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
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
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
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
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
When you turn on your window air conditioner, you expect the system to work properly and run smoothly. However, if you hear any odd noises when turning it on, there could be something wrong. Not only is this bothersome, as it keeps you from getting a good night's sleep or enjoying time with your family, but it is also a sign that some minor repairs need to be done. Here are some easy ways to decrease the noise.
17 September 2015
If you want to have a more efficient AC system for your home, compact systems offer many options. For central HVAC systems, these are high velocity air conditioners that use a system of compact ducts. These systems have a space saving design and are great for things like retrofitting existing homes with modern cooling systems. Here are some things you may want to know before you have a compact AC system installed in your home:
26 August 2015
The air quality inside your home can have a great impact on your health and overall well being. If the air is not clean, it can wreak havoc on those who have allergies, asthma, sinus problems, skin irritation or other respiratory conditions. At any given time dust mites, pet dander, mold and other allergens may be floating throughout the air in your home. However, there are steps you can take to improve the air quality in your home.
20 July 2015
In the midst of a hot summer day, nothing is worse than your air conditioner turning off. While you can try and troubleshoot the problem on your own, chances are you won't be able to get it up and running without contacting an HVAC professional. One way you can prevent problems with your air conditioner is by keeping the filter clean. It's easy to remember to clean your toilet and refrigerator, but it's easy to forget that the filter in your air conditioner needs to be cleaned regularly too.
9 July 2015
Your air conditioner looked so good when you first had it installed, but time has passed and it's starting to look a little banged up. Most notably, those little fins on the outside of the condenser are getting bent. This is a common problem for many homeowners. Luckily, there's an easy solution. These answers to common questions about air conditioner fins will help you understand why the fins are important and how you can maintain them.
25 June 2015