April 17, 2018

3 Spring Storm Preparation Steps for Your HVAC

Spring is here, and with it come the flowers, the birds — and the storms. You probably know the basic precautions to take to protect yourself and your home, but there’s one thing you might not have thought of: your HVAC system. It sits outdoors, and while it’s designed to withstand inclement weather, it doesn’t do as well in extreme conditions. Here are three storm preparation tips for protecting your HVAC system. Cover the unit. While your system can hold […]
April 12, 2018

Understand What a Humming Air Conditioner Means

You’re probably used to hearing a steady, low humming sound when your air conditioner is operating, and this is perfectly normal. However, if your humming air conditioner is producing more of a loud buzzing noise, it can be a sign of a problem in the system that needs further investigation. What Causes Concerning A/C Humming Sounds? There are a number of potentially-serious issues that can produce a buzzing or humming noise in a central A/C. The underlying cause can pose […]
April 11, 2018

Spring HVAC Problems: Normal or Not?

If you have a basic understanding of how your HVAC system functions like most homeowners, it can be difficult to know if certain situations are normal, or if your equipment needs the attention of an experienced HVAC pro. To help you decide when to call for help, here are some common spring HVAC problems along with guidance on what’s normal, and what’s not. Unusual Sounds You expect to hear normal noises from your HVAC equipment, like the whir of a […]
April 6, 2018

The Importance of Cleaning Your A/C’s Condensate Drain Line

Your HVAC system plays an important role in maintaining a comfortable level of relative humidity in your home. That’s crucial in our climate, especially during our humid summers. Too much humidity can make us feel warmer, spurring the need to turn down the thermostat and quickly cool off — thus, wasting energy. To ensure that your air conditioner is able to maintain the right level of humidity, your condensate drain line should be cleaned annually. Here’s why. Condensation and the […]