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Why Your Upstairs is Warmer than Your Downstairs and How to Fix It

Why Your Upstairs is Warmer than Your Downstairs and How to Fix It 150 150 Lewis Comfort Control

Living in a multistory home will almost always result in upstairs temperatures that are several degrees warmer than downstairs, and it is usually a challenge to find a balance between the correct upstairs and downstairs temperatures to keep all areas of your home comfortable. This difference in temperatures and the main reason why it is unavoidable is that hot air rises. In the process of cooling your home, the cool air introduced will naturally push…

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What is the Best Temperature to Set Your AC At in Summer?

What is the Best Temperature to Set Your AC At in Summer? 150 150 Lewis Comfort Control

More than a few households in Nashville have disagreements over where to set the thermostat during the summer. Someone looking to save on energy cost may opt for a higher setting while someone who runs warm may want to set temperatures below 70. For those looking for the definitive answer, experts recommend setting your AC between 72 and 78 degrees during the summer, depending on your personal comfort level. This temperature is low enough to…

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What Causes an AC to Blow Hot Air?

What Causes an AC to Blow Hot Air? 150 150 Lewis Comfort Control

You rely on your air conditioning to fill your home with cool air on the hottest days of summer. So feeling hot air or lukewarm air blowing out of your vents can be an immediate cause for concern and a clear indication that there is a problem somewhere in your air conditioning system. Identifying the problem and making the fix usually requires an HVAC professional who will be able to have your AC back to…

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What is a Heat Pump – and How to Determine If It is the Right Heating and Cooling Solution for You?

What is a Heat Pump – and How to Determine If It is the Right Heating and Cooling Solution for You? 150 150 Lewis Comfort Control

Almost every home in Nashville relies on an HVAC system to cool the interior environment in the summer and provide heat in the winter. This is possible with two separate units – an air conditioning and a furnace – or through the use of a single heat pump. A heat pump can be an efficient and effective climate control solution for homes in Nashville when you are in need of a new HVAC option. Here…

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Recharging Your AC – When and How to Recharge Refrigerant

Recharging Your AC – When and How to Recharge Refrigerant 150 150 Lewis Comfort Control

Refrigerant is a key component of a central air system that helps move hot air out so that the AC can return cooler air back into your home. When there is not enough refrigerant, the unit is not able to cool as effectively, if at all. Adding new refrigerant to the system, or recharging it, is the way to get the system the refrigerant it needs to get back to proper functioning. These are the…

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Understanding the Cost of AC Replacement

Understanding the Cost of AC Replacement 150 150 Lewis Comfort Control

Replacing an AC unit is almost always a significant investment and the initial cost generally makes this a larger purchase. But because the right AC installed by an experienced and professional team will last for many years and often result in energy savings, the cost is justified. When your existing air conditioning unit is no longer working efficiently, understanding the pricing for air conditioning replacement and the different factors that will contribute to your final…

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When to Turn Off Your Heating System in the Spring

When to Turn Off Your Heating System in the Spring 150 150 Lewis Comfort Control

As temperatures get warmer, you can do a full shutdown of your heating system. This offers the benefits of reduced energy use and lower bills during the summer, and it prevents the thermostat accidentally coming on if someone changes your thermostat settings. But you should not shut down the system too early since turning it back on will be a challenge if temperatures drop again. These are the basic guidelines for when to turn your…

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How to Optimally Use Your Dehumidifier in Nashville

How to Optimally Use Your Dehumidifier in Nashville 150 150 Lewis Comfort Control

Many homeowners in Nashville consider a dehumidifier a must to make it through the hot and humid summer days. Both a portable dehumidifier and whole house system will help your home feel cooler and more comfortable when there is extra humidity from the air. You can increase how well your dehumidifier works by adjusting the way you use it, giving you more efficient cooling with lower energy costs. Getting an Optimal Performance with a Dehumidifier…

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Improving Your Indoor Air Quality with Your Spring Cleaning Routine

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality with Your Spring Cleaning Routine 150 150 Lewis Comfort Control

Day to day activities in your home will naturally lead to a buildup of debris. Dust, pet dander, mold spores, and a range of other particles that we deal with daily in our homes are all common irritants and most often responsible for cases of indoor allergies. These particles can stay on surfaces and in air ducts, and every time your AC is on, they will blow throughout your home, causing further irritation. Spring cleaning…

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Benefits of a Ductless Air Conditioning System and Why It Might be Right for Your Property

Benefits of a Ductless Air Conditioning System and Why It Might be Right for Your Property 150 150 Lewis Comfort Control

Ductless ACs are an increasingly popular method of keeping homes in Nashville cool. Unlike the expansive system of ducts required to carry air from a central unit to the various rooms of your home,  a ductless AC has a wall mounted unit indoors that connects directly to the outside compressor. Ductless ACs are often a good way to supplement your central AC or, in some smaller properties, replace it entirely. When you are considering installing…

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