If your furnace or air conditioner won't turn on at all, it's fairly obvious that HVAC repairs are in order. However, there are a few indicators of HVAC problems that are somewhat more obscure. Here are three signs that you should consider hiring an HVAC technician. Short-Cycling Furnace or Air Conditioner When your furnace or air conditioner is turning on and off too frequently, it is said to be short cycling. [Read More]
Refrigerant Undercharge, Operating Pressure And Air Conditioning Costs
Air conditioners usually reuse the refrigerant. As a result, most refrigerant undercharge cases involve refrigerant leaks. It is because of this that homeowners are usually advised to start by finding a leak source before attempting to recharge their air conditioning systems. This is important because simply recharging the system without sealing the leak will still not only expose the environment to the harmful effects of the refrigerant gas, but also leave the system vulnerable the negative effects of having too little refrigerant -- continued leaking will eventually reduce the amount of refrigerant in the system. [Read More]
Turn Your Drafty, Cold Home Into A Model Of Efficiency This Winter!
Is your home cold, drafty, and unpleasant in winter? Now is the time to seal your home's air leaks and turn your home into a model of energy efficiency. Following these tips can help you keep your home warmer, spend less money on utilities, and cut back on drafts in your house. Weatherize Windows and Doors Foam weather strips are available for sale at home improvement centers and hardware stores, and can easily be installed by homeowners. [Read More]
3 Critical Gas Safety Tips If You Have A Gas Furnace
There are a lot of things that you might love about your gas furnace, such as knowing that your family will still have heat if your power goes out during a snowstorm and saving money on your electric bill. However, one thing that you might be worried about is the safety issue of using gas. Although gas heat can be completely safe, it is still important to practice gas safety. These are a few critical gas safety tips that you should follow if you have gas heat in your home. [Read More]