May 15th, 2017
If you’ve had your air conditioner for any length of time, you’re probably pretty familiar with the sounds that it makes while it’s on. If your air conditioner suddenly starts making unusual noises while you’re using it this summer, you really shouldn’t ignore it. Weird sounds are typically among the first signs that your air conditioner is experiencing issues. Have a look at the various weird sounds that you might hear while your air conditioner is experiencing issues, and the problems they highlight.
May 1st, 2017
If you’re using a heat pump to stay cool this summer, you need to make sure that it’s ready for the added demand. The biggest part of that is scheduling preventive maintenance. Even if you had it done last fall, less than a year ago, you still need to make sure that you have it done this spring. Let’s take a look at why it’s so important to schedule bi-annual maintenance for your heat pump.
April 17th, 2017
Summer is not far off now, which means you need to start thinking about the air conditioning situation in your home. Preventive maintenance, repairs, and the like are all important, of course. If you’re in the market for an entirely new system, though, you have the opportunity to improve your air conditioning situation in some exciting new ways. If you’re looking to cut your air conditioning costs starting this summer, one of the best things we can recommend is installing a solar air conditioner.
April 3rd, 2017
The weather is already getting hot and humid this month, and it’s only going to get worse as we move into summer. If you’re not already using your air conditioner to keep your home cool, you probably will be sooner rather than later. Before you start relying on your air conditioner that often, though, it’s a really good idea to make sure that the system is ready for it. Summer is an incredibly stressful time for air conditioning systems, and if yours isn’t properly prepared you could find yourself dealing with some expensive repairs. Let’s take a look at how preventive maintenance can prepare your air conditioner for the coming hot months.
March 20th, 2017
We have a few more weeks of cool weather before the days start to warm up. Before we get to summer, though, it’s a good idea to make sure that your air conditioner is able to handle another hot season. If it isn’t, now is the time to replace it. Subjecting a worn out air conditioner to a lot of stress, is a great way to cause it to break down on you in the middle of the hottest months of the year. You obviously don’t want to do that, so make sure that you know the signs that your system is in need of replacement.
March 6th, 2017
So you’ve had your heat pump for quite a while, and you’ve taken great care to make sure that it gets what it needs to stay in top shape. Professional checkups twice a year, prompt repairs when necessary, etc. etc. That’s all well and good, but even with careful attention you can’t keep the system running forever. Eventually the heat pump will break down permanently, and you’ll have to install a new one. What’s important is that you are able to recognize the signs that your system is reaching the end of its life, so that you can replace it before it breaks down entirely.
February 20th, 2017
There are a lot of decisions you need to make when selecting a new heating system, some of which are more obvious than others. Sure, there’s size, type, model, fuel, and the like to consider. One thing that you should always take a look at, though, is the heating efficiency rating. Not all heating systems are created equal when it comes to heating efficiency. If you don’t take the time to properly compare heating efficiency ratings, you may not end up with the right system for your needs. There are two major heating efficiency ratings that you should be looking at, one for combustion systems and one for electrical systems.
February 6th, 2017
If you’re not concerned with your indoor air quality, you really should be. Most homes in the US have poor indoor air quality for a number of reasons, which affects health and comfort of the homeowners. Airborne contaminants are the most common, with particles like dust, dander, pollen, germs, and mold spores causing all kinds of issues. People who are aware of the problems that these particles present often install whole-house air filters to deal with them, which is a good idea. However, there are a couple of things that you should know before installing one of these filters in your home’s ducts.
January 23rd, 2017
So, your old furnace has finally given up the ghost, eh? Or maybe you’re moving into a brand new home, and you need to find your first heating system. Regardless of why you’re looking for a new system, you may be surprised to learn just how involved the process can be. It’s not as simple as finding one that fits in the space provided and just going with that.
Finding the right heating system to serve your home requires sifting through a ton of different factors, which can be more than a little daunting to those who haven’t been through the process before. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. Let’s go over some of the steps you need to take to find a great new heater for your home.
January 16th, 2017
Heating problems of all kinds are more common during the winter, when strain on the system is greatest. If you’re using a heat pump to keep your home warm over the next few months, you need to be especially careful of any issues that may harm the system. The faster you can identify issues, the faster you can get them repaired. One of the most common problems for heat pump systems is dropping output.