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HVAC Options: Air Conditioning Improvements

HVAC Options: Air Conditioning Improvements

What Homeowners Must Do To Maintain Their Heating System

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Homeowners Must Do To Maintain Their Heating System

There are a few key items that homeowners must do each year to keep their heating system in good working order. Here are some of the key tips for maintaining your heater.  Replace Filters The filter catches impurities before they go into your furnace. With clogged filters, your furnace has to work a lot harder to pump air throughout your home. Replacing the filter is often an inexpensive and easy thing to do, so be sure that you do it at least every few months. Replace Fluids and Broken Parts A heating system maintenance contractor will...

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Four Things To Try Before You Replace A Noisy Fan Belt In Your AC Unit

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Things To Try Before You Replace A Noisy Fan Belt In Your AC Unit

Though a fan belt may look relatively small and insignificant when it’s removed, it’s one of the most crucial moving parts of any AC unit. Without it, the motor that causes a cooled air stream to circulate throughout your home can’t transfer its power effectively. When your AC unit is noisy and you find out that the fan belt is causing it, check out these four things to try before you replace the belt. Remove The Belt And Dust Off Both It And Its Gears The first thing to do is eliminate foreign dust particles as a cause for...

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Reasons Your Air Conditioner Is Blowing Warm Air

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Reasons Your Air Conditioner Is Blowing Warm Air

The last thing you want to come home to on a hot day is an air conditioner that’s blowing hot air. However, this is a fairly common problem, and it has many causes. You may need to call an HVAC contractor to make repairs, but there are a few things you can check first. Here are some things that can cause the problem. Circuit Is Tripped Your HVAC unit has two different parts. The equipment indoors is the fan that circulates air through the ducts. The equipment outdoors is the part that pulls in hot air, chills it, and then sends it to...

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Improve Energy Efficiency With These 3 Easy Home Updates

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Improve Energy Efficiency With These 3 Easy Home Updates

If you’re tired of getting higher than expected power bills in the mail each month, consider making a few home updates that will improve energy efficiency and help you keep more of your hard-earned money in the bank. Here are a few effective options to consider: Replace Your Water Heater Not only can you cut your water heating costs by about 50 percent depending on where you live, but installing a solar water heater will also reduce your household’s carbon footprint because it releases less CO2 emissions than a conventional water...

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3 Refrigerant Problems That Causes An AC To Freeze Up In Humid Weather

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Refrigerant Problems That Causes An AC To Freeze Up In Humid Weather

Has your central air conditioner suddenly stopped putting out cold air? Check inside the air handler, which is typically inside your furnace, to see if the evaporator coils are iced over. This icing over is often referred to as the air conditioner “freezing up.” Potential causes can vary depending on coexisting conditions, but if the unit seems to freeze up more often when the weather is humid, the problem could be in your refrigerant. Refrigerant is the chemical fuel that powers the cooling system. The refrigerant starts as a gas...

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Why Your HVAC System May Be A Fire Hazard

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Your HVAC System May Be A Fire Hazard

Many people don’t see heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units (HVACs) as fire hazards. However, these systems can cause fires if not properly maintained. Here are some of the possible causes of HVAC fire: Problems with Insulation or Connections A typical HVAC unit has many electrical parts. Examples include the condenser fan, condenser coil, unit controls, and thermostat, among others. Loose connections or damaged insulation in these parts can lead to electrical fires. For example, a loose connection increases electrical...

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Water Heater Safety: Things To Pay Attention To When It Comes To The TPR Valve

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Water Heater Safety: Things To Pay Attention To When It Comes To The TPR Valve

The TPR (Temperature/Pressure Relief) valve usually helps to increase water heater safety by helping to prevent explosions that occur as a result of thermal expansion. It does this by providing an opening through which excess water can escape. This usually reduces the volume of water in the heating system, thus preventing excessive build-up of pressure. Here are some of the things that you should pay attention to when it comes to your water heater’s TPR valve. Whether the TPR valve is leaking When there is an excessive build-up of...

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4 Tips For Repairing Your Air Conditioner

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Tips For Repairing Your Air Conditioner

At some point, the air conditioning in your home is going to break down, especially in the summer when the unit is being used the most. For this reason, you are going to have to make some repairs. However, it’s not always easy to tell what types of repairs are needed. Here are four tips to help you repair your air conditioner: Ice Droplets Can Indicate a Motor Malfunction: At some point, you may notice ice droplets on the hoses of the air conditioning. This often indicates that there is a problem with the motor. This is because a...

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What Role Does a House Fan Play in a Cooling System?

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Role Does a House Fan Play in a Cooling System?

Much of the focus when choosing cooling equipment for a home falls on the size of the AC unit and the style of the ceiling fans to be used. If this is the case in your home, you are missing a key source of cooling. While an AC unit can create cool air for use in your home, a whole-house fan can help to reduce the amount of electricity you use to meet your cooling needs.  How an AC Unit Works An AC unit exploits a phenomenon known as phase conversion to cool a home. In basic terms, phase conversion refers to a substance morphing from a...

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Heat Gain Versus Air Conditioning

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Heat Gain Versus Air Conditioning

An AC unit is designed to cool your home once your home has already started to heat up. Moreover, if your home is heating up faster than your AC unit can cool it back down, your home will heat up despite the fact that your AC unit is constantly running. As a homeowner, the fact that the money you spend on operating your AC doesn’t seem to go toward keeping your home cool can be immensely frustrating. To give your air conditioning unit a fighting chance, you need to take steps to reduce heat gain in the first place.  How Does Your...

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