Michaela Brandt

August 4, 2022

How to Know If Your Home’s HVAC Unit Is Up to Code

There are certain codes and standards that must be followed when installing new HVAC equipment. An installation that’s not up to code can cause all sorts of problems, from wasted energy to a damaged system and more. Here’s how to make sure yours is up to code. Sizing. Make sure your HVAC contractor calculates your home’s heating and cooling loads according to Manual J to get the correct-size unit for your home. If you’re replacing an existing unit, you can skip this […]
July 21, 2022

How You Should Handle a Dripping AC Unit in Your Home

If you get regular preventative maintenance on your air conditioner, you may never have to worry about a dripping AC.  Your overflow drain pan should have a float safety switch that is designed to cut off your unit if the water level gets too high.  Older systems did not require the float switch but any equipment replacement should now ensure that you have this switch installed.  Preventative maintenance includes verifying that your drain line is properly draining.  Most times your […]
May 19, 2022

What Top AC Issues Crop Up During the Summer Cooling Season?

Are troublesome AC issues awaiting you this summer? One thing’s for certain: AC issues will probably happen at the most inconvenient time, such as a weekend in the middle of a July heat wave. As with many issues in life, the best approach to AC issues is usually prevention. Becoming familiar with potential air-conditioning issues and then ensuring that preventive steps are taken to avoid problems (or at least make them less likely) is the best strategy for a comfortable and more affordable summer. […]
April 21, 2022

What Return Air Does for Your Home’s Comfort Level

Your home’s central HVAC system incorporates two separate types of airflow: supply air and return air. While supply air is moving from the furnace or the AC through ductwork into rooms, return air is removed from rooms via separate ductwork. Though the consistent flow of supply air tends to be more noticeable, return airflow is also a critical factor that supports optimum heating and cooling efficiency, as well as a healthy indoor environment.   How Return Air Flows Return air is […]