3 Unbelievable Ways to Save Money on Your Next HVAC Repair

Many homeowners might not realize it, but owning a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is surprisingly similar to owning a car. Like a car, your home's HVAC system requires regular maintenance and repair to keep it operating at its full potential.And, much like owning a car, you could end up paying much more on HVAC repairs than you'd like to be paying if you avoid this periodic maintenance and servicing. The approximately … [Read more...]

3 Indispensable Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner This Summer

While enjoying the beautiful summer weather is one of the best things to look forward to at this time of year, the heat can quickly become too intense for comfort. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems help us stay cool when the weather outside is too hot to bear.However, these air conditioning systems aren't free to operate. And if you aren't careful, you could soon see your energy bills rising by hundreds of dollars after … [Read more...]

Are Hazardous Mold Spores Coming From Your AC Unit?

Most people expect to find mold in old carpets and basements and nearby leaky roofs. But could mold be hiding in your HVAC systems?Air conditioning mold can often be detected by musty smells in rooms with no visual mold present. If you can get to your ductwork, you may be able to spot the mold yourself, or have a home air conditioning repair worker or mold specialist check for you.How Air Conditioning Mold Affects Your Health Mold … [Read more...]

Is an HVAC Maintenance Agreement Right for You?

A new HVAC unit can last from 12 to 15 years with proper maintenance, but without it, you could quickly find yourself paying too much for HVAC systems that are far less efficient than they should be. Regular HVAC repair is key, but what's the best way to go about it?Air conditioner tune ups usually cost anywhere from $70 to $100 depending on the company, but many HVAC contractors offer maintenance agreements that may save you money in the … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Heating and Air Conditioning Problems

The American heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry generates an estimated $71 billion in revenue every year. Currently, an estimated 85,469 heating and air conditioning businesses are in operation, employing an estimated 301,123 people, and the industry is continuing to expand: from 2009 to 2014, it grew by an estimated 4.1% each year. With such a flourishing trade, it is now easier than ever to find reputable HVAC contractors … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Tell Your HVAC Needs Attention

Warmer weather is finally relieving us of this long winter's frigid temperatures, ice storms, heavy snowfall -- and, perhaps worst of all, our friends' and neighbors' incessant complaining. Yet while spring is blooming across much of the country, it won't be long before everyone starts kvetching about how hot it is.Before the temperatures reach into the 80s and 90s, you may want to get your HVAC system ready for the heat wave that the Old … [Read more...]

Dirty Vents? It May Be Time to Service Your System.

If you see dust and dirt buildup on your supply air vents, it's your system's way of telling you that it's not at its best. This can be indicative of a couple of things.It may mean that the HVAC system filter has not been changed often enough. That can mean the indoor coil is dirty and may need to be cleaned so it functions as efficiently as possible.It also could indicate that there is a problem in the attic or crawlspace, and there … [Read more...]

Important HVAC Tune-Up Procedures

When choosing a maintenance agreement to prolong the life of your system and improve its efficiency, you want to ensure that it meets the necessary requirements. Below is a list of the tune-up procedures that you should receive when you sign your HVAC system up on a maintenance plan. Furnace Tune-up ProceduresInspect and tighten all electrical connections and terminals. Remove, clean, and adjust main gas burners. Remove, clean, and … [Read more...]