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A Healthy HVAC System Is Good for You!

August is a busy time for doctors and veterinarians—it’s the peak season for dog flu and human flu! I know a lot about both, since a) I’m a dog, and b) hang around a lot of humans. But did you know there’s another member of your household that can also get “sick” [...]

2022-08-11T21:51:55+00:00August 11th, 2022|AC Facts, AC problems, Air Purification, Heating|

Energy Efficient Updates

Maintaining an energy efficient home is a great way to do your part for the environment while also keeping more money in your wallet. Even if you want to start making your home more energy-efficient, you might not know where to start. Here are some important tips for increasing your home’s energy [...]

2022-08-11T21:48:03+00:00August 2nd, 2022|AC Facts, Money Saving Tips|

DIY AC Maintenance

WHAT YOU WILL NEED / Information Cost: $50.00 to $100.00 Time Needed: Less than half a day Tools and Materials: Screwdriver or wrench Wet/dry vacuum ($50.00) Garden hose Butter knife or fin tool ($10.00) Rake and/or pruning shears Level Shims if necessary Foil tape ($17.00) Soft bristle paint brush ($1.00) Coil cleaner ($5.50) Hot, soapy water Bleach Before [...]

2022-07-26T19:20:15+00:00July 21st, 2022|AC problems, DIY Ideas|

What is a Capacitor and Why Do They Break on Air Conditioners?

Living in the warmer climates presents many challenges, but none are so difficult to overcome as the intense, furnace-like heat of the summer. Fortunately, modern air conditioners are constructed with just a few parts, which makes them incredibly reliable. You can count on your unit to keep on trucking for years and [...]

2022-07-26T19:19:51+00:00July 6th, 2022|AC Facts|

Is Your Ductless Heating System Not Working? Let’s Take a Look…

I do a lot of research on furnaces, especially gas-powered ones, because they are the most common type of heating system you find around here. If I were a betting dog, I’d put my money on “furnace” when asked to guess what type of heater a home around here has. However, I [...]

2022-07-26T19:19:12+00:00June 26th, 2022|AC Facts, Heating|

Common Air Duct Problems for Owners

Have you checked on your air ducts lately? An air duct is an essential part of your air conditioning system. They are the pathways for hot and cool air to travel throughout your home. If not properly maintained, these passageways can fill up with contaminants and dust that accumulate over time. The buildup [...]

2022-06-14T20:01:41+00:00June 13th, 2022|AC Facts, Money Saving Tips|

How Your Backyard Can Affect Your Air Conditioning

An air conditioning system works by drawing heat from inside your home into its refrigerant fluid. This heat is expelled from the fluid via the condenser unit located outside your house. Anything that interferes with efficient running of the condenser also interferes with your AC system’s ability to cool your home. Unfortunately, there are [...]

2022-06-14T20:00:58+00:00June 3rd, 2022|AC Facts, DIY Ideas|

AIR CONDITIONING MAINTENANCE TASKS YOU CAN DO ON YOUR OWN

Air conditioning maintenance as a whole is something that should be left to the professionals. Only a licensed and trained HVAC technician can accurately inspect, clean, and service an air conditioner in such a way that will leave it functioning well for the years to come. Maintenance will help your system maintain [...]

2022-06-14T19:58:42+00:00May 27th, 2022|AC Facts, Money Saving Tips|

YOUR AIR CONDITIONER IS TOTALLY DISGUSTING—HERE’S HOW TO CLEAN IT

For a central air unit First things first: Make sure the power is shut off. Then, start by cleaning the air conditioner condenser (the outside component of your central AC system) with a vacuum hose and the soft bristle attachment. The fans are what are in charge of actually bringing air into [...]

2022-05-15T21:03:39+00:00May 14th, 2022|AC Facts, AC problems, DIY Ideas|

What You Need to Know about Allergies and Air Filters

It’s almost spring time! We will officially move from the winter to the spring. The temperatures may not reflect it all the time, but we’re on the upward slope toward warmer weather. And we’re also in allergy season. Sorry, but there is a downside to spring arriving! As plants start to bloom [...]

2022-05-15T21:02:55+00:00May 3rd, 2022|AC Facts, Air Purification|
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