June 20, 2019

What are Common Summer Thermostat Problems?

As we use our HVAC systems more in the summer, problems are bound to develop. Sometimes it may be a breakdown, but often, you may experience an issue that has more to do with inefficiency. One area where most homeowners could use some improvement, both in terms of troubleshooting and efficiency, is the thermostat. Read on for a rundown on common thermostat problems and what to do about them. 1. No power. Check the home’s power first — is the breaker […]
June 18, 2019

Ways Gardening May Affect Your HVAC Performance

Your HVAC system’s performance can be affected by many factors, including how you do your landscaping or gardening. Trees, shrubs and even garden furniture can have an impact on efficiency. Read on and learn how gardening affects HVAC performance. Plant Carefully The trees and shrubs you plant today can cause problems years from now — or not, if you plant carefully. When planting trees, think about how big they will get. Plant them at at least 30 feet from your home, […]
June 13, 2019

What to Know About HVAC Preventative Maintenance

With summer upon us, the time has come once again to look at the needs of the HVAC system in our home. To get you started as soon as possible, we’ve compiled a few quick HVAC preventative maintenance tips for you to implement that will keep your equipment running smoothly throughout the season and beyond. Call a Qualified Technician Before the start of the season or shortly thereafter, you should schedule an appointment with a qualified technician. He or she […]
June 11, 2019

C-Wire 101: What to Know

A c-wire is an important detail to be aware of if you’re upgrading to a new, smart thermostat. Unlike the old-school, battery-operated thermostats they’re rapidly replacing, these units incorporate intelligent technology—such as Wi-Fi connection options, a multifunctional color touchscreen display and integration into home automation systems—which requires continuous 24-volt electrical power. Short for “common wire,” a c-wire is the extra wire necessary to complete the circuit that provides that power. Many newer homes are already pre-wired with a c-wire connected […]