Keeping Your Home Cool during the Sweltering, Summer Months

  • 3 Steps To Prepare Your AC For Summer

    6 March 2017

    Waiting until it's already hot outside to turn on your air conditioning system is a bad idea, because if any repairs or maintenance are needed it will already be too late. A better approach is to take a bit of time this spring to perform routine maintenance and prepare your air conditioner for summer, ensuring that when it's time to blast the AC it will cool your home well and efficiently.

  • How To Spot Heat Exchanger Problems With Your Gas-Powered Furnace

    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.

  • Converting An Old Factory Into A Sports Facility? What Are Your Best HVAC Options?

    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    If you've recently purchased a defunct or outdated factory building with the intent of converting it to a public sporting facility or small convention center, you may be overwhelmed at the amount of decisions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.

  • Opening A Small Business In The Sunny Southwest? What Are Your Best HVAC Options?

    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.

  • Uh Oh... The Air Conditioner Is Leaking!

    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.

  • Non-Serious AC Issues That Can Cause Water To Pool On Your Floor

    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.

  • AC System Tripping a Breaker? What You Can Do About the Problem

    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.