24 January 2017
The heat exchanger plays a critical role in the operation of your gas-powered furnace. Unfortunately, it can also be your furnace's Achilles heel, especially if your furnace hasn't been maintained properly. The following explains some of the issues you can run into when it comes to your heat exchanger. You'll also learn how to spot heat exchanger problems and what you can do to have these issues cleared up promptly.
3 October 2016
If you've recently purchased a defunct or outdated factory building with the intent of converting it to a public sporting facility or small convention center, you may be overwhelmed at the amount of decisions that await you as you attempt to renovate and retrofit this building to fit its new purpose. Choosing the right (or wrong) replacement windows, HVAC system, and even flooring can impact the efficiency of your new building, affecting the amount you'll need to charge vendors and renters to make a profit.
3 October 2016
If you've recently launched your first business venture in the Southwestern United States, you may find that your overhead costs have quickly become your largest expense, especially if you began operating during the spring or early summer and have dealt with high cooling bills each month since then. Fortunately, there are a few relatively simple changes you can make to your building that will improve its energy efficiency and place less of a cooling burden on your air conditioner, saving you money and extending its usable life.
27 September 2016
When you descend the stairs into your basement and see water puddled on the floor around your air conditioner, it's normal to feel a bit panicked. What's wrong with your air conditioner? Has something major broken, and how much is it going to cost? Take a deep breath, and stay calm. There are several possible causes of leaking air conditioners, and most of them are fairly innocuous and easy to fix.
12 September 2016
If you have an air conditioner that you use often, then you should inspect the appliance daily to make sure there is nothing wrong with it. There are many signs of AC problems that you may notice, and a puddle of water under the unit is one of these issues. The water may or may not indicate a serious issue. Keep reading to learn about some non-serious issues, why they happen, and how you can address them.
2 September 2016
If you have a central air-conditioning unit that you use all summer long, then you are probably used to some higher-than-normal electric bills during the summer months. However, the AC unit should not use so much power that it trips a breaker when it turns off. If you are experiencing this problem, then keep reading to learn how to troubleshoot the issue. Change the Air Filter If you have not changed the air filter recently, then it may be time to do so.
2 September 2016
Your central air conditioner may be a necessary appliance if you live in the western or southern part of the United States. These areas of the country can become quite hot during the summer months, and using the central AC in your home is one of the quickest and easiest ways for you to cool down. You probably know that maintenance is the key to keeping your AC unit up and running.
2 June 2015
Whole house water filtration systems remove harmful contaminants in your water such as chlorine and its by-products, as well as rust and lead, all of which may enter through your home's plumbing system. These contaminants not only produce unpleasant tasting drinking water, they may have negative effects on your general well-being. Chemicals from the water may be absorbed through the skin and released into the air, causing dry skin and hair, as well as respiratory issues.
15 April 2015
When you begin cleaning around your home for spring, don't forget to check the outdoor AC unit's concrete pad for minor problems and repair them. Most people forget to check and reinforce the air conditioner pad outside the home once the weather warms up in the spring. An air conditioner pad is the concrete base that supports the heavy weight of the outdoor unit, as well as protects the wires and lines of the unit from damages.
13 April 2015
During the scalding summer months, you might not give your air conditioner a second thought unless it sputters to a halt. However, you might be able to eliminate some of your common HVAC complaints by adding a few fixtures to your system. Here are two great ways to upgrade your air conditioner so that you can create a more comfortable home: 1: Make It Smart After your wealthy friends show off their nifty home automation system, you might start shopping for an air conditioner that you can control from the palm of your hand.