Inspecting And Maintaining The Aluminum Fins Attached To Your AC Condenser Unit


If you have a central air conditioning system, then you likely have an indoor and outdoor unit attached to the cooling system. The outdoor part of the system is called the condenser and it should be inspected closely for any signs of disrepair. This allows you to complete necessary fixes before the cooling function of the system is directly affected. When you complete your inspection, you should look closely at the aluminum fins that protrude from the side of the condenser.

8 December 2016

5 Tips For The Best Air Conditioning Placement


Once you have picked out your new air conditioning unit and decided on a contractor to install it for you, your next big decision will be placement of your unit. If you are replacing an old unit, you may want to install your new one in the same position. However, if you were unhappy with the location of your old unit due to visual or aural distraction, or if you are installing an air conditioner for the first time, then you will have to choose a new placement.

15 July 2016

6 Ways To Stay Warm While Waiting For Heating Repair


One of the most dreaded things that can happen during the winter is for your furnace to suddenly stop working on an especially cold day. As the temperature inside starts to drop almost as low as the temperature outside, you begin to panic. You call your trusty furnace maintenance company to come repair your heater, but what can you do to keep your family warm until they arrive? Here are six great ideas:

11 January 2016

Planning Your Next Air Conditioning Service


Just as sure as the sun rises and sets, having your air conditioning system serviced by a licensed and trained professional is inevitable – at least if you want it to remain reliable and dependable for the next decade or two. The following goes in-depth about the "whens" and "hows" of planning your next A/C service, as well as what you should expect from your HVAC technician during the service.

25 August 2015

2 Things to Check if Your Air Conditioner Seems to Struggle


When summer arrives, you might assume that you will find solace inside your nice, cool home. Unfortunately, if your air conditioner isn't working properly, you might be left in muggy, sweltering heat throughout the day and night. However, with a little preventative maintenance, you might be able to help your system to sail through the warm season. Here are two things to check if your air conditioner seems to struggle:

17 July 2015

4 Surprising Ways to Reduce Strain on Your AC Unit


Do you feel you are pushing your AC too hard? There are ways you can tell if you have an overworked air conditioning unit. For example, high energy bills, especially during the summer months is one indicator. If your AC is constantly having issues that require repair, such as freezing up, that is another indicator. Fortunately, there are four ways you can reduce the strain you place on your air conditioner.

8 July 2015

How Your Dog And Your Air Conditioner Can Live In Harmony


Many American homes rely on their air conditioning systems to keep cool in summer, but some members of the family may not enjoy the fluctuations in temperature quite so much. In the United States, 47 per cent of families have at least one dog, so with more than 83 million furry friends sharing American homes, it's important to make sure you create a healthy, safe environment for everyone. Learn more about the impacts your air conditioning can have on your dog, and find out what you need to do to make sure he or she stays happy.

6 July 2015

Understanding And Maintaining A Ductless Minisplit System


From replacing shingles on your roof and mowing your lawn to cleaning dryer ducts and repairing leaking faucets, it is easy to see the overwhelming nature of homeownership. Unfortunately, you may not be placing enough emphasis on your home's heating and cooling. If your home utilizes a ductless minisplit system, you may be aware of the many benefits of this energy-efficient system offers. However, proper maintenance on your minisplit system is still essential considering half of your home's total energy usage stems from heating and cooling.

24 June 2015

Are You Eco-Friendly, Frugal, And Forward-Thinking? Geothermal Heating May Be Your Best Investment


If you're looking for a way to heat and cool your home that doesn't hurt the environment, provides reliable temperature control, and doesn't cost more than it saves you in the long run, the answer may be geothermal heating. Before you start looking at traditional heating and cooling units or solar panels, you should consider the financial and ecological benefits of harnessing the earth's own energy. Help Protect The Environment

22 June 2015

3 Things Homeowners Need To Know About Drainfield Failure


About one-quarter of American households use a septic system to process their household waste, while the rest rely on a municipal sewer system. Maintaining your septic system is your own responsibility, but many people don't think about their septic systems until something goes wrong. A soggy backyard or a sewage backup in your basement are major clues that something is wrong with your septic tank, and that something may be a drainfield failure.

17 June 2015