Are you worried about your older plumbing system breaking down or failing altogether? Here are some things you can do to keep it in good shape as it ages throughout the years: Wrap the Exterior Pipes If you live in an area that freezes during the winter, you should wrap any plumbing pipes that are exposed to the outdoor elements with thermal heat tape or insulation foam tubes. This will help prevent them from freezing and bursting when the temperatures drop so you won't have to face any expensive repairs once things start to thaw out.
28 June 2017
Your furnace and air conditioner do you the service of keeping your home comfortable. But if you're not careful, these systems can cause more harm than help. Follow these HVAC safety tips with using and working around your system so you don't accidentally fall prey to injuries -- or worse. Never ignore a bad smell. The only odor you should ever notice coming from your HVAC system is the faint smell of scorching dust the first time you turn your furnace on for the season.
13 June 2017
Air ducts are often overlooked when it comes to home maintenance, and that can be a big mistake. Many times, homeowners do not realized that air ducts should be cleaned regularly. There are many benefits to air duct cleaning, such as: Help with Allergies If you neglect your air ducts for an extended period of time, it won't take long for dust and debris to build up. Then, when you run your air conditioner or heater, the air entering your home will pass through all of the build-up before entering your home.
30 May 2017
If your home has a steam boiler, you may be considering switching over to forced air heating when the boiler gives out. After all, boilers are often thought of as outdated since forced air heats up a home more quickly and is cheaper to install. However, boiler heating is not quite the dinosaur some people would have you believe it is. There are some reasons to reconsider keeping your steam boiler heating system.
14 April 2017
Having pets can bring a lot of joy to your life. But your furry friends can also lead to odors—and even reduced HVAC function. As a pet owner, you should follow these tips both to protect your HVAC system and keep your home smelling fresh. Use a HEPA filter. Inexpensive, fiberglass air filters might be okay for homeowners who don't have pets, but they're not what you need. A HEPA filter may cost a little more than a standard filter, but it will also do a much better job of trapping pet hair and dander.
5 April 2017
Spring is the ideal time to dewinterize your home and get it ready for the summer. But one of the areas of your home you might forget to inspect or maintain is your outdoor AC unit. An outdoor condenser unit may experience a number of problems during the cold season, including weed growth and an unstable concrete base. These things can clog up or destabilize the condenser unit and its parts, which prevent them from working properly.
21 March 2017
This spring, as you prepare to really clean your house, make sure that you add the tasks below to your to-do list. These tasks will help you improve the energy effectiveness of your HVAC system this summer when the heat really hits. #1 Open Up & Clean Your Vents If you closed the vents inside of your home that your HVAC system used over the winter, now is the time to open them up.
13 March 2017
It's a given that something as central to your home as an HVAC unit is going to affect the home's value. However, if you are about to sell your home, be aware that your HVAC unit can have some interesting effects on the value due to some unexpected issues. Addressing these issues can help mitigate any negative effects and promote any positive effects. Sound Pollution You're likely used to the hum of your HVAC unit by now, but others could find it too loud.
3 March 2017
Few things ruin a beautiful summer day more quickly than ominous noises coming from your air conditioning unit. One of the worst things you can do when you encounter an unexpected noise coming from your HVAC unit is to let the system keep running while you try to ignore the noise. While the causes of some noises are fairly innocuous and won't result in much more than increased wear and tear on affected internal parts and on your nerves, others indicate serous issues that may even present a danger to yourself and other household residents.
16 January 2017
There are many different ways to heat your business. However, some heating devices just don't make sense in some areas. Infrared radiant heaters, however, are great for big areas where you only want to heat your employees and not your equipment. Check out these four benefits of infrared radiant heaters for your business. They Heat You Fast Infrared radiant heaters will heat up your business faster than other heating devices. For example, with a forced air heating system, you have to wait for the system to slowly heat the air.
11 October 2016