Insulation does not last forever. How long it lasts will depend on many factors, from the brand of insulation you bought to the moisture levels in your attic. So you'll need to stay on the lookout for the following signs that indicate it's time to replace your attic insulation. Ice dams are forming on your roof. Your insulation's job is to prevent heat from escaping through your roof. If heat does escape through your roof in the winter, it will melt some of the snow on the peak of the roof.
2 June 2016
Has your furnace suddenly stopped even turning on? Check to make sure the fuse hasn't blown or that the electrical shut-off switch isn't off. If there is no clear reason that the furnace isn't starting, your unit might have a blown transformer. Are you certain the transformer is the issue? Changing out the transformer isn't hard but you need to be certain you are installing a transformer with the right voltage for your particular unit.
12 April 2016
Due to the different tasks to maintain your investment, owning a home can be challenging. However, proper cleaning and maintenance ensures that your home remains valuable, functional, and efficient. Considering that an estimated 48 percent of your home's total energy usage stems from heating and cooling, understanding and maintaining your heating and air conditioner is smart. Using this guide of common HVAC terms, you will have a better understanding of your home's heating and cooling operation and energy efficiency.
10 February 2016
If you think you've found your dream home, then you may be eager to sign on the dotted line, make the house legally yours, and move right on in. Plumbing issues can make any home unwelcoming, and you don't want to move into your house only to find out that the washer leaks or that your home has outdated plumbing. Since any plumbing issues you encounter after you buy your home will either have to be taken care of by you or in a drawn-out legal battle with the previous owner, it's wise to have your potential home's plumbing issues examined prior to purchasing.
4 January 2016
With the bitter cold blowing outside and your heating system under a fair amount of stress to keep the entire house warm, don't be at all surprised if your trusty home heating system just happens to fail at the worst time possible. When a home heating system goes out in the middle of winter, getting in touch with a heating repair service will be your first logical step, but once you have someone on the way, it will become your primary concern to keep everyone warm in the meantime.
1 January 2016
To keep energy costs low during the winter time, many homeowners opt to store their windows air conditioners until the weather warms up again. If you are planning to follow suit, it is important that you take the time to properly prepare the air conditioner for storage. Here are several tips are ensuring your air conditioner is properly prepared. Turn it off. In the few days leading up to removing the air conditioner unit from the window, you need to ensure that it is not used.
31 December 2015
The acronym HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. When most people take steps to heat and cool their home, they focus on heating and cooling as in installing a furnace and AC unit. These units can improve the comfort in a home, but they can also cost a lot of money. In fact, the two most expensive home appliances to operate are the AC unit and the furnace. If you want to cool your home more efficiently so that you can save yourself money, you should use a house fan to help cool your home.
29 December 2015
Your air conditioning unit goes through a lot through the year. Although it isn't used during the winter, the abuse it sustains can be damaging resulting in costly repairs before you can use it for the summer. To prevent the winter damage, cover the unit with a custom-built wooden cover. This cover will protect it from falling ice, freezing rain and hail. Below, you will learn how to build a custom cover to fit your unit perfectly.
25 December 2015
As the weather gets colder many people are wondering what they can do to keep their houses warm. It may seem like the only way to keep everyone in the house comfortable is to crank up the heat, thus, making your gas bill incredibly expensive. Luckily, there are some things that you can do in the winter to keep your house comfortable without breaking the bank. Here are a couple simple tips.
23 December 2015
Central air conditioning units involve several electrical elements that keep the moving parts working as the refrigerant fuel moves through the system. One of those electrical elements is the start capacitor, which helps start up the system when you turn down the thermostat. If your air conditioner has stopped cooling efficiently or altogether, the unit might have a failing or failed start capacitor. You can test the capacitor yourself with an ohmmeter or multi-meter with a capacitor setting.
21 December 2015