Wattage is one of your air conditioner’s key attributes. You may have seen the amount of watts your unit uses per hour on its label, but you may not have a clear understanding of them. Here’s a primer on how HVAC wattage affects your air-conditioning system’s performance.
A nonstop blower in your HVAC system is hard to ignore. First of all, it’s the sound of potentially higher monthly operating costs as the blower consumes significant electricity. Second, a nonstop blower may signify some sort of malfunction in the system. In normal operation, the system blower should cycle on and off with the […]
The refrigerant in your air-conditioning system absorbs heat from your home’s air and transports it outdoors. Your AC system won’t cool your home effectively if it doesn’t have the proper refrigerant levels. Here’s a quick look at some ways to test the refrigerant levels in your unit.
Your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is more important than you realize. The contaminants that build up in your air over time can cause all sorts of health issues, from allergies and asthma to more serious respiratory problems. How do you know if your indoor air quality is at safe levels, and if it’s not, […]
You’ve likely turned off the air conditioner for the year. That’s the first step toward a winterized HVAC. Predictions for winter weather in our area are for a “colder than normal” winter, according to the Farmers’ Almanac. The forecast calls for the coldest weather early through mid-December, late January, and on into February. Snow is […]
As the weather turns colder, it’s just about time to schedule your furnace’s maintenance visit. Is regular HVAC maintenance really necessary, though? After all, your furnace seems to be running fine. Why do you need maintenance? Here’s why regular HVAC maintenance is so important for your system.
Did you know the average American spends between 60 to 90% of their time indoors? While this statistic might not seem too alarming, studies have shown that the levels of some hazardous pollutants in indoor air are up to 70 times greater than in outdoor air! Because of this, it’s essential to take proactive measures […]
Winter is quickly approaching, and if your furnace isn’t running pretty much constantly, it will be soon. Your house is comfortable, but your energy bills are through the roof. Plus, that much usage stresses out your system, causing it to break down more frequently and require replacement sooner. What can you do about it? Here […]
Many things can go wrong with your HVAC system. However, some issues occur more frequently than others. Here’s a look at the HVAC repairs that Dayton homeowners commonly need.