HVAC equipment

August 28, 2018

How Maintenance Affects HVAC Component Lifespans

Like everything else, your HVAC system has a lifespan. Typically, a good quality HVAC may last 10 years, but many last much longer — as much as 15 to 25 years. Often, that’s because the owner has been sure to get good preventative maintenance so that the HVAC lifespan is prolonged. Learn how maintenance can keep your system running right, far into the future.   Why Preventative Maintenance Is Important Look for a contractor who is willing to discuss the […]
December 12, 2017

Common HVAC Installation Mistakes and How They Cost You

Choosing new a new HVAC system could be one of the most complicated purchases you make as a homeowner. While it’s important to pick the best one for your home, the quality of the HVAC installation is just as important as the equipment you choose. Before selecting a contractor, be sure the company will: Size it carefully. A reputable HVAC contractor will complete a detailed load calculation using Manual J software. It requires inputs about the specifics of your home’s […]
September 12, 2017

How HOA Affects Your HVAC Requirements

The Homeowners Association (HOA) for your condo may have some things to say about the way your property looks and how you maintain it. But the tradeoff is, if something breaks down in so-called “common areas” in your complex (i.e. areas shared and accessed by all residents), then it’s the HOA’s responsibility to fix it. Furthermore, what you may not realize is that those common areas include things like central air and ductwork.   So what, exactly, are they required […]
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 […]