Learn More About What Your Boiler Is Used For

October 20, 2022

There are many moving parts in your home that make it function the way you’re used to. If your home has a boiler, you may not realize that it is an important part of your hot water system. We realize that it may be confusing to learn about what this appliance is and what it does. So, you can learn right here what your boiler is and exactly what it is used for in your home. What Is a Boiler? If you look in your basement or utility closet, you may see a tall metal cylinder

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What Does SEER Rating Mean?

August 16, 2022

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It measures both how well an air conditioner cools a designated amount of space and also the amount of energy it takes to do this. A closely related idea is the EER, or Energy Efficiency Ratio, which is like a snapshot of an appliance’s energy efficiency at a given point in time. By contrast, the SEER rating takes into account the appliance’s performance over the length of a season. The SEER rating is calculated by multiplying an air conditioner’s cooling output over the course of the cooling season by

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HVAC and Indoor Air Quality

July 15, 2022

Many people believe that their HVAC system only delivers warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer and provides some ventilation. But the fact is your HVAC system has a great impact on the quality of air in your home all throughout the year. Our HVAC professionals at Hometown Heating, Air & Electric know that a well-maintained system can improve your home’s air quality, while a badly maintained one can worsen it. Good HVAC, Good Air Among the things a well-maintained HVAC system does for your indoor air quality are: Remove pollutants

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When Should You Change Your HVAC Air Filter?

June 20, 2022

As air travels through your HVAC system, it’s forced through an air filter. This filter works to remove impurities from the air like pet dander and dust. To ensure that your air filter is consistently improving the quality of the air inside of your home, it’s important that it gets changed on a regular basis. How to Tell That Your Air Filter Needs Changing The best way to determine that it’s time to change your air filter is to take a look at its state. As a general rule of thumb, you should be able to

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How Long Can My Air Conditioner Run Continuously?

May 20, 2022

The humid Wisconsin summers mean that your air conditioner often has to work overtime to keep your home cool. As a result, we often get questions from customers asking if it’s okay for their air conditioning to run constantly. The answer is yes, it is fine if you leave your air conditioning constantly switched on. However, the condenser unit shouldn’t run constantly as this will quickly cause the motor to burn out. Moreover, if the condenser unit is running continuously, this indicates that your AC system isn’t working properly and needs to be repaired. To understand why, let’s take a

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Prevent House Fires With These Space Heater Safety Tips

October 19, 2021

Sometimes there may be a room in your house that may not heat up as warm as you would like it. Installing a portable space heater can be a great way to help make that room warm up without having to increase the temperature for the entire house. If you’re thinking of putting a space heater in one of your rooms, you should follow these safety tips below to ensure that you don’t experience a house fire. Be Home When It’s on The most common reason that space heaters result in home fires is that

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How to Test the Efficiency of Your AC

August 18, 2021

Your house has air conditioning, which is great, but you’re not sure how efficient it is. Many homeowners never question the status of their AC until it stops working. If your AC efficiency is questionable, you may be spending a lot more money than you need to. Regular checks of your air conditioner’s components, and a simple test will tell you if it is functioning properly. Here are four things that can affect the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check these first to make sure that you get accurate test results. Any one of these can cause

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Common AC Problems in Summer

July 29, 2021

The heat has arrived, and you’re enjoying the cold comfort of your AC system. Suddenly, your unit stops working properly, and your indoor air begins to heat up. What’s causing the problem, and how do you get the issue fixed as quickly as possible? Not every AC problem requires a professional’s skills and knowledge to get resolved. In fact, some air conditioning issues are easy for a homeowner to handle. Knowing how to respond to an AC issue quickly can mean a faster recovery. We’ve assembled a quick guide to outline what can happen and how

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 21, 2021

Keeping your home cool when the temperature goes past 90 degrees is important, and if you want to have an air conditioner that works reliably all summer long, there are some things you should do right now to improve the chances that your system won’t cause you problems later. Here are some tips for getting your air conditioner ready for the hot weather in Cedarburg, WI. Clean the Filter There’s a filter on your air conditioner that removes contaminants and particulates from the air. It prevents your air conditioner from overworking, and it preserves the quality

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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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