When the hot temperatures of summer start to cool down, you'll get to a point where you stop using your air conditioner and start using the furnace. However, you're likely wondering if there is anything that you should be doing to your air conditioner to prep it for the off-season. Here are a few tips that you should know about how to care for your residential air conditioner. Decide On If You Want To Cover The Outdoor Unit
4 February 2021
You might think that summer is the time when you will need to be servicing your air conditioner, but there are actually many things you should consider doing that will keep your air conditioner in great condition during the winter. Straighten Bent Fins Your air conditioner might have bent fins that need to be straightened that you might notice while cleaning your AC. If you notice any damage on your AC, you may need to hire an AC repair technician.
23 December 2020
Since the main function of an air conditioner is to cool down your rooms, if it's not doing them evenly — meaning every room has a different temperature — then that's a problem. While it may be mildly annoying, it can also be potentially dangerous to older people and babies, so it's a matter that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Moreover, failure to remedy this issue can take the potentially minor problem that is causing it and turn it into a much bigger problem, so if you spot any problems, content an HVAC technician to have it looked at.
25 November 2020
Of all the jobs that a homeowner can do themselves, clearing your own drains is one of the simplest. Unlike other plumbing issues that you may experience, drain cleaning is relatively straightforward: there is a clog that's causing the water to not drain, and it needs to be removed. Simple. Unfortunately, not all drains are that easy; in some cases, you may not even be able to identify where it's at.
20 October 2020
The plumbing in your house serves an important purpose for you and your family. It provides you with the water that you need for daily chores like showering, doing laundry, and washing dishes. To keep it working properly, you need to have your plumbing repaired or maintained regularly. These important tasks are some to entrust to a plumbing contractor. Repairing Leaks Leaks in your pipes and faucets are costly and inconvenient.
22 September 2020
Mini-split AC systems offer many advantages, especially for homeowners with older houses or condos. Since mini-split units don't require any ductwork installation, they make an excellent fit for structures where retrofitting may not be feasible or cost-effective. These systems are also typically reliable, but that doesn't mean that they never fail. If you aren't familiar with the operation of mini-split systems, then you may not immediately recognize when something is wrong.
18 August 2020
Installing a new heating and air conditioning system in your home is a big deal, and there are a lot of decisions that need to be made along the way. These are some of the decisions that will need to be made during this time. Do You Need More Than One Unit? If you have a smaller, one-level home, you probably won't need more than one heating and air conditioning unit.
21 July 2020
When it comes to a failing air conditioner, by far, summer is the least favorable time to experience this issue. Yet, the unfortunate reality is that it happens. If you face a similar scenario, there are some steps you can take to prevent an already inconvenient situation from turning worse. Learn what you can do when you need to replace your air conditioner during the summer. 1. Call a Professional Right Away
16 June 2020
While forced-air furnaces may be considered "the norm" when it comes to residential heating systems, they're far from the only option available. In some homes, boiler heating systems actually utilize water instead of electricity or gas to distribute heat throughout a home. Specifically, boilers work by pumping hot water through radiators or radiant flooring systems to keep a home comfortable. If you have a home with a boiler furnace (or are thinking about installing this type of heating system in your home), there are some important maintenance tips you should know.
29 April 2020
When it comes to home additions, an upgrade to the heating system is often the last thing on the homeowner's mind. However, any time you add on to your home, it's essential you make an update to your heating system if you want to ensure the new area is warmed. To ensure you have seamless heat delivery throughout your home, learn more about the options you have to upgrade your heating system to support your new addition.
7 April 2020