May 1st, 2017
Problems with your air conditioner are much more likely to occur during the summer, when demand on the system is much higher than at other times of year. If you want to keep your air conditioner in the best possible shape this summer, it is a good idea to keep an eye out for signs that some of these problems are developing. Early detection means early repairs, which means that you save money and extend your system’s lifespan.
April 17th, 2017
Hopefully, you’ve already gotten your air conditioner professionally inspected and examined this year. If not, you should. Preventive maintenance is an important part of making sure that your air conditioner is in the best possible shape. However, it’s not the only thing that you can do to improve your air conditioning system. If you have a central air conditioning system, consider installing a zone control system before summer starts.
April 3rd, 2017
It may be cold now, but it won’t be that long before the days start to warm up. You’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable before you know it. Before you start to use it too much, though, you should really closely evaluate whether or not your system can make it through another summer. All air conditioners need to be replaced eventually, and if yours is at that point you’re going to want to replace it now before summer arrives.
If your air conditioner has any of the following qualities, you should consult with a professional to determine if you need a new one. If it has all three of these qualities, you definitely need a new one.
March 20th, 2017
We still have another couple of months of cold weather before the days start to warm up. However, if you’re using a heat pump to keep your home comfortable, you need to start thinking about preventive maintenance for it right now. Heat pumps need maintenance more often than other climate control systems, or else they will suffer far more problems and have shorter lifespans as a result. Have a look at the reasons why you need bi-annual heat pump maintenance.
March 6th, 2017
We’re getting towards the end of winter, and in a couple of months the days will start to heat up. Before we get into the summer season, it’s a good idea to schedule preventive maintenance for your air conditioning system. It may seem a bit early to have your air conditioner checked, but trust us when we say that you might regret it later if you don’t.
February 20th, 2017
Furnaces are sturdy systems, for the most part. If you take proper care of your furnace, by scheduling prompt repairs and regular maintenance, you can get it to last well over a decade. However, if you don’t take proper care of your system you are going to be replacing it quite a bit sooner than you should. There are a variety of different things that can happen if you don’t have a professional check out your system often enough, none of which are pleasant. Read on to find out more about how your furnace can degrade if you don’t take steps to prevent it.
February 6th, 2017
Thermostats last a long, long time—if you’re just talking about how much time they can operate without breaking down entirely. Just because you can make a thermostat last several decades, though, doesn’t necessarily mean that you should. Oftentimes, it’s definitely in your best interests to replace a thermostat long before it’s reached the end of its lifespan. If you’re not sure whether or not you should replace your thermostat yet, read on to find out.
January 23rd, 2017
So you’ve got a radiant heating system installed in your home, and you think you are safe from the many issues that normally plague heating systems of other varieties. It’s true that radiant heating systems don’t have to deal with a lot of common problems that others deal with. They don’t have ducts, so they don’t have to deal with any loss of output from duct leaks. They don’t burn fuel, which makes them more energy efficient than most combustion based heating systems. However, they are not immune to all problems. You should be watchful for some of the more common radiant heating problems, so that you can have the system repaired as soon as possible.
January 16th, 2017
Boilers wear down over time, just like any other system. They also occasionally develop problems, just like any other system. They’re more resistant to issues than other heaters, thanks to their relative lack of moving parts, but they’re not immune to everything. If you want to keep your boiler in good condition for as many years as possible, you should schedule maintenance for it on a regular basis.
January 9th, 2017
If you’re looking for a new heating system this winter, it’s important to consider all of your options before making a final decision. Each heating system type available on the market has its own set of advantages to offer, and each is suited to a different set of circumstances. Read on to find out if a heat pump is the best option for you.