A heat pump is an increasingly popular way to heat and cool your home. It works by moving refrigerant in and out of the house, absorbing heat indoors and exhausting it outdoors to cool, and doing the reverse to heat. Heat pumps are valued for their efficiency, and the fact they run by electricity, so […]
When you’re shopping for a new air conditioner, one of the factors that you need to consider is the SEER rating. Let’s look at what SEER is and why it’s important to understand it before you buy your next A/C.
When HVAC fan problems arise, it’s an issue that’s hard to ignore. No matter how efficient your air conditioner or furnace may be, if the volume of cool or warm airflow moving through the ductwork isn’t adequate—or, worse, there’s no air flowing at all—everyone in the house feels the effects.
Throughout the summer season, the HVAC equipment in our homes gets a lot of use as we desperately attempt to stay cool while the sun is beating down on us. Now that summer is winding down, it’s time to once again start thinking about back-to-school HVAC maintenance that will keep everything running smoothly and help […]
If you want to keep your household comfortable throughout the summer months and beyond, it is imperative that you maintain proper airflow at all times. What we’d like to do today is look at some of the causes of poor HVAC airflow so that you can make improvements, which will help you better condition your […]
Your home comfort system has done a lot for you. Your A/C keeps you cool in the summer, and your furnace keeps you warm in winter. Those aren’t the only ways HVAC has improved your life, though. Here are a few HVAC benefits you probably don’t even think about.
Most homeowners don’t realize how versatile their HVAC systems are. Sure, they cool and heat the air. But the A/C and heating systems are also capable of improving your indoor air quality. What’s more, the HVAC can also keep the relative humidity lower in your home so that you feel more comfortable in the summer.
Will you immediately recognize the signs of low refrigerant in your air conditioner? Maybe not, but eventually, they will be impossible to ignore. Refrigerant is the chemical that converts from a cool liquid to a hot gas and back again. Circulating in your A/C, refrigerant extracts heat from inside your house at the indoor evaporator […]
Rust appearing in or on anything is never a welcome sign. It’s one of the top HVAC problems. If left unchecked, it can lead to leaks and system failure. Keep reading to find out what you should do if you discover you have a rusty air conditioner as well as how you can prevent the […]
Balanced ventilation helps resolve the long-standing issues of getting adequate fresh air into the house without compromising home comfort and energy efficiency. Systems that only induct fresh air—or only exhaust stale air—can unbalance air pressure inside the house. Either one-way approach can lead to temperature instability as well as indoor air quality issues.