Why Is Your Heat Pump So Noisy?


Heat pumps are meant to hum away, doing their jobs without making too much ruckus. If yours is calling a lot of attention to itself by making loud noises, there's a reason for it. The heat pump is probably broken in some way, and the noises are its way of letting you know. Here are a few of the common problems that can cause a heat pump to operate loudly, along with some tips for addressing them.

26 June 2019

Common Propane Furnace Problems & Their Likely Causes


You probably chose a propane furnace because it is efficient and the fuel that it uses is relatively affordable for your budget. However, your propane furnace may be getting a little older, so you are starting to have some problems. Just like you might have problems with furnaces powered by electricity and natural gas, you can have issues with your propane-powered unit. Check out some of the most common problems with a  propane-powered furnace system and the likely causes behind them.

24 May 2019

Why Is Your Oven Cooking Unevenly?


Cooking at home should be fun and delicious. But when everything you pull out of the oven is well-done on one side and almost raw on the other, cooking can be frustrating! Rest assured—uneven cooking is almost always due to a problem with the oven, rather than anything you are doing or failing to do. Here are a few common reasons why ovens start cooking unevenly. 1. A Faulty Thermostat

16 April 2019

What You Should Know About The Gas Valve In Your Furnace


When it comes to your home's furnace, you may feel like you are looking at a car engine with many components that you do not understand. However, understanding how your furnace works is a great way to know how to troubleshoot problems and diagnose the need for repairs. Here is what you need to know about the furnace's gas valve. Components While a gas valve will often be referred to as one part, it is actually made up of several different components.

28 February 2019

Not Yet Convinced You Should Get A New Furnace? Consider These 5 Things


Any time your furnace breaks down, you likely weigh the pros and cons in your head for repair or replacement. Here are some reasons to get a brand new furnace installed instead of dealing with an older appliance. New Furnaces Are High Efficiency There have been many advances in HVAC technology over the years that have helped furnaces become more efficient, which means you'll waste less energy to produce the same amount of heat for your home.

21 January 2019

Tips For Getting The Full Benefits Of Programmable Thermostats


Programmable thermostats can increase your HVAC system's efficiency, save you money on your monthly energy bills, and help you maintain a more consistent, comfortable temperature throughout your home. Unfortunately, if you don't use your programmable thermostat correctly, or make a few common mistakes, you won't reap the benefits of this amazing technology. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your new programmable thermostat: Read the Owner's Manual Thoroughly

11 December 2018

Need Cool Air For Your Older Home? Why Ductless Air Conditioning Is The Answer


If you live in an older home that isn't able to accommodate the ductwork required for a central air conditioning unit, you may think that you're out of options. However, that's not the case. Ductless air conditioning may be the way to go. Ductless air conditioning allows you to cool your home down during the summer without the use of ducts. This is extremely beneficial for homes that don't have adequate attic or crawlspace between the outer roof and the inner ceiling.

3 November 2018

Performance Problems Your Heating System Might Experience


A sudden failure of the heating system may pose an emergency for your home depending on the temperature outside. When the temperature is extremely low, the interior of the home may get dangerously cold. If you are to protect yourself against this wintertime hazard, a comprehensive inspection of the heater should be done prior to the arrival of winter. Mold During the fall inspection of your heating system, it is necessary to thoroughly check the heating elements and the area around the heater for signs of mold.

3 October 2018

Understanding HVAC Filters


The filter has an important role to play in the HVAC operations; it ensures that only clean air gets circulated in your house. Here is an overview of the three major types of filters. Fiberglass Air Filters These are the most common types of HAC air filters. They are popular because they are cheap and disposable. As the name suggests, the main material is fiberglass; and it is crafted into a screen design with tiny holes that allow air to pass through but blogs bigger particulate such as dust particles.

28 August 2018

3 Vital Things Your Heating System Needs Today


Are you currently enjoying the summer weather, spending time at the beach, grilling, or doing other summer activities? Is the last thing that you want to think about the arrival of winter and cold temperatures? But as much as you're enjoying the summer, now is the best time for you to start getting ready for the arrival of winter. By the time cool weather arrives, you'll be ready and shouldn't be caught unprepared for any unseasonably cold weather that might occur.

24 July 2018