April 25th, 2016
Heat pumps are no more immune to problems than any other climate control system, especially during high-usage times like summer. As you rely on your heat pump to keep cool this summer, remember that it’s more likely for the system to develop problems the more you use it. Let’s take a look at some of the problems your heat pump might develop, and how to respond to them.
April 18th, 2016
Summer is almost here, and people are busy getting their homes ready for the heat. When we show up to a customer’s home to service their air conditioner, they often ask us if they need to add more refrigerant to their system. Let’s take a look at how your air conditioner actually uses refrigerant, and when you need to refill the system.
April 13th, 2016
With summer just around the corner, many people are starting to schedule preventive maintenance for their air conditioners. If you are using a heat pump, you may think that you don’t have to schedule spring maintenance. You’ve probably already had preventive maintenance done in the last sixth months, as you prepared for winter. However, that doesn’t mean that you can skip out on it now. Read on to find out more about why you need to schedule maintenance for your heat pump twice a year.
April 11th, 2016
Plumbing leaks are pretty difficult to detect under normal circumstances, which is a pretty big problem considering how much damage they can cause. When it comes to mitigating plumbing leaks, you really want to be able to detect them as soon as possible. So, how is a homeowner supposed to discover leaks early without professional training or equipment? Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you have a leak in your plumbing.
April 4th, 2016
Spring is coming to an end, which means you’re probably already starting to use your air conditioner on an increasingly regular basis. As you start to use your air conditioner more often, you may start to notice ice forming on the inside unit. This is not a good sign, and is something that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. Read on to find out more about why air conditioner ice is such a bad thing.
March 28th, 2016
As the days start to warm up and you start to rely on your air conditioner more often, the strain on the system will increase significantly. All of that wear and tear makes it far more likely for issues to develop with the air conditioner over the summer. Time is of the essence when it comes to protecting your system from damage, so it’s a good idea to be able to identify issues as quickly as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the more common air conditioning problems that you might run into.
March 21st, 2016
Summer is fast approaching, and now is the time for homeowners to get their homes ready for the hottest months of the year. For some of us, that will mean installing a new climate control system. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, you should take a look at what heat pumps have to offer. Read on for more information on the benefits of installing a heat pump system this summer.
March 16th, 2016
Water heaters are put under a pretty insane amount of stress on a daily basis. If you don’t believe us, just think about how many times a day you use hot water. Most water heaters don’t even shut off. They stay on constantly, maintaining a large supply of hot water on the off chance that you’ll need it at three in the morning. So, how is it that water heaters can last over a decade when they’re working constantly from the time they’re installed onward. There are a number of reasons why, one of which is the anode rod. Let’s take a look at how the anode rod works for your water heater.
March 14th, 2016
The days are already starting to get warmer, and summer is not far off. Now is the time to get your home ready for the warmest months of the year, and part of that is making sure that your air conditioning system is up to the task. If it isn’t, it’s best that you replace it now. You don’t want your AC breaking down on you in the middle of a hot summer day, after all. Read on to find out whether or not you should replace your air conditioner this spring.
March 7th, 2016
If you use a centralized air conditioning system, as most of the country does, you’re probably getting it ready for the imminent warm weather. Preventive maintenance is a good idea, but it’s not the only thing you should be doing to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for summer. For example, central air conditioning systems actually have a number of disadvantages that make them less efficient than they could be. The best way to address these disadvantages is to install a zone control system. Read on for more information.