Once I purchased my first home, I realized that I needed to do my part in caring for my home appliances. In addition to reading the user manuals for my kitchen appliances and state-of-the-art plumbing system, I realized that I also needed to do a little research about HVAC. Because I had no experience with HVAC systems, I called out a professional to teach me a thing or two. It was fascinating to talk with him, and I was able to take notes about all kinds of important topics, such as maintenance, troubleshooting, and even shopping for a new system. This blog is all about understanding HVAC guidelines.
13 November 2018
The air filter is a small but essential part of your home's HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. As its name would indicate, your air filter will block out airborne particles and contaminants that can degrade your home's air quality and be blown throughout your home by your HVAC system. While every single type of air filter has this same function, there are several different types of air filters available on the market, each of which performs in a different manner.
13 November 2018
Refrigerant, as its name would suggest, is the gas within your air conditioner that actually works to cool down the air that passes through the system. Without proper levels of refrigerant, your air conditioner will not be able to operate properly and will simply become a glorified fan. Thankfully, there are a number of warning signs associated with a refrigerant leak that you can watch out for to determine when you need to get in touch with an HVAC contractor to patch the leak in your system and fill your refrigerant reserves.
10 October 2018
Most people can't avoid using their HVAC system during the middle of winter and/or summer. Of course, some people who live in extremely cold climates even need to keep their heat on when they aren't living in the property to prevent the pipes from freezing. Nonetheless, people try to do whatever they can to reduce their daily HVAC costs. Of course, actually using the system less is the best way to save money.
10 September 2018
School's back in session, but homework assignments aren't the only thing your kids will bring home from their first week of school. Germs and viruses can also hitch a ride and become unwanted houseguests, leaving everyone in your home at risk of a cold or flu. Fortunately, you and your HVAC system can join forces to keep germs from spreading throughout your home. Here are a few tips you can use to keep back-to-school germs from landing your home in detention.
7 August 2018
If you rely on window air conditioners during the summer, that last thing you want them to do is break down or fail. But if one of your cooling units stops working properly, don't throw it out just yet. Your window AC may require a good old-fashioned cleaning, or it might have something wrong with the fan motor. Use the repair guide below to fix your ailing window AC unit.