heating and air

August 3, 2017

Pros and Cons of HVAC Covers

To cover or not to cover your HVAC? That is sometimes a question a homeowner needs to answer. Here’s what you should know when making your decision about HVAC covers: To Cover — or Not It’s not really the entire HVAC system you will need to worry about, but just the outdoor portion of the air conditioner, which includes the condenser and compressor. Although these parts of your A/C are vital to its operation, they are pretty well protected within […]
June 20, 2017

A/C System Dying? Warning Signs

Have you turned on the A/C system this spring only to find the old war horse is just not quite getting the job done? If your HVAC is more than 10 years old, it may have reached its projected life expectancy and be ready for replacement. Read on for information about how to know when your A/C is dying, and when it’s time to start shopping for a new one. Signs the A/C Should Be Replaced 1. Age. As mentioned […]
June 8, 2017

How Wi-Fi Detectors Catch Water Leaks and Freezes

Spending a little to save a lot is hardly a new concept for homeowners, and Wi-Fi detectors fall squarely into that category. With any luck, they’ll sit idle forever, but when they sound an alarm, they could prevent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in damage and inconvenience.   Water leak and freeze detectors have been around for decades, but only recently have they been equipped with Wi-Fi signaling devices. Should a leak occur or a freeze be imminent, they’ll […]
May 17, 2012

If Your Furnace Disappointed You This Winter, It May Be Time For An Upgrade

Trying to get through winter with a malfunctioning, poorly performing furnace can be a frustrating experience. Now that winter’s finally over, it may be time to send that ragged old furnace to the junkyard and upgrade with a new and better unit. Here are some important points to consider as you look at your options for a furnace upgrade. End-of-season specials: Now that temperatures are warming up, HVAC dealers may be interesting in moving furnaces and heating system equipment at […]