As the name implies, forced air furnaces push air into vents to warm the home. The air then returns to the furnace to be reheated. However, you may notice the air flow lacks balance in certain rooms of the house, especially in two-story houses. Follow these steps to balance your forced-air furnace. Open All Dampers First, if your home doesn't have in-room thermometers, place a thermometer in each room that seems too hot or too cold.
26 March 2018
On a cold winter's day there's nothing worse than hearing the final purr from your heater as it dies. The sound can be quite unsettling because you know it means that you're going to have to wait it out in the freezing temperatures until someone can come out to repair it. If you live in a busy, metropolitan city the workload for heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) specialists can be quite heavy, forcing you to go days without the comfort of a working heating unit.
12 February 2018
HVAC systems are obviously complicated, with expensive and delicate electrical components, large appliances, tricky gas systems, and other things that homeowners don't want to mess with. That being said, HVAC maintenance isn't something that should only be left to professional technicians and contractors. The fact of the matter is, your HVAC system needs more constant maintenance then you are probably giving it. Even if you have your system serviced once or twice a year, there are a lot of simple things homeowners can do to maintain their system.
5 January 2018
Investing in new AC system for your home is a very big decision. You need to find the type of system that will be the most efficient for your property. You also need to consider your current HVAC set up. That is, if your home already has ducting installed for the heating system, adding an air conditioning unit is not going to be that much more expensive. However, if your property does not have any ducting within the walls, the project is going to be extremely expensive and not practical.
15 November 2017
One of the most frustrating things about HVAC systems is that the maintenance is relentless. That is, you need to constantly do your part to clean, service, and maintain your system to ensure it is running at maximum efficiency. This includes DIY maintenance and cleaning, as well as having your furnace, condenser, and evaporator units professionally serviced on a regular basis. This article will explain a couple of common HVAC maintenance jobs that you will need to invest in over the years.
10 October 2017
If you are preparing for the upcoming winter season, then you may have started to get your heater ready. If so, you may have turned the unit on briefly to make sure it runs. If you noticed a burning smell when doing this, then you may be worried that your heater is going to die soon. However, this is unlikely. Keep reading to learn about this issue and what you should do about it.
23 September 2017
There are few winter problems that can be more disruptive or dangerous that issues with your home's heating system on a particularly cold evening. Unfortunately, homeowners are frequently poorly prepared to avoid these issues or address them when they start arising. Compromised Filters The air filters are easily among the most important components of your forced air heating system. These components will prevent dust and other matter from entering the system.
4 September 2017
Given the complexities of the modern HVAC system, it only makes sense that today's units are likely to present with features and information that you're not yet familiar with. For instance, the compressor is an essential and often overlooked component of your air conditioner that can present with mystifying sounds when issues with it exist. Therefore, it's a good idea for every homeowner who is concerned about the functionality of their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system to be aware of the following issues with the air conditioning compressor that indicate an HVAC expert should inspect the unit as soon as possible.
24 August 2017
During the summer, your home's heater is probably the last thing you are thinking about. You are more likely to be thinking of ways to beat the heat, not increase the heat. Unfortunately, this type of complacency can lead to some trouble. When your heater is ignored, it may not actually be ready to work by the time you want it up and running again as the temperature starts to cool.
4 August 2017
Central air conditioning system repairs can accumulate to be large amounts of money when they are needed on a regular basis. The repairs are usually necessary for systems that do not receive maintenance every now and then. If you are ready to stop having to invest in so many repairs, occassional inspections of the system should be considered. Just keep in mind that the inspections should be done professionally, as you might not have easy access to certain parts of the system.
26 July 2017