Pros and Cons of Ductless Mini Splits

If your home is older and has never had air conditioning before, you have a couple of options to cool your home. One option you’ll come across is a ductless HVAC system, also referred to as a ductless mini split. This type of system can be advantageous in many ways depending on your budget and needs. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of a ductless mini split. Pros Ductwork – No ductwork needed for the installation…

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The Difference Between a High Quality and Low Quality Air Conditioning System

Are you faced with high energy bills and wondering if your air conditioning unit is quality enough to meet the demands of your home? In 2019, it’s safe to say that an air conditioner isn’t high quality if it’s not an energy efficient unit. But there are some specific features to call out that make the difference between a high and low quality air conditioning unit. What is an Energy Efficient Air Conditioner? Simply stated, an energy efficient air conditioning…

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What is a Good SEER Rating and Why?

Have you ever wondered how efficient your air conditioning unit really is? Maybe your energy bills have been high lately, or you’re noticing that your unit can’t keep up with the heat. The SEER rating is the number one indicator of how efficient your unit is, and also a great thing to keep in mind when shopping for a new unit. What is SEER? SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is used to measure the efficiency of a central air…

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The Importance of Dehumidifiers in Your Home

You may have heard people say that they have a humidifier or dehumidifier in their home, and now you’re wondering if you need one, too. But which is right for your home? And is it really necessary? The Truth About Humidity in the Home On a hot and humid day, it’s nearly impossible to feel completely comfortable. But the effects of humidity inside the home are a little less obvious to some people. When your home has an excess of…

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How to Know It’s Time to Repair or Replace Your HVAC Unit

An HVAC system is a lot like a car. There comes a point when it will cost too much to salvage the car and it makes more sense to get a new one. The same goes for your HVAC system. You can continue to repair it and watch those repair bills rack up, as well as your monthly energy bill due to the inefficiency of an outdated unit, or you can put that money toward a new system. But how…

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What to Consider Before Buying a New HVAC System

So your old unit has finally given up on you… now what? It has probably been a while since you went shopping for a new air conditioner or furnace (or maybe you’ve never had to!), and technology has changed since then. There are so many new options related to energy efficiency, and some new features you can choose as well. With so much to choose from, it’s important you make the right choice and make a smart investment for your…

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Important Reasons to Clean Your Air Ducts

Beyond the simple fact that dust collects in air ducts and things that are dusty need cleaned, air ducts can be a host for a number of things far more problematic than dust. From keeping your house free of dust to keeping allergies at bay, there are a number of reasons why keeping your air ducts clean is so important. Allergies & Asthma Circulating contaminants such as dust, dander, and pollen can trigger allergy and asthma reactions. It’s uncomfortable enough…

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Take Steps to Reduce Exposure to VOCs

VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are compounds that have the potential to become harmful vapors or gases. VOCs are released from burning fuel and from many consumer products such as: Cleaning solutions and disinfectants Paint and paint thinner Air fresheners Aerosol sprays Pesticides Stored fuels and automotive supplies Wood preservatives Hobby supplies (glues, paints, and varnishes) If you have a wood burning fireplace, have painted your house recently, or use any cleaning solutions around the house (among a number of…

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Summertime Energy Management Tips for Businesses

At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we help homes and businesses take advantage of the best, most efficient equipment available to help save on energy costs and keep homes and offices as comfortable as possible. Our energy assessment for commercial businesses involves coming to your place of business and assessing the ways you use energy and identifying areas where you may be able to cut costs and conserve energy. If you feel that your water, gas or electric bills have been…

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Protecting Your Home in a Storm

The key to protecting your home in a storm is preparing for it! Besides losing power, there are a number of things that can go wrong in a storm, such as roof damage, flooding, tree damage and damage caused by loose items outside the home. When it comes to power loss, Jennings Heating and Cooling can help! Purchase a Whole House Generator A storm could easily cause a power outage, and without electricity you could lose valuable refrigerated food and…

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