Sometimes you may think that your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is malfunctioning while, in the real sense, it's the thermostat that's acting up. Here are some of the things that may cause the thermostat to malfunction: Bad Battery Wall thermostats typically use small batteries for powering their operations. The battery power is needed to keep the settings and programs intact even when the power goes out so that you don't have to keep setting your HVAC due to power interruptions.
3 November 2017
Minisplit heat pumps cool air in a very different way from central air conditioners. It is a continuous cycle of removing hot air, sending it over refrigerant tubes, and then sending the cooled air back. A minisplit heat pump also heats, trading the cooling cycle for heat. It is also much smaller than most units located outside. Problems arise when you use this type of heating and cooling system and it gets buried in a ton of snow and ice.
28 September 2017
Trane air conditioners are popular models because they are reliable and energy-efficient. Many HVAC contractors recommend this brand if you are looking to install a new A/C system or replace your old system. If you already have this particular brand, then you know the old motto of "Nothing stops a Trane!". Of course, you should never stop a working air conditioner to fix it yourself, and only your HVAC contractor can stop a Trane for the following repairs.
13 September 2017
As a Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) professional who services commercial facilities, you may be faced with the task of maintenancing walk-in freezers for some of your clients. A walk-in freezer may be used for many types of businesses, like factories, restaurants, and other other place that require large freezers for storage. The walk-in freezers will require servicing due to normal wear and tear, as well as repairs to damage or broken parts.
30 August 2017
Heating and cooling systems are often what make a house a home. There is nothing like coming in the home after a long hot day in the sun, and experiencing the relaxing feeling of air conditioning. It is equally and enjoyable to come in from a cold day and experiencing the heat of your furnace. However, it seems that the winter and summer months are the months where your furnace and air conditioning unit break down.
10 August 2017
Plants, shrubs and grasses should be planted two to three feet away from your air conditioning unit. Trees should have a six to ten foot height clearance from your unit. Unfortunately, as these plants grow, they may inch closer and closer to your unit. When this occurs, it is important to prune, cut or trim them back. However, many homeowners wonder if this is really necessary and why. Here are three reasons why it is important to trim greenery back from your air conditioning unit.
28 July 2017
You need to make sure you take all the right steps to avoid serious plumbing issues if you have a problem arise. While plumbing issues can start out appearing to be minor, procrastinating on having them taken care of properly can quickly leave you stuck in the midst of a serious situation that may even go far beyond the plumbing, depending on the problem. Clearing up toilet clogs the right way
18 July 2017
Having an air conditioning system not only makes your house feel more comfortable, there are also a variety of health benefits that come with having an air conditioning system in your house. Here are just a few of the ways that having an AC can actually improve your health or help you stay healthy. #1 Fight Back Against Respiratory Issues An air conditioning system can allow you to fight back against a wide variety of different respiratory issues.
4 July 2017
Few things can ruin your morning more than getting stuck with a cold shower because your hot water heater died. You can prevent this and prolong the life of your heater by knowing three major mistakes –and how to avoid them – that can affect your unit. #1: Skipping the insulation blanket The hot water tank can loose a lot of heat through its sides. This means that the elements have to run constantly to maintain the set water temperature inside of the tank.
15 June 2017
If you have an older air conditioner that was made in the early 2000s, your HVAC specialist may be advising that you replace it -- even if it only needs a minor repair or is working acceptably. This might seem odd at first, but there is a good reason for this recommendation. R22, the refrigerant used in these older air conditioners, has been being phased out for a while. What is R22?
5 June 2017