It may sound strange that in the heat of summer your air conditioning system can actually freeze, bringing your home's cooling to a grinding halt. But it is possible – and it isn’t good, either for your comfort or your HVAC system. Understanding the causes, however, can help you prevent your A/C from freezing up and keep it running...
Many homeowners wonder if an annual air conditioner tune-up is an unnecessary expense. On the contrary, regular maintenance can actually save money by preventing costly repairs and extending the system's lifespan, as well as by maximizing the unit’s efficiency and performance. Learn more about why you should schedule an air conditioner tune-up before the start of the season.
Running an air conditioner certainly doesn’t require knowledge of how to build or even repair one, but learning how some of the main components work may help you better maintain your system. Here we explain about the air conditioner evaporator coil and air conditioner condenser coil. Unlike a furnace that produces heat, an air conditioner
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that water heating costs are responsible for a whopping 18 percent of a household’s energy consumption. We’re here to help! If you implement the recommendations listed below, you’ll be rewarded with a lower utility bill each month. 1 – Reduce your shower time We know, this isn’t a popular
Smoothly operating furnaces and air conditioners are fairly quiet, and the noise they do make is usually consistent and unobtrusive. So when you hear noises that are loud, grating or out of the ordinary, it could be a sign that something has gone wrong.
Energy costs are a significant expense of home ownership. Maximizing efficiency can help you save money while making your home more comfortable. However, it takes more than simply finding the right balance on your thermostat. While controlling the temperature is part of the solution, there are other steps you can take to make your home energy efficient without sacrificing...
Annual furnace inspections might seem fussy or a nuisance, but they’re just the opposite. Just like regular maintenance for your car, like changing the oil and inspecting the tire wear, regular maintenance and tune-ups for your home comfort system are important. Read on for some of the benefits you can expect from an annual inspection and tune-up.
Investing money in a high-efficiency HVAC unit won’t do you a bit of good if your ducts leak air. Duct leakage results in wasted energy and higher utility costs because the warm or cold air you are paying to condition slowly bleeds into your walls and floors. It never reaches the actual rooms in your home!
We all want a more comfortable home. Most of us suffer from poor air quality. You can improve your home comfort level with just a few minor adjustments. 1. Seal leaky ductwork and upgrade your insulation. Sealing leaks helps eliminate conditioned air loss and so does upgrading your insulation. About 40% of your energy is
If you notice your air conditioner turning on and off frequently, this could be a sign of a major problem, and you should address it right away. This behavior is known as short cycling. It wears out the air conditioner's compressor, which can be very expensive to repair or replace. If you think your air conditioner is short cycling,...