Whole House Air Purifiers that can Benefit You

August 24th, 2015

The average home’s air is teeming with millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Some of these are relatively harmless, like dust and dirt. You may cough and sneeze, but that’ll be about it. Others are allergens, like pollen and dander, which can give you some trouble if you’re allergic to them. Finally, some are infectious agents like viruses and bacteria. This can make you sick in a variety of ways, and are to be avoided whenever possible. If you want to improve your air quality, and your health, you need to remove these contaminants. The best way to remove these contaminants is to install a whole house air purifier. Let’s take a look at some of the types of air purifiers that can help you. Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Your Air Conditioner Compressor

August 17th, 2015

You don’t need to know everything about how your air conditioner works in order to operate it. However, there are a few parts of your air conditioner that you should know more about. These parts are vital to the operation of your air conditioner, and if they develop a problem it can threaten the whole system. It is important that you know about these parts, so that you can identify when one of them is having a problem. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the air conditioner compressor. Continue Reading

Why You Should Install a Heat Pump this Summer

August 10th, 2015

Traditional air conditioning is good at what it does, which is why it’s the number one choice for home cooling. However, it is not the only option, or even the best option for all people. There are other ways to keep your home cool, one of which is to use a heat pump. Read on to find out more about heat pumps, and the unique advantages that they offer. Continue Reading

Does My Air Conditioner Ever Need a Refrigerant Refill?

August 4th, 2015

Ideally, no. This is a question we get a lot, from homeowners who have a fairly general idea of how their air conditioner works. Normally, you don’t really need to know how your various home systems work in that much detail. After all, you’re not the one repairing them. However, in this case we feel it is important that you know how refrigerant interacts with your air conditioner, and what may indicate a problem with this process. With that in mind, let’s examine the role of refrigerant, and the problems that can afflict it. Continue Reading

Late Summer Air Conditioning Tips for Homeowners

August 3rd, 2015

Every homeowner who operates a whole-house air conditioner will occasionally be frustrated by a lack of performance or a rise in energy consumption. The truth of the matter is that every air conditioner will grow less efficient and less powerful over time as a result of wear and tear. When you buy a quality system and have it installed by a quality technician, you put yourself in good stead to enjoy years and years of cooling. In a climate like ours, however, you’ll want all the help you can get. Now that August is over, it’s time to think about how to maximize your AC until our summer is finally through. Continue Reading

Common Air Conditioner Maintenance Procedures

July 27th, 2015

We’ve discussed the important of air conditioner maintenance on this blog before, and how it can prolong the life of your air conditioner by several years. What we haven’t really gone into, however, is the exact procedures associated with air conditioner maintenance. We thought some of you might appreciate knowing the steps we actually go through during an air conditioner maintenance appointment. There are actually quite a few steps, so we won’t go through them all. However, we can outline a few of the broad strokes for you. So, let’s take a look at some of the more common air conditioner maintenance procedures. Continue Reading

Zone Control Issues, and How to Solve Them

July 20th, 2015

A lot of people seem to think that installing a zone control system is simple. You just wire some dampers into the ducts, connect them to the corresponding thermostat, and you’re done! Nothing could be further from the truth, however. Zone control installation is actually incredibly complicated, which is why we recommend that you let us handle it for you. Aside from things like electrical work, there are a number of problems that can crop up with how the system handles air pressure changes. Let’s take a look at those problems now, and how your HVAC technician can fix them. Continue Reading

Why Your Air Conditioner is Short Cycling

July 13th, 2015

Summer is here, and many people are relying on their air conditioners to keep them cool on a daily basis. The added stress of daily operation is enough to provoke some serious problems with your air conditioning system, one of which is short cycling. Short cycling is one of the worst problems that can afflict an air conditioning system. It is identified by your air conditioner constantly turning itself on and off every few minutes. Let’s take a look at what causes short cycling, and the damage it can cause. Continue Reading

Common Ductwork Issues that Slow Your Cool Air Down

July 6th, 2015

Are you concerned about the consistency and reliability of cool air in your home? Do you hear a strange whirring or banging noise coming from your air ducts? Do you want to make certain that you’re not losing cool air in between walls and in other places in the household that you do not occupy? Answering yes to any of these questions should prompt you to pick up the phone. While the problems with HVAC systems are various, it’s important to realize that any issues with your ductwork can really impede your summer comfort. Let’s take a look at some common ductwork problems that you may encounter. Continue Reading

How a UV Germicidal Light can Help You

June 29th, 2015

Within the air you breathe float millions and millions of microscopic particles. You inhale these particles every time you take a breath, but you don’t notice them most of the time because they are either harmless or in such small amounts that your body can easily defend against them. However, there are a handful of airborne contaminants that can be a serious threat to your health. These threats include viruses, bacteria and mold spores. One of the best way to defend against these biological contaminants is to install a UV germicidal light. Let’s take a look at how a germicidal light can help preserve your health. Continue Reading