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
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