Even when they’re relatively brand-new, some A/C systems can produce loud noises upon startup. Older units may even produce loud noises throughout their entire operation. Not only can this bother other occupants in your home, but it may even give your neighbors something to gripe about.
You’ve probably heard the expression, when someone leaves a door open on a cold day, “hey, we can’t afford to heat the outside!” Yet, that’s exactly what you’re doing if your home has substantial air leakage. Gaps and cracks in a house’s outer envelope allow warm air to infiltrate a home in the summer and […]
The condensate drain is one part of the HVAC system that many homeowners don’t understand very well. It’s a good idea to get a basic idea of the function of these drains so that when something goes amiss with yours, you’re able to troubleshoot. Removing Condensation Just as the name implies, this drain is where […]
Fortunately, consumers aren’t without resources when it comes to selecting air conditioners. This is a good thing since your choice of a central A/C system will have long-term impacts on both home comfort and energy expenses. An inefficient cooling system not only will struggle to cool your home; it will cost an arm and a […]
Using a good quality air filter can address a number of indoor air quality problems in the home—from too much dust to pollen, pet dander, and dust mites. Sometimes, however, certain types of indoor air pollution can be harder to clean up. UV lights, or ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI), may be the solution you’re looking […]
Plummeting temperatures signal a well-needed break for your air conditioner. Even though you’re not using your A/C system this season, it’s still crucial to give it the care and attention it needs through regularly scheduled maintenance. Here are a few things you can do to keep your air conditioner in peak condition: Keep your condenser […]
If you’re looking to upgrade your home’s air conditioning system, you’ll reach a point where you must decide whether to stick with a central air conditioning system or switch to an air-source heat pump. It will help to familiarize yourself with heat pump advantages and disadvantages. Similar Technology Both of these systems condition the home […]