As a homeowner, you’re probably always thinking of ways to keep your household running efficiently. This includes maintaining your heating and air conditioning system. When you follow the right maintenance schedule, your HVAC system can last 10 – even 15 – years!
Professionally maintaining your HVAC system can help you save money and taking measures to keep your heating and cooling system running smoothly year round can also solve minor problems before they become major ones.
Sustaining a regular HVAC maintenance schedule can be challenging. When there are many other items on your to-do list, it’s possible that some things may be overlooked. If that forgotten task happens to be your HVAC checkup, it could cost you.
Cleaning your air conditioning coils is probably a job you dread. However, if you want your AC to run smoothly and efficiently, you need to ensure the coils are cleaned well. Not only will dirty coils affect your unit's efficiency, but too much build up can cause your air conditioner to break down.
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.
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.