How often should you have your furnace serviced? Winter has arrived and that means your furnace is in for a long stretch of working extra hard to keep your home and family comfy and warm. Among the many chores on your homeowner responsibility list is furnace maintenance. Keeping on top of it of course with [...]
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What is a heat pump and how does it work? Looking for a new and efficient way to heat and cool your home? A heat pump may be just what you need. For those unfamiliar with this handy appliance, heat pumps are electrically powered residential HVAC systems that efficiently move heat from one area of [...]
Why is your heater not working when your thermostat is on? It was bitter cold overnight so you got up very early and turned up the thermostat so your kids wouldn’t see their breath when it was time to get ready for school. You heard everything working like usual but when everyone got up, it [...]
4 easy ways to improve the indoor air quality in your home Winter is nigh and bitter cold temperatures will soon be an everyday occurrence, and in fact already are for some parts of the country. That means much more time spent indoors for many people, and while it feels cozy and warm sealed up [...]
What you should know about operating a heat pump in winter Winter is coming fast and we know what that means. Long, cold days and bitter nights. Piles of snow and slippery sidewalks. Teeth-chattering hours shoveling the driveway. Fortunately, you planned ahead and installed a heat pump for your home. You’re ready for Old Man [...]
The impact that snow and ice have on your heating and cooling system Winter’s bone-chilling temperatures make everything work harder, including your fingers, the car, and your furnace system. In fact, the winter season often means furnaces must work twice as hard to perform as intended, with limited air flow potentially causing short circuits or [...]
4 warning signs that it's time to replace your furnace Summer was hot and sunny and we enjoyed every minute of it, but change is coming. There’s a hint of chill in the air, leaves are beginning their transformation to reds and golds, and the days are noticeably shorter. Fall is nigh and bitter [...]
Should you cover your air conditioner when it rains? In the midst of a mid-summer rain deluge, you may glance out the window at your air conditioner unit and wonder if you should run out there and cover it to protect it from the storm. That gets you to thinking if it’s a smart [...]
In the searing heat of summer, many of us rely heavily on air conditioners to keep cool and comfortable. Alas, our trusty, frosty-air appliances don’t always cooperate; rebelling in a variety of different ways and leaving us frustrated and sweating. What’s an overheated homeowner to do? One of an air conditioner’s common malfunctions is [...]
You turned up the furnace and anxiously waited for warm air to waft all over and make you comfy and snug. But wait, something is amiss; the vents are blowing cold air. What gives? Before you shuffle to the phone, cocooned in a comforter and winter hat to call for repairs, there are troubleshooting [...]
Summer season must be a time of rest, relaxation and perhaps vacationing, however surely not a time of worry and expense as you suddenly find out your AC unit not cooling as it must be. A qualified and professional air conditioning technician could be very useful during the summertime if this happens. On the other [...]
How to Make HVAC System More Energy Efficient Because of the rising energy costs, one of the concerns you may have as a homeowner is how to make your HVAC system more energy efficient. There are a number of measures that you can implement to save on your heating and cooling system, and one of [...]