outdoor hvac unit

August 8, 2019

HVAC Fan Problems? Here’s Why

When you consider that the cooling and heating system in an average home circulates over 1,500 cubic feet of conditioned air every minute, it’s no surprise that HVAC fan problems may occasionally occur. Without a fully functional system blower fan, all the air conditioned comfort you expect in summer—not to mention the cozy winter warmth, too—goes nowhere. Located in the system’s central air handler, the typical fan lasts many years, provided it receives proper annual preventive maintenance by a qualified professional. […]
September 11, 2018

How to Maintain Your HVAC for the Fall

Before it’s time to switch the thermostat from cool to heat, don’t neglect fall HVAC maintenance. The same things that you do to keep the A/C running efficiently will keep it running smoothly all winter long. Besides saving money on heating costs throughout the winter, you’ll know that your system is running safely.   Do-It-Yourself Maintenance   Change the air filter if it’s clogged from heavy summertime use. A dirty air filter during any season will harm your system’s components […]
May 26, 2016

Xeriscaping Around Your A/C Unit

Your air conditioner plays a crucial role in keeping your home comfortable, but it’s no looker. In a carefully landscaped yard, the typical A/C system tends to stand out like a sore thumb. Fortunately, a little xeriscaping can go a long way towards hiding your A/C while helping it run more efficiently. Using Plants to Your Advantage You can use xeriscaping to keep your A/C system out of sight without putting it out of mind. For instance, bushes and hedges […]
October 13, 2015

Four Tips to Creatively Hide Your Outdoor HVAC Unit

An outdoor HVAC unit is a necessity for homeowners with a whole-house air conditioner, but this bulky box can mar the otherwise tranquil landscape of your yard. You can hide this unit in several ways, but there are some important considerations to take into account as well. Use these tips to find the right solution for your landscaping. Leave Room to Breathe Ventilation is the most important consideration when you’re concealing your HVAC unit. Whether you use shrubbery, a commercial […]