Buying the right air filter is critical to keep you HVAC system running properly, but deciphering industry acronyms and ratings can make it difficult to know which filter you need. MERV and HEPA are the two most common HVAC air filter terms you’ll hear, and here’s a brief guide on what they mean.
When a breakdown occurs with your home’s HVAC system, you may have to face a tough decision about whether to repair or replace it. To help you make the best choice, it’s wise to talk to a knowledgeable HVAC contractor about your options. Here are some relevant questions and answers to help you get the […]
If you turn on your air conditioner, only to find that it won’t work, take a look inside. If there’s solid ice around the coils, you’ve found your problem. A frozen air conditioner can be prevented with proper maintenance. Typically, a frozen air conditioner occurs for one of two common reasons.
Your home HVAC system has a lot of moving parts, which means a lot of opportunity for things to go wrong if the system isn’t kept tuned up. But while some tasks are easy for homeowners to perform, other tasks — both in maintenance and repair — should be left to a trained professional. Here’s […]
Expanding your central HVAC system for a new home addition can be a challenge. Not only is there the sizing of your central unit to consider, but the ductwork in your home may have to be redesigned so that it’s properly balanced. And if the new addition isn’t always in use — a guest suite, […]
Ever feel like the thermostat temperature and the actual temperature in your home are two different things? If the thermostat’s displaying a cool, comfortable 72 but everyone in the house is complaining it’s too hot, it may not be simply their imagination. Indoor comfort can be a moving target when there’s a discrepancy between thermostat […]
Our warm Ohio summers may not be the hottest in the country, but the high humidity that accompanies them guarantees we’ll be using the air conditioner pretty much continuously till fall. And while we all expect a bit of a jump in our utility costs in summer, there’s no reason to let them go out […]
The hazards of breathing mold spores have been well publicized, but the fact is, not all molds are the same, and not all individuals respond to mold with severe allergic reactions. So, while it’s good to be vigilant, don’t panic when you find mold in your home. These tips will help you get rid of […]