How Long Does a Furnace Last and When Should You Replace It?

January 27, 2020

Although the right circumstances and proper care can lengthen the life of a furnace, you will have to replace it eventually. Ideally, the right time to replace your furnace is when its repair cost outweighs the cost of buying a brand new furnace. However, most furnaces stop working suddenly without giving homeowners significant malfunctioning hints. Stay aware of the anticipated life span of your home furnace to prevent a sudden breakdown of your furnace. This will help you to plan ahead to buy a new furnace. Average Furnace Lifespan In most cases, furnaces last between 15

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Troubleshooting Tips for a Furnace That is Not Blowing Hot Air

January 7, 2020

Nothing can be more frustrating than having a furnace that is not able to blow hot air in the cold winter season. In many cases, this may be something easy to fix by yourself. Furnace Not Blowing Hot Air? 5 Potential Reasons Behind the Issue 1. Thermostat Issues If your electric furnace is not blowing hot air, there might be some issues with the thermostat. Here are some of the common problems related to a faulty thermostat. Low battery Sometimes the issue might be very straight forward

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How to Use Your Heat Pump Right to Save Money

December 23, 2019

Proper functioning of your heat pump will not only make your home energy efficient but will also help you save money. Following the steps below, while using heat pumps will surely keep your home warm and cozy, even on the coldest winter nights, and will also reduce your winter electricity bills. Make Sure the Filters Are Clean Clean both the inside and outside filters of your heat pump regularly. This is one of the most effective ways to improve the efficiency of your heat pump or heating systems. Clean filters also improve the air quality inside

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What Causes Furnace to Turn On and Off Frequently?

December 5, 2019

Nothing is more annoying than having a furnace at your home that turns on and off repeatedly, especially during the winter season. This problem is called short-cycling, which can lead to a premature furnace breakdown. It can also cause a steep increase in your energy bills. Three Reasons Your Furnace Turns On and Off Frequently Dirty Air Filter A dirty air filter is the most common reason why a furnace turns on and then off after a few minutes. When the air filter is dirty, it blocks the airflow, and the unit gets

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Furnace Duct Cleaning: Know About Their Pros and Cons

November 24, 2019

Your furnace’s ductwork is designed to keep your home at a constant temperature throughout the year. While duct cleaning is essential, there are pros and cons if you are thinking of doing the work. Hiring a professional HVAC technician means that you get fast, efficient, and professional service without having to worry about making time yourself to do a job you may not be fully prepared for. Here are certain pros and cons of furnace duct cleaning of your HVAC system: The Pros The pros of proper duct cleaning work include:

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How to Calculate What Size Central Air Conditioner You Need?

November 12, 2019

Finding the right air conditioner size is very important because each home is different, and the size of your central air conditioner will depend on various factors apart from the size of your house. These factors include your roof type, the height of the ceiling, number of windows, type of insulation, heat transfer of the walls etc. Usually, the size recommended in the manufacturer’s guidelines do not consider these factors and hence may be incorrect. What Size Central AC Do I Need? Air conditioner sizes do not mean your unit’s physical size. The size of an

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Can You Run Your AC Without Using a Filter?

November 3, 2019

Air filters play a crucial role in your air conditioner’s operation. They trap dirt, dust, pollen, and other midair particles and keep them from entering your system. Read more to learn why air filters are necessary to run your AC. Can Your AC Run without a Filter? Even though your air conditioning system will work without a filter, experts recommend against it because it can cause severe damage to your AC system and then you’ll need to pay for expensive repairs. Risks of Running HVAC Systems without a Filter Here are the

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Make Your Home Energy Efficient with Air Duct Maintenance

September 26, 2019

Air conditioning ductwork maintenance is essential for the smooth running of your HVAC system and for reducing the energy costs of your home. In this blog, we will cover everything you should know to maintain your HVAC ductwork. What is air conditioning ductwork? An air conditioning ductwork system is a circuit of pipelines that functions as a network to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. Imagine it as the root of your HVAC system. The location that holds the network is usually the attic. However, if you don’t have an attic, then the conduits can run

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home and Reduce Pollution

September 22, 2019

People usually talk about air pollution in reference to pollution in the outside air. However, you should know that the air quality in your home is just as important for your everyday health. Indoor air pollutants are just as hazardous as outdoor pollutants. Why Indoor Air Quality Is So Important Indoor air may have harmful gases, chemicals, and other pollutants. These pollutants can cause health problems, including eye irritation, headaches, fatigue, and minor allergies. Some of these can even lead to long-term health complications, including cancer. Therefore, it’s crucial to improve indoor air quality in your

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Why Is the AC Compressor Not Working Although the Condenser Fan Is Running

September 11, 2019

The compressor is a significant component of an air conditioner system. It keeps the refrigerant flowing through the system so that the AC can function correctly. Any problem with a compressor will cause the air conditioner to stop working. Read more to learn about some typical issues with your AC compressors. Why the ac compressor isn’t working, but the fan is running? If your ac compressor is not working, but the fan is running, someone might have unknowingly set the wrong temperature on the thermostat. In such cases, the room may be already cold enough, so

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