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3 Great Budget-Friendly Tips on AC for New Homeowners

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Find out how to buy a new house and not break the bank when trying to keep it cool.

Are you in a new home and hoping for greater energy efficiency than in your last? Whether your home is decades old or brand spanking new, there are ways to save on heating and cooling. Here are three great budget-friendly tips for using your AC in your new home:

#1: Invest in a Smart Thermostat

One of the best and least expensive ways to save money on your cooling is with a smart thermostat. Not only will it allow you to customize the temperature and comfort level in your home, but it also allows you to cool only when you need it and scale back on the cooling when you don't. And you can monitor your energy use every month and adjust accordingly to meet your own energy efficiency goals.

#2: Check Your Air Filter

This might be one of the easiest things to do regularly to increase your HVAC efficiency. Your air filter works to trap dust, dirt, and other airborne particles before they get pulled into your HVAC system. When the filter gets dirty and clogged, it makes your system work much harder to pull the air through. Changing your filter often can prevent excessive energy use by making it easier for your HVAC to draw in air.

#3: Regular Maintenance

Twice-yearly maintenance will improve your energy efficiency by keeping your system clean and tuned up. When it runs at optimum performance, it's going to run more smoothly and use less energy to keep your house cool, saving energy and saving you money on your utility bills.

As a new homeowner, you can appreciate all the tips you can get that will save you money. For more information on increasing your energy efficiency, talk to our team of pros at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning by connecting with us online now or by calling 843-554-8600.

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How to Keep Your Man Cave Cool in the Summer

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What do maintenance agreements have to do with your man cave?

Maintenance agreements aren't just for houses anymore. They're for man caves! If you have a man cave, you want to be able to spend comfortable time there. You don't want to deal with the heat of the summer while indoors with the guys. Here's how to keep your man cave cool in the summer:

1. Add a Unit in the Man Cave

If your man cave is in the basement or another room in the central part of the house, you don't need to worry about adding an AC unit. If your man cave is in the garage, however, it might help to add a ductless mini split system to make sure you can keep the garage cool without impacting the rest of the house.

2. Temperature Control

A smart thermostat can help you keep your man cave cool this summer without using extra energy doing it. You can program a smart thermostat to fit any lifestyle. It can accommodate the needs of you and your family, and you can save energy by tracking how much you use in real time and adjusting accordingly. And you can even use a Wi-Fi connection to manage it remotely, which means you don't even have to get out of your recliner to change the temperature.

Take Advantage of Your Maintenance Agreement

An HVAC maintenance agreement will ensure your AC, whether central air, a split system, or a combination of units, will get the TLC it needs in the spring before you need to start cooling the cave. Twice-yearly service will help make sure both your heating and your air conditioning systems are running as they should. It will increase their energy efficiency, reduce the potential for breakdowns, and extend the life of the equipment.

Don't sweat it out in your man cave this summer. Keep it cool with a maintenance agreement from our team at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning.

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Why Air Purifiers are the Key to Better Breathing

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Can your heating and air conditioning affect your breathing?

Your heating and air conditioning is your first line of defense when it comes to your indoor air quality, but it doesn't have to work alone. Adding an air purifier can have a significant impact on the air in your home. Here's why they are the keys to better breathing.

What’s in Your Indoor Air?

The pollutants that become airborne in our homes often include pollen, dust, dust mites, mold, mildew, pet hair and dander, viruses, bacteria, chemicals from paints and household cleaners, and smoke.

What Do the Pollutants Do?

Airborne pollutants can make you feel bad. They can make breathing more difficult. They can cause coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, irritated sinuses, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and even respiratory issues.

What Does an Air Purifier Do?

Air purifiers work by pulling pollutants from the air in your home and recirculating the clean air. As the purifier pulls air in, it passes through filters. These filters capture the particles that can cause health issues when you breathe them in on a regular basis. A good purifier can remove up to 99% of all airborne pollutants that are plaguing you and your family.

Taking measures to reduce the pollutants in your home and improve your indoor air quality can have a marked impact on your breathing, your health, and the well-being of everyone in your house.

Take action today by contacting our team at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning. We can tell you all you need to know about how an air purifier can work with your heating and air conditioning system to help you breathe easier.

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Why Routine Maintenance on Commercial AC Is Beneficial

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The following commercial services make all the difference in the life and efficiency of your HVAC unit.

Essential commercial services for your heating and cooling equipment vary widely depending on model and brand. Unlike a residential unit, your commercial HVAC system is typically harder to access and more complex. Hiring out maintenance will help you get the best performance from your equipment for the longest time possible.

Routine Maintenance Uncovers Problems Early

Twice-per-year inspections identify problems before they begin. Instead of waiting for your system to break down, you have time to schedule repairs at your convenience. You also won't have to worry about one broken component damaging other elements. A maintenance check by a trained HVAC tech saves money, time and keeps workers happy.

Keep Your Business Comfortable for Less

These visits also prepare your HVAC equipment for the tough job of keeping your business site comfortable through the harshest conditions of the year. A thorough cleaning, lubing and tightening of essential components allows for optimal performance. It means you're using less energy to handle climate control, which ultimately means lower energy bills.

Preserve the Life of Your HVAC System

Commercial heating and cooling systems should last 15 years or more. Unfortunately, neglect can significantly shorten the lifespan of a unit. Given the cost associated with replacement, joining Morelli’s Peak Performance Maintenance Plan is more than worth the expense. It also comes with extra benefits, such as 10 percent discounts on parts and labor and priority service calls.

Take care of your essential commercial services with one of the most knowledgeable HVAC services in Charleston. Call 843-554-8600 to reach our team at Morelli today to learn more.

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