A furnace is a little like an oversized space heater in that its job is to heat up cold air and blow the warm air out to increase a room’s ambient temperature. However, a furnace is a much bigger appliance with more involved components. One of those components is the blower, a circular device with a motor inside. As the name suggests, its job is to blow the warmed air out. Read More»
If you want to remain comfortable in your home during the heat of summer, you’ll want to have an air conditioner that works well. Many locations get extremely hot during this time of the year, and you’ll want to have a cool home. However, one thing you’ll want to watch for includes warning signs that you need air conditioning repair. Knowing what some of these are may be very helpful to you. Read More»
After firing up your home’s furnace for the season, you may have washed the vents and wiped out the upper part of your ductwork. However, since you cannot clean far down, you may wonder about the cleanliness of the ductwork in general. If so, look for the following signs that your home’s ductwork is in need of cleaning.
1. Excess Dust Is Found on and Around the Vents
One sign that your home’s ductwork could stand a good cleaning is when excess dust starts appearing on and around the vents. Read More»
Summer’s nearly gone, which means it’s now time to think about keeping your home warm and cozy. Warming your home is easy to do if you own a high-efficiency heat pump. Unlike a furnace, your heat pump relies on the same refrigeration cycle that made it possible to keep your home cool – only in reverse.
However, the transition from cooling to heating isn’t quite as simple as flipping a switch. Read More»
Sometimes you just have to look at your ventilation system and wonder, “What were they thinking?” Ventilation installation of seventy to ninety years ago is nothing like it is now, and much older ventilation systems are just mind-boggling to see. There are vents that vent into basements, cold air return vents on porches with no heating vents, and even vents that vent hot air at the ceiling where the warm air will not do anyone any good. Read More»
If you are ready to install a new AC in your home, there are different options to consider for the needs of your home. For example, if you live in a dry climate, you may want to consider installing an evaporative cooling system. There are also options like radiant cooling, heat pumps, and geothermal HVAC systems. The following cooling systems are some of the options you may want to consider when you get ready for new air conditioning installation. Read More»
When the time comes for you to replace or upgrade your home’s heating unit, there are many factors that must be reviewed if you are to purchase a unit that can provide reliable and efficient performance for your home. Read on to make sure your heating installation is successful.
Consider The Maintenance That You Are Willing To Perform On The Heating System
Heating units can be some of the more maintenance-heavy appliances in the house. Read More»
Is your air conditioner underperforming? If so, you will likely need air conditioning repair services. There are some issues that can be rectified by property owners too. This can save them from requesting an unnecessary repair bill. However, in a lot of cases, the services of an HVAC technician will be necessary. This is especially true for the elderly, individuals with mobility issues, and those who are not mechanically inclined. The following points will help you understand common problems property owners face and what could be the cause of the issues. Read More»
With the cold weather outside, you probably are not thinking too much about HVAC maintenance. As another cold winter comes to an end, it is important to still keep up with heating maintenance while you still need to stay warm. It is also a good time to start planning on maintenance that needs to be done to prepare your AC for the hot summer months that are coming. Here are some HVAC maintenance tips to help you wrap up winter and prepare your AC for the summer: Read More»
If your home depends on a central heating system to keep your household warm, you may have been neglecting to change the air filter regularly. However, if this is the case, you risk causing one of the following mechanical issues that can be caused by an overly dirty filter in your electric furnace.
Restricted Air Flow Strains the Blower
As part of its job, the air filter in your furnace removes dust and dirt while the air flows freely through the system. Read More»