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Which Furnace Maintenance Tasks Should Be Left to the Pros?

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If you like saving money and take personal satisfaction in a job well done, then chances are you’re handling your own furnace maintenance. While there’s plenty you can do to keep your furnace in great shape, some maintenance tasks are too complex or too dangerous to on your own; that’s where an experienced HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technician comes in. 1. Burner Cleaning and Repair Your furnace’s burners are responsible for turning fuel and air into fire. Read More»

3 Common Heat Pump Problems and How to Identify Them

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Heat pumps are an ideal choice for your home heating system because they safe, energy efficient, and versatile. However, just like any other type of heating system, heat pumps are vulnerable to damage. Since heat pumps aren’t quite as common as other heating systems, such as a furnace or boiler, many homeowners are unfamiliar with the symptoms that signal it’s time for heat pump repairs. Here are three of the most common heat pump problems and how to identify them. Read More»

Your First Winter With An Air Source Heat Pump

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Air source heat pumps are becoming an increasingly common choice among homeowners. These systems cool your home in the summer and can then be switched into heating mode in the winter. If the following winter will be your first winter using your air source heat pump to warm your home, then these tips may come in handy. 1. Keep the setting constant. With a traditional furnace, you generally turn the temperature back when you’re not home for the day in an effort to save energy. Read More»

Identifying Duct Problems And Appliance Issues

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Often, finding the source of your HVAC problem can be half the battle. Even for professionals, it can be difficult to find exactly where the problem originates from. Find a Regular HVAC Tech This is particularly true if the technicians are not familiar with your system. Since every building is a little different, it ends up being beneficial if you have a trusted HVAC tech who knows the intricacies of your system. Read More»

3 Reasons Why Your Dog Kennel Needs A New Air Conditioning System

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You might realize that keeping your dog kennel air conditioned during the summer months is important; after all, this is sure to be seen as a perk for both employees and pet owners, and it can help you keep pets cool and comfortable. However, what you might not realize is that your older commercial air conditioning system might not be sufficient. Instead, it might be time to install a new one. Read More»

Condensate Line Issues With Your HVAC System? 3 Things To Know

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In order to work properly, your air conditioning system must have a way to get rid of the moisture it removes from the air inside your home. This is done by using an evaporator coil to gather condensation, which then drips off into a collection pan underneath. As the water collects in the pan, it is allowed to flow out through a plumbed line to a nearby drain, or in some cases, to the exterior of the home. Read More»

Should You Install A Boiler Or Furnace?

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Residential boilers might seem like antiquated option for central heating. However, they can actually be a great solution for pretty much any building. Furnaces are definitely the preferred heating source for most buildings with central heating for a number of reasons. But, boilers still have certain advantages over furnaces. This article compares furnaces and boilers. Fuel and Energy Efficiency First of all, it is important to realize, that as far as efficiency goes, you can find both boilers and furnaces that use energy efficient fuels and have Energy Star approved ratings. Read More»

Slow Drains Could Be A Sign Of An Impending Plumbing Emergency

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Slow drains and clogs are bound to happen sooner or later. Most of the time, you can clear a clogged drain yourself if the problem is from something you just flushed down the drain that is stuck. That’s a little different than dealing with a slow drain that gets slower and slower until it refuses to empty. In that case, you’ll probably have better luck by letting a plumber, like those at Action Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric, clean out the drain. Read More»

Tips For Improving Your Home's Air Quality

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There are few factors that can play a more important role in determining your overall comfort and health than the quality of the air in your home. This is particularly true for those that suffer from a variety of respiratory issues. When it comes to improving the air quality in your home, there are several key points that you should keep in mind. Keep Your HVAC System As Clean Possible Read More»

4 Common Central Heater Problems

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Freezing weather is not only uncomfortable to live in when you don’t have a working heater in your house, but it can also lead to pipes freezing up. Although it is possible to obtain warmth via portable heaters, they are not usually able to provide warmth to an entire house. If there is a central heating system in your house that doesn’t work, it is worth hiring a technician to inspect the parts to find out what is in need of a repair. Read More»