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
If you heat your home with heating oil, then you know how expensive it can be to have it delivered to your home on a regular basis. In order to make it more affordable, you will want to know of these four ways to save: Fill During the Off Season: One way to help save on heating oil costs, is to fill up during the off season. This is because the oil prices typically rise in the winter since the demand for it is high.
23 June 2015
The typical choice when you install an AC unit is a central-air system. Such a system will require you to install a system of ducts, which will push conditioned air into every room. The advantage of such a system is that it will rapidly cool your entire house. On the other hand, if you want to keep costs down both at installation and as you operate your system, you should consider using a mini-split system.
22 June 2015
Whether you're building a new home or looking to improve your existing home's heating, one of the best places to start is with the natural heat sources around you. The sun generates a significant amount of heat, and that heat is not often used to its fullest potential by homeowners. Understanding how the sun's heat is generated and what effect it has on your home can allow you to maximize your home's layout and design to capitalize on it.
19 June 2015
Running an air conditioner in your home can sometimes be very costly. Fortunately, there are many different things that you can do in order to help make the cost of cooling your home more affordable for you. 1. Don't Use Your Dryer During the hot summer months, you should avoid using your dryer as much as possible. If you're not in a huge rush to get your clothes dry, it's much better to either dry your clothes on an outdoor clothesline or let them dry indoors on collapsible drying racks.
18 June 2015
Although you may have your heating and air conditioning system inspected and maintained regularly, you might not have put much thought into having your vents and ducts cleaned. However, duct cleaning is a necessary maintenance task if you want to keep your system in good shape and if you want to improve the air quality inside of your home. Luckily, most heating and air conditioning companies offer duct cleaning services if you need them.
16 June 2015
Breathing in dirty, stagnant air when you are at home is not good for your health, but how do you get cleaner air inside your house? One solution is to have an HVAC company install a whole-house air purifier system. This type of system is much more effective than a portable air purifier, and it will clean all the air in your entire home. How Does It Work? A whole-house air purifier system is a device that is tied to your home's central AC system ductwork.
16 June 2015
Heat pumps are excellent heating and cooling appliances for your home. But when the fan in your heat pump stops turning, you may think that you'll need to make major repairs to restart it. That may not be true. A number of things can make the fan quit, including power surges and foreign objects. Here's what you can do to troubleshoot and possibly restart your heat pump's fan. Check the Power
12 June 2015
Air ducts are responsible for moving air in and out of the house. Air conditioners rely on them to supply cooled or warmed air. They therefore play a large role when it comes to determining the quality of air that your loved ones inhale when in your house. If air ducts are dirty, the chances of the air that they supply being contaminated increase. Making sure that they are not only clean but also in good shape is thus the only way of guaranteeing good quality air inside the home.
11 June 2015