Archive for December, 2012

How Routine Inspections Save You Money

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Performing routine inspections and maintenance on your AC unit can keep it running properly for years. Maintenance should include changing the filter, lubricating the machine, and checking the fan belt, along with cleaning the condensing unit drain line.

Performing routine inspections on your air conditioning system can alleviate the heartache of dealing with a nonfunctioning unit on the hottest days of the year. Every sensible homeowner should have a routine maintenance program to keep their air-conditioning system running smoothly throughout the year. Doing so can save them much frustration, tons of money, and sweat. (more…)

A/C Terminology Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Oftentimes, homeowners get confused when talking to their HVAC technician and the jargon that they use. By understanding a few words of the heating and cooling industry, you can have an intelligent conversation with your technician.

If you ever had an air-conditioning HVAC technician over at your home, discussing what is wrong with your system, you may have been confused by some of the jargon he or she used. You might even have been confused with what HVAC means. Like any industry, it has its own set of lingo. Below, you will find the definition of some of the air-conditioning terminology. (more…)

Why You Need to Change Your Air Filter

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Households that do not change their air conditioner on a regular basis can cause significant damage to their AC/heating unit. Determining exactly when to change your filters will be based on various factors including the filter type, household pets and environmental air pollution.

Changing the air filters for your HVAC system on a regular basis can keep the inside of your home cleaner and extend the life of your AC unit. As part of a routine maintenance program, it is essential that every homeowner change their filters on a regular basis. However, remembering to do it can often be a challenge. (more…)

7 Signs Your AC Unit Is about to Break Down

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Odd noises, odd odors, hot air, fluctuating temperatures, and age are all factors that indicate the AC unit is about to break down. Without repairs, your electric bill can quickly rise, or the unit stopped working altogether.

There is never a good time for your AC unit to break down. Oftentimes, it happens when the temperature outside is ridiculously high, and the AC unit is running as hard as it can. Usually, the air on the inside of your home will start to quickly rise and no amount of turning the unit on an off will produce enough cold air to cool the interior of the house. Only then do you realize that you should have called a HVAC specialist the first time you heard that odd noise rumbling through the duct work. (more…)