If you lived in Northern Indiana or Southwest Michigan for any length of time, you are no stranger to high humidity levels. You may know that a dehumidifier can keep moisture under control in your home, but did you know that your device can also lower your household energy consumption? When you turn on your […]
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Legacy Heating and Air has teamed up with the South Bend Cubs to create this shirt that will raise money for Toys for Tots. Legacy has been a supporter for Toys for Tots for years as well with the South Bend Cubs. This unique partnership allows the Legacy to promote their partnership to both brands […]
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Your furnace and air conditioners work together to provide optimal home comfort for your home. Upgrading your air conditioner will be affected by the efficiency of your heating system. Here is how they work together: Furnace heats the air in the winter and the blower circulates air throughout the home. AC evaporator coil removes heat […]
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How does an air conditioner freeze up when it is 95 Degrees outside? There are several reasons why your air conditioner would freeze up but the main culprit is that you are low on refrigerant, which means you probably have a leak. A leak will cause not enough pressure for the cold air that is […]
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The new tax laws have created some amazing ramifications for a business who are trying to find ways to increase their bottom line. Section 179 offers a deduction that has a real impact on equipment costs. Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment purchased […]
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If you are thinking about updating your cooling system, you may be trying to decide whether an air condition system or heat pump system is best for your home. Here are some highlights for each: Heat Pump Automatically reverses during the winter by taking heat from the outside and bringing it inside your home, leaving […]
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Thermostats have come a long way since the round dial models that are common in many older homes. Although they might work fine, there are many reasons why you might want to upgrade to a more advanced model. You want lower energy bills Switching from a manual thermostat to a programmable thermostat is a great […]
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One of the biggest and most common issues with the air conditioning system is a refrigerant leak. If your system is leaking, it can cause all sorts of performance and efficiency problems. In order to minimize the amount of damage that refrigerant leak can cause, it’s import to know what signs to look out for. […]
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Everyone is excited that Spring is finally here and before you know it summer will be here. As you think about baseball, days at the beach and the other great things about summer, don’t forget about your air conditioner. Spring is not only a transition time for the seasons, but it is also a transition […]
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So you have seen the signs that you are in need of a new air conditioner. All of your research talks about single stage and two stage air conditioning. Single Stage vs. Two Stage Air Conditioners The main difference between the single stage and two stage air conditioners is the type of compressor they use. […]
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The financial and environmental costs of using utilities add up fast. In many cases – and we’re all guilty of this – we don’t realize how much we’re consuming until the utility bill shows up. We scratch our heads and think, “wow, there’s no way I used 897 kilowatt-hours of electricity this month.” (The average […]
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There are a couple new tax laws that benefit both residential and commercial customers when upgrading existing HVAC equipment. Commercial-Section 179 is a new tax law that started on January 1st, 2018. Commercials customer have the ability to write off for tax purposes the cost of a new heating and air conditioning units in the […]
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On January 1st, 2020, R22 will be illegal in this great country of ours. Chlordoifluoromethane(or R22)is a colorless gas that is used in your air conditioner. It does a great job keeping your air cool in your house, but it reeks havoc on the ozone layer. So what does that mean to you…. If you […]
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Many homeowners struggle with if they should repair their equipment or if they should replace it. It is all ways be cheaper to repair, but if the equipment is always breaking down, it might not be the best use of your dollars. Here is a common rule of thumb to determine what might be the […]
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We don’t need to tell you that it is cold and flu season, but guess what, it is cold and flu season. Legacy Heating and Air has some good ideas on how to keep you out of the doctor’s office or hopped up on cold medicine. Clean those Ducts Do you know what is in […]
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