Category: Heating and Cooling
The Importance of Coil Cleaning
As summer officially turns into fall we are reminded that we will soon feel the chill of autumn in the air. And, as we begin to shop for sweatshirts and sweaters in lieu of bathing suits and flip flops, we must also prepare our homes for the coming change in temperature. Swapping out summertime décor
HVAC Terms Made Simple: Manual J Load Calculation
Manual J load calculation is the gold standard in the HVAC industry for properly sizing a heating and cooling system. Bigger is not better when it comes to HVAC systems. Conducting the load calculation eliminates the risk of over-sizing or under-sizing it. The load calculation determines how much cooling or heating your home will
Reasons to Avoid Closing Registers for Temperature Control
When indoor temperature control becomes an issue, closing HVAC registers seems like a no-brainer. After all, by keeping conditioned air out of certain rooms where you don’t need it, you can keep the rest of the house comfortable plus save money by not wasting unwanted heating or cooling. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Your HVAC
How Do Leaves Affect Your HVAC System?
With the change in seasons come new threats to your HVAC system. One such threat comes in the form of fallen leaves. It’s hard to imagine that fallen foliage could give your HVAC system so much trouble, but it can happen if you’re not diligent about outdoor HVAC unit protection. The Trouble With Fallen Foliage
What Should You Do Before Turning on Your Heater?
After a blazingly hot summer, most homeowners are looking forward to the cooler months of the year. At some point, your heating system will come into play and that’s when things will really heat up (pardon our pun). Before you go ahead with turning on your heater for the new season, follow these tips: Turn
Is Summer the Right Time to Replace Your Heater?
Get Your Home Ready for Winter – Replace Your Heater in the Summer! Summer fun and sun probably don’t conjure up thoughts about heater replacements. However, there are several reasons why this time of year—with the birds singing and the air conditioner humming in the background—may actually be the best time to think about upgrading
How to Deter Bugs from Your HVAC Unit
While there are creepy-crawlies all over this great planet of ours, the last thing you probably want to think about is finding bugs in HVAC equipment at your home. The good news is that keeping these pests out of your system isn’t too difficult as long as you follow a few simple tips: Fill Any Cracks
HVAC Isn’t Synonymous With A/C
While often used interchangeably, the acronyms HVAC and A/C are not synonymous. Your A/C is but one unit of all the HVAC systems that control your home’s indoor comfort and air quality. So, when it’s time for you to delve into home maintenance this season, here’s what to know about HVAC terms and jargon to
Make Your Outdoor HVAC Unit Part of the Landscape Design
Despite the important job it does in improving indoor air quality and making your home more comfortable, your HVAC system — or the outdoor compressor/condenser section of your air conditioner, to be exact — probably isn’t your favorite landscaping design element. Sometimes, homeowners find the outdoor HVAC unit is in the way when they’re trying to landscape the
How to Fix Uneven Cooling in Your Home
If some rooms or areas of your home get too cold or stay too warm when you’re running the cooling system, it’s not a situation you have to settle for. Uneven cooling is often related to specific HVAC system problems that a talented HVAC contractor can identify and solve. Here are three examples of common causes of