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
Itchy and watery eyes, coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose are all common symptoms of allergies. If you are part of the 50 million Americans who suffer with allergies, you may be using numerous nasal sprays, eye drops, and medications to find relief. While they may be effective, these medications can cause uncomfortable side effects. Fortunately, you can reduce your allergy symptoms at home without using medication. Maintaining your home's heating and cooling system can help improve your indoor air quality, which removes allergens from the home while easing your symptoms.
18 August 2016
If you're the thrifty type and you like to keep your energy bills low, you're probably aware that shutting off your air conditioner is the quickest way to a lower energy bill. An electric central AC unit consumes around 15,000 watts and costs around $1.50 per hour – that's 11,000 watts and $1.10 more expensive than the next most costly appliance, the water heater. And you're probably familiar with strategies for keeping cool without your central AC.
17 August 2016
Nothing is more frustrating than when your home's air conditioner stops working. Whether your air conditioner only blows warm air or stops blowing air altogether, you will likely want to get it working again as soon as possible to keep the summer heat out of your home. You may not need to hire a professional immediately, as there are some repairs you can do yourself. Here are two problems that can occur with your AC unit you can remedy yourself.
9 August 2016
Being the homeowner of an older home or one that was built during the last century can leave you with the responsibility of dealing with an aging sewer. Here is some information about fiber conduit sewer pipe, how to determine if you have it installed in your home's sewer line, and what to expect from it when it fails. What is Fiber Conduit Sewer Pipe? Fiber conduit sewer pipe, also referred to as Orangeburg pipe, Bermico pipe, and cellulose fiber pipe, is a type of pipe that was made from ground wood fibers, which were bound together with a waterproof adhesive, then impregnated with liquid coal tar pitch, and rolled together in layers to create a pipe.
10 March 2016
"Is your refrigerator running?" may be the introduction to a classic prank call, but if your refrigerator can't seem to achieve a cool enough temperature or is cycling on and off more frequently than normal, you probably find it anything but funny. Whenever the workhorse of your kitchen appliances begins showing signs of trouble, you may wonder whether an expensive repair (or worse, replacement) is in your future. Fortunately, there are a number of refrigerator problems that can be easily fixed with a bit of elbow grease.
7 March 2016