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 & Electric 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 & Electric 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 & Electric 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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