May 9th, 2022
When your air conditioner runs, it isn’t completely silent. You may hear a majority of sounds when your unit turns on and off. Minimal noise is usually OK, but there are some sounds that indicate something is wrong. But how do you know the difference between good and bad sounds coming from your air conditioner?
There are five sounds your air conditioning unit should never make. If you hear one of these sounds, it’s time to call in an expert. A certified air conditioning technician can troubleshoot the sounds to determine the cause and fix the problem. Addressing concerns early on can help to prevent additional damage to your unit.
April 25th, 2022
Summer is around the corner. When your home starts to get hot you want your AC unit to work right every time to cool down your home or business. Air conditioning makes your space comfortable, but that’s not the most important factor. A cool space also ensures that all of your belongings are well-kept and don’t sustain damage from heat and humidity.
Even if your air conditioner runs and cools, do you know if it is working efficiently? There are ways that you can help your AC unit run efficiently. This leads to less stress on your unit and a potentially lower power bill thanks to less energy use.
April 11th, 2022
If you’re considering a generator for your home, you have two choices: A stand-alone portable generator or a whole-house generator. Portable generators may seem like a simple choice, but they can be costly and potentially dangerous to operate. The alternative is a whole-house generator that is ready to switch on automatically whenever the need arises.
March 28th, 2022
Surge protection is required for certain outlets in your home – like ones near your sinks. Our team always recommends surge protection for your entire home. The National Fire Protection Association also supports this recommendation. You know it’s recommended, but why is it so important?
March 14th, 2022
If you need a new heater installed in your home, you may contemplate a DIY project. You’ve done some research online and watched a few videos. You may feel confident that the project is easy enough to tackle without a pro.
You may even have a friend or family member who says they know how to install a new heater. However, a DIY heater project could leave you needing professional help anyway – and costing more money in the long run. Learn why you should trust a professional for your heating installation.
February 28th, 2022
Winter is coming to an end, and warm weather is around the corner. You may be tempted to ignore signs that your furnace needs end-of-season repairs. After all, you probably won’t need to use your furnace again until the fall or winter.
There are several problems with this. A cold front may surprise you, even in springtime. If you wait until fall or winter to turn your furnace on again, it may not work as you expect. Don’t get stuck in cool weather with a non-working furnace. Get a post-season furnace checkup by the pros.
When you stay ahead of repair needs you avoid surprise expenses later on. Plus, you know your furnace will work correctly when you’re ready to turn it back on. Here are three common signs that your furnace has end-of-season repair needs.
February 14th, 2022
With proper maintenance, your furnace will last 15-20 years. But over time its performance may slow down. Changes can happen so gradually that you may not even notice the signs that you need to upgrade your furnace.
It’s important to upgrade your furnace before it stops working completely. You don’t want to be stuck in the winter scrambling for a furnace replacement. We know that the decision to replace your furnace is a big one – and it can be expensive.
We are here to help with five signs that your furnace may need replacing soon. If you have questions, give our team a call for an in-home consultation and quote. Planning ahead can help you feel more prepared when the time does come to replace your furnace.
January 17th, 2022
Water heaters are useful to have, but if you have ever dealt with a build-up of mineral deposits in your water system, you will know that its maintenance can be hard work. Here are a few reasons why maintaining your water heater is very important!
January 3rd, 2022
If you’re like many of the homeowners throughout the areas we serve, you are using a gas-powered furnace to heat your home and keep your family warm. A furnace is a fantastic choice–it’s powerful and cost-effective. Today’s furnaces have a much higher minimum efficiency rating than even just 10 years ago, with the highest AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating for a gas furnace being 98%!
Trust us when we say that a gas furnace is a very efficient and effective heater. But you also want to rely on safety, right? And gas furnaces aren’t inherently unsafe, but if you don’t maintain yours properly, it can become dangerous.
Though more common in aging furnaces (10-15 years old), the most common culprit of “danger” in a gas furnace is a damaged heat exchanger. That said, even if you don’t have a heat exchanger problem, it’s probably a good idea to start looking at replacement options if your furnace has reached this age–it will start to suffer from other wear and tear.
In the meantime, no matter how old your furnace is, you should know what’s so important about the heat exchanger, and why a damaged one is bad news. Read on!
December 20th, 2021
Saving money doesn’t always seem so easy, right? Especially when temperatures drop and you have to use your furnace daily in order to keep yourself and your family comfortable. The fact of the matter is, HVAC systems use up about half of all your home’s energy use. This doesn’t mean, however, that things are hopeless. There are absolutely ways to use your furnace more efficiently than you are now, and by doing so you can help reduce your energy bills.
Read on as we cover how to improve heating efficiency with a few easy-to-follow tips. Some of these cost you nothing at all!