Talking About Furnace Maintenance and Repairs

How Regular Maintenance Can Help You Save On AC Repairs

Most homeowners have heard that they need to have an HVAC technician check out their cooling system before the start of warm weather season each year. However, if you're like most people, paying for a service call when your system seems to be working fine might seem like an unnecessary expense. Nothing could be further from the truth. Making sure to schedule that annual cooling system maintenance call can not only help make sure that your system keeps you cool and comfortable all season, but can even save you money in the long run. Read More 

Air Conditioning Refrigerant Issues: How To Tell If You Need More Refrigerant, How To Fill It And What Costs To Expect

Most homeowners typically assume that any refrigerant in a central air conditioner is endless. Actually, it is not. Depending on the make, model, size and age of your central air unit, the refrigerant could last a couple years or it might last ten summers. It may also dissipate faster if you live in a state where it is fairly hot and uncomfortable all year round. The following helpful hints will alert you to when you need more refrigerant in your air conditioner, how to fill it, and what costs to expect. Read More 

Clean The Opening To Each Duct That Is Connected To Your Home’s Central Air Conditioning System

If dust is blowing out from the vents in your home's flooring each time that you turn on your central air conditioning system, the quality of the air inside your home may be diminished and it may take longer for your home's interior to cool down. Clean the opening to each duct by completing the following steps. Afterwards, the air system may work more efficiently. Materials screwdriver bucket of warm soapy water handheld scrub brush water hose towel disposable gloves vacuum cleaner with hose attachment flashlight industrial strength cleaner lint-free cloths Clean The Vent Covers Read More 

Furnace Flame Burning , But The Heat Isn’t Turning

Are you in the odd predicament of having a furnace that has a pilot light that is clearly lit, but your heat will not activate when you initiate the thermostat? If so, you are likely concerned about whether or not a safety hazard is preventing you from operating your firnace or if another potion of the heating system is malfunctioned. Perhaps you furnace is showing signs that it is trying to come on, but it simply makes the sound and does not fully turn on. Read More 

Can A Heat Pump Water Heater Save You Money?

If you're like many families, having a ready supply of hot water -- enough to allow multiple consecutive showers or the ability to shower and do a load of laundry or dishes simultaneously -- helps keep the household humming along smoothly. However, the cost of keeping 50, 80, or more gallons of water heated to a consistently high temperature can cause your energy bills to skyrocket over time. Are there any energy-efficient ways to heat water in your home without compromising its temperature or supply? Read More