Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer Air Conditioning Tips To Save you Money!

Michigan and Ohio have beautiful, amazing summers filled with warm beaches, breathtaking shorelines, and fun with family and friends. But in the midst of all this warm weather, the surrounding Great Lakes can make the hot weather very humid. In this humidity, many take to turning on the air conditioner. We're going to talk about a few ways to keep you and your family comfortable, but also saving money on your energy bill.
Carrier CÔR Thermostat
Carrier CÔR Wi-Fi® Thermostat
One of the best things you can do to save money on air conditioning cost is to turn the thermostat up at night and when you are not home. This will help to ensure that the central ac system is not running while you are not home.  Programmable thermostats like the Carrier CÔR Thermostat are ideal because you can "set-it-and-forget it." to achieve savings. 

Another tip is to be sure to make sure that your filter for your air conditioner is clean. If it is dirty, visit your local Carrier Dealer here or go to Great Lakes Home Comfort to learn more.

In addition to a clean air filter, it is important to make sure that the air conditioner itself is clean. Keeping the outside condenser coils ( the outside coils on the air conditioner)  can be cleaned easily. To do so, be sure to get a garden hose, a set of safety goggles, and gloves. Shut off the power at your circuit breaker panel. Adjust the hose to a mist-like spray and gently rinse off any dirt, dust, and grime from the outside! It's that simple! and it can save you money!

In addition to these tips and tricks, planting leafy trees near windows can help to limit the amount and concentration of sunlight that shines into the home. This will reduce heat, and as such, reduce the need to have the Air Conditioner running all the time.

Finally, if your air conditioner is outdated, you can best increase savings by contacting an experience Carrier dealer. You can find one a dealer closest you by vising our dealer network here. Great Lakes Home Comfort is proud to help provide you with information for your Air Conditioner in Detroit, Toledo, Michigan and Ohio air conditioner system.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ductless AC Systems in Michigan and Ohio

Ductless Systems are a great way to heat part or all of your home with minimum equipment expense to you. Additionally, ductless units have a low cost of ownership as there is no duct work to maintain.
Carrier Ductless, Ductless UnitDuctless systems are designed to be installed into a room with minimal effort. As their name implies, they use no duct work to provide heating and cooling to a room, or series of rooms.

The Carrier Ductless system uses an inverter technology, which allows the device to operate at variable speeds and various outputs. This allows the device to utilize only the energy needed to reach the desired temperature on the thermostat.This provides less energy usage, greater efficiency, and increased savings on utility expenses.

An example of the ductless product is the Toshiba-Carrier RAS Model. This model has a temperature range of almost 30 degrees, and operates at nearly whisper quiet 26 decibels. Regardless of the model, ductless systems are perfect for any space in a home and they allow for gaining a bit more control over the temperature in certain areas of your home, and are definitely the way to go if you're on a budget. Also home-based businesses can benefit from Ductless AC Systems.These units are also quiet. How quiet? the average whisper from approx. six feet away typically generates about 30 decibels of sound. This unit operates at only 26 decibels- literally making it more quiet than a whisper!

Ductless AC Systems can be placed into any space- Garages, bedrooms, sun decks, anywhere. Great Lakes Home Comfort has all the information you need about Ductless AC Systems. To learn more, follow this link here.

Additionally, Great Lakes Home Comfort has a network of certified, trained, and experienced technicians and mechanical contractors to help you and your family select the right size Ductless unit for your needs. Find your Carrier Dealer here.