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Tips To Improve Your HVAC System's Energy Efficiency To Save Money

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Your HVAC system serves a purpose in your house. It keeps you warm in cold-weather months and it keeps you cool in hot-weather months. It will cost you some money to run your furnace and air conditioning systems, but if your system is costing you a lot of money, it may be due to poor maintenance or other issues. Improve your system’s energy efficiency by following the tips below. Open The Vents…

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Time For A Change -- For Your Thermostat Batteries

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When was the last time you changed your HVAC thermostat’s batteries. If you can’t remember, you’re not alone. Most homeowners tend to forget about their battery-powered thermostats, only to be reminded when their thermostats suddenly stop working. The following offers a few tips on how to check and change your thermostat’s batteries. Why You Should Change Your Batteries You’d think your thermostat could simply use your home’s main power. In fact, many thermostats do rely on main power, but there’s a good reason why the vast majority of them are battery-powered.…

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HVAC Basics: How A Heat Pump Works

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The heat pump in home with a central, forced air HVAC system is a very important part of the system. Many people have a little grasp of what a heat pump actually does as the name implies that it would only serve one function. It is important to point out that heat pump merely transfers heat, it does not create it. The creation of heated or cooled air is the job of the compressor and refrigerant system.…

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3 Modern HVAC And Mechanical Improvements To Update Your Basement Remodeling Project

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The basement of your home is a great area to try out new technology and modern design. Some of the mechanical improvements you may want to consider to update your home while remodeling your basement include HVAC with dehumidifying features, high-speed networking, and home automation. These improvements will help make your basement finishing project modern. Here are some of the modern mechanical improvements to consider when remodeling your basement. 1. Air Conditioning and Ventilation Solutions to Improve Your Basement…

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Not Your Cup Of Tea: What You Need To Know About Kettling In Boilers

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You might have noticed a strange sound coming from your boiler. In fact, it’s the same sound your kettle makes when you’ve put it on the stove; unfortunately, no one’s making a nice cup of tea. This strange sound, also known as “kettling” due to its similarities to a kettle on full boil, can indicate some serious issues going on with your boiler. Left to its own devices, the problem can eventually turn catastrophic and result in the loss of your boiler, not to mention serious injuries for anyone nearby.…

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Problems Your AC System Could Experience If You Don't Change The Air Filter

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Changing the filter on your air conditioner system might not be something you think of often, but it should be. Taking the time to replace this filter every month, or at least a few times each year, is vital for the operations of your system. If you fail to replace your air filter, you may encounter some of the following problems with your system. It will spread dirty air to your house…

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Air Conditioner Theft: It's Real, And It's Expensive

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Take one look at a huge air conditioner compressor sitting outside someone’s house, and you might think the idea of stealing one of these is bunk. These are huge compressors that are often in places that people wouldn’t be able to get machinery like forklifts into quickly, right? But air conditioner theft is increasing. Thieves want the copper that’s inside, and those compressors, wall units, and even window units are easy targets.…

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Still Holding On To Your Old Furnace? Here's Why You Should Let Go

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Keeping an old furnace going is a point of pride for some homeowners. Many others believe they’re saving money by clinging to their old furnaces. Although it’s possible to keep an old furnace limping along through constant maintenance, it’s usually not worth the effort in the long run. Here are a few reasons why you’re better off replacing your old furnace with something a bit newer. Newer Furnaces Consume Less Energy…

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How Your Beloved Dog Can Affect Your Beloved AC's Operations

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If you are a dog lover and keep one or two in your home, you should be aware of the effect the animal may have on your air conditioner (AC). Here are some of the ways in which a dog may interfere with the operation or efficiency of an AC: Peeing On the Outdoor Unit There are two things about dogs that make them likely to damage your AC’s outside unit with their pee.…

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Troubleshooting Issues With Your Commercial Rooftop AC And Leaks

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If your business is like most, you probably have a rooftop air conditioning unit. Generally these work well and can perform without problems for years with regular annual maintenance. Occasionally, though, moisture issues occur that are caused by your rooftop unit. The following guide can help you spot the potential for problems so you can get them fixed before you have a disaster on your hands. Issue #1: Improper supports…

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