When home heating is discussed, the focus is usually on traditional whole house systems such as furnaces, heat pumps, and boilers. While these systems are known for their ability to be efficient home heating sources, there are still some situations in which one or more smaller heat sources should be considered. These smaller heat sources, often called supplemental heat, are typically for small areas and are available in many different types.
5 March 2020
If your heating system is not heating your home, it is important to get down to the problem. While you could immediately contact an HVAC technician, you may be able to solve the issue on your own or at least get an idea of what is going on so you can give the heads-up to the technician when you call. Here are a few reasons why your heating system may not be functioning the way it should.
28 January 2020
When you are looking specifically for an air conditioning contractor, you may be surprised to see listings for a lot of heating contractors. While heating and cooling a home are definitely related, you may be wondering why your search engine results keep throwing heating contractors at you while you are looking for a cooling contractor. Here are the reasons why. Not All HVAC Contractors Specialize in Just Cooling HVAC contractors generally receive training and education in both heating and cooling appliances and related services — in fact, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
16 December 2019
Your heat exchanger is the warm, beating heart of your furnace. This vital component is used to exchange heat between the combustion chamber and the environment while also keeping dangerous exhaust gases out of your home. Cracks are the most common mode of failure for heat exchangers. Once cracks develop, there is a risk of exhaust gases leaking into your home. Even worse, a weakened heat exchanger will likely continue to fail, allowing small cracks to develop into significant problems later on.
12 November 2019
If you need a new furnace, then knowledge will go a long way in making sure that you end up with the right one, and there is a right one. Knowing how to get the right one means understanding why one would be wrong. One of the major contributing factors to this lies in choosing the right size. Once you have decided on the right size furnace, then you want to have a professional install it for you.
9 October 2019
If you have never had your air ducts cleaned before, you might find yourself wondering if this maintenance is really necessary. You've survived this long without it, after all! While air duct cleaning may not be essential for survival, however, it does have some benefits. And those benefits extend not only to you but also to your home and pets. How Air Duct Cleaning Benefits You Air ducts tend to build up pollen, dust, mold spores, pet dander, dust mites, and all sorts of other tiny particles over time.
28 August 2019
If you have a propane tank that you use to hold the fuel to keep your home warm and your water hot, you will want to make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to keep the tank free of leaks. Even the smallest of leaks can cause a lot of trouble, as you might find that you are going to run out of fuel sooner than expected.
22 July 2019
If your air conditioner is getting old, you will likely have problems in the future. Below are three common problems you should watch for so you can get your air conditioner repaired by a professional. This will help save you money because in some cases, problems can lead to much more damage to your air conditioning system, which would result in either higher repair bills or the need for a replacement.
21 June 2019
Those who live with an aging air conditioning system have learned to dread going home after work during summer's hottest months. In addition to the discomfort endured while waiting in traffic in hot, humid conditions, they also must worry about what they will find when they step inside their homes. Will the stress of kicking on more often and running for longer periods of time have delivered the final blow to their air conditioning system?
14 May 2019
Buying a new house always comes with a bit of a learning curve. From the home's hidden secrets to the electrical switch locations, there's a lot to learn. One of the most seemingly puzzling problems is trying to figure out what each switch controls in the house. If you've found that one mystery switch that you can't narrow down, there are a few things that you can do to help you figure it out.
2 April 2019