Your HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist

As you are cleaning out your closet and dusting your home's windowsills this spring, remember to include your HVAC systems in your maintenance schedule. Your furnace was running all winter and your air conditioner will soon take over in the summer, so use these in between months to make sure that everything is working properly. Follow this simple checklist to make sure your systems are clean and functional. If you notice any problems schedule … [Read more...]

When Should I Replace My HVAC Systems?

As a homeowner, knowing when to replace your heating and air conditioning systems can be a delicate balance. While it may be tempting to attempt to cut costs by making frequent repairs, these costs add up. A new HVAC unit generally lasts between 12 and 15 years when properly maintained, but you should know when simple home furnace or home air conditioning repair is not enough. Ask Yourself These Questions: Is my HVAC system constantly needing … [Read more...]

Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?

Cleaning your HVAC filter about every three months is a routine procedure, but many people are quick to jump to the conclusion that their entire system needs to be cleaned as well.Regularly, we see commercials advertising duct cleaning services. Of course, everyone wants a clean air duct, but many fail to realize that the entire duct cleaning industry is essentially a scam. How can you be so sure? Simply put, air ducts should never be dirty … [Read more...]

HVAC 101: How to Keep Your Bills Low and the Temperature Just Right

Heating and air conditioning systems, with proper maintenance, can last anywhere from 12-15 years. Despite the long life that HVAC systems can have, it can sometimes feel like they're draining you of life with the amount of money you're spending to keep them running.To make sure that you beat the heat and keep costs low, here are a few great heating and air conditioning tips to help you out.Rearrange the FurnitureIt doesn't matter if … [Read more...]

How an Energy Audit Can Help Lower Your Bills

According to Energy.gov, homeowners and property managers can save 5% to 30% on energy bills after making any upgrades recommended following a home energy audit. Not only can professional energy audits help you save money, they are becoming popular among eco-conscious Americans who want to go green.By conducting an energy audit, you may be able to find the source of your high energy bills. For instance, did you know that poorly installed HVAC … [Read more...]

DIY Guide to Huntsville Gas Pipe Installation

Winter time is coming soon and you'll want your heating system to be in top shape to keep your home warm. But with the holidays around the corner, you may want to save a few bucks by installing your new gas pipes by yourself. After all, how hard can it be?To make your job as easy as possible, here's a step-by-step guide for residential gas pipe installation: Step one: don't do it. Seriously, though. Not only is gas pipe installation tricky, … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Save Energy in Heating and Cooling

While Alabama is in the midst of an Indian summer, cooler nights can still make our homes feel like fall is in full force and winter is on the way.In this strange period where we find ourselves heating and cooling our homes in the same day, we need to find ways to save money on our HVAC system costs. Here are just a few ways to reduce the cost of your heating and air conditioning systems:Weatherstrip the house. By sealing in air, you … [Read more...]

Southern Residents Should Anticipate Summer Heat, Well into the Fall

Though summer is quickly coming to an end, abnormally high temperatures continue, meaning that many families will continue to use their indoor air conditioners well into the autumn months.While Huntsville temperatures rarely reached 100 degrees, many other Alabama cities did, and Huntsville residents felt temperatures well into the 90s, which is hotter than average.Unsurprisingly, this type of weather isn't expected to stop at the drop of … [Read more...]

The Importance of Proper HVAC Installation

There is no going without when it comes to the HVAC system in your home -- especially in the winter and summer seasons. So, when your heating or cooling system malfunctions, it is important to find reliable HVAC contractors to come and do some repairs.But laying the foundation of a good air cooling and heating mechanism in your home starts long before something goes wrong. It starts at the installation of the system. Check out these three … [Read more...]

DIY HVAC Repair 101: What Every Homeowner Should Know

You've just purchased a new home. The foundation is good, the structure is strong, but what about the HVAC system? While most homeowners contact air conditioning repair companies to assess their units, others like to do the work themselves. Although it might seem like a good idea to avoid air conditioning repair companies, consider these tips before starting your project.DO: Assess the former homeowner’s maintenance habits. As you walk … [Read more...]