What Everyone Needs To Know About HVAC Systems

  • Help! What Should You Do When Your Air Conditioner Freezes?

    3 August 2016

    It can be a common spectacle to see ice on top of the air conditioner during some of the hottest days of summer. It is peculiar, but it can happen, and shouldn't be ignored. Here are some of the problems you can face during the dog days of summer and some of the solutions to those issues. Turn It Off If the air conditioning unit is frozen, you will need to let the system thaw out.

  • It's Like A Foreign Language! Learn The Meanings Of Common HVAC Terms

    3 August 2016

    When you're getting a new HVAC installation – or even when you need to have your HVAC system repaired – it's sometimes hard to figure out what's going on if you don't know what the terms your contractor uses mean. To simplify the buying process and help you make informed decisions, here's a look at the meanings of common HVAC terms. BTU: This stands for "British Thermal Unit." It is a measure of the rate at which a device can heat or cool the air.

  • When You Don't Need Heating, Ductless AC Is A Great Choice For Your Home

    3 August 2016

    In homes in climates where both heating and cooling are required, it makes sense to install forced air heating and central AC since they can be integrated into one system. But what if you live in a place where heating is never required and you only need to air condition your home? You could have central air installed, but there's a much better option: ductless AC. Here's a closer look at this type of AC system and why it's such a good choice in homes where no heating is required.

  • Ways To Insulate More Effectively When Using Fiberglass

    2 August 2016

    Fiberglass insulation has long been the go-to choice for homes, but homeowners who want the most effective, efficient insulation possible are often encouraged to consider an alternative like spray foam. While these alternatives are effective, they're also harder to come by and more expensive than fiberglass. If you're on a budget and need to insulate your home now, fiberglass is still a very suitable choice – but you'll want to follow these tips to make it as effective as possible.

  • Should I Buy A Portable Or A Window Air Conditioning Unit?

    2 August 2016

    Even if your house already has a central air system, cooling down individual rooms can often be done more cheaply by using a portable or window air conditioning unit. There are pros and cons of each one, and when it comes down to it, the best choice is dependent on your needs; one is not necessarily better than the other. However, they do function differently enough to make it worth your while to do a little research before buying your unit.

  • Coil Icing Is To Blame For High Humidity Levels In Your Home. Clean Your Filters To Prevent It

    2 August 2016

    Coil icing is one of the most common causes of reduced air conditioner efficiency. This is because when ice forms on an air conditioning system's evaporator coils, it insulates the passing air from the cooling effect of the refrigerant. As a result, the refrigerant fails to absorb as much heat as it should from the warm air. Here is what you should know about how this eventually leads to high humidity levels in your home and why cleaning your filters is an effective preventative measure.

  • FAQ About A Problematic Central Air Conditioner

    1 August 2016

    Did your central air conditioning suddenly stop producing cool temperatures? The main part of the system that is responsible for cooling warm air down is the evaporator coil. There are several types of problems that can interfere with the functionality of the evaporator coil. It is also possible that your air conditioner is just old. Take a look at this article for the answers to a few of the questions you might have about a malfunctioning evaporator coil.