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Getting Smarter About Energy Savings

How Programmable Thermostats Can Save You Money If you’re interested in saving on utilities this summer, the first place you should look is your electric bill. Chances are that in the warmer months, you’re running your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable. But did you know that there are many ways you [...]

By | July 12th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Montgomery Food Bank Drive Brings in Best Totals Yet

Thank you to everyone who has helped pull in the best totals yet for the latest food drive for Montgomery Area Food Bank. Here are the totals generated at the Oct. 19 live remote with Cumulus Radio at Winn-Dixie, 701 E. Main St., Prattville, Ala.: - Total food donations: 765 pounds - Monetary donations: $1,082.67, [...]

By | October 21st, 2015|Blog, Community|Comments Off on Montgomery Food Bank Drive Brings in Best Totals Yet

AirNow Cool Kids Contest campaign wins Spectrum Marketing Award

AirNow Cooling & Heating's Cool Kids Facebook Contest won a 2015 Spectrum Marketing Award for best Facebook campaign, an integrated social media marketing program managed by Marketing With a Flair. The award was presented to Marketing With a Flair June 11 during the Spectrum Awards event held at Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, Ariz. The [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|AC, Blog|Comments Off on AirNow Cool Kids Contest campaign wins Spectrum Marketing Award

First food drive brings in 1,970 pounds of food

AirNow Cooling & Heating has teamed up with Cumulus Media radio stations to bring in the equivalent of 1,970 pounds of food between non-perishable food and cash donations. The first in a series of food drives was held at Winn-Dixie, Wetumpka, Ala., April 29. Cumulus Media radio stations and AirNow Cooling & Heating are comping [...]

By | May 6th, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on First food drive brings in 1,970 pounds of food

Cumulus Media & AirNow fight hunger in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala., (April, 7, 2015) — Cumulus Media radio stations are teaming up with AirNow Cooling & Heating to fight hunger in the River Region by promoting a series of food drives for the Montgomery Area Food Bank. Each quarter this year, Cumulus Media Montgomery radio stations WLWI-FM, WXFX-FM, WHHY-FM and WMXS-FM will join AirNow [...]

By | April 7th, 2015|Blog, Community, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cumulus Media & AirNow fight hunger in Montgomery

Thermostats: Making the Right Choice

When it comes time to consider buying a new thermostat, we know that our customers can get overwhelmed by the myriad choices available. It can be difficult to sort out what is necessary from what is simply cool and interesting, with all the gadgets that the higher-end thermostats have. At AirNow Cooling & Heating, we [...]

By | January 11th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Thermostats: Making the Right Choice

Heating Maintenance: Preventing Emergencies

Homeowners have to be aware of what is going on in their homes. Many people know what it means to let necessary maintenance tasks slip, only to realize that something very serious has gone wrong in that absentmindedness. It is so much better for homeowners to take care of their home’s HVAC equipment, through home [...]

By | January 11th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Heating Maintenance: Preventing Emergencies

4 Ways to Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter

No matter the part of the country that you live in, you will undoubtedly want to follow tips and tricks for saving money on your heating bill. After all, there's nothing better than coming home to a warm and cozy home knowing that you won't be emptying your savings account. Here at Air Control Air [...]

By | January 11th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on 4 Ways to Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter

Understanding the Benefits of a Remote Thermostat

Here at Air Control AZ, we specialize in installing and repairing air conditioning systems in Kingman. Over the years, we have learned that having a remote thermostat -- one that is connected to the Internet -- is extremely advantageous. And not only is this type of thermostat beneficial to residential properties, but even moreso for [...]

By | January 11th, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding the Benefits of a Remote Thermostat

The big benefits of duct sealing

In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts, according to Energy Star. The result is higher [...]

By | January 2nd, 2015|Blog, Duct sealing, Duct sealing|Comments Off on The big benefits of duct sealing

Make Your ENERGY STAR Resolution to Save Energy

This New Year, join us in making an ENERGY STAR resolution to save energy by taking the pledge today. Pledge to take energy saving actions in your home today that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help protect our climate for years to come. About AirNow Cooling & Heating AirNow Cooling & Heating is a [...]

By | January 2nd, 2015|Blog, General tips, Heating, Maintenance, Tune-up, Weatherizing|Comments Off on Make Your ENERGY STAR Resolution to Save Energy

Does Closing AC Vents During the Day Help?

Does it help to close vents in rooms not being used during the day? The answer to this question is very site specific and dependent on several factors, such as: heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system design, location of the thermostat, house design, and climate, according to ENERGY STAR. In the right situation, closing [...]

By | December 15th, 2014|Blog, General tips, Heating|Comments Off on Does Closing AC Vents During the Day Help?

5 hottest tips to keep you warm

Make this year’s fall season also represent a fall in energy costs. Start now with these heating tips from ENERGY STAR.  Enjoy lower energy bills compared to last year, increased comfort, plus that warm feeling that comes from knowing you’re helping reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change, making a difference in the environment for [...]

By | December 15th, 2014|Blog, General tips, Heating|Comments Off on 5 hottest tips to keep you warm

#TipsEnergy: Weatherizing your home for colder weather

The cooler weather brings on changes to the seasons and the need to turn on the heat. But the cooler weather doesn't have to mean sky-high energy bills. By taking simple and inexpensive actions, you can save energy and money. We want to know how you reduce your energy bills and stay comfortable during the cool fall [...]

By | December 2nd, 2014|Blog, Heating, Insulation, Weatherizing|Comments Off on #TipsEnergy: Weatherizing your home for colder weather

Home Heating Energy Saver 101

Space heating is likely the largest energy expense in your home, accounting for about 45 percent of the average American family’s energy bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That means making smart decisions about your home’s heating system can have a big impact on your energy bills. Energy.gov's new Energy Saver 101 infographic [...]

By | December 2nd, 2014|Blog, Heating|Comments Off on Home Heating Energy Saver 101

The latest news from AirNow

Check out the latest news from AirNow in Cool Solutions & Hot Topics by AirNow. About AirNow Cooling & Heating AirNow Cooling & Heating is a full-service air-conditioning and heating contractor located in Millbrook, Ala., serving Montgomery, Autauga, Lowndes and Elmore Counties. The business services and installs heating and air-conditioning systems. In addition to completing scheduled service checks, repairing existing [...]

By | November 17th, 2014|AC, Blog, General tips, Heating, Newsletter, Tune-up, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The latest news from AirNow

5 Ways to Have a Fun Summer in Montgomery

When you're looking to have a fun in the summertime in Montgomery, Alabama, there is almost an endless supply of activities to take part in. This wonderful city welcomes everyone with southern hospitality, which is sure to leave you yearning to come back time and time again. Here are 5 ways you and your family [...]

By | November 14th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Have a Fun Summer in Montgomery

4 Tips for Minimizing Home Maintenance Costs

One of the best things about renting an apartment or home is that you don't usually get stuck with maintenance expenses. Take for example that the water pipes start leaking. Your landlord will be required to pay for the repairs. But then again, owning your own home does come with its advantages, such as not [...]

By | November 14th, 2014|Blog, Maintenance|Comments Off on 4 Tips for Minimizing Home Maintenance Costs

The basics: Complete home heating and cooling system

High–efficiency systems are engineered and installed to deliver more comfort, better moisture control, improved indoor air quality and quieter operation. Check out this interesting fact sheet from Energy Star to learn more about a complete heating and cooling system. Heating and cooling systems can cost a homeowner more than $1,000 -- more than half of [...]

By | October 21st, 2014|AC, Air filters, Blog, Heating|Comments Off on The basics: Complete home heating and cooling system

Time for a heating system check-up

The frigid months are quickly approaching and soon your home's heating system will be working overtime to keep your family warm and toasty. This is the time of year to have your furnace professionally examined to ensure the safety of your home and loved ones. A thorough inspection and tune-up by a qualified technician will uncover [...]

By | September 30th, 2014|Blog, General tips, Heating, Maintenance, Tune-up|Comments Off on Time for a heating system check-up

Think Pink: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October AirNow is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.  The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s [...]

By | September 30th, 2014|Blog, Consumer Info, General tips|Comments Off on Think Pink: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

#TipsEnergy: Weatherize your home for the fall

The start of fall brings cooler weather, changing leaves and the need to turn on the heat. But the cooler weather doesn't have to mean sky high energy bills. By taking simple and inexpensive actions, you can save energy and money with these tips from Energy.gov. This month, we want to know how you reduce your energy [...]

By | September 16th, 2014|Blog, General tips, Heating, Maintenance, Tune-up|Comments Off on #TipsEnergy: Weatherize your home for the fall

Tips for home energy efficiency

With the excitement of football season in full swing, summer is fading, and with it, you are seeing some relief in your energy bills. When the chill of winter begins to set in, however, it won’t be long before they slowly start to creep back up. The good news is that there are some steps you [...]

By | September 8th, 2014|Blog, General tips, Heating, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tips for home energy efficiency

Energy Saver Tips: Air conditioners

There are several ways you can save while keeping your home cool and comfortable. Here's some Energy Saver Tips from the U.S. Department of Energy: Cooling Tips Set your thermostat at as high a temperature as comfortably possible in the summer, and ensure humidity control if needed. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor [...]

By | September 1st, 2014|AC, Blog, Fans, General tips|Comments Off on Energy Saver Tips: Air conditioners

Why changing your air filter regularly will pay off

This air filter is well past its useful life. Changing your air filter regularly may be the easiest and one of the most important maintenance routines you can do for your home. Here's facts you should know about your air-conditioning system from the U.S. Department of Energy. Check your filter every month, especially during heavy [...]

By | September 1st, 2014|AC, Air filters, Blog|Comments Off on Why changing your air filter regularly will pay off

9 ways to reduce your summer energy bill

Wikimedia Commons image Heating and cooling your home make up a whopping 43 percent of your monthly utility bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Are you looking for ways to keep your power bill down this summer? Try nine different ways to reduce your energy bill during the summer with these tips from the [...]

By | August 13th, 2014|AC, Blog|Comments Off on 9 ways to reduce your summer energy bill

Home Cooling Energy Saver 101

As summer continues to heat up and temperatures rise, many of us are cranking up our air conditioners to stay cool. It may come as no surprise then that air conditioners use about five percent of all the electricity produced in the United States, costing homeowners more than $11 billion a year in energy costs. This summer, instead [...]

By | July 28th, 2014|AC, Blog|Comments Off on Home Cooling Energy Saver 101

Facts you should know: The basics of air conditioning

An AirNow Cooling & Heating service technician checks an air-conditioning unit. Air conditioning is one of the most common ways to cool homes and buildings. Here's facts you should know about the basics of air conditioning from the U.S. Department of Energy. How air conditioners work Air conditioners employ the same operating principles [...]

By | July 28th, 2014|AC, Blog|Comments Off on Facts you should know: The basics of air conditioning

Top reasons to seal and insulate your home

Energy Star's info graphic lists common air leaks. Most homes in the United States don't have enough insulation and have significant air leaks. In fact, if you added up all the leaks, holes and gaps in a typical home's envelope, it would be the equivalent of having a window open every day of [...]

By | July 21st, 2014|Blog, Insulation|Comments Off on Top reasons to seal and insulate your home

Signs you need to replace your HVAC unit

There are several clear signs its time to consider replacing your heating and cooling equipment or improve the performance of your overall system. Energy Star points out 9 signs. It may be time to call a professional contractor to help you make a change if: 1. Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old. [...]

By | July 16th, 2014|AC, Blog, Heating|Comments Off on Signs you need to replace your HVAC unit

Summer vacation tips for a perfect, stress-free trip

WikiMedia Commons photo by AlbertHerring Summer vacation is a time to be free and enjoy some fun in the sun, but if you don’t take the time to plan for your trip, you may end up more stressed than when you started. Here's some tips to help you plan the perfect vacation: • Check the [...]

By | July 8th, 2014|Blog, General tips|Comments Off on Summer vacation tips for a perfect, stress-free trip

Classic signs of cooling system trouble

WikiMedia Commons summer sun image by Alistair Murdoch. Imagine you have just returned home on a hot summer day and want nothing more than to seek shelter from the heat in your cool home. Instead, you discover your home is nearly as hot as it is outside. During those blistering hot summer days, the [...]

By | July 2nd, 2014|AC, Blog, Maintenance|Comments Off on Classic signs of cooling system trouble

Ask an Expert: Does running ceiling fans cool the home faster?

Ceiling fan image by Norm, Wikimedia Commons, 2005 Q. Will running my ceiling fans while using my cooling system help to cool my house faster and keep it cooler so the system doesn’t run as frequent? Believing that ceiling fans help to cool a home is a misconception among many people. As most [...]

By | June 18th, 2014|Blog, Fans|Comments Off on Ask an Expert: Does running ceiling fans cool the home faster?

Understanding Dehumidifier basics

Wikimedia Commons photo by Ljh3822 Looking for the basic facts about dehumidifiers for your home? Here’s interesting information from ENERGY STAR. Capacity Dehumidifier capacity is usually measured in pints per 24 hours and is determined by two factors: the size of the space that needs to be dehumidified and the conditions that exist [...]

By | June 18th, 2014|Blog, Humidifier and dehumidifier|Comments Off on Understanding Dehumidifier basics

How do I know if I need a dehumidifier?

Wikimedia Commons photograph by Bill Fitzpatrick. When do you know if you need a dehumidifier for your home? Here's some great easy tips from ENERGY STAR on clear signs when you need a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier is used to remove excess moisture from the air. Some of the most common indications that you may [...]

By | June 14th, 2014|Humidifier and dehumidifier, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How do I know if I need a dehumidifier?

What makes a high-quality HVAC installation

Here's some great tips from ENERGY STAR on what makes up a high-quality home comfort system installation. Proper Sizing of Equipment Installing the right size equipment for your home is essential to getting the best performance for your heating and cooling equipment and maintaining the comfort you deserve. Some believe that bigger is better when [...]

By | June 4th, 2014|AC, Blog, Selecting an HVAC company|Comments Off on What makes a high-quality HVAC installation

Congratulations to Lydia, Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to Cool Kid Lydia, grand prize winner of the AirNow Cool Kids contest. Lydia and family members were on hand May 12 at AirNow Cooling & Heating, Millbrook, Ala., for the presentation of the grand prize--a $500 gift card for groceries. Lydia is a member of the Prattville YMCA gymnastics team and participates at [...]

By | May 21st, 2014|Blog, Contest|Comments Off on Congratulations to Lydia, Grand Prize Winner

Is your air conditioner ready for a spring tune-up?

Contact AirNow Cooling & Heating for a spring tune-up of your air conditioner. After an entire winter of inactivity, your air conditioner needs a bit of TLC, and that's exactly how AirNow Cooling & Heating can assist you. There are few things more frustrating than turning on your AC only to discover that it's [...]

By | May 12th, 2014|Blog, Tune-up|Comments Off on Is your air conditioner ready for a spring tune-up?

Change the AC Filter to Keep it Running Smoothly

Here's a few fundamentals from Energy Star for maintaining clean air and a smoothly running air-conditioning system in your home. Check your filter every month, especially during heavy use months—winter and summer. If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every three months. A dirty filter will slow down [...]

By | May 6th, 2014|Air filters, Air quality, Blog|Comments Off on Change the AC Filter to Keep it Running Smoothly