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5 AC Tips for Saving Money You Need Right Now

5 AC Tips for Saving Money You Need Right Now

Whether it’s changing the ceiling fan direction clockwise for warmer air in winter or keeping a furnace healthy with regular maintenance, there’s always something new to learn about owning a house. That’s why it’s important to know which homeownership tips are true and which are simply old wives’ tales.

Here’s How to Tell If You Need a New AC

Here’s How to Tell If You Need a New AC

Whether it’s changing the ceiling fan direction clockwise for warmer air in winter or keeping a furnace healthy with regular maintenance, there’s always something new to learn about owning a house. That’s why it’s important to know which homeownership tips are true and which are simply old wives’ tales.

Still Using an Old Air Conditioner? How the Refrigerant Phase Out Will Affect You

Still Using an Old Air Conditioner? How the Refrigerant Phase Out Will Affect You

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cracking down on air conditioning equipment that uses ozone-depleting chemicals. If your AC is more than 10 years old, it probably relies on a refrigerant called R-22—but not for long. R-22 is being phased out and will no longer be produced in 2020. Sure, that’s two years from now, so you have some time if your system is running well and has no leaks. If your refrigerant level is low, however, repairing it may not be the most reliable or efficient way to go.