AC Capacitor: So Small, Yet So Critical


A capacitor is an electrical device that stores electrical charge. The AC capacitor stores electrical power that the AC needs to start up. This is necessary because the AC motor requires a lot of power during start-up, and providing power via the capacitor is the most effective and cost-efficient way to do it. Causes of Capacitor Malfunction The capacitor, just like other parts of the AC, is subject to malfunctions. Here are some of the common causes of capacitor malfunctions.

26 October 2019

Why Getting A Central Air Conditioning System Can Be An Ideal Investment


If you are looking for some ways in which you can improve your home, you may want to consider calling to schedule an air conditioning installation. Sure, it can take a couple thousand to have this done, but the investment can be well worth it. If you are not overly familiar with how much of an improvement an air conditioning system can be, you will want to take a little amount of time to reflect on the following information.

4 September 2019

What To Consider Before Having Air Conditioning Installed In Your Home


Central air conditioning is a nice addition to any home. It's wonderful to walk into any room and be able to feel cool all over your home, as opposed to a window air unit, which only cools one room. Sure, you could put window units in every room of your home, but it could get costly. If you are on the fence on whether or not you should have central air conditioning installed in your home, read on for a few considerations and information to help you make your decision.

14 August 2019

Air Conditioning: What's That Noise?


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

Is Your Home In Need Of Mold Removal Services?


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

What Every Commercial Property Owner Should Know About The Importance Of Commercial HVAC Services


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

How To Tell When Your AC's Thermostat Is On The Fritz


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

FAQ About HVAC System Problems


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

Why You Should Change Your AC Filters Even In Winter


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

Myths About Your Furnace You May Believe


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