If you have an older air conditioning system that's nearing the end of its service life, a long, grueling summer day can be really taxing on the whole system. Trying to keep your AC up and running for as long as possible sounds feasible, but without a little intervention, an ailing unit can quickly become a unit that no longer functions. You may need to reduce the strain on the ailing air conditioner on the hottest days of summer.
8 July 2020
The home air conditioning system relies on a chemical refrigerant that makes it possible to drastically reduce the temperature of the air as it is funneled through the system. While there have been several types of refrigerants used throughout the years, one of the most commonly used has been R-22. The abbreviation R-22 stands for difluoromonochloromethane and is sometimes also referred to as chlorodifluoromethane or HCFC-22. Due to the fact that R-22 has been found to be damaging to the ozone layer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started the phaseout of this particular refrigerant as of 2020.
29 May 2020
Your air conditioner (AC) uses simple heat exchange technology to cool your home. The refrigerant picks up heat in the house and dumps it outside. As such, your AC's cooling efficiency will plummet if it leaks refrigerant. Below is a general guide of what you can do to deal with a refrigerant leak. Locate the Leak The first step is to identify the area that is leaking. Below are some of the techniques that technicians use for the diagnosis.
28 April 2020
If your HVAC broke down and you're considering repair estimates, talk to an HVAC technician about replacing the HVAC rather than repairing it. This is often a better way to use your money when your HVAC is old. Here are some things to consider when you're weighing your decision about whether to have a new HVAC installed. New HVAC Systems Are More Energy Efficient If your unit is old, it probably isn't very energy efficient, since energy-saving technology has improved over time.
24 March 2020
Spring is almost here and that is the time of year that you should schedule an appointment to have your air conditioning system inspected, cleaned and maintained. However, many homeowners wonder if maintaining their air conditioning unit is truly important or whether it is something that is recommended but not really needed. Here are a few of the reasons why air conditioning maintenance is so important. Air Conditioning Maintenance Helps to Protect Your Warranty
13 February 2020
If it's been a few years since you last had your ducts cleaned, it's time for you to prepare for that project. Ducts can collect quite a bit of debris over the years, including pet dander, pest droppings, and mold. If you're going to have your ducts cleaned this spring, you want to make sure that the job is done thoroughly and safely. Here are four steps you should take when scheduling the service.
17 January 2020
Commercial buildings tend to be larger than residential living spaces. This means that the HVAC system in your commercial space is larger and more powerful than the one serving your home. Commercial HVAC systems need to be meticulously maintained to avoid serious performance problems. Work with a local commercial HVAC contractor to set up a maintenance schedule that includes the following critical tasks to keep your HVAC system running properly in the future.
6 December 2019
Have you noticed your home's vents producing just a little less air than usual? Airflow problems in home heating and cooling systems can sometimes begin subtly, but it is worth paying attention to this common issue. There are several possible causes for reduced airflow, but restrictions in the system can be a sign of serious trouble. Even if the underlying cause is minor, allowing your system to continue to operate in this state can lead to damage in the future.
6 November 2019
If you own your home, you have to worry about all the operating systems, including your heater. Even if you provide proper routine maintenance, the time will come when your heater needs to be replaced. However, it's not always easy to know when that time should be. In fact, many people wait until their heater has completely malfunctioned before they replace the system. Unfortunately, waiting until your heater malfunctions can leave you facing an emergency situation, especially if it goes out during a cold spell.
25 September 2019
When it comes to your HVAC equipment, seizing the initiative is always better than waiting until the last minute to make repairs. With summer fast coming to a close, now is a good time to think about your furnace's needs, especially if it's been a while since a technician gave it some well-needed attention. If you're reluctant about investing in early furnace repairs, here are a few key advantages to consider.
23 August 2019