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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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to repair it and watch those repair bills rack up, as well as your monthly energy bill due to the inefficiency of an outdated unit, or you can put that money toward a new system.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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Ways to Reduce Heating and Cooling Costs

So you just got your electric or gas bill, and you’ve got sticker shock. What now? There are so many factors that go into how much you’re paying for heating and cooling, such as the age of your home, how warm or cold you like to keep it, how much your natural gas provider charges and the age and size of your HVAC system, just to name a few. Some of the factors are out of your control, but there…

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Thermostat Settings for Home Comfort

It may feel like you’re in a constant battle over your thermostat, whether it’s not knowing what temperature it should be at different points throughout the day, or knowing what it should be but dealing with other people in your household who have different ideas about the temperature. There’s always somewhat of a disconnect between what temperatures will keep your energy bills low and what temperatures will keep you the most comfortable. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, it’s our goal…

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How To Choose the Right Central Air System for Your Home

Selecting the right central air system for your home may seem daunting. After hearing terms such as “SEER rating”, “tonnage”, “zoning” and “variable speed,” you may feel overwhelmed and not quite sure where to start. Let us help you take the guesswork out of the equation and walk you through the process of choosing the system that’s right for your home with the checklist below. Choose the Right Contractor First and foremost, make sure that you choose the best contractor…

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How Much Will it Cost to Replace My Heating and Cooling System?

You’ve known for a while that your heating and cooling system is approaching the end of its expected lifetime, but the loud “woosh” you now hear when your furnace kicks on or the fact that your AC seems to constantly run (a costly problem) are telltale signs that can’t be ignored-it’s time to replace your system. The question is-how much will it cost? It’s important to ask this question well before an immediate need for a replacement so that, if…

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