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

Pellet Stove Heating Might Be The Answer To Your Heating Problems


There are a huge number of ways that you can heat your home, and some are much more popular than others. Therefore, you have likely become pretty familiar with furnaces and space heaters, but you might not know too much about alternatives, like pellet stoves. Pellet stoves are not objectively better than furnaces in every respect, but they do bring some interesting benefits to the table that might appeal to you.

25 February 2016

Don't Let A Condensate Drain Clog Damage Your Air Conditioning


Air conditioning units are complex systems made up of a variety of different components. One of the more often overlooked components is the condensate drain. A clog in this area can cause a number of issues when it comes to the manner in which your unit will operate. Make sure you know not only what this drain is, but also how a clog can cause major problems. What Is A Condensate Drain?

4 February 2016

Constructing An Addition To Your Home? Use A Tankless Water Heater For Your New Bath


If you are constructing and addition to the home and you will have a bathroom in the space, ask about a tankless water heater for your water heating needs. Pulling water from the main hot water heater in another area around the house may cause a hot water delay, and it isn't efficient. You can easily get all of the hot water you need for the shower or the faucet in the bathroom with a tankless unit.

1 December 2015