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.

4 Things To Know About Refrigerant Leaks In Your Air Conditioner

Is your air conditioner developing an icy buildup? Have you noticed that your system is short-cycling -- meaning that it is turning on and off quickly? These could be signs of a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant leaks are rather common as air conditioners age, so it's important that you know the basics about them. Here are four important facts to get you started. 1. Refilling the coils does little if the leak is not repaired. Read More 

Why Is There Water At The Base Of Your Air Handler?

Water at the base of your air conditioner's air handler means there is something wrong with your system. The AC does produce some condensation, but there is a mechanism for getting rid of the water so that it doesn't drip onto the floor. Here are some of the common reasons an AC may drip water. The Drain System Is Clogged The condensation manufactured by the AC needs a clear channel to drain away, which will not be the case if the drain tube or pump is blocked. Read More 

3 Summer DIY Projects That Will Help Slash Heating And Cooling Costs

As spring arrives, you may be considering maintenance and improvements for your HVAC that can help improve energy efficiency and save your money. Some of the improvements or upgrades may require professional help, but there are a few DIY projects that you can do to make your system more energy-efficient. Here are a few summer DIY projects to help improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system: 1. Revising Ductwork for Repairs and Improvements to Stop Energy Loss  Read More 

Two Keys To Help You Unlock Your Lowest HVAC Bill Yet

There's nothing like an extra cold winter or a particularly hot summer to send your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) expenses through the roof. The numbers on your utility bill might be so high that you emit a faint "gasp" when you open the envelope. These kinds of unexpected expenses throw your budget completely off, and might cause considerable stress as you wonder how to get them paid. If you want to know how to keep your utility expenses in line, keep reading to learn about a few tips that can help you get the lowest HVAC bill possible. Read More 

Inefficient Heating and Cooling: You Might Need To Clean You Condenser Coils

Does it seem like it is becoming harder and harder to heat your home during the winter? Even if there temperature outside is not necessarily colder, it might seem like you have to continually turn up your thermostat to keep your rooms warn. There are obviously a few different ways that a home can become less efficient over time. For instance, you can lose heat through your windows. However, your HVAC system also become less efficient over the years just from normal usage and aging. Read More