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
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
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
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