The Sound Of A Faulty Furnace: Diagnosing Common Problems Based On Sound Alone


For many homeowners, the sound of a furnace humming is little more than background noise that is filtered out on a daily basis. Only when a furnace begins to make a new sound, do the vocalizations of your heating system become a concern. The type of sound being produced by your furnace can tell you a lot about the type of problem that is plaguing your heating system. Listen closely for these sounds when diagnosing common problems with your furnace.

14 March 2018

Commercial Air Conditioning Repairs And Maintenance


Keeping your workplace the correct temperature is an essential part of maintaining a suitable work environment. When you notice that your HVAC system is acting up, you need to solve the problem right away before it makes your employees angry. Luckily, with the right maintenance, you can keep your HVAC system running properly for a long time.  Common HVAC Problems There are a number of common problems that your HVAC system might experience.

27 January 2018

Gas Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Try These Simple Fixes And Tips


If your gas furnace blows cold air, you might assume there's something wrong with the appliance. Although furnaces can experience problems with their blowers and heating elements, the problem could actually be as simple as turning down your thermostat. Your air ducts could be blocked or clogged with debris. Use the simple fixes below to warm up your furnace now. Adjust or Replace the Thermostat If you're trying to save money on your energy expenses, you may place your thermostat on the highest setting possible.

10 December 2017

Diagnosing Condensate Drain Problems


One of the tasks your air conditioner performs is dehumidifying the air. Water holds onto heat, so extracting as much water from the air as possible helps keep the area cooler. While the A/C unit is designed to safely dispose of the water, sometimes the drain malfunctions, causing leaks and other problems. Here are some of the issues that can develop with your condensate drain and how to repair them.

1 November 2017

Proactive Steps You Should Take To Prevent Winter Heat Pump Freeze-Ups


If your home's heat pump has a habit of freezing up during extremely cold winter storms, then you will be pleased to discover that you can take many proactive steps to prevent it from happening again this winter, including the following: Proactive Step: Build Weather Protection and Proper Drainage Channels Around the Exterior Heat Pump Unit While your heat pump unit must be installed outdoors and in an area with ample ventilation, it really does need to be protected from wind and moisture to work at its peak.

1 October 2017

Combating Excessively Dry Air From Your Air Conditioner


One of the complaints most people have about air conditioning and heating in general is that the air in the room becomes very dry, which affects their sinuses, eyes, and skin. The problem is compounded if someone has to sit in the path of the air blowing through the vent. There are ways to combat this dry air, though, so that your home stays cool and comfortable instead of cool or comfortable.

23 January 2017

Geothermal Heating And Cooling Systems: An Introduction For The Average Homeowner


Of all of the upgrades you can make to your home, choosing the proper heating and cooling systems could easily be one of the most intimidating. This is highly relative to the fact that whichever system you choose will have a direct impact on how much you pay for heating and cooling expenses in the long term. On a search for heating and cooling efficiency, you are bound to come across geothermal systems.

5 January 2017

Three Of The Most Efficient Solutions To Heat Your Home For Less This Winter


As the weather gets colder, utility bills for heating are going up. Energy efficiency of many old heating systems in homes is outdated and inefficient. There are modern systems that reduce the amount of energy used to heat your home. A new energy efficient heating system for your home will help ensure your heating costs do not go through the roof. Here are a few of the most efficient systems that can help:

13 December 2016

Common Questions Allergy Sufferers May Have About Air Conditioning Systems


The air conditioning system that is attached to your home may be an easy component of the house to overlook. However, it is a regrettable fact that there are some individuals that suffer from severe allergies. For these individuals, air conditioning systems can cause a worsening of allergy symptoms. Once you are informed about the following answers to commonly asked air conditioning questions allergy sufferers often have, you will be better prepared to minimize the effects your air conditioning system has on your symptoms.

14 October 2016

Cleaning Your Condenser Coils


Condenser coils are exposed to the elements, which means that bugs, leaves, and all sorts of yard debris can get caught in your coils. Dirty coils may not seem like a big deal, but they can reduce your overall system efficiency by up to 30%. Thus, in order to keep your system running at the optimum level and save yourself money, you need to know how to clean your coils. 

11 August 2016