Mini Split Cleaning: The Basics

Mini split maintenance guide

You’ve already made a great choice by getting a mini-split unit that heats, cools, or does both for your home or other space.

Once your mini split air conditioner is installed and running smoothly, you may forget that there is another important step to keep in mind: maintenance.

Like any home appliance, mini split air conditioners run at their best when they are kept up and maintained properly by regular cleaning and checkups. However, most people aren’t quite sure where to start when it comes to maintaining a unit like this.

That’s why we’ve put together this handy how-to guide that lays out everything you need to know about keeping your unit clean and running in tip-top shape.

Mini Split vs Central Air/Heat: Which is Right for You?

Mini Split vs Central Air/Heat: A Guide

Mini split systems and central HVAC systems often get mixed up, but there are a few big differences between the two. Understanding these differences will give you a better idea of which type of system to add to your home. And should you choose to go with a mini split system, you’ll want to study up on our free Multi Zone Mini Splits Buying Guide to find the perfect system for your needs.

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.

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.