2016

Tips For Overcoming Musty Odors In Your HVAC System

Musty ducts can be a problem whether you are running the AC or the furnace. The stale odor can be unpleasant, and in some individuals, it even leads to breathing difficulties. The root cause is usually moisture and dust, which has provided the means for mold and mildew to grow. The following tips can help you deal with the problem. Tip #1: Clean your AC drip system Most air conditioning units have a trip tray and a drainage hose.

Reducing AC Maintenance

To prevent wear and tear to your AC unit, you need to do whatever you can to improve the function of your AC unit. Improving the function of your AC unit comes down to two main things: first, preventing your house from heating up in the first place, and second, boosting the function of your AC unit. The good news is that you don't need to specialize in thermodynamics in order to do either task.

Hot-Water Heaters: Three Ways to Keep Your Family Safe

Hot-water heaters supply your home with the hot water you need to bathe, wash dishes, and do laundry. However, if heaters aren't properly maintained, they can pose several dangers to your family and your home. Use this guide to make sure your water heater is safely maintained. T&P Valve Safety Many hot-water heaters come with a T&P valve, otherwise known as a temperature and pressure valve. They are designed to release pressure buildup in your water heater that could otherwise cause an explosion.

4 Home Maintenance Tasks To Complete Before Fall

If you're a homeowner, you know that your home needs maintenance and care so all your systems work properly. There are certain home maintenance tasks you can complete before fall when school starts up and your schedule gets busy again. Here are four maintenance tasks to check off your list: 1. Flush your tankless water heater If you have a tankless water heater, you can flush it to remove sediment that builds up.

Your Best Heating And/Or Air Conditioning Options When You Need To Replace What You Have

If your heating system and/or your cooling system in your home has decided to give out completely, you may be looking at other options. It helps to know what your best heating and air conditioning options are when you are trapped between a rock and hard place (i.e., tight budget and having to repair one or both of these systems). The following highlights some of your best options for one or both systems that could really be a lifesaver to your pocket and the level of comfort in your home.

3 Signs You Should Hire An HVAC Technician

If your furnace or air conditioner won't turn on at all, it's fairly obvious that HVAC repairs are in order. However, there are a few indicators of HVAC problems that are somewhat more obscure. Here are three signs that you should consider hiring an HVAC technician. Short-Cycling Furnace or Air Conditioner When your furnace or air conditioner is turning on and off too frequently, it is said to be short cycling.

Refrigerant Undercharge, Operating Pressure And Air Conditioning Costs

Air conditioners usually reuse the refrigerant. As a result, most refrigerant undercharge cases involve refrigerant leaks. It is because of this that homeowners are usually advised to start by finding a leak source before attempting to recharge their air conditioning systems. This is important because simply recharging the system without sealing the leak will still not only expose the environment to the harmful effects of the refrigerant gas, but also leave the system vulnerable the negative effects of having too little refrigerant -- continued leaking will eventually reduce the amount of refrigerant in the system.

Turn Your Drafty, Cold Home Into A Model Of Efficiency This Winter!

Is your home cold, drafty, and unpleasant in winter? Now is the time to seal your home's air leaks and turn your home into a model of energy efficiency. Following these tips can help you keep your home warmer, spend less money on utilities, and cut back on drafts in your house. Weatherize Windows and Doors Foam weather strips are available for sale at home improvement centers and hardware stores, and can easily be installed by homeowners.