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
Whether purchasing a home, making sure you understand your HVAC system from the start will go a long way toward insuring your comfort and safety in your new place. Here are some tips for evaluating the HVAC equipment in a potential home.
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.
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,...
Avoid an unpleasant surprise by taking a moment to understand the warning signs that your air conditioner may be failing and the steps you can take to prevent a breakdown before it happens.
Want to stay cool this summer and avoid a costly service call? Here's a tip: change your furnace filter!
Before hot weather arrives, here are a few steps you should take to guarantee your air conditioner will be ready to run at full efficiency when you need it.
Your air conditioning unit has served you well this summer, so now it’s time to show it some TLC and ease it into a peaceful hibernation. Here are some tips to prepare, preserve and protect this valuable asset during the winter months: Find the air conditioning power circuit near your unit. Open and flip the