Millions of people know the joy of owning a pet. However, living in the same house with pets comes with its challenges. For example, furry animals shed a lot, which can get into the circulating air and create allergens. Fortunately, you can learn how to live with these animals without having to suffer compromised indoor air quality. Here are the top AC system maintenance tips if you share your home with pets.
17 January 2023
You will need the furnace more often as the weather gets colder. However, when you turn on the unit and instantly detect a burning odor, you may have serious issues that require expert attention. The following are possible reasons for unpleasant odors in the home upon activation of the heating system. The Burning Plastic Odor You should follow your instincts whenever you smell plastic immediately after you turn on your heater.
4 January 2023
Properly maintaining your heating system will not only help to prevent a system failure, but it can also help you to keep your monthly energy bills to a minimum by ensuring that your heating system functions as energy-efficiently as possible. This maintenance will require you to complete three simple steps. You can learn more about each of these three steps below. Step #1: Clean Or Change Your Air Filter Many problems with your home's heating system can be prevented by simply taking the time to clean or replace your air filter each time it becomes soiled.
12 December 2022
The motor in an air conditioning system is designed to turn the fan so it can blow air in or out of the building. More importantly, since this is an integral component, it needs to function well for the air conditioner to cool the residence as needed. But like all other parts of the AC, the motor can start acting up when you least expect it. For instance, you may notice the airflow is weak, the fan is turning slowly, it doesn't quit when the AC is turned off, or the motor isn't running.
23 November 2022
HVAC efficiency should be a priority for homeowners who are looking to reduce their monthly energy costs. If your home struggles with uneven temperatures or doesn't stay cool at all, you may already suspect that your AC is underperforming. Unfortunately, energy inefficiency can be hard to detect in a central air conditioner. Your AC may be running poorly even if it seems to be keeping your home comfortable enough. Here are three signs your central air conditioner is underperforming.
31 October 2022
While the need for residential AC repairs will be very obvious if your cooling system suddenly stops working, there are often far more subtle signs that can alert you to the need for repairs long before your system stops working altogether. Learning to spot these signs can help you avoid the inconvenience and discomfort that can come with a broken cooling system in the middle of the summer and can often help to keep your repair bills lower as well by allowing you to avoid the need for emergency repairs.
14 October 2022
Air conditioners do not last forever. But the worst way to find that your air conditioner is on its way out is to wait for it to fail completely. Inevitably, this happens when it's really hot outside, leaving you to sweat away in a toasty, warm home. If you're keen and aware, you can take note when your AC is on its way out. Here are the key signs your AC unit is starting to struggle.
27 September 2022
If you've lived in your home for years and you've never had your HVAC ducts cleaned out, it may be time to consider having it done. Dust accumulates in your ducts just like it does everywhere else in your home. In addition, your ducts might have mold, rodent urine and droppings, and insects inside them that contribute to your allergies and give your home a bad odor. Here's an overview of what to expect with duct cleaning.
7 September 2022
You probably know the drill: you must maintain your home's HVAC system to keep it running efficiently. A poorly maintained system will use more energy to generate less heat, ultimately costing you extra money on your utility bills while making your home less comfortable. Unfortunately, these aren't the only consequences of ignoring your home's heating needs. If you use a natural gas furnace to heat your home, you're generating energy through a process of controlled combustion.
28 July 2022
Purchasing a new home is, in many ways, like purchasing a new car, but on a much larger financial scale. Just as with a car, you need to consider the long-term costs of ownership and maintenance. While maintaining your home costs some money upfront, that maintenance pays off in the long run by helping you avoid unexpected expenses and costly repairs. Your home's HVAC system is particularly vulnerable to poor maintenance and neglect.
28 July 2022