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
If you have old plumbing pipes in your home it can be expensive to have them all replaced. Instead of doing this, you should hire a plumber to see if lining your pipes would be a good option for you. If you cannot decide if you would like to do this, below are two reasons you should consider it. Keep Pipes Healthy The older plumbing pipes get, the more susceptible to damage they become because they break down little by little over time.
18 April 2017
Your air condition sits idle all winter, accumulating dust and snow, only to be turned on full blast once the temperature inches above freezing again. This long period of disuse means that your air conditioner is usually not in the best condition once the warm weather rolls around again, so in order to ensure that your air conditioning unit is working as effectively and efficiently as possible, there are a couple of things that you should do to prepare it for the summer.
29 March 2017
Air duct insulation is a specialized installation for your home's central air conditioning and heating systems in which rigid insulation is installed around the air ducts themselves. This carries a number of benefits for your home and can help improve the efficiency of both your furnace and air conditioner. Understanding what air duct insulation has to offer your home can help you decide whether or not it is worth the cost of installation.
29 March 2017
It is important to make sure that you are well aware of the signs of furnace trouble. This way, you will know when it is time to call in a professional HVAC technician. When you know when it is time to quickly call an HVAC technician, you will not have to worry as much about the furnace problems getting worse. You Hear Sounds That Strike You As Odd There is nothing to worry about if you hear the furnace making a small humming sound.
14 March 2017
You may not realize it, but the water coming into your home from the main municipal line is under pressure that can vary under certain circumstances. The geographical location of your home or your proximity to tall buildings could affect the pressure of water flowing through the municipal pipe. Once the water enters your home, the pressure can change due to changes in temperature of the water. High pressure can cause problems with your plumbing, and all the while you may not even realize what's going on.
6 March 2017