According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), the average lifespan of a central air conditioner is 7–15 years. If your system is at the upper end of this range (or has already passed it), take a look at the top reasons to replace your AC now. 1. Poor Cooling Quality Decreased cooling quality points to a potentially serious AC issue. If your system is new (or newer), it's likely a qualified HVAC technician can repair the air conditioner.
12 May 2020
No one likely wants to experience the inconvenience of not having heat in frigid temperatures. However, it can happen when you least expect it. Proper HVAC maintenance can reduce the chances of this occurring. A common sign that something is wrong is when a furnace will not run its course. It may shut off after a few minutes despite the desired temperature not being reached. This repeated cycle of trying to keep the furnace on can cause panic and frustration.
12 May 2020
When you install a new furnace, it's not simply a manner of unplugging the old one and plugging in a new one. Your home needs to be able to support it. Here's what you should check. Electrical Voltage Even gas-powered furnaces typically use some electricity to help them get started. Most furnaces require a high-voltage outlet rather than a standard outlet. In addition, there are different levels of voltage in high-voltage outlets, and they aren't interchangeable.
7 April 2020
Problems with an HVAC system are expected to happen after time passes by, but sometimes they develop when least expected. The unexpected problems are usually left unnoticed until a homeowner has a need to use the system, which can cause a lot of frustration. For instance, the system will either not work at all or will have to be run for a long time to reach the right temperature. The homeowner is then left in a situation where they are stuck with higher energy costs or must live in an uncomfortable environment until the system is able to be repaired.
6 March 2020
Don't forget to have your HVAC system professionally maintained before you go to use it and find yourself having issues. When you put off the maintenance, then you may end up not being able to get someone out to your house quickly because they have a long list of other people who called right before you. Learn about three things that are done during maintenance visits, as well as three ways a properly running HVAC system will directly help you.
27 January 2020
You may think having a plumbing leak would be obvious, but in many instances, the leak is slow to make itself known or is occurring in an inconspicuous location. Sometimes, warning signs a leak is occurring may happen well before there is an obvious plumbing failure. Higher Water Bill For some residents, their first indication that a plumbing leak is a problem is when they receive an abnormally high water bill.
20 December 2019
Some furnaces will just stop working altogether one day, not producing any heat. Blocked vents may be the cause. Furnaces That Don’t Seem to Be Creating Any Heat Might Have Issues with Blocked Vents In some of the situations where furnaces have become cold, the vents might actually be closed entirely. These vents could also be obstructed. It's particularly common for this to happen during the winter since ice and similar hazards can cause unexpected concerns.
21 November 2019
Ductless mini-split air conditioners are a reliable, energy-efficient way to cool individual rooms in your home. They're dependable and rarely encounter mechanical issues. One problem that's commonly encountered with ductless mini-split systems, however, is water leaking from the indoor unit. Thankfully, this problem is easy to fix. In almost all cases, a leaky indoor unit is caused by a clogged drain pipe. While the unit is in operation, the evaporator coils inside the indoor unit become much colder than the surrounding air.
15 October 2019
As a general rule, homeowners don't give much thought to their heating system until the cold weather starts to set in. However, if your heating system needs to be replaced, you may find yourself stuck with a higher installation bill or an incredibly chilly home as a result of the high demands of the winter season. Choosing to replace your heating system prior to the colder weather is a wise choice, and here are just a few of the reasons why.
2 September 2019
Heating repairs sometimes include the weirdest of situations. One of the more bizarre situations are furnaces on fire. There are three scenarios where this can really happen, and there are ways to both repair and prevent these issues. Oil Furnace Line Catches Fire Oil furnaces are tricky things. Oil is fed through a lengthy pipe system, pumped into a chamber where it is ignited, and then it heats air that is blown up into the house.
28 July 2019