What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need for My Home?

May 10, 2021

Most people do not think about the size of their air conditioner, even when it needs to be replaced. Rather, the focus is usually on getting a replacement similar to what you already have, with an efficiency improvement. However, an air conditioner should fit like a glove for your home, not too big or too small. Here is how you determine the size unit you should consider for your home. How Is Air Conditioner Size Measured? You may have heard the term BTU when it comes to air conditioners, but do you know what it means?

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Who Invented Air Conditioning?

April 6, 2021

During summer, when the temperatures increase, and there is a need for cooling, a simple press of a button can bring cold air flowing into the house. This has been made possible by the invention of the air conditioner. For most people, it is hard to imagine a life without an air conditioner. However, this device was only invented in the 20th century. Since its invention, the air conditioner has helped millions of people live a more convenient life and allowed for advancement in several commercial industries. Necessity Is the Mother of Invention Different cooling systems

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What Are the Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

March 17, 2021

Indoor air quality is the air quality inside your home or office and around buildings. It can affect the health and comfort of the occupants. Unfortunately, the indoor air becomes contaminated because contained areas allow pollutants to accumulate more in closed spaces than outside. It’s necessary to understand indoor air quality causes to reduce the risk of indoor health problems like asthma attacks, respiratory concerns, and allergic reactions. Fortunately, you can control the most common indoor air pollutants. Volatile Organic Compounds Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemical compounds that can easily evaporate at room temperature. VOCs’

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How do Air Purifiers Work?

February 7, 2021

Most homeowners in Cedarburg, WI, are shocked to learn that the air in their homes is up to five times dirtier than the outdoor air. Indoor air pollution comes from many sources, including your house’s furnishings and the materials used to construct your home. The everyday activities you do and the products you bring into your residence add to indoor air pollution. One way to improve the quality of your home’s air is to install an air purifier. Here’s what you need to know about how they work and who should consider having one installed in their home.

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What are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

January 7, 2021

Summertime in Cedarburg, WI, is warm and humid. You’ll need a properly functioning air conditioning system to maintain a comfortable environment in your home. Central air conditioning systems have many parts, and they all have to be in good working order for the system to keep your home cool and to remove excess humidity. Here are seven of the major components of an air conditioner. 1. Refrigerant Air conditioners contain a chemical refrigerant. These chemicals transfer states between liquid and vapor as they absorb and release heat and become pressurized. The first generation of air conditioners

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Are Electric Furnaces an Energy-Efficient Option?

December 18, 2020

In the quest for greater efficiency in your home, one important component to consider is the furnace. After all, during a Cedarburg winter, a furnace gets used extensively, resulting in significant energy usage. If you currently have a gas furnace, you may wonder if an electric furnace offers better efficiency and the possibility of a lower utility bill. By understanding how an electric furnace from Hometown Heating & Air operates, you will be well-equipped to understand the nuances of energy-efficiency when it comes to furnaces. Turning Fuel Into Energy The efficiency of a gas furnace is rated with a

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Message from Hometown Heating & Air’s President on COVID-19

October 19, 2020

Hometown Heating & Air has been closely monitoring the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance as issued by the government and health authorities. The health and safety of our Customers and Employees is our top priority. Click Below to learn more about our commitment to your safety: The health and safety of our Customers and Employees is our top priority. Our teams have been monitoring the situation closely and taking the necessary precautions to keep our Customers, Employees, and our communities safe. With the effects of the pandemic being felt more

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You Need to Know These Installation Steps Before Hiring an A/C Contractor

October 19, 2020

You Need to Know These Installation Steps Before Hiring an A/C Contractor Much of how your cooling system runs depends on the quality of the A/C installation. It’s important to select an HVAC contractor who will follow the most stringent practices in the industry to assure the equipment performs at top efficiency. Here are four areas that a qualified HVAC technician will pay attention to during an A/C installation. A/C Installation Sizing Sizing an air conditioner precisely for your home is the first step in the process. Professionals use Manual J software,

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Why Upgrading Your Insulation Is Not a DIY Job

October 19, 2020

Do you need to upgrade the insulation in your home? Over time, insulation can deteriorate, lose its effectiveness, and not provide the level of protection it should. Maybe you’re thinking about tackling the job yourself. Before you go out to the home improvement store in search of insulation, consider six reasons why it’s smarter to leave this job to the professionals. 1. Insulation Professionals Have the Proper Equipment A professional who installs installation has a supply of tools and equipment designed specifically for the process. As an example, a professional has tools made to cut insulation

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The Dangers of Reusing AC Filters

October 19, 2020

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of your AC, and here to help you is Hometown Heating & Air of Milwaukee in Cedarburg, WI. The filter of the AC unit is responsible for catching debris and making sure that the appliance runs at maximum efficiency. When a filter becomes full of dirt, dust, and other debris, you need to empty it right away. However, it’s crucial that you don’t reuse the filter. While it might seem perfectly functional, there are a couple of reasons why this is not advised. Here’s a breakdown of some of the dangers of reusing AC

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