Ready For The Cold Weather To End? How To Make Sure Your AC Is Ready For The Return Of Summer


The weather might be cold now, but it's going to start warming up pretty soon. That means you need to make sure that your air conditioner is operational. Even a minor maintenance problem can put your air conditioner out of commission for a while. Unfortunately, during the summer, even a few hours without your air conditioner can be too long, especially if you don't have any other way to keep cool.

26 December 2017

Tired Of Uneven Heat And Dusty Air? What To Do


If the heat in your home is uneven throughout the house, and if you have air that is dry and dusty, don't deal with it all winter or all year. Instead, talk with a heating and cooling professional to see what you can do to have the furnace fixed, to have the air evenly distributed throughout the house, and to fix the air quality. Here are some of the things that you want to have the HVAC repair professional address while they are at your house and ready to work on your furnace.

8 November 2017

How To Deal With A Home Oil Heater


If you have recently moved into a house with a heating system that relies on home heating oil rather than a furnace that is electric or natural gas-fueled, you may wonder what you can and should do to maintain and deal with your home oil heater. Using a home oil heater is in some ways very different from other home heating systems, and it is important that you get to know these differences so that you can properly use and maintain your oil heater.

27 February 2017

Finding The Source Of Your Electric Baseboard Heating System's Low- Or No-Heat Condition


If you have electric baseboard heating in your home, and you recently noticed your units are not emitting as much warm air as they have in the past, you will most likely want to find a remedy in repairing them quickly. There are several reasons why electric baseboard heating units may not effectively be dispersing air at the temperature you desire. Here are some spots to check on to see if you can get the heat back to an acceptable level on your own.

17 January 2017

3 Simple Things You Can Do To Protect Your Heater


Most homes have a heating system in them. This is by far the most effective way to keep a home safe and warm during the cold months. However, not all homeowners know what they should do to keep their heating system working well. If you can maintain the system properly you can avoid expensive heating repairs. Here are some things that you can do to keep your heater working well.

31 December 2016

Need A New Thermostat? Two Things You Need To Know


If you want to get a new thermostat and control unit for the heating and cooling system in your home, you want to find an HVAC contractor to see what units are compatible with your system. Changing the thermostat in your home can make controlling the temperature in your home a lot easier, and it can help you save money. You can get a new system with a touch screen and LED lighting, even if your heating and cooling system is a little older.

7 December 2016

How To Fix A Central Air Conditioner That Isn't Blowing Air


If you turned down the thermostat today and noticed that your home's central air conditioner never came on, then there are a few things you can check yourself before you place a call to a professional HVAC repair technician. To this end, follow these steps to restore your home's air conditioning service: Step 1: Replace the Batteries in Your Thermostat Since your thermostat's job is to judge the ambient room temperature and turn your home's air conditioner on and off, it is vital that the thermostat is working properly.

11 October 2016

Mistakes That Will Cause Premature Wear And Damage To Your Outdoor AC Unit


Your outdoor AC condenser keeps you comfortable in the summer, so it's important to take good care of it. Unfortunately, many homeowners make some little mistakes when it comes to caring for or maintaining their outdoor AC units. These mistakes can lead to breakdowns and malfunctions. Mistake: Covering your unit with a plain tarp. It makes sense to protect your AC unit during the winter months and the offseason. However, you need to make sure you're using the right cover.

12 July 2016

Air Conditioning A Home With Steam Boiler Heating


Many homes have forced air heating, and adding air conditioning to those homes is simple because the central air conditioning can be delivered through the same ductwork used for heating. But what happens when you have boiler-style heating? You don't have ductwork in place for central air, and adding it would involve ripping down walls and doing major renovations. You might think you'll have to settle for window AC units, but this is not the case.

12 July 2016

Seasonal Preparations: Get Your AC Unit's Concrete Slab Ready For The Summer


If your air conditioning system struggles to cool your home every year, clean and level the concrete base that supports the outdoor unit. Grass, weeds and other obstructions can be big problems if they grow around the unit and keep the condenser coil inside it from rejecting heat out of the system. An unlevel base may also cause problems for the parts inside the unit by corroding and rusting them. If you don't clean and level the base, you may need to make repairs on the compressor and condensing coil later.

20 May 2016