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Autumn Radiant Heating System Maintenance To Get Your Home Ready For Lower Temperatures

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Radiant heating systems are installed in many homes to provide efficient and reliable heating to stay warm during the winter months. Just like conventional HVAC systems, radiant heating maintenance and servicing the system before winter is important. The following radiant heating maintenance tasks are what you should have done before the temperatures drop this year: Cleaning and servicing your boiler system The first heating maintenance that you want to have done is cleaning the boiler and checking the temperature settings.

16 September 2020

3 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner

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Your central air conditioner can last a decade or more if it is properly maintained, but like all appliances, it will eventually need to be replaced. Knowing when it's time to replace your air conditioner will help you save money on repair costs and your monthly energy bill. Here are three signs it's time to replace your air conditioner. 1. Reduced Performance and Efficiency If you've had your air conditioner for several years, it's time to start keeping an eye on its performance.

12 August 2020

How To Choose The Right HVAC System For Your Home

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If your current HVAC system is more than 12 to 15 years old, it's time to start planning for a replacement. Your HVAC system might not have shut down yet. But, it's only a matter of time before it does. If you wait too long for a replacement, you'll be faced with an emergency situation. Unfortunately, it can be more expensive to replace your HVAC system once it breaks down permanently.

16 July 2020

Great AC Maintenance Tips For Homeowners To Utilize

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For homeowners, their AC unit is an important component to maintain. Neglecting this unit will just cause it to break down on a regular basis and that leads to a lot of costs. If you need help taking care of this unit, these maintenance tips will come in handy. Invest in a High-Quality Air Filter The filter is so important for your AC unit working efficiently and for as long as possible.

9 June 2020

3 Ways To Inject Technology Into Your Building's Heating System

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As summer approaches, it's time to start thinking of ways to improve your building's heating system for next winter. For the typical commercial building, HVAC costs make up about 35% of monthly energy usage figures. Because they make up such a large percentage of energy costs, heating and cooling systems are ripe for efficiency improvements in many facilities. Maintaining your current system or upgrading to newer, higher-efficiency units can only take you so far.

30 April 2020

Does Your AC Smell Like Dirty Socks? How To Eliminate The Odors

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Your house smells like dirty socks. You've looked all over, but can't seem to find the source of the odor. You've cleaned everything, but the odor remains. Stop scrubbing—the problem could be hiding in your air conditioner! Dirty sock syndrome is real, and it affects more air conditioners than you might think. Luckily, you don't have to live with the odor for long. Here are some steps you need to take to rid your air conditioner of the dirty sock odor.

30 March 2020

3 Maintenance Tasks For A Gas Furnace

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Each type of heating system works differently, which means they all require different maintenance. If you have a gas furnace, which is one of the most common types of heating systems, here are the three basic heater maintenance tasks you should undertake in order to keep it in good shape. 1. Clean or change the filter. This type of heater works by blowing warm air thorough ducts. Before the air returns to the furnace to be warmed, however, it passes through a filter.

25 February 2020

Three Steps To Take When You Have No Heat

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Waking up to no heat in your house can be an unwelcome surprise, especially when it is freezing outside. Fortunately, you can get through this inconvenience by following the three steps outlined below. #1: Do Some Basic Troubleshooting If your furnace isn't coming on at all, you may be able to fix it yourself with a bit of troubleshooting. If you have a gas furnace, start by checking that the pilot light is on.

22 January 2020

Learn About The Evaporator Coil In Your Air Conditioner And Why It Needs Annual Maintenance

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The evaporator coil in your AC unit is responsible for cooling the air in your home. It has the important job of carrying the refrigerant that pulls heat from the air. When something goes wrong with the evaporator coil, your AC can't cool your home as well and it may stop cooling altogether. Here's a closer look at how the evaporator coil works, what can go wrong with it, and how you can maintain it to prevent problems.

30 December 2019

Recognizing The Signs Of Furnace Igniter Failure

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Think your gas furnace still uses a pilot light? Think again. Unless your furnace is relatively old, it is likely that it no longer uses a pilot light as its ignition source. Commonly known as a "standing" pilot light, this form of ignition keeps a constant flame burning to ignite the primary burner as needed. This form of ignition was straightforward and did not require any electricity, but it was also somewhat inefficient since gas was needed to keep the pilot light going.

24 November 2019