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
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
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
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
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
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
When the summer months hit, it tends to be a lot hotter outside and indoors. It can be beneficial to have a central air conditioning system to keep your loved ones comfortable and happy throughout the season. You may be wondering what you can do to stay comfortable and cool during the hot summer. Here are some ways you can better stay cool. Get Your Air Conditioner Serviced If you have an air conditioner, that's great news.
23 October 2019
If your residential heating system has been off for the last couple of months, it's time to get your system serviced before the heating season begins. As the cold weather starts to approach, you may already find that you need to turn on your heat once in awhile to get the chill out of your home. Before you need to rely on your heating system daily, call to have your system serviced.
17 September 2019
By the time you're cooped up in your home breaking a sweat, you probably already wished that you would have called in the help of an air conditioning contractor. Rather than even letting it get to this, make sure that you stay ahead of the game with all of your air conditioning work. To this end, you'll need to regularly handle your AC maintenance, in addition to looking for ways to save money whenever possible.
10 August 2019
Your compressor is the pump that makes your home's entire air conditioning system work as it should. Without the compressor, the refrigerant in the system would be unable to make its journey from your indoor unit to your outdoor unit with its heat. This refrigerant cycle is the key to any air conditioning system, so without a functional compressor, you can kiss that cool air goodbye. That can make it all the more frustrating when your compressor dies in the searing heat of summer, leaving you with a sweltering hot home.
3 July 2019