How To Seal Air Leaks In Your House
19 July 2018
An unregulated exchange of your indoor and outdoor air is bad for your HVAC efficiency. Having air leaks in your house means you will be losing heated and conditioned air to the outside environment, making your HVAC system work harder or run longer than usual as it tries to maintain the set temperature. Fortunately, the following measures will help you plug air leaks in your home:
Installing Back-Draft Dampers
Ideally, all the holes connecting your house's interior to the outside air would be sealed to prevent air leaks.
3 Ways to Improve the Lifespan of Your Air Conditioner
14 June 2018
Your air conditioner is one of the largest and most important appliance systems within your home, as it works to regulate the temperature within your house during the summer months (or year round, depending on where you live). Due to the near constant operation an air conditioner experiences, and the size and complexity of the system, your unit can experience issues and require expensive repairs. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to help protect your system and extend its lifespan, and also reduce your repair and maintenance bills as a result.
Try These Simple Fixes First If Your Furnace Is Acting Up
4 May 2018
If your furnace is not producing adequate heat, you should check out the simple potential problems before calling a technician or tearing everything apart. That way, you don't spend a lot of resources for a problem that could have been fixed with the flip of a switch. Here are some of the simple checks you should always try first:
Check the Switches and Circuit Breakers
Your first step should be to confirm that all the settings and switches are correct and the system is actually getting power.
Got The Late Winter Chills? How To Handle Those Freak Cold Spells
20 March 2018
It's just about time for cold weather to ease up and warm weather to begin, but in much of the country, cold temperatures still hold sway. Certain areas are in their usual spring routine of warm days followed by a cold front. These can be particularly frustrating if you've already started getting your home ready for spring and summer, putting away blankets and changing out your wardrobe. If you're getting hit with a late-season cold spell, you don't have to spend the time shivering.