Winter is here. For those in colder climates, this means that homeowners can expect a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain for months-on-end. Because of the damage that the elements can do to a home’s heating system, it is important for homeowners to know how to deal with winter weather and how to protect [...]
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Have you noticed that some rooms in your home are always the perfect temperature, but other rooms never seem to feel quite as warm? If so, you are not alone Uneven heating is a common complaint amongst many homeowners, and it can be caused by a variety of factors. Here are a few causes of [...]
Humidity isn’t always pleasant, but it is a necessary evil. While it may not be something that many people consider when looking to maintain their HVAC systems, humidity is an important factor that homeowners need to be aware of, especially in the summer and winter months. High Humidity A majority of people associate air conditioning [...]
Insulation is a vital part of ensuring that you remain comfortable in your home. While it is understood that properly installed insulation can help with controlling temperature inside of the home, the process of having it installed is a bit more complicated. One of the bigger questions that many homeowners have is when they should [...]
In the winter months, many homeowners find themselves acutely aware of their energy costs. As the temperature outside begins to dip, temperatures inside of the home generally increase via a home’s heating system, and homeowners are stuck with a lofty utility bill. Fortunately, you can live comfortably in the winter months without an astronomical heat [...]
When the temperatures drop, no one likes the idea of being without a furnace. In order to ensure that your furnace runs efficiently in the colder months, it is essential that it is taken care of. Like a car, the best way to ensure that your furnace runs efficiently is by keeping up with routine [...]
When you follow a good maintenance schedule, your HVAC system will serve you well for many years. However, even the best kept system will run out of steam eventually. Your HVAC system, under the best of circumstances, will need to be replaced after about 10 years, or maybe 15 if you’re lucky. If your HVAC [...]
What makes a heat pump efficient? Heat pumps are universally heard of but commonly misunderstood. Many homeowners are, understandably, only concerned about whether or not the heat pump in their home works and works well. With that being said, understanding what a heat pump is, what it does, and why it is so efficient [...]
There is nothing more jarring than being woken up in the wee hours of the morning by the smell of something burning. It is an added blow to the gut (and to the wallet) when the realization strikes that said smell is coming from your air conditioner. Fortunately, not all smells are as worrisome as [...]
Purchasing a major appliance like an air conditioning system can be a daunting experience. Unfortunately, manufacturers do not make it much easier for someone on the hunt for a new A/C system. As is the case with many appliances, consumers can become overwhelmed by the product’s printed vernacular. One of the more common head-scratchers is the [...]
It’s summer and temperatures are more sweltering than ever. In that environment the last thing anyone wants to deal with is a struggling air conditioner. If it seems like your AC doesn’t seem to be working properly then odds are something is amiss. Rather than being stubborn and continuing to run it despite wasting even [...]
It’s summer and temperatures are rising. The last thing anyone wants to deal with are excessive temperatures when they’re trying to relax indoors. Fortunately, many habitual AC system issues are easily prevented. Here to assist with that is a list of AC issues that commonly occur over the summer. Did You Check the Thermostat? If [...]