Some HVAC Troubleshooting Tips to Be Aware of

October 20, 2020

Your air conditioning unit at home may stop working altogether or at least fail to deliver the results you are looking for. When this happens, it is important to diagnose and resolve any problems as quickly as possible. Doing so on time helps detect and prevent further damage to your air conditioning unit. It also prevents the cost of repairs from escalating. Here is a deeper look at the common HVAC troubleshooting tips to follow. Inconsistent Airflow Inconsistent airflow is often associated with a clogged air filter or blocked vents that constrain airflow. Any obstruction on

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Pre-Winter Furnace Checklist

September 20, 2020

You should make sure that your furnace is prepared for the winter before you need to use it. A furnace doesn’t require a homeowner to do a lot of work, but there are some things you should do yourself. Adjust Your Thermostat You should switch your thermostat from cooling to heating mode before it gets cold outside. Set the thermostat a few degrees hotter than the current temperature and make sure the furnace turns on after a minute or so. If it doesn’t turn on, you should contact a professional. Change the Filter

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Are Ductless Air Conditioners Efficient?

August 16, 2020

When it comes to cooling your home, a central air conditioner isn’t your only option. Also commonly referred to as a mini-split system, a ductless air conditioner offers amazing performance with a smaller footprint. Ductless air conditioning systems provide an efficient way to ensure your home’s comfort without the requirement of ductwork installation. Read on to learn about additional benefits of ductless air conditioning systems. They Are Cost-Effective One of the biggest advantages of investing in a ductless air conditioning system is the overall cost savings it offers. Ductless AC systems require less power to operate

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How Can Air Quality Affect Your Mental Health?

July 16, 2020

There isn’t any debate over whether air pollution affects your physical health. However, researchers are now increasingly linking air pollution to mental health. Improving your indoor air quality can go a long way toward improving your physical and mental health. Air Pollution and Mental Health Link Exposure to air pollution has been shown to be associated with people having a higher risk of mental health issues. While researchers haven’t determined precisely why this is the case, some suspect it’s because air pollutants enter the bloodstream via inhalation and then reach the brain. This can cause neurotoxicity,

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Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Cooling The House?

June 16, 2020

You run the air conditioner, yet it never seems to reach the temperature you set or cool every room evenly. This can indicate a problem with the AC system. Below are a few of the most common issues that homeowners encounter. Clogged Air Filters The filter is located in your return vent, and its job is to trap pollutants like dirt and pollen so that they don’t clog the air handler. However, the filter itself can get clogged and obstruct the flow of air, straining your system and causing uneven cooling. Replacing filters is a simple

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What Are The Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

May 14, 2020

Indoor air is much more polluted than people realize. It’s usually the case that the air outdoors is far cleaner than the air in your home. Here are the most common air pollutants found in American residences. Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless gas produced by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. It can enter your house through a furnace not properly burning natural gas, a car idling in the garage, or other ways. At low levels, carbon monoxide causes headaches and dizziness. At high levels, it can cause confusion or even death.

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How to Ensure an HVAC Company is Reliable

April 17, 2020

Homeowners rely on HVAC systems to maintain preferred indoor temperatures. Therefore, they also rely on HVAC service technicians for support. After all, heating and cooling units are machines. They break down at times and routine maintenance and cleaning. Customers should choose an HVAC company carefully. Do you want to be sure to pick the right one? Look for some specific traits that tell a tale about the company’s reputation. Many Years in Business An HVAC contractor that boasts of being in business and serving a local community for many years has something worth bragging about. No

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What Variables Make Up Indoor Air Quality?

March 11, 2020

Most people assume the air in their home is healthy to breathe. Sadly, this usually isn’t the case. Indoor air quality is often two to five times worse than the air outdoors. These are the main pollutants in homes. Dust and Allergens Dust, mold, dust mites and allergens are in the air we breathe indoors. High amounts of these can result in shortness of breath and trouble sleeping. Low amounts can cause sneezing, headaches and itchy eyes. You can’t eliminate these, but you can mitigate them. One way is to use a HEPA

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How Does a Furnace Work?

February 10, 2020

Decades ago, a home’s furnace was fueled by wood and coal. Nowadays, they are mainly fueled by electricity or natural gas. Here are a few things to know about how your furnace heats your home to your desired temperature. Thermostat Whether you have an electric or gas furnace, it is controlled by a thermostat in your home. When your home’s heat drops below your set temperature, the thermostat sends a signal to your heating system to turn on. Once the desired temperature is reached, the thermostat tells your furnace to turn off. Electric

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