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.

The 3 Types Of Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are an alternative type of water heater, that like their name would suggest, don't have a large storage tank associated with them. Instead, they heat water on demand as needed throughout your house, which translates into a higher efficiency unit and lower energy bills for you. There are three main types of tankless water heaters, each of which operates in a slightly different way from the others, and thus has a different set of advantages and disadvantages. Read More 

Tips And Tricks For Improving Indoor Air Quality In Winter

Did you know that the biggest reason why people contract colds in the winter months and not the rest of the year has everything to do with air quality? Think about it; you spend more time indoors during these three to six months than you do any other season. You are not getting fresh air. Instead, you are getting stale air laced with lots of germs. Here is how you can improve indoor air quality during winter, breathe better, and never suffer a sniffle. Read More 

From Cooling To Heating: 3 Things You Need To Know About Your HVAC System And Changing Seasons

The HVAC systems in modern homes are complete solutions for heating and cooling needs throughout the year. Many of these systems also have other features like ventilation and dehumidifiers. Since these systems are used throughout the year, they need routine service maintenance. As the seasons change, here are some of the maintenance and repairs that HVAC systems need: 1. Frequent Cleaning and Routine Filter Changes to Reduce HVAC Wear Read More 

How To Tape And Insulate Exposed Ducts

Making sure that your HVAC system is efficient is a constant battle. No matter how state-of-the-art and energy efficient your furnace, pump, condenser, evaporator, and insulation are, they will become less efficient and effective over the years if they are not properly maintained. Of course, most maintenance requires professionally-trained technicians. However, there are quite a few small and simple jobs that you can do yourself. One of the best DIY HVAC maintenance jobs is to insulate all of the ducts that are exposed. Read More 

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