• Three Reasons To Have A Professional Conduct An Annual AC Checkup

    Although some homeowners with limited home maintenance budgets feel that preventative maintenance is a waste of time, it's actually essential for many parts of your home, such as your AC system. If your AC system fails in the middle of the summer, it can create an uncomfortable or even dangerous situation that could easily have been avoided for much less money than you'll probably need to spend on emergency repairs. Here are three reasons that it's really the wisest choice to have a professional checkup each year before summer starts. [Read More]

  • 3 Common Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs To Be Repaired

    An air conditioner is one of the most expensive appliances in a home, and if you live in a hot climate you probably use your AC on a regular basis. If you don't want to pay a ton of money to replace your air conditioning system, it is important to know when your unit has problems and needs repairs. Small issues that are caught early can typically be fixed, but if you ignore air conditioner problems, your unit is more likely to fail. [Read More]

  • Understanding Backflow Prevention: The When And The Why

    Many plumbing systems benefit from the addition of a component called a backflow prevention device. It's name is appropriate as it prevents contaminated water from running back up the pipes into the clean water source. In some states, it's necessary for every commercial property to have one of these devices. If you are in an area where these devices aren't actually required, it's in your best interest to understand where they're beneficial anyway. [Read More]

  • Trees, Evapotranspiration, And Reducing AC Costs

    You do not necessarily have to have the latest, most energy-efficient equipment in order to have the most cost-effective AC system. To be clear, keeping your house cool starts with buying a highly efficient AC system, but you can boost the function of your air conditioner by planting trees, This is a low-tech solution because trees are nature's air conditioner.  Shade Is Only the Beginning The sun's UV rays will heat up objects. [Read More]

  • What Guarantees Do You Want From An HVAC Contractor?

    Selecting an HVAC contractor is one of the most difficult decision a consumer has to make. Most of the time, you need expensive work done now, but you have no idea who the local HVAC contractors are let alone how reliable they are. One of the best ways to make sure you're making the right choice is to find out what guarantees and contractor makes and how they back them. Here are a few of the guarantees you consider non-negotiable. [Read More]

  • Two Tricks For Improving Your Furnace Function

    Furnace efficiency does not stay consistent over time. Thus, if you buy a high-efficiency furnace, you can't pat yourself on the back with the assurance that you have done everything in your power to lower your fuel usage and heating costs. Instead, you need to take steps to ensure the continued optimal functioning of your furnace unit. Among other things, you need to inspect for and repair any leaks in your ductwork. [Read More]

  • The Most Popular Types of Heaters

    Setting up HVAC in your home or business can be a pretty complicated proposition, since there are so many different options to choose from. To help make your life a little easier, here is a breakdown of the most popular types of heaters: Central Heating The most common option for heating is often central heating, which is also the most heavily integrated heating system as well. This ultimately means that you need to have a dedicated ventilation system in order for central heating to work properly. [Read More]

  • 4 Good Air Conditioning Habits To Pick Up Today

    As a homeowner with air conditioning, you want to be sure that you are doing everything possible to keep it up and running efficiently and smoothly. This means that you are going to have to work to ensure that you are picking up some good habits. Here are four to pick up today: Checking the Air Filter Regularly: The first thing you want to be sure that you do is check the air filter regularly. [Read More]

  • Dealing With Pet Fur In Your HVAC System And How To Better Prevent It In The Future

    Whether you already have pets or are considering a furry addition to the family, it's important that you thoroughly understand the impact your fuzzy friends will have on your HVAC system. Below is an overview of how pet hair and dander are able to build up within the system, ways in which they can be harmful, and how these harms can be greatly reduced from the very start.   How Pet Hair Builds Up Over Time [Read More]

  • A/C Troubles? 5 Things To Do Before You Call In An Expert

    If you're having some trouble with keeping your home cool this summer, you may benefit from knowing a few things that you can check in your home yourself. No professional is needed to check these five things, but you may still need to call in an expert once the problem has been determined or if you cannot detect the exact issue:  1. Make Sure to Remove Debris from the A/C Condenser. [Read More]