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?
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.
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:
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.
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.