The heating setup in a house or a place of business can often seem to just happily work in the background. At least, that is until it has a problem. No one wants to be caught in the coldest months dealing with a heating repair project, especially one involving a furnace, so these three tips will help you stay ahead of things. Know What You Have It helps to know in advance what type of furnace you're running.
18 April 2019
There are different types of air conditioning systems available in the market today. From ductless ACs to window air conditioners, there is plenty to choose from. However, a central air system is still one of the most popular choices for many homeowners in the US. Central air systems supply air to the entire house via a system of ducts. All the air is cooled in one location. What features make it a good idea to invest in a central air system today?
4 March 2019
When it comes to the colder months of the year, you need a furnace working at its full capacity. This will require you to keep this special appliance maintained year-round, which isn't hard if you take these helpful steps. 1. Keep Vents and Ductwork Clean One of the more common problems homeowners experience with their furnace is when the vents and ductwork get too dirty. When this happens, your furnace has to work a lot harder when bringing in warm air.
10 December 2018
Too many people make the mistake of assuming that as long as the furnace is working, it is as good as it is going to get and that they simply have to get used to it. However, it does not have to be that way. You should be able to be very warm and comfortable inside of your home during the winter and not have to spend a fortune on the heating bill in order to do it.
10 December 2018
If your furnace whistles every time you turn it on, it can make life unbearable for your family, especially at night. If you can't find the reason for the whistling sounds you hear, the situation can frustrate you even more. Your furnace might not be the source of the whistling. You may actually have something wrong with your air ducts. Learn why air ducts whistle and how you can make them less noisy below.
8 November 2018
Plumbing can be complicated, and there are those big jobs that you need to have a professional do for you, but what about the little plumbing jobs? Calling a plumber for smaller jobs might seem silly to some people, but if you do not have any experience with plumbing and do not have the right tools for the job, why wouldn't you call a professional? Stubborn Drain Backups Sometimes, the simplest things are the hardest to deal with.
3 October 2018
Winter is just around the corner, but you know you'll be warm if your home is equipped with a heat pump. Of course, you still need to take some time to make sure your heat pump is tuned up and ready for the cold season. The following can help you get your pump prepped and ready. Tip #1: Vacuum the filter housing Heat pumps require a filter change once a month year round, since they are used for both heating and cooling.
4 September 2018
You'd love it if your family prepared only foods you like to smell, but that's not always possible. And many times, foods that have to cook for a long time send strong odors throughout the house unless you take specific steps. The first steps are rather basic, but there are additional steps involving your air conditioning that you might not have thought about. Use the Exhaust Fan The first steps are to use your exhaust fan over the stove.
31 July 2018
A frozen air conditioner may sound like a good thing - it's cold, right? - but it isn't a good thing at all. The temperature inside your house is going to go up rather than down, and it could get hot quickly in your home if it's hot outside. The air conditioning unit itself doesn't freeze, but the evaporator coil inside your house will. The freezing of the coil will block air flow into your home, which is why the temperature inside your home is going to go up (rather than down).
24 June 2018
If your home's HVAC system is getting older and you aren't sure when it will require replacement, these five warning signs will help you. Sign #1: Your Electric Bill Keeps Increasing Every Season Each year as your HVAC system gets older, it will lose a bit of its running efficiency. Since you can't tell how well it is working from simply feeling the hot or cold air it is emitting, you should use your power bills to determine if the system is losing efficiency.
20 May 2018