2016

Routine Heating Questions Addressed

Heating issues can cause your home to quickly become a very uncomfortable place to be during the winter. In order to be prepared to protect your home against these issues, you need to be aware of a few basic questions and answers so that you can make sure that you are getting the best performance possible from your home's heating system. What Is Causing The Pilot Light To Go Out Repeatedly Throughout The Day?

Seasonal Maintenance: When Should You Change Your Young Furnace's Air Filter?

If you haven't changed your furnace's air filter yet this year, it's a good idea that you do it now, even if you have a relatively new furnace. Depending on how often you use it during the cold season, even a young furnace can experience issues with its blower motor, fan and other parts if it has a dirty air filter. In some cases, a bad air filter can cause your furnace to overheat and quit.

How To Recognize A Highly Efficient AC System

A highly efficient AC system is not a matter of getting one component right. Instead, it is a matter several components working in harmony. You don't, however, have to have to specialize in thermodynamics in order to recognize the key components that make a system efficient. In particular, you need to pay attention to coils, the fan motor, and the number of compressors.  Coils Extra large coils are the first thing that you should look for.

Reduced Air Conditioner Performance? Poor Installation Of In-Slab Ductwork May Be The Cause

The duct system of a central air conditioning system is usually responsible for the delivery of warm air into the system and then dumping the cooled air into an air-conditioned space. Therefore, if the walls of air ducts collapse or if they are filled with water, the air conditioner's performance is bound to suffer. When it comes to in-slab duct systems, most duct-related air conditioning performance issues occur as a result of poor in-slab duct installation.

Have Bent A/C Condenser Fins? Here's How To Fix Them

Unlike a typical central A/C system, most window-mounted A/C units have the condenser coil partially or completely exposed at the rear of the unit. While this helps the coil expel heat, it also leaves it vulnerable to damage whenever the unit is handled. A badly-placed hand can easily bend the fragile aluminum fins lining the coil. This could compromise your A/C's cooling performance. If you regularly install and remove your window A/C unit before and after each summer, you'll want to know how to repair any accidental damage done to the coil fins and restore your A/C's performance.