Why Is Restricted Airflow So Dangerous?


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

Home Getting Chilly? 4 Signs It's Time For A New Heater


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

The Early Bird Stays Warm: 3 Reasons To Tackle Furnace Repairs Right Now


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

3 Steps To Complete When Replacing Your Central Air Conditioner


If your central AC system is not working as well as it once did, and if you have the money needed to invest in a new system, replacing the old one with a new one could be a great idea. Before you rush into doing this, though, here are three important steps to complete that will help you make the right decisions and end up with a system that is highly efficient.

17 July 2019

Six Things Business Owners Can Do To Make Their HVAC System More Sustainable


It's important for business owners to engage in sustainable practices like minimizing the environmental impact of their HVAC system for a variety of reasons. First of all, engaging in more sustainable practices is responsible and good for the environment. It's also good for PR because the public is becoming increasingly concerned with the environment and eager to work with sustainable companies. A third reason to be more sustainable is to reduce fuel consumption and thereby minimize overhead costs from utility bills.

13 June 2019

Spring Maintenance Tips For Your Furnace


Just because summer is almost here doesn't mean you can completely forget about your furnace. Ensuring it doesn't use unnecessary energy over the warm months, as well as making sure it fires up easily come fall, requires a bit of end-of-season maintenance. The following tips can help you close down the furnace properly for the season so you can avoid issues later. Turn it off If you have an electric furnace, switching it off is as simple as switching the thermostat from "

2 May 2019

How Rainfall Affects Your AC System


If you're like most homeowners, then you've occasionally wondered about the effects that rain has on your air conditioning system. You may even be worried about heavy downpours damaging your AC unit. Fortunately, you can put your fears to rest and even learn something new about your AC system thanks to the helpful information discussed below. Rain Won't Directly Harm Your AC System Standing outside in the middle of a torrential downpour can leave you with a nasty cold, if you're not careful.

18 March 2019

Tips For A DIY Residential Water Heater Installation


Water heaters are one of those home appliances that always fail at the worst time and when you least expect them to. If your water heater decided today was the day that it heated its last tank of water, then you need to replace it with a new one. A licensed HVAC contractor or plumbing contractor is always the best person to handle your water heater installation. However, you can do this job as a homeowner if you have some basic home repair skills.

4 February 2019

How To Maintain The Registers And Return Vents For Your Air Conditioner


Regular maintenance is essential for your air conditioner's efficient operation and lifespan. The usual type of maintenance includes changing the filter on schedule and having professional service at least once a year. However, there's one area of AC maintenance you may have overlooked, and that's cleaning the registers and return vents. Here's a look at how it's done. Vacuum The Fins Routinely When you vacuum your carpet or clean your floors, add the wand to your vacuum and run it over the registers.

28 December 2018

Heat Pumps Vs. Central HVAC System: Which Is Best?


When deciding on how you want to heat and cool your home, you may be torn between two different methods. A heat pump and central HVAC system both have the ability to keep your home comfortable all year long, with each system having its own pros and cons. Here is what you need to know about both systems to make an informed decision. Central HVAC System A central HVAC system gives you the choice of which energy source you want to use for heating, either gas or electricity.

23 November 2018