Central air conditioning units are generally very quiet. You may hear a low hum when they are running or a quiet pop when the compressor comes on, but that's generally the extent of it. Loud or odd noises, especially if they are new, typically indicate a problem with the system. Understanding the causes of various AC noises can help you troubleshoot a problem before it becomes too severe. This can mean the difference between a cost-effective repair versus a more expensive AC replacement.
10 July 2019
Mold spores are basically everywhere—you just can't see them—and they need a dark and moist environment to thrive. Unfortunately, your home has some rooms that are ideal to develop these conditions, such as the basement and bathroom. Keep reading to learn three different signs that mold spores have landed in an area of your home and how you can determine whether mold removal is warranted. Musty/Damp Odor Though a mildew odor is not an obvious indication of mold growth, it is a sign that warrants further investigation.
30 May 2019
Do you own a commercial property? The HVAC system is an integral part of your business, but you may be like many property owners who do not understand the importance of having an efficient system. Many property owners think that as long as they are not experiencing issues, their systems are in proper working order. This assumption can be a costly mistake. Some property owners also do not know when they should consider upgrading their systems.
25 April 2019
If you rely on your central HVAC system for cooling, then you know that small white box on the interior wall of your home is the brains of the operation. Your thermostat tells your AC system when, how much, and how long to cool your home. Everything's great when your thermostat's able to give your AC system its marching orders, but things can go wrong if it suddenly malfunctions. Thermostats can fail in a variety of ways, which makes proper diagnosis and troubleshooting essential.
15 March 2019
An HVAC system can develop numerous problems due to normal wear and tear that can affect energy efficiency. Resolving such a problem might require several repairs being performed, and you might even need to replace the system altogether. However, sometimes HVAC problems can appear to be more severe than they actually are, which is why getting a professional inspection performed is in your best interest. You can actually get a good idea of what is wrong with the system based on the types of problems that it has, such as being able to produce heat but not cold air.
30 January 2019
Your air conditioning system has intake filters that trap particulates and prevent them from flying into the rest of the system, and then back out into the room. These filters for the air conditioner may be different than those for the furnace, so in winter, you might think that there's no need to change the air conditioner filters. This is not quite true. While you don't have to change them often, you shouldn't ignore them.
21 December 2018
When the temperature is extremely cold, keeping the home warm becomes more than just a matter of comfort, as prolonged exposure to extremely low temperatures can be a safety risk. Your furnace can be an essential tool during the winter, but myths about these devices can lead to homeowners making critical mistakes in caring for these devices. Myth: Furnaces Are Maintenance-Free Appliances You may go for weeks without needing to seriously think about your home's furnace.
12 November 2018
When something goes wrong with some of the electricity in your home, the idea of calling a licensed electrician may have you wondering a couple of things. First off, you may try to think of how you could do the repair yourself. Secondly, you may be wondering how much an electrician is going to cost. Of course, worrying about the money may be part of the reason you are contemplating doing it yourself.
31 May 2018
If you've noticed that your water bill has gone up and is much higher than it should be, there are a number of things it could be. Maybe someone is just using more water in your house than you expect they should. Maybe you have a faucet that is dripping and tightening it up will fix that issue. But, it could be something worse. It could that you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system and you are going to have to seek plumbing repairs.
31 May 2018
With summer nearly in full swing, you're probably more worried about your air conditioner than the current state of your furnace. Nevertheless, you shouldn't leave your furnace out in the figurative cold. The summer season offers one of the best times to handle any maintenance or heater repair required before winter returns. If you're still not convinced, here are three solid reasons to consider some summertime TLC for your heating system.
31 May 2018