April 21, 2016

Remember to Change Your Air Filter with These Ideas

The air filters in your home HVAC system are an important component of indoor air quality. They help clean your indoor air by removing particles such as dust, dirt, pollen, hair, and fibers from the air moving through your HVAC system. Air filters should be checked monthly and changed when they get dirty. Here are a few suggestions you can use to help you remember to change your air filters. Install a filter change indicator — These devices react to […]
April 19, 2016

How to Protect Your HVAC System Components from Thieves

Your HVAC system may be at risk for theft. The market price for recycled copper and aluminum makes it worthwhile for thieves to patrol neighborhoods, looking for the opportunity to haul your outdoor compressor/condenser away. Is your compressor easily seen from the street? Is it located outside your fence so it’s accessible? Are you away from home for extended periods? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it’s probably advisable to secure your system. Whether thieves strip […]
April 14, 2016

What to Know About Refrigerant

Although your central air conditioner contains a number of vital mechanical parts, it can’t cool your home without refrigerant. This chemical compound is a type of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), and the most common one used in home cooling systems today is R-410A. Refrigerants Make Cooling Your Home Possible Air conditioners don’t create cold air. Instead, they use refrigerants to absorb heat from the indoor air then expel it outdoors. To accomplish this, the refrigerant has to change from a gas to […]
April 12, 2016

This is How Your HVAC Components Work Together

The HVAC system components inside your home’s comfort system work together to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. HVAC systems in this region either combine a gas furnace with a central air conditioner, called a gas pack, or use heat pumps. The indoor air handler houses the furnace and an evaporator coil. The outdoor compressor contains many of the parts required for cooling, and in the case of a heat pump, for heat extraction […]