Tips for Summer HVAC Prep

Tips for Summer HVAC Prep

Summer HVAC prep helps your system make the jump from heating to cooling without a hitch. The air conditioning side of your HVAC system has been in hibernation since last fall. Bringing the A/C online involves more than just flipping the thermostat setting from “Heat” to “Cool.” Here are some summer … [Read more...]

Making HVAC Elements Work with Your Interior Design

Making HVAC Elements Work with Your Interior Design

The HVAC elements you find in your home's interior are a good example of the principle of form following function. There is, in most cases, nothing beautiful or decorative about your thermostat, the grilles, vents or registers, or the ductless mini-split's air handler. Maybe you're the type of … [Read more...]

Ways to Ensure You’re Preventing HVAC Coil Corrosion

Ways to Ensure You're Preventing HVAC Coil Corrosion

Effectively preventing coil corrosion can help avoid early replacement of these critical and expensive components. Both the air conditioner indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condenser coil circulate air through coil passageways. Chemical pollutants in the air combined with condensation or high … [Read more...]

What You Should Know about Residential Rooftop HVAC Units

What You Should Know about Residential Rooftop HVAC Units

While everyone’s familiar with the typical residential “split” central air conditioner, the rooftop HVAC unit is now beginning to be seen in home installations, too. The standard split system includes an indoor evaporator coil along with an outdoor condenser coil next to or behind the house. The … [Read more...]

Should You Get Additional Insurance for Your HVAC Unit?

Should You Get Additional Insurance for Your HVAC Unit?

Most homeowners assume that their HVAC system is covered by their homeowners' insurance policy. That, in most instances, is correct. However, there are a few situations where damage may occur where insurance may not cover the unit. Read on, and learn about when you need to be concerned about HVAC … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning: Where to Start

Spring Cleaning: Where to Start

Are you ready for your annual spring cleaning? Here are a few suggestions to help you clean up your home, while improving home comfort and energy efficiency. General Indoor Cleaning Dust and mop or vacuum every room to remove dust mites and other allergens. Don’t forget to clean ceiling fans … [Read more...]

What it Means to Have a Properly Matched System

What it Means to Have a Properly Matched System

For optimum cooling performance and efficiency, a properly matched system is critical. A central air conditioner actually consists of two very separate halves that make up the whole system. The indoor unit, called the air handler, incorporates the system evaporator coil and the blower fan. The unit … [Read more...]

HVAC Odors: How to Eliminate the Smell

HVAC Odors: How to Eliminate the Smell

Imagine turning on your HVAC system, only to catch a whiff of something foul through your air vents. It’s not uncommon for bad odors to take hold of HVAC systems. Most of the time, the culprit is unchecked mold, mildew and bacteria buildup within the unit, spurred on by the dark and damp conditions … [Read more...]

HVAC System Estimate: Key Questions to Ask

HVAC System Estimate: Key Questions to Ask

If the time has come to replace your heating or cooling equipment, you'll want to obtain an HVAC system estimate. Asking the contractor you're considering the following questions can help ensure that you get estimates that meet your needs: How is Equipment Capacity Determined? For your new … [Read more...]

Should Homeowners Use Voice-Enabled HVAC Products?

Should Homeowners Use Voice-Enabled HVAC Products?

Maybe you've heard your friends talk about the voice-activated hub devices they received as gifts for the holidays that turn lights on and off, lock doors and operate security cameras. You may be intrigued and wondering if such devices could work for you, but perhaps you're also skeptical, asking … [Read more...]