15 December 2022
Electric baseboard heating is sometimes seen as an old-fashioned option. It did fall out of fashion for a while when furnaces became really popular, perhaps in part due to the rising cost of electricity and the subsequent lower cost of heating fuel. But as fuel prices rise and people are increasingly looking for greener options, electric baseboard heating has experienced a bit of a comeback. And here's the thing: it may suit you better than you'd think.
23 November 2022
For many homeowners, the boiler is the root of a variety of problems. For instance, a boiler that seemed to provide extremely hot water yesterday might suddenly fail to deliver today. Do you find that your water is not quite getting hot enough? Are your showers just a bit too cold lately? Here's why your boiler might not be working correctly. Your Thermostat Isn't Working Properly One of the most common reasons for a boiler failing to deliver hot enough water is that its thermostat may not be set correctly.
9 November 2022
The air conditioner keeps you sane when the heat is unbearable. That said, it is only on the day it breaks down that most people realize they should have kept up with proper system maintenance. Hence, for long-term energy efficiency and longevity of your system, you should learn a few things about how to service it. The following are simple air conditioning maintenance tips that can help keep your system in excellent condition for years.
19 October 2022
For many of those who live in colder climates, the furnace is the most important appliance in the home. But when your furnace begins to putter out, you'll need to call in help and fast. Read on for three things to consider when having issues with your heating unit and when to consider a replacement. When to Call for Repairs If you suspect that your heating unit may be in need of repairs, it's best to call for help as soon as possible.
29 September 2022
Most modern furnaces, whether gas-powered or electric, have an internal low voltage fuse that protects the circuit board from power surges. When the furnace fuse has blown, your furnace will refuse to run when you try to turn it on at your thermostat. There's no way to completely prevent a blown furnace fuse, but understanding the reasons for this problem can help you recognize it in your own furnace. Here are three possible causes of a blown furnace fuse.
13 September 2022
Some parts of your air conditioner have a shorter lifespan than others. Sturdy parts such as the compressor may last the entire life of your AC, but parts like the capacitor may wear out much earlier and need to be replaced. Even if you keep up with maintenance, you may still need AC repairs occasionally to replace old parts. Here's a look at three small parts that can fail and cause your AC to malfunction.
24 August 2022
Have you just realized that your air conditioner isn't blowing enough cold air? You'll need to call a competent repair contractor to diagnose and fix the problem. However, you might wonder what might cause your AC to blow cold air. Here are the main reasons your AC might blow warm air and ways a professional can solve the problem. 1. Cleaning or Sealing Ductwork One of the common reasons for insufficient cool air circulation is blocked or leaking ducts.
1 August 2022
You expect the heating system in your home to heat every room in your home, right? So when you walk into one room and it's still freezing cold, it's normal to be a bit alarmed or annoyed. The other rooms in your home are comfortable and cozy, so why isn't that one? As it turns out, this issue usually comes down to one of the following problems with your HVAC system, all of which an HVAC contractor can address for you.
15 July 2022
If you see dust blowing out of your air vents in every room in your house, contact an HVAC contractor today. Your air ducts could be full of dust, dirt, and other debris. If your air ducts become too full with debris, they may eventually cause problems for your air conditioning system. Learn more about your dusty air ducts and how an HVAC contractor can clear them below. How Did Your Air Ducts Fill Up With Dust?
24 June 2022
Split system air conditioners have numerous advantages over ducted systems, especially when it comes to operating noise. Under normal conditions, the indoor blower unit(s) of your split system should run very quietly. If one or more indoor units are making more noise than usual, it could be a sign of underlying problems. Dirty air filters are one of the most common causes of excessive operating noise in split AC systems.