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.
21 March 2017
When most homeowners think about home air conditioner maintenance, the things that come to mind are changing the filter, keeping the unit cleaned, and even the occasional checkup by an AC technician. However, there is one primary component of the home AC system that often gets neglected: the ductwork. The ductwork in your home has the massive responsibility of carrying forced air from the cooling unit to the vents in the rest of the house, so it does deserve your attention.
10 March 2017
Summer will soon be here, which means the temperatures are about to rise. If your air conditioner isn't up to the challenge, you could be facing some uncomfortable days ahead, especially if you live in a region that experiences severe heat during the summer months. If your air conditioner isn't cutting it anymore, it's time to think about a new unit. Not sure it's time for a new air conditioner? If the four problems described below seem familiar, it's time to have your air conditioner replaced.
3 March 2017
Having your air conditioner inspected and tuned-up once a year is a good way to ensure it stays in working order. But if you've never had this done before, you may wonder what, exactly, your HVAC contractor will do during a tune-up. Services vary between companies and based on your brand of air conditioner, but in general, these are the services you can expect to get when you pay for an annual tune-up and inspection.
17 August 2016
If your home's heating and air conditioning system seems inadequate to heat and cool your interior spaces, you may need to take a closer look at the air distribution network. The ductwork inside your home's walls, basement, or attic carries heated or cooled air to where it needs to be, but several potential obstacles can disrupt the airflow. Fortunately, some of these problems can easily be resolved by homeowners without much or any expense.