February 24, 2015

How Can Replacing HVAC Air Filters Impact Your System?

HVAC air filters frequently fall victim to the “out of sight, out of mind” saying, sometimes going for months or even years without replacement. Changing your filter is one of the easiest HVAC maintenance tasks you can complete. It can also play a pivotal role in indoor air quality, HVAC efficiency and the overall lifespan of your HVAC unit. What Do HVAC Air Filters Do? The primary function of an HVAC air filter is to protect your system’s inner workings. A […]
February 19, 2015

Improve Air Circulation by Installing Basement Ductwork

Poor air circulation in your home is often due to incorrect duct design, sizing and installation. A practical solution to this common problem is to add more duct branches from the trunk to uncomfortable rooms. Installing basement ductwork may also be necessary for room additions and retrofits. Here are the basic steps an HVAC professional will perform when installing ductwork: Evaluating Existing Ductwork The existing ductwork in your home is inspected for holes, leaks, air tightness, damage and insulation R-values. Your HVAC pro will look […]
February 17, 2015

Tips for Protecting Tankless Water Heaters in Freezing Weather

With professional sizing and installation, tankless water heaters are ideal heating solutions for many household hot water needs. Like storage water heaters, measures must be implemented to protect tankless water heaters from pipe damage caused by freezing temperatures. Here’s what needs to be done: Protecting Tankless Water Heaters Tankless water heaters are available as electric-powered models or natural-gas-powered models. As long as the heater (heating element or combustion component) is on, it’s not at risk of freezing when outside temperatures dip below 32 degrees. […]
February 12, 2015

Maintenance 101: Have a Pro Inspect Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system is one of the most costly investments and sources of energy consumption in your home. Yet, neglected and dirty HVAC systems are the primary reason for service calls and system failures. Bring in a pro to inspect your ductwork system this season, and enjoy lower energy bills and greater comfort all year-round. Thermostat Controls Your HVAC pro will test your thermostat in all modes. With your system running, your technician will listen for unusual noises caused by rattling ducts or grinding blower bearings. Popping and […]