October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The statistics for breast cancer are sobering but improving. One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with this disease during her lifetime. One in every 36 women diagnosed with the disease will die from it. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths…Continue Reading
Are you looking for more ways to get those cooling and heating bills down? Basic math will show that the more people in your home, the higher those bills can be just by usage alone. Any time is a good time to educate your kids on the basic math of cooling and heating academics (and…Continue Reading
With summer half way over, are you doing all you can to conserve energy? It’s never too late to prepare your home for the summer heat. Here are ten simple tips that can help you stay cool, be green, and save on energy costs. 1. Keep your thermostat setting under control. During the summer, turn…Continue Reading
According to ENERGY STAR, an average household spends close to $2,200 a year on energy bills, half of which goes toward heating and cooling empty and unused spaces. The latest generation of programmable thermostats are now smart and can help reduce your energy costs by a few hundred dollars. More affordable than ever, the WiFi…Continue Reading
Airco recently partnered with local news station KXAN to help low income seniors keep cool this summer through the Family Eldercare’s annual Summer Fan Drive. Airco’s employees raised $2500 and our parent company, Direct Energy, matched what we raised to donate a total of $5,000! The Summer Fan Drive meets a critical basic need –…Continue Reading
As of January 1st, 2015 the Department of Energy is instituting new regional minimum efficiency standards for residential central air conditioners, which will be equal to the current ENERGY STAR criteria. The northern United States will remain at 13 SEER while the southern United States minimum federal efficiency will increase to 14 SEER. Along with…Continue Reading
Trees, shrubs, vines and more can keep you house feeling cooler in the summer by blocking unwanted sunlight. By planting a tall tree or shrub, you can greatly increase the efficiency of your air conditioning unit, but make sure to maintain a perimeter of 6 – 10 feet around it. The shading these plants produce…Continue Reading
In 2012 we launched our new Waste to Energy Program, which recycles 100% of filters used by Airco’s commercial and residential services.* We are proud that this program is still going strong, eliminating up to five tons of waste per year from ending up in local landfills. Where do all those used filters go? We…Continue Reading
Having your central air conditioning system fail you on a hot day is an event many of us have suffered through. Recognizing the failure signs can help you discover the problem so you can call a licensed professional to correct the issue as quickly as possible. Some signs of central air conditioner failure can point…Continue Reading
It’s no fun when the hot weather hits and your air conditioning stops working. But there are some quick steps to take first to make sure it’s in the proper operating mode before calling an AC expert to repair the problem. 1. First, check to see if the thermostat switch is set to the proper…Continue Reading
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