We get a lot of questions about HVAC systems from the people that have become our sales and service customers over the years. Many of these questions are asked over and over. Because of that we thought we would share a few that might help you out with a similar HVAC question you might have on your mind.
Question: My HVAC is maintenance free right?
A: Absolutely not. Although HVAC systems very rarely break down and they are one of the most durable products you can buy they still require routine care. It is recommended that your local HVAC service tech come out to your home and inspect the system and clean it at least once a year. During this service call they will replace filters as necessary, clean and … continue reading
No matter where you are in North America the summers can get really hot and humid. There is nothing worse than being outside on a day like that. It makes you feel sticky, lethargic and moody. That is why it is so nice when you go home and the minute you walk through the door you feel that cold blast of air conditioning. That feeling you get from the cool air can actually change your entire attitude for the rest of your day. Air conditioning is an amazing thing but not many people really know how it works. Here is a quick overview of how air conditioning actually works.
The Key ingredients to make Cool Air
An air conditioner is a simple yet complicated device all at the same time. … continue reading
Improving your house is not an easy task. From making sure your furniture is squeaky clean to wiping your floors until they’re gleaming – definitely not something accomplished easily. However, our want to enhance our home doubles, and at times even triples in the event that we have visitors coming over. Basic tasks, for example, like setting up the rooms, cleaning the kitchen, and installing systems that can clean the air will truly enable you to welcome your guests to your humble abode.
It is difficult to entertain guests if you are stressed out over a considerable measure of things like scents, grimy restroom floors and no space for basic supplies and stocks. Prior to the visitors’ arrival, it is advisable to clear your ice chest and storage spaces of … continue reading
All of us want to go home to a comfortably cool home after a long day at work, especially during summer where the heat is intense, and the humidity is at an all-time high. While not all of us are lucky enough to have our own central air conditioning at home, the rest of us can still survive with the help of window units.
However, there are certain areas in your home where installing a window unit is not just feasible. If you want a discreet way to make your home cooler, a split air conditioner is the solution you’ve been looking for all along. It can help you solve your temperature-regulating issues that cannot be addressed by a central AC or window unit installations.
Split air conditioners have two … continue reading
For many years it was just about taken for granted that if you owned a home you owned some type of water heater that had a storage reservoir as a part of it. This was true regardless of the type of heating system that you had in your home. These days all that is changing because now there is such a thing as tankless water heaters which really supply an abundance of conveniences to those that own them. Now there is a debate among homeowners as to which of these types of water heaters is the ideal one to have. Here is a comparison of tankless vs hot water tanks.
First of all it must be noted that not just anybody can go out and purchase a tankless water heater … continue reading
There are most likely a large number of drains in your home, apartment or condo. They take the bath and shower water away that you use and also take away the water from every time you use your sinks too. You have drains for your washing machine and of course let’s not forget the all-important toilet drains too. There are few guarantees in life but one of them is if you have drains in your home one or more of them will get plugged up at some time. Here are some steps on how to unplug a drain in your home.
Use a Plunger
The very first step in learning how to unplug a drain is by getting out that old and faithful magical plumbing tool the ‘plunger’. These are … continue reading
With all of the plumbing that is found throughout your home it is no wonder that you would have a problem with it from time to time. Events such as clogged up drains and sudden leaks springing up are going to happen at some point no matter how good of shape your plumbing is in. When these things happen it can be especially worrisome if the plumbing problem involves a large amount of water and the potential for damage. In the event of a big water problem here are some tips on how to cope with plumbing emergencies.
This is the very important first step in learning how to cope with plumbing emergencies and it’s a big one. It’s also not easy to do if something like your … continue reading
There are a lot of reasons why you should never put off plumbing repairs; however, life can get in the way at times. Maybe you do not have the money to call a professional, or you are unable to find the time to do the repairs on your own. With a lot of demands on time, it can also be easy to simply forget about that leaking faucet and other issues that can arise. The more that you neglect minor repairs, you could be putting yourself at serious risk of the issue becoming a lot larger and more expensive to handle down the road. These are some of the top reasons why you should never put off plumbing repairs.
Deferred Maintenance and the Long-Term Costs
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There is nothing more frustrating than getting into the shower and only have a slow trickle of water coming out of the shower head and barely sprinkling you. At times, addressing this problem is straightforward and simple. However, low water pressure can be caused by several different things, including some municipal problems that are outside of your control. Keep reading to learn how a pump and pressure tank can help you with being able to enjoy your shower even when the city water supply is not fully up to speed.
Diagnose and Confirm Problems Your Pipes Are Having
Usually low water pressure isn’t a real pressing problem, especially compared to high water pressure, which may place stress on your whole household plumbing system and damage your fixtures. Low pressure, however, … continue reading
A water heater is one of the most important elements of a plumbing system. You wouldn’t have any hot water without it and wouldn’t be able to use your washing machine and your dishwasher either. You need to make sure your water heater is in good working order, especially during the winter months.
You can avoid finding yourself without a working water heating by simply monitoring it. There are a few signs that usually indicate that your water heater needs to be maintained or that a small repair is needed.
Learn To Recognize the Signs of a Failing Water Heater
Water heaters do not last forever. These appliances go through a lot of wear and tear during the winter, especially if your basement is not heated. The changes in temperature … continue reading