Troubleshooting My Furnace

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Troubleshooting My Furnace

As soon as winter rolled around this year, I knew that I had a problem. Our home heating system didn't seem to be working well, and it was really frustrating. We would wake up to absolutely frosty mornings in our own home, and so I decided to pull out the user's manual. I started researching different furnace problems and it occurred to me that the issue might be the filters. I checked them, and you wouldn't believe how full of dust and debris they were. After they were replaced and the air handler was blown out, my furnace started working again. Check out this blog for more information about troubleshooting your furnace.

Sneaky Reasons You Have High Cooling Costs With Your Window Air Conditioner

When your home does not have an integrated central cooling system, one of the most logical choices is a window air conditioning unit. These portable air conditioners can be purchased at just about any retail or home improvement store, they're fairly affordable, and they are easy to install. However, there are good reasons why most homeowners would prefer to have a central air system over a window unit. It is not at all uncommon to find after installing a window air conditioner that keeping your home cool and comfortable is a little more expensive than you expect. Read More 

How a Routine Service Call Can Keep Your AC in Optimal Condition for the Summer

Central air conditioning units are built to last for many years of service as long as you keep up with preventative maintenance and repairs. It may seem like an unnecessary expense to have your air conditioner checked each spring when it seems to be working fine. However, it's one of the most important things you can do to get the longest life and best performance from your AC. Here's why. Read More 

How Will The R-22 Phase-Out Affect Your A/C Purchase?

A lot is changed about air conditioners over the past few decades, but one aspect that's remained constant is the type of refrigerant they used. Traditionally, residential air conditioners relied mainly on R-22, also known as Freon, due to its exceptional cooling capabilities. However, the refrigerant also represented an environmental risk due to its negative impact on the ozone layer. As a result, R-22 is being phased out in favor of environmentally friendlier alternatives such as R-410A. Read More 

What Is Causing Your Breaker To Trip When The Cooling System Turns On?

When your circuit breaker trips each time the cooling system turns on, you might be tempted to flip it back on and continue to use the system. However, there could be a potentially serious problem causing the breaker to trip. If you are experiencing this problem, here is what you need to know.   What Is Causing the Breaker to Trip?   If the circuit breaker is constantly tripping when the cooling system turns on, your energy bills could increase. Read More 

Breating Easy: Prevent Allergy Issues By Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

During the spring and summer seasons, allergies tend to kick into full gear. Along with outdoor factors, many allergy issues are caused by the allergens inside your house, which are commonly caused by poor air ventilation. Increased allergens in the air are very problematic for anyone who lives in the home that suffers from chronic respiratory illness or asthma. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to decrease the amount of allergens found in your home. Read More