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An Overview Of The Three Major Types Of Gas Furnaces

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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, at least 47% of American households used natural gas (2015 data) as their main source of heating. However, many people don’t know that gas furnaces come in various forms. Below are the three main types of gas furnaces to explore when shopping for a gas furnace.  Single-Stage Furnace A single-stage gas furnace is the simplest form of gas furnaces. The furnace has only two settings for its control: on and off.…

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Dangers Of Air Conditioning Short Cycling

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A typical air conditioner (AC) alternates between on and off cycles. A short cycling AC has unusually short cycles — the AC barely stops before it starts running again. Below are some of the reasons you should worry if your AC is short cycling. System Stress As an electromechanical system, your AC experiences more wear and tear when it runs than when it is dormant. Moving parts, such as the motors, belts, and fans, experience wear and tear due to friction and elevated temperature.…

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Reasons Why Your A/C Unit Runs Constantly

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As the temperatures heat up, chances are that you will want to run your central air conditioning more. Though you want your home to cool down, you don’t want cold air running constantly. This can not only be uncomfortable but also cost you money. Here are some of the reasons why your air conditioner keeps running and what kind of air conditioning repair your unit may need. Dirty Filters Dirty filters block airflow.…

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3 Ways To Install Your AC Outdoors

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When you’re ready to get a new central air conditioner installed, you have several decisions when it comes to the type of unit you get and where you’ll have it installed. For instance, you can have an air conditioner installed on the ground, on the wall of your house, or on the roof. Here’s a look at these three options. 1. Installing An AC On The Ground Many people choose to install air conditioners on the ground on concrete pads.…

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3 Reasons Your AC Isn't Working

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It can be frustrating when your home’s air conditioner fails on a hot day, leaving you to sweat while trying to figure out the problem. The following are three common reasons that AC systems fail, along with some tips on how to remedy the problems. 1. Thermostat Problems Often, the problem with a malfunctioning air conditioner is actually with the thermostat. Try turning the thermostat down all the way to see if that forces the air conditioner to come on.…

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Knowing When To Service And When To Replace Your HVAC Equipment

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Homes in the United States use a variety of techniques for heating and cooling, but a combination of split unit air conditioning and forced air heating is the most common. These systems are popular for their efficiency and because the shared use of duct-work can be highly cost-effective. While most modern furnaces and AC units are reliable, they still require service from time to time. Understanding how often you should conduct routine repairs can save you money by ensuring that your system lasts for as long as possible.…

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Considering a Heat Pump? 3 Benefits of Choosing This to Heat Your Home

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There are many ways you can heat your home from an HVAC unit to a heat pump. If you are considering a heat pump for your home, there are many benefits of doing this. Below are three of these benefits to help you decide if you want to heat your home this way. Save Money Heat pumps are considered to be energy-efficient when compared to typical furnaces and air conditioners. Instead of burning energy in order to cool or warm the air, a heat pump moves the air from one area to another.…

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Dealing With Air Quality Problems In Your Commercial Structure

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Your HVAC system keeps your building cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and it’s also an important filtering mechanism. As air rotates through the system, it is filtered and blended with fresh air to keep the air quality for your employees as high as possible. When your system isn’t functioning correctly, however, it can have a decidedly negative effect on your building’s air quality. Not only is this unpleasant for occupants, but it may also be indicative of a more severe problem.…

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4 Reasons Your AC System Is Not Cooling Your Business

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Running a business is stressful. Not only will you need to worry about your business’s specific products and services, but you also need to manage employees and clients. In addition, ensuring your business’s facility and offices are in proper working condition is also important. Unfortunately, your company’s AC system may not be at the top of your list of priorities in regards to building maintenance. However, improper cooling can lead to a variety of problems, including humidity issues, health concerns, and a great deal of discomfort.…

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2 Sounds From Your Central Air Conditioning Unit That Require Immediate Attention

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When you have a central air conditioning unit, you are most likely used to the normal humming or occasional clicking noises it makes while it is running. However, if you hear either of the noises discussed below, your A/C unit may have a major problem that requires the immediate attention of a professional. 1.  Hissing Sounds Heard after the Compressor Shuts Off One sound for which you should keep your ear open for is a hissing noise that is most often heard after the compressor shuts off.…

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