Skyrocketing Utility Bills: 3 Reasons Your AC Unit May Be Costing More To Run


There is nothing quite like having central air in your home when it comes to staying comfortably cool during the hot summer months. However, if your AC system is not running at maximum efficiency, you could find yourself breaking out into a full-blown sweat the next time you get a utility bill in the mail. Thankfully, many of the most common reasons for increased cooling costs can be corrected rather quickly and at a minimal cost.

26 February 2021

What You Should Do To Protect Your Air Conditioner After The Summer


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

Repairs Your AC Might Need During The Winter


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

Why Is Your AC Not Cooling Rooms Evenly?


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

Six Mistakes to That Increase the Inconvenience of Furnace Repair Needs


Dealing with a malfunctioning furnace can be inconvenient. Furnace repair needs will typically leave your home interior cold and uncomfortable at least temporarily. However, there are a few mistakes to avoid to get through your furnace repair need as conveniently as possible. The following are six mistakes you can avoid that increase the inconvenience of furnace repair needs.  Having no alternative heat source It's always a good idea to prepare in advance for periods when your furnace stops functioning properly by having another heat source.

17 November 2020

Can I Clean My Drains Myself?


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

Important Tasks To Entrust To A Skilled Licensed Plumbing Contractor


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

Should You Wait To Schedule An AC System Repair? Ask These Questions First


Does your home need an AC system repair? Even though some air conditioning issues are obvious, others may not seem like they require immediate or professional service. If you're not sure whether you should call the contractor right now, or choose a wait and see approach, take a look at the questions to ask. Is There an Odd Odor? There are several reasons why an air conditioner could smell odd. While a smell could indicate something minor, such as dirty filter, it may also have a serious cause.

31 August 2020

3 Common Electrical Issues With Mini-Split AC Systems


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

When It's Time to Utilize Professional AC Repair Services


Owning a home is great because of how much freedom you have, but it also means being more responsible. This is particularly true with taking care of your AC unit. Sometimes, it will break down and need to be repaired by a professional AC repair company. Here are three situations that fit into this category. Low Refrigerant Levels After a while, your AC unit will run low on refrigerant. You'll notice this because there won't be cool air coming through the vents anymore.

30 July 2020