As fall approaches, you want to make sure that your home is ready for the cooler weather. You need to winterize your home so that you can reduce the amount of energy that your home loses throughout the day. You also need to take care of your HVAC system. Here are 4 tips for winterizing your home. Clean the Outside Part of Your HVAC System If you have an outside part of your HVAC system, now is the time to clean it up.
12 September 2018
Air conditioning best practices include keeping doors to rooms open in order to get the best possible air circulation. However, that means no one has privacy. If you're in your own place, that's not a concern. But in a house full of tenants, or even just a house full of teens trying to get some time out of their parents' gaze, an open bedroom door is akin to an enemy. People want their privacy, so those doors are going to be closed -- and you need to figure out how to keep your bills down since you won't have complete air circulation.
15 August 2018
Whether you are installing your first central air conditioning system or replacing your existing one, this is a major project that should be approached in a thorough and methodical manner. This will often require following several strategies to help avoid making suboptimal decisions throughout this upgrade. Appreciate That Financing May Be Available The costs of buying a new air conditioning system and installing it can be substantial. Many homeowners will have concerns about paying for these expenses, and for individuals that have difficulty with saving money, this can seem like an impossible task.
13 July 2018
The performance that a homeowner can get from their air conditioning system is a major factor in determining the comfort of those inside a home as well as the monthly energy costs for the building. In order to avoid making performance compromising mistakes, there are several key guidelines that must be followed with your AC. Avoid Using Low-Quality Air Filters The air filters in your system are responsible for removing the dirt and dust that may be circulating in the air.
8 June 2018
Residential HVAC consists of a complicated and technical array of interconnected systems. But, this does not necessarily mean that you have to be an HVAC expert in order to make some helpful repairs and improvements to your system. For instance, improving the duct system is not complicated, but it can have a big impact on the overall productivity of your system by improving airflow and insulation. Loss of airflow through ducts is one of the biggest issues when it comes to energy efficiency.
23 April 2018
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
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
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
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
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