Effects of Ceiling Height on an Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

September 20, 2022

Homeowners want to make their home as energy efficient as possible. And one way to do that is to understand how different aspects of their home affect their air conditioner’s efficiency. Ceiling height is one of those factors. The standard ceiling height in many American homes is eight feet. But ceilings can range anywhere from six to twelve feet. That difference can have an impact on your air conditioner’s efficiency. How Ceiling Height Affects Air Conditioners Higher ceilings require more energy to cool. That’s because there’s more air volume to cool in a room with a

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Choosing the Best Time to Install or Replace Your HVAC System

July 15, 2022

Regular maintenance is the best way to protect your HVAC system and ensure that it continues working for years to come. Nonetheless, no matter how diligent you are about having your system professionally maintained, there will always come a time when you’ll need to replace your furnace or air conditioner. If you’re considering replacing any of your HVAC equipment or looking to install a new HVAC system, you may be wondering when the best time is to do it. The answer to this is actually when you’re not currently using your heating or cooling system. This

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How to Soundproof Your AC

June 14, 2022

With summer here, your air conditioner is probably seeing a lot of use. Sadly, some ACs are noisier than others, whether it’s due to the internal components of your AC unit itself or issues with your home’s ductwork. Luckily, there are a few ways to soundproof your home’s air conditioning system, from sound-absorbing materials to sound barriers and more. Read on to learn about some ways you can reduce the noise coming from your air conditioner. Fix or Replace Your Air Conditioner Probably the easiest way to reduce the amount of noise your air conditioner makes

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Can a Smart Thermostat Save You Money?

April 15, 2022

You may want to consider purchasing a smart thermostat. Smart technology can not only improve the aesthetics of your home, but it can also save you money and energy. According to the EPA, a programmable thermostat can save you $180 a year. It is even simpler if you use a smart thermostat, which automatically does all the work for you. Here’s how much money you will save in the long run. You can save 1% to 3% on your energy cost if you raise or lower your thermostat by 1 or 2 degrees. If you reduce the

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Maintenance for Your AC for the End of Summer

August 3, 2021

It seems like you just got to really enjoy the summer and the warm weather, and now fall is rapidly approaching again. As you wrap up the season, you’re certainly working on preparing your home for the coming winter. Here are some critical maintenance tips to ensure your system is ready to wind down the season. Clear Around Your Condensing Unit The condensing unit transfers heat the refrigerant absorbed from inside to the air outside by drawing air in from around it. It is common for debris to collect around the condensing unit and inhibit airflow

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Going on Vacation? Don’t Forget To Set Your AC

July 27, 2021

Are you planning to go on a vacation and don’t know what to do with your air conditioner? When you leave your home for a vacation, you will want to ensure that your air conditioner uses as little electrical energy as possible. This will be critical in saving you extra dollars that you would have otherwise had to pay to the electricity company. Here are a few tips to help you plan for your time away. 1. Set the Temperature to 85 Degrees When leaving for vacation, you don’t want your air

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How To Keep My Home Cool Without Air Conditioning?

June 28, 2021

During the summer season, most homes require cooling in Texas. However, without an air conditioning system in place, this might be a challenge. While an AC system will allow you and your family to enjoy your home’s comfort, it usually consumes considerable energy during summer. As a result, you will incur increased energy bills. There are AC alternatives that are greener and cheaper, although they only help you cool a limited area. The following are some ways to help you to cool your home without installing air conditioning. Install Ventilator Fans You install

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What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need for My Home?

May 24, 2021

AC size is important whether you are replacing your air conditioner, installing one in a new construction project, or just investigating. How are systems measured, why is size so important, and how do you choose the right one for your home? North Point Air Conditioning & Heating in Spring has put together this information to help you have confidence when choosing the best size for your home’s AC unit. Is Size Really That Important? Air conditioner size is incredibly important for your system to run properly without wasting money or energy. When your AC is too small for your space, it

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Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Out?

October 20, 2020

You expect your air conditioner to provide a cool and comfortable environment while you’re relaxing at home with your family. When you’re away from the residence, though, your air conditioner is no longer responsible for your comfort. To save energy, you may think that your best option is to turn your air conditioner completely off when you’re away. This way, it won’t use any electricity while no one is around to enjoy it. To understand if this is the best approach, we at North Point Air Conditioning & Heating present this guide to taking care of your home while you’re out. More

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