021

The comfort that your HVAC system provides is key to the enjoyment of your Festus home. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your HVAC system through the years so that there is a lesser chance of your HVAC system breaking down when you need it most. At Bone Heating & Cooling, we’re big believers in regular system maintenance because we see the effects of good HVAC maintenance in our own homes. To learn more about the HVAC maintenance process, check out this insider’s perspective on the importance of maintaining your HVAC system. What’s Involved in a Typical

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How Often Should I Run My Furnace In Winter?

January 21, 2021

Cold weather rolls in when the winter months arrive, leading homeowners to rely on their furnaces. Setting a preferred temperature on the thermostat and allowing the heating system to run could lead to a desirable indoor climate. So, how often should your furnace cycle? While there’s no set standard, the average can be between 3-8 times an hour. The question might not come with any “hard and fast” answers, as each home and its residents may have different requirements. A bigger home may need to run the furnace longer. That said, homeowners should run their furnaces with

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