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How To Keep Your Utility Bill Low In The Winter

How To Keep Your Utility Bill Low In The Winter

Can you imagine going through the winter without your home’s heating system? Neither can we, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay an arm and a leg to the energy company just to make it through the winter comfortably. There are many ways to save money while keeping your home as warm as possible this winter. Below are some common mistakes that homeowners can make that can make a significant impact on your monthly utility bill.   Letting the warm air escape Trying to heat your home is challenging when much of the warm air you're paying for is escaping through cracks a...

How HVAC Maintenance Can Save You Money

How HVAC Maintenance Can Save You Money

It probably comes as no surprise that having routine maintenance on your HVAC unit can help you avoid costly issues in the lifetime of your unit. Like the maintenance your car requires to last as long as possible, your HVAC is an investment that is worth protecting. Additionally, a poorly maintained system will likely need a complete replacement sooner than it should. Finally, routine maintenance provides you with peace of mind that your unit is in top shape when the worst weather strikes. Without your seasonal tune-ups, you may be looking at unexpected issues that could arise at any time th...

5 Ways To Improve Your Homes Air Quality:

5 Ways To Improve Your Homes Air Quality:

Your home's air quality can make a vital difference in the comfort level for you and anyone under your roof. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollutants can cause severe illness for high-risk groups such as the elderly, young children, and anyone with certain preexisting illnesses. Poor indoor air quality can also lead to issues from pet dander, allergens, mold, and other contaminants. Therefore, it's necessary to understand how your home may be affected by air pollutants to know how to address the issue with a Mohr Air Conditioning indoor air quality...

2022 Air Purifier Buying Guide

2022 Air Purifier Buying Guide

With winter right around the corner and a new COVID variant popping up what seems like every other month, people are looking for ways to improve their home's air quality. Air Purifiers have gained popularity as an effective tool to ensure that the air inside your home is cleaner than ever. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollutants can cause severe illness for high-risk groups such as the elderly, young children, and anyone with certain preexisting diseases. In addition, poor indoor air quality can also lead to issues from pet dander, allergens, mold, a...

Home Buyers Guide To Efficient Heating And Cooling:

Home Buyers Guide To Efficient Heating And Cooling:

Purchasing or building a home is a long and complicated process that is problematic for most considering the many factors now contributing to overall comfort in modern-day homes. In addition, it can be tricky when trying to find ways to save on that pesky monthly utility bill. When it comes to saving money while heating or cooling your home, efficiency is vital. The more efficient you can make your home or your HVAC unit, the less you're going to pay in the long run. Below is Mohr's guide to efficient heating and cooling all year long.   Ventilation: Ventilation is a great wa...

What Should I Do To Prepare My House For The Winter?

What Should I Do To Prepare My House For The Winter?

The harsh winds and unexpected freezes of winter demand home preparation. Your first thought may go to your plumbing system or even your patio plants! But, while we'll be thinking about these things for our own homes, we need to prepare the system that will battle the cold winter air and keep your pipes warm: your furnace. In the winter, your furnace works overtime to keep your home in comfortable conditions, so it's imperative that you are prepared for winter with your furnace in tip-top shape. Below you'll find our top tips for preparing your home for the winter weather! &nbs...

10 Tips To Improve Home Indoor Air Quality

10 Tips To Improve Home Indoor Air Quality

Thanks to innovations in modern-day home insulation and sealants, along with more Americans staying indoors due to Covid-19, the phrase "get some fresh air" has more meaning than ever before. Unfortunately, the air circulating inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside. You may not see indoor air pollution, but it could still be causing issues in your home. Several health effects are linked to poor indoor air quality. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollutants can cause severe illness for high-risk groups such as the elde...

Air Duct Cleaning: Is It Worth It?

Air Duct Cleaning: Is It Worth It?

For most homeowners, the last thing on your mind in today's crazy world is whether or not your ducts are dirty. Like most services for your home, what matters most is who you get to do the job. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends you have a qualified and licensed technician check every component of your HVAC system during a duct cleaning service. For the best result, be sure whomever you hire is certified and you trust them to complete the service correctly. Let's break down what you can do to ensure you get the most value out of your service.   What Makes Ai...

Heat Pumps vs. Air Conditioners

Heat Pumps vs. Air Conditioners

Most of us are familiar with the unbearable heat and humidity that requires immediate relief after a short ten minutes outside. How your home cools is not nearly as important as making sure your home is cool after a day in the sun. Still, when it comes to homeowners seeking efficiency and a lower electricity bill, they might want to know which is better, a heat pump or an air conditioner.   Air Conditioners: How they work. The modern-day air conditioner works by bringing in hot air and then letting it pass over pipes with coolant flowing through them. The air is cooled by the coils a...

When Is the Best Time to Replace Your AC Unit?

When Is the Best Time to Replace Your AC Unit?

A reliable AC unit is a necessity in Arkansas. The weather is changing dramatically every year, and if your unit hasn’t been updated in over a decade, it might be time for a new and improved unit. Besides giving you the full comfort experience, a system update can cut costs on your annual energy bill. Your current air conditioner doesn’t have to be old to need a replacement. Unaddressed wear and tear can also require an upgrade. How do you tell if your system is beyond repair, though? Read on to find out.   Replace or Repair? Replacing your HVAC unit is expensive. The es...

Ductless Versus Central AC: All You Need to Know

Ductless Versus Central AC: All You Need to Know

Here in Arkansas, air conditioning is an important part of everyday life, especially in the summer. When buying or building a home, the correct comfort system should be considered, whether you're trying to install or replace the current unit. The main question is which system will work best with your home, ductless or central AC? There are a few ways to determine your perfect HVAC unit.     The Size of The House One of the most important factors when choosing between a central or ductless system is the size of the area you want to cool or heat. A ductless air conditioner is ex...

The Benefits of Smart Home Technology

The Benefits of Smart Home Technology

With the start of the new millennium, science and technology moved in leaps and bounds. From a massive desktop just 20 years ago to an entire computer squeezed into small handheld devices, technological advancements have made their way into every aspect of our lives. Now, even a simple mobile phone has replaced a watch, calculator, note pads, alarm clocks, and the entire mailing system. Distances have vanished due to the advancement in science. Now you can get connected with the entire world while sitting on your couch, or anywhere really. Sounds cool, right? Let’s discuss a few reaso...

What Did People Do Before AC?

What Did People Do Before AC?

You might think the answer is that people slowly melted due to the intense heat, but surprisingly, people were very resourceful and found ways to stay cool even without air conditioners. In fact, the modern air conditioner has only been around for a little over 100 years. It wasn’t even widely available for homes until the 1970s! A you can imagine, the innovations that came before our wonderful cooling box had to be worthwhile.   The Start of AC In 1902, engineer Willis Carrier sought to dehumidify the printing plant where he worked because the magazine papers kept wrinkling. In...

How Does Ventilation Affect Your Energy Bill?

How Does Ventilation Affect Your Energy Bill?

Attic Ventilation Proper attic ventilation goes a long way towards regulating your home temperatures and reducing energy costs.   Though heat rises, it won’t make a difference if your home has an attic with poor ventilation. In the summer, the temperatures in your attic soar to over 120° F. Vents push the hot air up and out of your home, keeping the cool air inside. Though insulation in the attic does help create a barrier to contain the hot air, without good ventilation, this air will eventually spill out into the rest of your home, causing you to crank up your air conditi...

How Variable Speed Compressors Save Money & Increase Efficiency

How Variable Speed Compressors Save Money & Increase Efficiency

We could all stand to save a little money, especially when it comes to cooling our homes during the blazing Arkansas summers. What if we told you there was a way you could save money while also increasing the efficiency of your HVAC system? Installing a Variable Speed Compressor in your home is a great way to reduce costs and energy use. Learn more about this magical money-saving and efficient tool below!   A Variable Compressor & You So, first off, what even is a variable compressor? It’s a part of your HVAC system. You might not have guessed it, but most HVAC units are se...

Is A Bigger HVAC System Better?

Is A Bigger HVAC System Better?

Ensuring your system is the perfect size for your home will give you more control over your environment, including the humidity level, indoor air quality, and even your energy bills. With the help of a heating and cooling specialist from Mohr, you can rest assured your system will be perfect.   Bigger Isn’t Better There's such thing as a good fit, but conversely, there's also such thing as a poor fit. To determine whether or not your system is a misshapen puzzle piece in your home or if it's as snug as a glove, refer to the following checklist for common signs of an o...

How Your AC System Can Make or Break Indoor Allergies This Summer

How Your AC System Can Make or Break Indoor Allergies This Summer

As you've probably noticed, allergy season doesn't abide by anyone's schedule. Whether it's grass pollen in the spring or tree pollen in the summer, it's difficult to escape your allergies, even in your own home. However, no one wants to be trapped indoors, so the least we could do at Mohr Air Conditioning is help you maintain a safe haven against allergies. Allergies are really your body’s reaction to biological contaminants. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), common sources of allergies in the home include the following: Pollen Mold Pet sa...

How Your Heat Pump Cools Your Home

How Your Heat Pump Cools Your Home

The great thing about your air conditioner is it works as a dehumidifier and a cooling system. As air moves over your evaporator coil, it condenses thanks to the cold refrigerant. So, your home is relieved of heat and humidity with AC. However, with a heat pump, you can reduce the amount of work your AC has to perform to cool your spaces. Don’t be fooled by its name. A heat pump can offer sweet relief during the summer in addition to its winter benefits.   What Is A Heat Pump? Similar to an air conditioning system, the main unit of a heat pump is installed outside your home. If ...

Choosing the Right Sized Air Conditioner for Your Home

Choosing the Right Sized Air Conditioner for Your Home

As much as they have become the norm for homeowners, we can still try to limit the extent of your AC hardship. If you find your system frequently gives you headaches, there might be a not-so-obvious cause to all your problems. As a homeowner, you already deal with a lot. The Mohr team can help you take on your air conditioning woes so you can get back to the comfort of your home sooner. Today, we’ll walk you through why the correct sized air conditioner unit can make a world of difference for your indoor environment.   What Does the “Right Size” Mean? It’s a co...

How Impending Weather Can Damage Your AC Unit

How Impending Weather Can Damage Your AC Unit

It’s already been a year of storms, and we’re not even halfway through 2021. Homeowners have had to deal with power outages, downed trees, and flash floods, and as it starts to warm up, hail damage will only rise across Eastern Arkansas. Our team at Mohr is always prepared to help homeowners keep their air conditioning systems in peak condition. Still, we know you don't have much control over the weather. That's why we want to give you everything you need to prevent hail damage.   Hailing AC Repairs Hail damage is more likely to happen with central systems than wit...