True Love Lasts Forever But Your Furnace Doesn’t
It's not you—it's your furnace. You've given the relationship all you have, and then, when you least expect it, the heat is gone.
HVAC: The Reliable New Year’s Resolution
January brings high hopes for the next 365 days of our lives. We're going to go to the gym more. We're going to eat healthier. We're going to do that thing that we've been saying we're going to do for the last few years and we keep making it our New Year's resolution but then it’s the end of the year and it's still unresolved. But this year will be different: new year, new us, right?
What is that strange noise coming from my furnace?
Your furnace is made of many moving parts—so you might hear some noises associated with any working mechanical thing. However, there’s a difference between which noises are “okay” and which may indicate a problem. If you’ve noticed any strange sounds coming from your heating equipment, take a look at this list to see what they might mean.
Good Cheer and Good Ventilation During the Holidays
You want to deck the halls and clear the air to keep good cheer and good ventilation throughout the holidays. Here are a few tips for doing both:
Say Boo…To Creepy Critters in Your HVAC
It’s the season for spiders in dark corners, bats, and rodents of unusual size. These are some of the creepy critters we expect for Halloween--but not for our HVAC.
What Happens When the Air Filter Gets Too Dirty
Changing the air filter on your heating and cooling system is one of the simplest maintenance tasks – and one of the most important. Keeping a clean air filter benefits you and your equipment. When you let the air filter become too dirty, bad things begin to happen:
Where to Place Your AC for Best Performance
To get the best performance out of your air conditioning unit, it’s all about location, location, location. That doesn’t just mean planting it in an out-of-the-way corner of the house -- there’s a lot more to proper placement than you might think.
How Hail Can Damage Your AC – and What to Do
Spring and summer storms sometimes bring an added surprise: hail. These icy missiles can range in size from a pea to a baseball, causing significant damage not only to cars, roofs, and vegetation but also outdoor equipment like your air conditioning unit. The National Weather Service reports that hail causes $1 billion in damage to property each year.
How to Keep Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit Free from Debris
Keeping your outdoor air conditioning equipment clean and free from all organic debris that might block air flow means your system will perform more efficiently and last longer. You can do a lot to slow down the migration of leaves, stems, and sticks into your air conditioner by following the tips below.
7 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Vacation
Going on vacation or leaving for the season is great but requires a lot of preparation, both for you personally and for the house you’ll be leaving. It’s helpful to have a checklist so you can cover all your bases and enjoy a worry-free time away.