3 Ways to Determine if Your AC Unit Is Energy Efficient

August 10, 2021

Nowadays, many homeowners are looking for ways to save some bucks with energy consumption. LED light bulbs and high-efficiency dryers and washers are the common ways to minimize daily power consumption in homes. But have you thought about your air conditioning unit? An air conditioner utilizes a lot of energy during the hot summer seasons than many other home appliances do during an entire year. That is especially true if you reside in a humid and warm region. One of the best ways to reduce your utility bills is by installing a high-efficiency AC. Here are

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Thermostat Modes/Settings Explained

July 19, 2021

Programmable thermostats were invented to make it easier and more energy-efficient to heat and cool a home. However, they can, unfortunately, be difficult to use. It helps to understand what the different thermostat settings do if you’re going to get the most out of one. Heat and Cool Setting These are the two main modes on a programmable thermostat. When you switch between these two modes depends on the climate you live in. No matter where you live, set it to heat in the winter and cool in the summer. Whether you set it to

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How To Reset Air Conditioning Unit

June 14, 2021

It’s not unusual to run into the occasional issue with your air conditioning unit. However, just like any other household appliance, you can simply reset it. Doing this is similar to rebooting your computer when you fun into a problem. One of the biggest reasons to reset your air conditioner is that it’s not blowing cool air or you’ve experienced a power outage. If there’s a problem, Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning in Nebraska can help. Here are tips on resetting your unit. Locate the Reset Button Some air conditioners have a reset button while others don’t.

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

Most homeowners don’t think much about their thermostats until they have a significant problem. It’s wise to replace your HVAC’s thermostat even before it breaks down completely. People replace their thermostats for several reasons, like upgrading to a more modern unit and energy efficiency. However, for most people, the concern is how to know when to replace their thermostats. Read through for information about when to upgrade your thermostat. Heater or Air Conditioner Is Constantly Running A constantly running heating and cooling system is a sign of a faulty thermostat. It could be due to a

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 5, 2021

When choosing a new furnace, it’s important to consider several factors to ensure that you get a furnace that is well-suited for your Bellevue home. In addition to the type of furnace that you’ll want Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning to install, it’s important to think about the size of your furnace. The good news is that the pros at Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning stand ready to assist you in your furnace-buying process to ensure you get the perfect furnace for your needs. Understanding the AFUE Rating To help buyers objectively compare different furnaces, each furnace comes with an AFUE rating. This rating

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

January 5, 2021

A furnace filter might not be the most complex part of a furnace, but it does serve an essential purpose. A filter reduces dirt, dust, dander and other contaminants in the furnace and air ducts by capturing them. Over time, expect a filter to become “full” and require replacing. How often should filters be replaced, though? A Standard Duration for Switching Filters A standard recommendation for replacing a furnace filter suggests once every 90 days. The filter’s thickness could factor into how often a replacement becomes necessary. With thicker filters, the “switch time” might be every

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Creative Ways To Hide Your Outdoor AC Unit

September 20, 2020

Your AC unit is vital for the summer season. It does its best to keep your home cool; however, it can be an eyesore. Air conditioners can detract from your outdoor design, so what steps can you take? Provided that you do not block the airflow and make sure the AC system is accessible, it’s okay to cover it. Here are five creative ways to hide your outdoor AC unit. 1. Flower Planter Cases Ready to update your AC system camouflage game? Grab a planter case and your preferred flowers. Flowers may be a great supplement

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3 Things to Look for in Your Air Conditioning Contractors

August 16, 2020

You rely on your air conditioner to keep your home pleasant even when temperatures spike. There may be times when you’ll need to find a reliable AC contractor to perform maintenance tasks or repairs whenever issues arise. When choosing the air conditioning technician who’s right for your needs, it’s important to do your research first. By taking the time to thoroughly weigh the pros and cons of each option before making your final decision, you can better ensure that your needs are adequately addressed. Here are three things to look for when selecting an AC contractor.

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How to Remove Mold from AC Ducts

June 18, 2020

An air conditioning system can cause the growth of mold in the ductwork that it uses to deliver cool air to the various rooms of your home. These ducts are difficult to clean using normal methods. Mold that is growing in them can become detached from the ductwork and enter into the air circulation of your residence. This could pose a serious health hazard. Using an Ozone Generator Using an ozone generator can kill the mold in your ductwork. These units can be rented or bought from many locations. They should be set up at the

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Is It Bad To Leave My Windows Open When I Have My AC On?

May 14, 2020

Fresh air is good, and so is a mild temperature in the home. An open window allows fresh air to come inside, and your air conditioning system keeps the house cool. Why not open a window and run the air conditioner at the same time? Obviously, there’s a flaw in this plan. You’ll lose more than you gain if you run the AC while a window is open. Letting in Hot and Humid Air Opening a window might not be the best strategy on a hot day. All that extra heat and humidity will come

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