Keeping Your AC System Cleaner

  • Ways To Stay Cool This Summer

    9 May 2017

    Summer is coming up again. If you aren't the type of person who loves to bathe in the sun, or if you're just looking for ways to cool off in a hurry, consider planning to include these options. Pick Up a Water Sport You don't have to live near the ocean to pick up a water sport. Check with a local YMCA to see if you can learn aquatic exercises if there's no body of water near you.

  • Just Right: Choosing The Right Size Air Conditioner

    8 July 2016

    Installing a new HVAC system will involve a number of important decisions, not least of which is choosing the correct air conditioning unit. Sizing of an air conditioner is an important factor, and here are some considerations for choosing your air conditioner's capacity.  What Happens if You Pick the Wrong Air Conditioner? First, let's take a look at what happens if you pick the wrong size air conditioner. While nothing catastrophic will probably happen, it's all about the efficiency of your system.

  • How To Replace A Furnace Door Switch

    5 April 2016

    A furnace blower fan sucks in the air coming from the intake vents in your home, pushes that air over the heating element, and then helps cycle that air back out the vents in your home. The blower fan compartment has a door switch as a safety feature. The switch switches off the fan if the compartment door opens so that wiring doesn't get sucked into the fan. A broken door switch can prevent the fan from running at all, which would also prevent the furnace from working.

  • Two Common Questions About Maintaining Commercial Dryer Vents

    7 July 2015

    Commercial grade dryers are essential to many businesses, but it is common for individuals that have only recently started a laundromat to underestimate the importance of maintaining these devices. In particular, the vents can accumulate a shocking amount of dirt and debris, which can severely impact the performance of the unit. Fortunately, learning the following couple of answers to common dryer maintenance questions will help you to be a more informed owner.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Hydronic Heating Systems

    2 July 2015

    Hydronic heating systems are heating systems that make use of water or another fluid as a medium to transport heat throughout your home, a direct contrast to more conventional forced air heating systems that blow heat through the air of your home using fans. Because of their distinctive method of heating your home, hydronic heating systems carry with them a unique set of advantages and disadvantages. Understanding what they have to offer can help you decide whether or not hydronic heating systems are the right fit for your home's heating needs.

  • Deciding Between Repair Or Replacement Of Your Furnace

    15 June 2015

    Your furnace is an integral part of your home, and much of your comfort is reliant on this unit. If your furnace is old, you may be wondering if it's time to replace it, or if repairing issues is the better route. This guide helps you answer simple questions that can aid in your decision whether to repair or replace your furnace. How old is it? If your furnace has a pilot light, odds are it may be as old as25 years or more!

  • Proactive Maintenance For Improving Your Home's HVAC System

    20 May 2015

    Unfortunately, some homeowners wait until their HVAC system has problems before they even have it inspected. Instead of waiting, you should concentrate on proactive maintenance. By taking the time to find smaller problems first, you may be able to avoid larger issues that will increase your repair costs in the future. Regular Inspection Even though your HVAC system may be functioning well right now, you want to make sure it will keep working.

  • Heating Options For Your Garage Or Shop

    2 April 2015

    Your garage or shop may be a favorite weekend retreat in the warm months, but winter can make it challenging to work in the space. Attached garages can be quickly added to your home's central heating system, but detached garages and shops require a different solution. Fortunately, you have several options to safely heat the space so you can enjoy working on projects year around. Option #1: Space Heaters Space heaters are the least optimal solution for heating your shop.

  • Addressing Two Important Furnace Maintenance Questions

    11 March 2015

    Furnaces are common heating systems that are employed by people living in areas with harsh winters. These units are able to produce a tremendous amount of heat, and they are normally extremely reliable if properly maintained. Unfortunately, some people underestimate the maintenance needs of these devices, and this can lead to major mechanical problems. By understanding these two common maintenance questions about furnaces, you should have a better idea of when to have the system serviced by a professional technician.

  • How To Keep Your Air Conditioning Running Efficiently

    9 March 2015

    Many homeowners don't realize that the air conditioning they install in their homes can only handle so much at once. For example, the air conditioning cannot keep the home cool enough if the dryer is running while there are extra people in the home and the sun is seeping through the windows. In order to keep your air conditioning running efficiently for years to come, you must be sure that you make it easier for the system to cool your home by lighten the load.