As the days start to get cooler, you’re probably preparing to turn your heating system on for the season. However, before you turn your heat on, you want to ensure your system is fully prepared to begin running again.
If your home is feeling too warm or too cool, you probably head straight to your thermostat to address the problem. With just the press of a button, you can send warm or cold air circulating throughout your home. As the main control of your home’s temperature, your thermostat allows you to communicate with your heating and cooling system.
However, that’s about where most people stop thinking about it.
During certain times of the year, your HVAC system is working overtime to keep you and your family cool. But not to worry, if you have the proper equipment, your system should be able to handle the heat. It’s never a bad idea, however, to do what you can to reduce strain on your system which will ultimately help maintain its longevity and efficiency. Below we’ve compiled six tips for keeping your system working effectively and efficiently in maintaining cool temps inside of your home.
Do you ever crawl into bed only to find yourself tossing and turning, trying all night to find a comfortable sleeping position? You’re tired, but you just can’t seem to fall into the deep, restful sleep you need.
Even as temperatures begin to decline, you're likely still giving your HVAC system a workout. And no matter the temperature outside, there are few things worse than your home or business air conditioning breaking down completely.
The temperature is rising outside and your AC is on full blast – so why is it still so hot inside your home? The answer could lie in costly mistakes you're making with your air conditioner. These mistakes not only make you less comfortable but also mean that you could be unknowingly squandering money and worst of all, harming the environment. Take a look at our list of the top 6 mistakes people make with their central air conditioning and see if you're guilty of any of them.
As with any big-ticket item in your life – car, computer, washer/dryer – your air conditioning & heating system will eventually reach the end of its lifespan and need to be replaced with a newer model. It can be hard to let go of old equipment, thinking that it might be worth it to continue to repair and replace parts. Although it can be tough to commit to a big purchase, sometimes it is beneficial for health, efficiency or environmental reasons to update your HVAC system. How do you know when you should call it quits with your current equipment? Read on for a list of 6 signs that it is time to replace your home heating & cooling system.
If you are house hunting, what are some of the first concerns that come to mind? You most likely have a checklist in your head: desired location or neighborhood, square footage, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms are probably up there. Maybe that list also includes details like curb appeal or a state of the art kitchen. Besides the checklist, however, your primary concern is most likely whether or not this dream home is within your budget. But when setting your budget, are you accounting for hidden factors, like an outdated electrical or HVAC system?
If you have an air conditioning unit that is malfunctioning, your technician may have found that it’s your thermostatic expansion valve (TXV). But what is this valve, what function does it perform in your equipment, and why can it be the problem?
Looking to upgrade your HVAC system? There is more to consider than which AC unit or furnace to buy; you’ll have to consider upgrading your ductwork as well. Forced air heating and air conditioning split systems and packaged units are the most popular equipment installations in North America, and both require a reliable network of ducts in your home.