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.
3 May 2016
According to the United States Department of Energy, approximately two-thirds of all homes in America have an air conditioner. For many of these households, it would be unimaginable to face a long summer without their trusty air conditioner. Unfortunately, if you don't maintain the condenser throughout the summer, there's a good chance your air conditioner won't be functional when you need it. Here are a few simple tips that will help ensure your air conditioner keeps you cool, even on the hottest day:
27 April 2016
Temperatures inside residential garages can reach well over 100 degreesFahrenheit during the summer months, making them unbearable places for work or leisure. In addition, the hotter the garage, the more your living spaces are exposed to radiant heat, which makes your air conditioning work harder and more costly to operate. One way to reduce the heat load inside your garage is to add door vents to permit fresh air to circulate and keep the ambient air somewhat cooler.
21 April 2016
If you have recently moved into a home that is heated by a boiler that uses home heating oil, then you may not be very familiar with the way the heating system works. This is understandable, since only about 10% of homes in the United States use alternative sources of fuel like propane and home heating oil. One of the most important things that you should know about home heating oil is the fact that you will need to schedule a delivery service with a fueling company when the fuel runs low in your tank.
23 February 2016
If your central air conditioning system puts out warm, humid air in the home instead of cool, comfortable air, you may have a problem with the outdoor unit's condenser coil. The condenser coil is an essential part of the air conditioning system that changes heated gas refrigerant into cool liquid refrigerant. If the condenser is dirty or damaged, it won't work properly. In many cases, a malfunctioning condenser coil can damage the compressor.