If your air conditioner isn't blowing cold air, the problem may actually be that your air conditioner unit has become too cold! Many people have been shocked when they open up their air conditioning units only to see a gigantic block of ice. The culprit, in this case, is that the evaporator coils are becoming much colder than they are designed to, which causes ice to form around them. The ice acts as an insulator, which exacerbates the problem since the warm air from your home can no longer heat the evaporator coils, and they're already too cold!
7 July 2017
Even for those who live in a temperate coastal climate like San Francisco or San Diego, indoor climate control can be key to year-round comfort. This means a malfunctioning heater or air conditioner can pose a major problem for both homeowners and business owners. Read on to learn more about how air conditioners work at a basic level and what you'll need to do to maintain your HVAC system and prevent the need for inconvenient and time consuming repairs.
6 June 2017
Does your air conditioning make a high-pitched whistling noise whenever it turns on? Such a noise can be quite irritating, leading to headaches and keeping you from getting restful sleep. The good news is that whistling is rarely a sign of a serious issue with your AC unit. Rather, there are three common causes, all of which are easy to address on your own. A Clogged Air Filter Your air conditioner has to blow air through the air filter before it enters your ducts.
6 June 2017
When deciding to upgrade or replace your HVAC system, it's a smart idea to investigate your various options, including those that veer away from conventional heating and air conditioning systems. One HVAC alternative that is steadily growing in popularity with homeowners is a ductless mini split, which involves an outdoor unit and small individual units placed inside your home. Here are five reasons to make the switch to ductless mini splits:
23 May 2017
Your air conditioner, like any appliance, can slowly wear down as you use it. This takes years if you keep your air conditioner in good shape, and you can keep the air conditioner running a little bit longer if you don't use it at full blast if at all possible. Combining your air conditioner with fans helps keep you a lot cooler without requiring the air conditioner to run excessively, even on hot days.
13 April 2017
Most furnaces are going to be built to last you for several years, however, there is going to come a time when they may start to break down on you. If you feel that your furnace is beginning to break on you, then it is going to be essential that you know what signs to watch for. These signs are going to indicate that it is likely going to be in your best interest to replace your furnace sooner rather than later.
4 April 2017
During the heat of the summer months, going without air conditioning is painful. Due to things like the coil freezing or a compressor going bad, you may find yourself without cooling during the hottest days of summer. Even though you do not have your AC at this time, there are some things that you can do to stay cool. Here are some tips to help you beat the heat while you are waiting for the HVAC contractor to get around and do the repairs to your air conditioner:
21 March 2017
As your tenants are moving out, you may do a walk through of your home. The home may smell but you may think that after the carpets are cleaned and the windows are left open for awhile, the smell will dissipate. However, despite carpet cleaning, deodorizing maid service and airing out the home, the scent still lingers. This may leave you wondering what to do next. The next step in removing the smell should be duct cleaning.
9 March 2017
Running out of hot water in the middle of the shower is nothing short of frustrating. It can be even more frustrating when the problem is new but the hot water heater isn't, since this may mean something is wrong with the heater itself. The following guide can help you troubleshoot the likely cause. Issue #1: Sediment buildup The most likely culprit is sediment buildup, especially if you haven't flushed the tank in more than year (if ever).
2 March 2017
There are plenty of ways to save a few bucks on your central A/C replacement, but replacing only half of your central A/C unit isn't one of them. Split central A/C systems rely on perfectly matched indoor and outdoor cabinets to offer the best possible performance and energy efficiency. Teaming up the older half of your A/C system with a brand-new half could spell trouble, as these five reasons show.
4 January 2017