Avoiding Common Wintertime HVAC Issues

Avoiding Common Wintertime HVAC Issues

You might not be thrilled that your heating and cooling system represents 43% of our monthly utility bills under normal circumstances. But that percentage can easily increase if you neglect your regular HVAC maintenance. That can be a huge problem during wintertime, when we rely on our residential heating to keep our homes comfortable. And of course, this is the time of year when those urgent calls are most likely to occur. If you want to prevent the need for emergency HVAC services, you’ll want to keep an eye out for these common problems — and seek professional assistance sooner rather than later. PROBLEM: Frozen Pipes At first blush, this […]

Is Your Poor HVAC Maintenance Making Your Family Sick?

Is Your Poor HVAC Maintenance Making Your Family Sick?

Winter’s arrival means that many homeowners are starting to crank up the heat and hunker down inside. While that may sound warm and cozy, it may not always be the best thing for your health. During this time of year, we’re exposed to a greater amount of air indoors — and its quality may be lacking. That’s especially true if you’ve put off maintaining your home’s heating and cooling system. Although air conditioning units and heating systems can last for up to 15 years, that doesn’t mean they can go that long without regular tune-ups. Failing to clean and repair your residential air conditioning and heating systems regularly can lead […]

Holiday HVAC: Tips to Get Your System Ready For Seasonal Celebrations

Holiday HVAC: Tips to Get Your System Ready For Seasonal Celebrations

The holiday season is here, which means many families will soon be playing host to their loved ones at their homes. But before you start preparing the meal and putting up your decorations, there’s another task to take care of: your HVAC maintenance. If you don’t prioritize HVAC services this season, you might receive an unwelcome present in the form of high energy bills and expensive heat repairs. Since heating and cooling already accounts for 48% of the typical home’s energy use, you won’t want to increase those costs. Plus, forgetting to take care of those routine maintenance jobs can exacerbate HVAC problems. The last thing you’ll want is to […]

How To Prep Your Air Conditioner For Winter

How To Prep Your Air Conditioner For Winter

In the summertime, using your residential AC unit is often essential. Residential cooling systems account for around 5% of all electricity produced in the entire nation, and we rely on AC units to keep our homes cool and comfortable during the warmer months. But that doesn’t mean you can just forget about it once the temperatures start to drop. To ensure you won’t have to deal with unnecessary AC repairs or replacement come next year, you’ll need to perform some seasonal air conditioner maintenance before the winter hits. Here are some basic steps to follow when readying your AC for winter. Power Off: Once you’ve determined that the warm weather is […]

Is End-Of-Summer AC Maintenance Really That Important?

Is End-Of-Summer AC Maintenance Really That Important?

Now that it’s officially September, many American families are looking ahead to their fall and winter heating needs. But before you do, you’d be wise to think about your home AC repair and maintenance. While cooler temperatures may be on the horizon, that doesn’t mean you can simply forget about your home air conditioners. Not only might you need them in the coming weeks, but ignoring the maintenance they need until next year might really cost you. Here’s why. Why You Shouldn’t Put Off End-of-Summer Residential Air Conditioning Maintenance: Autumn can be surprisingly scorching Although you might be excited about sweater weather, don’t forget that fall may not be as […]

How to Beat the Heat Without Boosting Your Bills

There’s still a good month of summer left — and even as we transition into fall, you may find that you still need your AC unit running to feel comfortable in your home. While our air conditioners keep us nice and cool during those sizzling days, using them comes with a cost. If your bills are already as high as the temperatures outside, you might want to pay attention to the following tips. They should help you keep your cool and keep your costs low. Adjust Your Temperature Settings Having a programmable thermostat takes a lot of the work out of this process. It allows you to make adjustments automatically […]

Air Conditioner Issues: Common Problems to Avoid This Summer

Now that summer’s upon us and the temperatures are scorching, many families are completely reliant upon their AC units to keep them cool on a daily basis. In fact, two-thirds of all U.S. homes have residential cooling systems for exactly this reason. But unfortunately, as many of us know all too well, HVAC systems and home appliances don’t work perfectly forever. If you fail to keep up with regular AC repair and maintenance, you may find yourself in the middle of a heat wave with no relief. Want to avoid HVAC problems this summer? Keep an eye out for these common occurrences and contact your local heating and cooling repair […]

Summer Has Arrived: Here’s Why You Should Get a Professional AC Tune Up

Summer Has Arrived: Here’s Why You Should Get a Professional AC Tune Up

Summer is here at last, and countless homeowners are preparing for the incoming heat wave by calling a professional for a residential air conditioning tune up. Air conditioners use about 5% of all the electricity produced in the United States, at an annual cost of more than $11 billion to homeowners. Even if your system seems to be running adequately, there are a number of reasons to consider investing in HVAC services that will provide a tune up for efficiency. Here are just a few reasons to consider getting your air conditioner serviced for summer. Increases Functionality First, you’ll be glad to know that getting a tune up and making […]

Cool Air Conditioning Tips and Tricks to Cut Costs This Summer

Summer is right around the corner — and that means sky-high temperatures are on their way. Most of us rely on residential air conditioning to stay cool in summer. Before you crank up your residential cooling system for the season, you might want to follow the tips in this post. They might keep you from struggling with HVAC troubleshooting, replacing your unit, or paying more than necessary for comfort. Check and replace filters: Your air conditioning unit will likely last for 10 to 15 years. But its filters aren’t meant to last for nearly that long. They need to be changed regularly (approximately every month or so) to ensure proper air flow. This […]

AC Troubleshooting: Solving the Most Common Cooling Queries

Although two-thirds of all homes in the U.S. have air conditioners, that doesn’t mean every AC unit runs smoothly 100% of the time. Now that the warmer months are almost upon us, you’ll need to make sure that your residential cooling system is in fighting shape for the summer. Before it gets as hot as Hades, be sure to check for the following problems and call for AC service and repair to keep your home cool. PROBLEM: My residential air conditioning won’t turn on! The reason for this issue could be something like a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse. In those cases, the fix will be pretty easy. But […]