Having a chimney can provide warmth and comfort, but the structure will likely need to be repaired at some point in its life. If you're wondering whether it might be time to ask a professional to do some chimney repairs, these four tips will help you get the most bang for your buck. Identifying Trouble There are a number of potential indicators that something is wrong with a chimney. In cases where water damage has been ongoing, you may see staining of paint or peeling of wallpaper in the interior areas of your home next to the chimney.
18 September 2018
Do you have a boiler in your home? If so, you likely think about its maintenance rarely. This is the case for many homeowners, so you are not alone. Many property owners do not think of their boilers until something goes awry. Perhaps you are wondering how to detect when your boiler is going to malfunction. The following points will help you to understand the potential signs that your boiler is malfunctioning.
17 August 2018
In the heat of summer, the thought of a frozen air conditioner unit may seem appealing. Unfortunately, a frozen unit is not necessarily a good thing, since it means your air conditioning is not working in the most effective or energy efficient manner possible. This guide and your contractor will help you diagnose and repair a frozen AC unit. Signs First, it is important to note that icy buildup on your outdoor unit is a sure sign that your unit is frozen.
17 July 2018
Summer is finally here. If things are heating up in your home, it's time to make some changes. The last thing you want is to wait too long and get stuck with hot temperatures all summer long. It doesn't take much to reduce the temperatures inside your home. However, you do need to act fast if you want to keep things cool this summer. Here are three changes you can make to reduce the heat in your home and keep things comfortable during the hot summer months.
7 June 2018
If you are looking for a way to add an air conditioning system into a house that doesn't already have one, there are a lot of things that you can choose to use to make sure that you get the cool air that you are looking for. One thing you can do is get a ductless air conditioning system installed. Ductless Air Conditioners A ductless air conditioner is made up of at least two parts: you have the indoor blower unit, and the outdoor compressor unit.
28 April 2018
Summers can be sweltering, and you may have a great HVAC system that provides adequate air conditioning to deal with those days. However, if you don't want things to fail during a heatwave, you should be doing some preparation and handling the following tasks before hitting the power switch. Clear Grass and Debris With your last lawn mowing session some months in the past, before you ever power up the HVAC unit, you might want to deal with your grass.
12 March 2018
If you're hoping to keep your home comfortable this summer but worry about the cost of running your AC through the hottest time of the year, you're not alone. Many people worry about the cost of cooling. However, there are some simple things you can try to help reduce the overall cost of cooling home. Install a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to set your home temperature higher when you are at work, away on vacation, or even when you're expecting a wave of cooler weather for a week.
31 January 2018
A puff of dust and/or burnt material can be an obnoxious part of turning on your heating or air conditioning systems on for the first time in months. Dust in the air is just one of the more noticeable problems after long periods of time without maintenance; many hidden issues could be lurking that may end up costing additional money over time if you're not careful. Here are a few maintenance points to consider as the seasons change:
13 December 2017
When evaluating the overall energy consumption for your home, you may find that the HVAC is responsible for most of the usage. In order to keep the amount of energy consumed by your HVAC system low, you should keep it well-maintained at all times. This means that you should perform regular inspections and consider upgrading to a high efficiency HVAC system. This will further allow you to manage your home energy usage by using tools such as programmable thermostats and low noise filters.
7 November 2017
Problems with a furnace can create dangerous conditions inside a home. When these problems start to manifest themselves, homeowners may find that the temperature in their home drops drastically or the structure is placed at a higher risk of suffering a fire. In particular, there are a handful of problems that a furnace will be particularly vulnerable to suffering. Clogs If a furnace develops close in it, the system may suffer a significant decrease in the circulation that it can provide.
4 October 2017