The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks indoor air pollution among the leading environmental risks to your health. Mold, dust mites, pet dander, secondhand smoke, and radon are common household air pollutants. But how can you tell if the air in your home is unhealthy? Keep reading to learn more about how to know if your […]
Winter HVAC strain is a fact of the season here in western Ohio. The cold season pushes monthly heating bills up and makes indoor comfort harder to maintain. Winter HVAC strain also means that heating components can be pushed to the limits. It can even present a threat to central air conditioner components hibernating for […]
If the heating or cooling component in your home is malfunctioning, the question may arise: repair or replace? In some cases, the decision is an easy one. Get it fixed and enjoy more years of reliable comfort ahead. However, what’s the best option when the expense of repair is considerable and the furnace or air […]
Short cycling occurs when your HVAC unit turns on and off more frequently than usual within a short period. HVAC short cycling can lead to higher energy bills and, possibly, complete system failure. Fortunately, there are certain steps you can take to avoid HVAC short cycling in the winter.
If you suspect a problem with your home heating or cooling system, do you really need the services of a certified HVAC technician to fix it? After all, the do-it-yourself spirit is an American tradition for many homeowners. And, it’s true that certain household repairs and upgrades are doable for an energetic person with a […]
No matter what you do to conserve, your energy bills seem to be going up. The problem might be that your overtaxed HVAC system is being asked to do too much: Either it’s the wrong size for your home, or there’s a problem with your airflow. Whatever the cause, it will not only cost you […]
Keeping your home overly warm in the winter will make your heating expenses shoot through the roof. You can save a ton of money with low thermostat settings. But how do you maintain low settings without sacrificing home comfort? Read on to learn more.
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.