August 14, 2017
It's really warm outside and your air conditioner is broken! Hopefully you've called the repair person and will be living in comfort again soon. While you're waiting, these tips will help you stay cool and comfortable.
Keep the House Closed Up
Your home will get warmer in the heat of the day if you let the outdoor air in. To keep your home as cool as possible, ...Read More
July 26, 2017
As the hot summer months begin to drag out, it might start to feel like there's no relief in sight from the oppressive heat that creeps up every day. Your home's air conditioner can provide an important respite, but if that relief comes with high energy costs, it might not be as satisfying as you hoped.
You deserve to be able to be comfortable in both body and mind, and in ord...Read More
July 24, 2017
It's time for summer vacations and trips to theme parks. Before you head to the mountains or the beach for an extended stay, prepare your air conditioning (AC) unit to ensure the following three factors are considered.
A central AC unit doesn't pose as much of a safety risk as a window unit does. Window AC appliances tend to be heavy. If you have window AC u...Read More
June 19, 2017
When your growing family runs out of space in your home, you may decide to add an upstairs, convert a garage, or build new rooms onto your lower level. You may even decide to dry out your basement and convert it into a couple of bedrooms and a bath.
One obstacle you'll face is controlling the climate in the new rooms. It may be too expensive to upgrade your central air conditioner...Read More
June 19, 2017
Your HVAC system plays an important role in your home. Not only does the system keep your home at a comfortable temperature, but the filters also keep your air clean and easy to breathe. Like human lungs, your HVAC system and its filters circulate the air. And just like you, it can begin to have problems if it cannot circulate the air easily.
Luckily, keeping your HVAC system healthy ...Read More
June 8, 2017
Of all the problems that could happen to your air conditioner, ice buildup seems like the strangest yet. That's because most homeowners don't expect to see thick sheets of ice engulfing their air conditioner in the midst of summertime heat. Giving ice buildup the cold shoulder, however, could lead to a rather uncomfortable day spent without your air conditioning.
What Causes ...
April 18, 2017
There's a thrill in planning the changes to your home that make it possible to age in place. You're not facing the loss of activities and surroundings you've created and loved. You're thinking ahead so you can take the best care of yourself as you grow older.
There may be some worries as you make your to-do list. You may not know the most practical steps to take to mak...Read More
April 7, 2017
Maintaining your air conditioner may not sound like the most exciting of endeavors, especially when the sun is finally shining and the birds are chirping after a long winter. However, if you dedicate just one afternoon to AC maintenance this spring, you'll save yourself a lot of headaches throughout the summer. Here are the most important tasks to tackle during your HVAC afternoon.<... Read More
March 17, 2017
Drip, drip, drip. No doubt you have noticed the consistent production of water from your central air conditioning system, especially on sweltering days. However, you may not know the origin of this water or understand is happening inside your system that generates it.
Below is more information that can help you understand why air conditioners produce water as part of their normal oper...Read More
March 9, 2017
The beginning of spring also signals the start of pollen season, which can be an unbearable time of year if you're one of the millions of homeowners who suffer from pollen allergies. High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration may be the key to ridding your home of pollen, dust, and other allergens. The following offers a brief explanation of how HEPA filtration works, as well as its ...Read More
March 3, 2017
If you or a member of your household has recently been diagnosed with asthma, you may be wondering what you can do to improve the air quality within your home (and your vehicles) to lessen the risk and severity of asthma attacks.
Read on to learn more about some tips and tricks you can use to make your existing HVAC system more asthma friendly as well as some of your best H...Read More
February 21, 2017
Winter is almost over, which means it's time to break out the air conditioning and give your heater a well-deserved break. But if your air conditioner is nearing the end of its life and has seen better days, then chances are you're considering an energy-efficient replacement. An A/C replacement is something you'll want to take care of sooner rather than later, especially for the fol...Read More
January 24, 2017
Your trusty furnace has seen you through a lot of unusually chilly fall days and unbelievably frigid winter nights. However, you're beginning to notice that your once-reliable furnace is beginning to show signs of wear and tear.
Before you spring for a new unit, chances are you want to make sure that you aren't spending money when the problem with your furnace can easily be fi...Read More
January 12, 2017
If the fan on your furnace won't shut down when the burner isn't firing, there are a number of possible causes. However, there is a good chance you can identify the problem and perhaps even correct it yourself if you take a few minutes to check your furnace out. Below are two specific things you should check when troubleshooting a continuously running fan.
Check Your S...Read More
January 12, 2017
If you've read a number of our previous blogs, you know to replace your air filters to help your HVAC system run more efficiently. You may be surprised to know, however, that there are numerous types of air filters for you to choose from. These filters range in price, efficiency, and even just how they filter your air.
In this blog we go over six types of filters and their MERV ra...Read More
January 12, 2017
Are you experiencing a lot of allergy symptoms when you spend time in your home? Maybe the air inside your home makes your respiratory tract feel dry and scratchy, and perhaps you've noticed an increase in dust on your surfaces. Dusty, dry indoor air is a common problem in the winter, especially in homes with forced air heating systems. Luckily, there are a few easy ways you can fight dry, ...Read More
December 8, 2016
When everything is working as it should, you shouldn't notice any odors at all when your heating system kicks on. But it's not uncommon for an offending stench to start wafting through the air while your furnace does its job. Some causes of furnace odors are rather minor, while others present a serious hazard. To determine how to proceed, consider the nature of the smell itself.... Read More
November 22, 2016
When it's time to upgrade your HVAC system, you want a configuration that provides the most efficient climate control in a cost-effective way. You may consider several system types, including a zoned system.
In this blog, we explain the basics of how a zoned system works and how you can determine whether or not your home needs a zoned system.
How Do Zoned Systems...Read More
November 11, 2016
Do You Need a Humidifier? 3 Ways to Tell
Many homeowners worry about the effects of too much humidity. Excess water vapor contributes to mold growth and wood rot. High moisture levels cause water and condensation to bead on windows on doors, and the water then drips into the sill. And the damp mugginess aggravates respiratory condi...Read More
November 4, 2016
7 Tips to Help Make Your Heater Run More Efficiently
Though it may not seem like it, winter is coming and with its freezing temperatures, brisk winds, and rising heating bills. Getting your energy bills in the winter can be a headache, but you don't want to turn down the thermostat and resort to bundling up in thermal pajamas j...Read More