Have you ever cooked a large pot of pasta and decided to strain out the noodles by pouring that boiling water into a strainer over your kitchen sink? You may think this is a perfectly fine thing to do, but it can cause problems with certain types of kitchen plumbing: more specifically, PVC piping that is low-quality or very thin. Here is what you need to know about pouring that boiling water into the drain.
28 March 2018
Tired of having your air conditioner on for what seems like 24 hours a day during the hot summer months? Here are three easy things you can do to reduce your air conditioning usage this coming summer: Move Furniture Away From the Windows When couches and chairs are kept near your windows during the summer, the heat from the sun can penetrate through the windows and make your household members feel warmer than they should while lounging around the house.
11 February 2018
Air conditioning systems are one of the most complex systems used in any home, which is why they are more subject to possible problems than any other system. However, luckily these problems are easily repairable and diagnosed. On top of this, there are many common problems that are easily recognizable and easy to take care of. Here are three of those most common issues: Low Refrigerant: Low refrigerant levels often means that there is a leak.
12 December 2017
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