December 11th, 2017
At home, you might notice the occasional issue with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. Commercial and industrial heating and cooling systems have their own set of problems. They get a lot more use than a home heating and air conditioning system may get, and they require even more maintenance. That’s the only way to prevent issues with such large equipment and lower their frequency.
If you own or manage a commercial or industrial property, you’re likely to come across your share of issues, and the following causes may explain these problems. Be sure to call a qualified industrial HVAC contractor to handle these issues!
November 27th, 2017
There are fewer purchases more frustrating than those requiring you to replace household fixtures like heating, air conditioning, and plumbing systems. These are typically known as “distress purchases” because they tend to be made at a point of emergency, like in the middle of winter when you’re stuck without any heat.
Hopefully, you have a bit more time so that you can consider all of the options and features in a furnace we detail below. There is no one “right fit” for every home, so consider your unique needs and check out our guide.
November 13th, 2017
Ready to take on your next do-it-yourself project around the house? Great! We appreciate artists, crafters, woodworkers, and general DIY-ers. Painting the kitchen, making a scrapbook, upcycling an old dresser, and replacing the grout in the kitchen are all admiral projects to take on. However, there are some things that should always be left to the professionals.
When it comes to your heating system, DIY work is rarely if ever a good idea. Repairing a furnace or heat pump can waste more money than it saves. Besides, it’s not worth risking your heating system or your health. When you notice a problem with your heating system, call a qualified contractor. Learn why DIY heating repair may not be your best bet in today’s guide.
October 30th, 2017
When we explain the importance of home heating system maintenance to homeowners, they often tell us it has never occurred to them to schedule it before. We know about the importance of vehicle maintenance—changing the oil, checking the tire pressure, etc.—because we learn about it in drivers’ education classes, and because there are hundreds of store fronts in your area advertising the best deals.
When it comes to heating and air conditioning maintenance, it’s more difficult to see the importance. Having someone come into your home, make adjustments, and inspect your system—is this really necessary for the wellbeing of your system?
October 16th, 2017
Every home has unique heating and cooling needs, requiring a different system for homes of different shapes and sizes. The biggest heating system or cooling system is not necessarily the best. In fact, choosing an air conditioner or heater that is too large for your home can result in short cycling—the system running too often and wearing down its parts. And of course, a system that is too small will not do a sufficient job of heating or cooling your home.
While homeowners will choose different efficiency ratings for their comfort systems based on what they can afford, and while sizing changes based on the size of the home, there is still one type of system we recommend time and time again. In our area, the heat pump is the way to go.
October 2nd, 2017
We know that every time we show up to fix a home air conditioning system, residents are crossing their fingers, hoping that this problem will only require a quick repair. Of course, we’ll do our best to complete any AC repair in a timely manner, but our main focus is on an accurate diagnosis and a thorough repair. However, there is the possibility that your air conditioner will need replacement.
While you hope the time hasn’t come yet, this may be good news! A new air conditioner will run more reliably and more efficiently. With time, you may actually save money since you won’t have to worry about so many system breakdowns or such high energy bills. To help you decide whether you need an AC repair or a brand new system, we’ve provided some information. However, you should always call a technician to know for sure.
September 18th, 2017
When it comes to the condition of the larger appliances and systems in your home—the electrical wiring, the plumbing, and the air conditioner, for example—it may seem as though caring for them is out of your control. For the most part, these systems are installed during construction and replaced or repaired once someone runs into trouble. But this is a costly way of thinking of many of these systems.
Let’s take your air conditioner, for example. It may seem as though your job when it comes to air conditioning is simple. You turn on the thermostat when you need it and turn it off when you don’t. But even this daily habit may be slowly destroying your air conditioner and costing you more!
Find out which daily habits may be ruining the condition of your AC system in today’s post.
September 4th, 2017
Some problems with an air conditioning system leave you rushing to call in a technician ASAP, like when it only blows out warm air or when it’s completely broken down. Others are more subtle, like when the temperature only drops slightly. Today, we want to focus on an AC problem that often doesn’t set off any alarms.
Short cycling is when an air conditioner runs in brief spurts over and over. It may run for long enough to cool off the home—somewhat. However, it’s going to cause some major problems for your air conditioner.
August 21st, 2017
As air conditioning technicians who specialize in protecting AC systems, we feel a duty to help you understand more about the types of problems air conditioners face. You don’t have to know how to fix it; in fact, that could end up making a problem a lot worse without the proper experience. We simply thing you should know about the complex situations that come up from day-to-day, in order to see the importance of fixing AC problems ASAP.
For more information, or to schedule your AC repair today, call our friendly team. We are happy to help.
August 7th, 2017
Many homes are built without central ventilation systems to allow for a conventional central air conditioning system. Luckily, the modern marketplace has made it easy to stay cool. Window units, room air conditioners, and portable systems can do the job—for a while.
Of course, these systems have their flaws—many flaws, in fact. And while you may think it would be difficult and time-consuming to upgrade your home for central AC, it isn’t! Central air conditioners are available for ductless homes. They just don’t look exactly like a conventional split system. Find out why we think you should schedule an air conditioner upgrade today!