How to Clean Your Fireplace

As fall begins and winter nears, it’s time to brush off the cobwebs and get the fireplace ready for the cold season once again.

No matter what kind of hearth you have at home, dust, soot and dirt accumulate year-round, and fireplace cleaning should be done just before the next burn season. Proper cleaning and maintenance of the fireplace is crucial for health, efficiency and cost savings.

And with people staying home longer due to the coronavirus pandemic, fireplace sanitation is more important than ever.

The Best Air Conditioners of 2020: Buying Guide

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Please note: This article was updated April 30th, 2020.

It’s that time of year again – flowers are in bloom, birds are chirping and the temperature is on the rise. Summer’s right around the corner and it may be time for you to start thinking about how you’ll cool your home during the upcoming hot, sunny months.

With so many different options to choose from, trying to figure out exactly which air conditioning system to purchase can prove a daunting and overwhelming task. That’s why we at Total Home Supply have put together this comprehensive AC buying guide to help you identify what to look for when shopping for a new AC unit. Take a look at some of our top picks, then head on over to our website to shop and get free shipping on your order!

Air Conditioner TypeTop Product
Window ACFriedrich CCW12B10A
Through-the-Wall ACGeneral Electric AJCQ12DCG
Most Efficient ACPanasonic XE12SKUA-1
Heating & Cooling ACGE AZ65H15DAB
Multi-Zone Mini Split ACPanasonic CU-5E36QBU-5

More details on the top air conditioners of 2020 below.

Air Conditioner Noise? Check Out These Quiet Air Conditioners

Noisy air conditioner

Imagine this: You’re taking the afternoon to do some chores around the house. In the midst of cleaning, you notice it’s a bit warm, so you decide to turn on the AC. Ahh — cold air at last!

However, your personal comfort is quickly interrupted by a nuisance: noise. As soon as the air kicks on, you’re greeted by a loud clanking sound that doesn’t let up. “Which is worse: the noise or the heat?” you wonder to yourself as you fight the urge to turn off the AC.

Noisy air conditioners are a common annoyance, but far too many people simply accept noise as a part of having an air conditioner.

The good news? It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are the most common reasons for loud air conditioners, and solutions for how to reduce air conditioner noise. We will also highlight the best quiet air conditioner products on the market.

Ideal AC and Heat with Air Purification? It’s Possible with Panasonic nanoe™ X

The Panasonic nanoe X air conditioner from Total Home Supply.

When you think about heating and cooling your home or business, temperature might be the first thing that comes to mind. Depending on where you live, humidity control is probably a close second. What about indoor air quality? Whether you find yourself wishing you had a better way to manage dust buildup in your carpeting, or you are struggling with serious allergic reactions inside, indoor air quality is probably something you should be thinking about more often.