If you’ve had the same water heater for ten years or more, it’s probably the familiar storage tank model. This type of water heater—the most common in residential use for many decades—consists of a large cylindrical tank that keeps a supply of water stored at a constant temperature, ready for use whenever a tap comes on. These waters heaters are effective and fast at delivering hot water. But they are no longer the only option for homes, and they may not be the best option for your home.
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A UV air purifier is an immensely useful device for ridding your home or organic contaminants that can trigger illnesses, allergies, and asthma. Using the power of ultraviolet light, the lamps in a UV air purifier disrupt the cellular functions of mold spores, viruses, germs, bacteria, and other microorganisms, killing them or rendering them inert. The rays from these UV lamps aren’t harmful for people or pets, but they will do an effective job of disinfecting the air without the use of chemicals.
We live in a day and age when “do it yourself” is a mantra for many enterprising people. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to take on household maintenance and repairs yourself if possible. But the word possible is one to keep in mind, because there are many jobs for the upkeep of a home that only professionals can handle accurately. Regular maintenance for your air conditioning/heating system is one of them. Continue Reading
Unless you use a ductless mini split system to cool your home, your air conditioner relies on ductwork to carry cooled air to the various rooms. It’s easy to think that the size of the ducts isn’t that important—as long as they fit, what’s the difference? But duct size is a crucial part of any ventilation network. The ducts must be the proper size to permit sufficient airflow and maintain the right level of pressure to prevent the HVAC system from working harder than it should. Inferior duct sizing will mean a drop in comfort and a rise in your AC bills. Continue Reading
For many decades, all homes used storage tank water heaters to supply the hot water necessary for important daily tasks like cooking, cleaning, and showering. This type of water heater stores water in a large cylindrical tank and keeps it at a constant temperature (either using electricity or gas) so that the water is ready to use whenever a tap comes on.
Maintenance for your air conditioning system is one of the essential jobs to have completed during the spring. This isn’t something you can skip for a few years at a time! Your AC will suffer extra wear and tear, a loss of energy efficiency, and an increased chance of breaking down for every year it goes without maintenance. Continue Reading
With springtime just barely upon us, our weather is relatively mild. You probably haven’t turned on your AC yet this season, but you may want to so that you can check for signs that it may need repair. Taking care of small problems now will give you peace of mind once the hot weather is here, since you won’t have to contact a professional HVAC technician for emergency repairs during one of their busiest times. Additionally, handling repairs now could prevent you from facing a full system breakdown. Continue Reading
One of the concerns about air conditioning that we often hear from our customers is that their cooling system simply can’t keep up with the hot weather, leaving their home unpleasantly warm no matter how much they run the AC. With summer approaching and the weather already turning warmer, people are wondering if their air conditioners will be able to handle the heat—or if they should perhaps have a new, bigger system installed. Continue Reading
With spring comes warmer temperatures, and that means air conditioning systems will start turning on. At first they may not stay on for long, or need to come on every day, but eventually they’ll settle in for the long summer haul. It’s important that during the early days of the cooling season that you watch for signs that something is wrong… and have the issues corrected as soon as possible with professional air conditioning repair.
All the parts that make up your air conditioner are important to its operation. But there’s one component in particular that serves as very heart of the air conditioner, and one that needs particular attention and care so that it doesn’t break down: the compressor. Continue Reading