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.
15 March 2019
With winter coming to a close, you may be starting to take steps to get ready for the warmer weather of spring. As part of this effort, you may be thinking about shutting down your furnace. If so, make sure you avoid making the following mistakes while turning off your gas furnace at the end of winter. 1. Leaving the Last Air Filter in the Heater over the Summer If you recently changed the heater's air filter, you may feel that there is no need to change it when you shut down the furnace.
30 January 2019
The air conditioning unit in your home may be running but if it is not running, but to keep it running its best means maintaining it throughout the year. An air conditioning unit without proper care will be more apt to breakdown and require repair. Here are some of the most common repairs for residential air conditioning units. Filter Problems One of the most common and overlooked parts of the air conditioner is the air filter on the cold air return.
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.