Efficient HVAC Systems in Extreme Climates: Ides for Homeowners

Use A Green Roof To Save Yourself Money On Cooling And Heating Costs

Posted by on Jan 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

One of the biggest bills that you have to contend with as a homeowner is the cost of heating and cooling your home. Thus, a wise homeowner will do whatever it takes to reduce the cost of heating and cooling your home. One way to do this is by reducing your heat gain. While upgrading your windows can help with this, so can your choice of roofing. For the best savings and a unique style, you should consider installing a green roof.  What Is Heat Gain? UV rays will heat up whatever surface they hit. Your roof is exposed to the full assault...

read more

AC Problems: Why An Evaporator Coil Might Stop Producing Cold Air

Posted by on Sep 15th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Do you sweat a lot in your house because the air conditioner (AC) has stopped producing cold air? The most important part of a central air conditioning system is the evaporator coil, so you may want to hire a contractor to inspect it. Find out in this article what can cause cooling problems for an evaporator coil, as well as what kind of fees you may have to pay if a new system is needed. What Causes an Evaporator Coil to Stop Cooling Air? The main job of the evaporator coil is to transform the system coolant into gas that makes the metal on...

read more

3 Reasons Your New Home Has Unusually High Cooling Costs

Posted by on Jul 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Did you recently purchase a new home and now face cooling costs far higher than you were anticipating? Your inspector should’ve checked that the air conditioning system was working during the buying process, though there are ways an underperforming system can slip through unnoticed. And there are other maintenance and functional problems that can create more work for your cooling system. Here are three potential reasons your new home has higher cooling costs than other homes in the area. Improper Maintenance When you buy a new home, you...

read more

An Air-Source Vs. A Ground-Source Heat Pump

Posted by on Jul 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

What if you could heat your home without using a fossil fuel? What if you did not have to draw electricity from the grid? What if you only needed one piece of machinery? You can achieve all of these objectives simply by using a heat pump in your home. If green heating is your goal, you have two main types of heat pumps to choose from: air-source  and ground-source. How Does a Heat Pump Work? Heat pumps use one set of fins, known as evaporator coils, to absorb heat from their surroundings. A second set of fins, known as condenser coils,...

read more

4 Tips To Keeping Your House Cool When Your Air Goes Out

Posted by on Jun 30th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If your air conditioner goes out on a hot day, the first thing you want to do is put a call in to an HVAC technician. However, it may take them a while to get to you. Therefore, you want to keep your house as cool as possible in the meantime. Use the tips in this article to keep cool when your AC isn’t working. Open and close windows during best times of the day: Many people make the mistake of keeping their windows open all day when they are trying to cool their house. This can work against you on a hot day. Instead, you want to open...

read more

Three Simple Steps To Increase The Life Span Of Your Air Conditioner

Posted by on Jun 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

One of the most essential appliances to any household is the air conditioner. It is one of the most frequently used appliances, and one of the most expensive. Unfortunately, without proper care, the air conditioner will eventually run into mechanical issues. Sometimes there is just not enough time to properly care for all of your appliances, and if that is the case, calling an air conditioner repair service is the best option. However, if you have the time to follow a few simple steps, you can easily prolong the life of your air conditioner....

read more

The Hidden Costs Of An Outdated Fuel Oil System

Posted by on May 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

On the surface, your outdated home heating oil system could look like it’s saving you money by going for so long. However, this is a dangerous game to play, and if you don’t know exactly when to replace your system before it’s too late (a wholly impossible skill), you could be footing a massive bill. Fuel oil remediation is no small business, and if you find yourself smelling oil coming from an outdated fuel tank or line, you could be the next one to shell out big money for an environmental repair job.  The Underlying...

read more

Taking Care Of Your Furnace Between Seasons

Posted by on Apr 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now that summer is right around the corner, furnaces will not need to be used for several months. This is the time to do your routine furnace repair and maintenance, as it will not disrupt usage and it will give you a chance to make any bigger repairs before you will need to use your heat again. Here are some routine maintenance steps you can take yourself in an attempt to get your furnace prepared for the next cold snap. Take Safety Precautions Turn off the power supply to your furnace before starting a routine maintenance session. This can...

read more

Two Questions About Heating Systems You May Need Answered

Posted by on Apr 3rd, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your home’s heating system is likely the single most important factor in determining how comfortable your house is during this time of the year. Unfortunately, it is possible for your heating system to encounter major problems, and this can quickly cause the temperature to plummet. Learning some questions and answers about routine issues that your home’s heating system may encounter will help you to know what to do when these issues appear: How Do You Improve Performance On Mildly Cold Days? A common problem for homes with...

read more

3 Potential Fixes For A Central Air Conditioner That Isn’t Cooling The Air

Posted by on Apr 1st, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Central air conditioners are like any other appliance in that the unit requires occasional maintenance and repair to work efficiently. If the vents in your house have stopped putting out cold air regardless of your thermostat settings, there’s a problem somewhere in your unit. A few different problems can cause the cooling to stop. You can diagnose the problem through a bit of cleaning and testing or skip ahead to calling an air conditioning repair technician for assistance. Here are three potential fixes for a central air conditioner...

read more