A Healthy Draft: Why Your Energy Efficient House Needs A Fresh Air Intake Vent
19 May 2015
Homeowners seeking lower energy bills often go to great lengths hunting down every crack and gap around the structure to keep their heated or cooled air in. However, this can backfire and cause numerous problems if you have any kind of combustion device in the home like a gas-fired furnace, fireplace, or wood stove. Learn how installing a fresh air intake vent, or allowing an HVAC professional to install one, makes an airtight home a lot safer without ruining the effect of a sealed building envelope.
Troubleshooting Air Flow Problems With Your Central AC Unit
17 May 2015
Are you experiencing issues with the amount of cool air your central AC unit is producing? If so, you should know that the cause behind these problems may be much easier to fix than you think. In fact, air flow problems can often be resolved in just a few minutes using the troubleshooting steps below.
Step 1: Determine If The Problem Is System Wide
The first thing you will need to do is to determine whether or not the problem exists in all your air vents or if it is contained to just a few vents.
What Is A Home Energy Audit And Do I Need To Get One Done?
14 May 2015
All homeowners are likely aware that a drafty window can cause their annual HVAC costs to skyrocket. But did you know that even if you inspect your windows and other areas on a regular basis, there could still be some areas of your home that are leaking air and driving up your heating and cooling bills? One way to solve this problem is to get a home energy audit from a local contractor.
A/C Accessories Kill: Avoid Decorative Covers For Your A/C Unit And Opt For Annual Cleanings
12 May 2015
Some people may choose to use a decorative cover on their air conditioning unit to make it more attractive, while others may use it to reduce the noise from the compressor. Whatever the reason is, you shouldn't do it. This article will shed some light on why decorative covers and enclosures should be avoided, and how the outcome of these items, when used, are actually similar to the outcome of a dirty unit.