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.
6 March 2018
Late winter and early spring can entail severe storm weather in many parts of the country. If you've been experiencing late winter storms recently and are worried about your HVAC equipment, you should take some precautions to protect equipment pieces from inclement weather. Damage to your HVAC equipment could make everyday life in your home cumbersome and unpleasant. Fortunately, you can protect your HVAC equipment in the coming weeks by doing the following six things:
18 January 2018
If you own a log cabin that you utilize as a weekend or holiday retreat and are going to be busy for the next couple months and won't have the opportunity to stay in your home away from home for a while, it is important to make some preparations before locking up the cabin so that the next time you plan to visit, you won't be inconvenienced by damages and necessary repairs.
3 December 2017
HVAC maintenance is not as intimidating or difficult as you might think. Of course, most complicated jobs need to be left to professionals. However, there are a lot of simple jobs that can be great DIY projects. Many homeowners just call in professionals for every maintenance task, but this can be a waste of time and money. If you can handle a few simple jobs yourself, you can immediately make repairs that could end up preventing more serious problems in the future.
20 October 2017
Turning on your furnace for the first time each winter should be relatively uneventful if you keep it properly maintained. This is why any out of the ordinary noises can be a major cause for concern. Know the most common noises and what causes them so you can properly troubleshoot the problem. Noise #1: Loud bangs or pops The severity of this issue depends on when the bang occurs. If it bangs shortly after the furnace cycles off, the issue is probably the basic expanding and contracting of ducts as they heat and then cool back down.
24 September 2017
If it seems like your heating system is not as efficient as it used to be, this is perfectly normal. Over time, certain component in the system are bound to become less effective. While it is very important to have your system regularly serviced by professional HVAC technicians, you also need to practice good maintenance. That is, if you follow these basic maintenance rules, you can do your part to ensure that your system is running as efficiently as possible.