August 6th, 2018
Keeping your air conditioner healthy isn’t the only thing you should be concerned about this summer. The air conditioner could be functioning just fine, and you could still lose a lot of money on inefficient cooling. Preventive maintenance can increase the energy efficiency of the air conditioner by up to 40%, but there are also other ways that you can ensure your climate control system operates as smoothly as possible. One of the better ways to improve your air conditioner efficiency outside of preventive maintenance is to schedule duct cleaning.
July 23rd, 2018
Have you ever avoided checking your bank account when you were younger because, hey, as long as you don’t check it you’ll have enough money, right? It’s a common thing for people to avoid taking proactive, preventive steps to keep their bank accounts, bodies, cars, etc. in good condition. Lots of people wait to deal with issues until they start to notice symptoms of a problem, because they don’t want to be bothered or deal with the anxiety of dealing with issues early, or what have you.
The problem with doing that is that it doesn’t actually make those problems go away. It just gives them more opportunities to harm you before you correct them. Have a look at why neglecting air conditioning maintenance is just setting yourself up for further issues in the future, and how scheduling maintenance on a regular basis actually grants a lot of advantages.
July 9th, 2018
I don’t know. Maybe it ate something weird for lunch? All jokes aside, though, air conditioner noises are not something you want to ignore. They often indicate an issue in the system has progressed far enough to start negatively affecting its operation. Now, that may be a minor inconvenience, or it may be a major threat that could cripple the entire air conditioner if you don’t act quickly.
The only way to tell for certain is to contact a professional and have them check it out. We recommend that you do that right away. Now, while you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, here are a few common noises that your air conditioner might be making that indicate a problem.
June 25th, 2018
I dunno, should you?! But seriously, folks, it’s very important to be able to tell whether or not your air conditioner is in need of replacement before you use it for another summer. If you go into the hottest season of the year with a system that isn’t up to the task, you’re just begging for it to break down on you at the worst possible time. The best way to confirm whether or not your system is up to the task is to have a technician check it out for you every spring. If you aren’t sure, though, here are a few tips to help you decide whether or not it’s time to call in some professional help.
June 11th, 2018
Summer is heating up, which means more strain on your air conditioner. More strain equals more wear and tear, which means more opportunities for new problems to develop or old problems to get worse. Even if you scheduled preventive maintenance for your air conditioner this past spring, you still need to be on alert for any possible signs of problems developing in the system. The faster you can have the issue repaired, the better off your system will be. Have a look at three of the more common air conditioning problems you may run into below, and their warning signs.
May 28th, 2018
Ah, summer. The time when everyone locks themselves indoors, cranks their air conditioners all the way up, and tries not to think about the horrible heat and humidity lurking just outside. What, you don’t do that? Well, if you plan on using your air conditioner at all over the next few months, there are a few steps that you should be taking to make sure that it’s ready for the summer heat. One preparation that altogether too few homeowners make is getting their ducts cleaned, which can have an effect on both their air conditioning and their indoor air quality. If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a while, read on to find out why it’s actually a very good idea.
May 14th, 2018
We’re moving into summer, which means whatever you’re using for air conditioning is going to be put under a greater amount of stress than at any other time of year. If you’re relying on a heat pump to keep your home cool, and you’re not sure whether or not it will last you another summer, it might be time to install a new one. Follow the tips below to help you determine whether now is a good time to replace your heat pump with a new one.
April 30th, 2018
Though the heating season is at an end, it’s still a good idea to evaluate your system’s performance to determine whether or not it needs replacing. If your heater didn’t do too well, and you don’t think it’s going to last another season, you should consider replacing it early. You don’t want to wait until right before winter starts to have a new heater installed, or you’ll be scrambling just to get everything taken care of by the time you need it. So, do you need a new heater? Find out by reading through the list below.
April 16th, 2018
Typically, we tend to focus on ways to improve the lifespan and efficiency of your furnace. This week, though, we figured we’d switch it up in the interest of keeping things fresh. Do you harbor a deep and abiding hate for your furnace for some reason? Does the very idea of centralized forced air heating make your blood boil? Have you sworn a blood oath to end your furnace as quickly as possible? Well, we’ve gotta say, that’s incredibly weird. But, far be it from us to judge. If you’re out to destroy your furnace, here are three great ways to do it!
April 2nd, 2018
Spring is here, and summer isn’t far behind. That makes now the perfect time to schedule preventive heat pump maintenance. If you want to be able to rely on your heat pump throughout the summer season without having to worry about it developing problems, maintenance is the way to do it. And yes, you should schedule maintenance for your heat pump even if you had it done less than a year ago. Read on to find out why.