Should You Choose Propane Heating? A Look At The Pros And Cons


If you're building a new home or replacing the heating system in an existing home, one fuel option you may be considering is propane. Kept in a tank outside of your home, propane can be a very convenient fuel source. However, it has both pros and cons, which you should think over carefully before having a propane heater installed.  Pro: You can fill up the tank when the cost is low.

9 October 2015

Things To Check Before Using The Steam Boiler Heating In A Rental Home


Steam boiler heating may not be as common as forced air heating, but it can be an efficient and effective means of heating a home. If you're renting a home with this style of heating system, however, there are a few things you should check on before heating season arrives. Are the radiators all turned on? If you've never lived in a place with a boiler system before, the radiators probably look like a bit of a mystery to you.

7 October 2015

Two Signs It's Time To Repair Your Heater


As the warmth of summer begins to fade and the leaves begin to fall off the trees, winter is quickly approaching. With this winter weather also comes rigidly cold temperatures. Unless you want to find yourself dealing with a major heater malfunction in the cold of winter, it's important that you understand how to recognize signs that your heater needs to be repaired. Here are just two of them. Cold Spots

1 October 2015

How To Spring Clean Your Air Conditioner


When warm spring weather returns, it's time to get your air conditioner ready for another season of heavy use. While you'll want to hire an HVAC contractor to tune up your unit, there are a couple of things you can do on your own. Here are the steps for spring cleaning your air conditioner. Clean The Indoor Unit One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner is to replace the filter when it needs it.

28 September 2015

Prevent the Coils on Your AC Unit from Freezing Up with These 4 Tips


Your home might be unbearable if the air conditioning unit stops working on a blistering hot day because of frozen air conditioner coils. Use the following suggestions to prevent this from happening. Keep the Coils Clean You might not even pay attention to the coils on your air conditioner until there is a problem. That could be one of the reasons that the problem develops in the first place. Dirt and dust can build up on the coils, forcing them to function less efficiently and making it more likely that they will freeze.

24 September 2015