When the household budget is already strained, an unexpected heating repair bill can be the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. Luckily, homeowners who find themselves in this situation may be able to use one of these creative solutions to help ensure their home has a reliable source of heat. Look for heating assistance grants and financial help Households that meet certain income requirements may be able to get assistance with heating costs, including necessary repairs, through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
9 October 2019
Do you smell that? It may be that your nose is trying to tell you something about the state of your air conditioning system. While there are many signs to watch out for when it comes to air conditioning problems, most people aren't on the lookout for unusual smells. In spite of this, there's actually quite a bit that you can learn just by paying attention to what your nose has to tell you.
28 August 2019
Amazingly enough, all that it takes to complicate a household's day is a lack of hot water. Have you been having trouble with your hot water heater keeping up with the needs of everyone in the home? Here, you'll find a few tips that can help to improve the performance of your hot water heater and determine if it's time to upgrade to a newer unit for your home. Has the hot water heater been flushed and drained?
23 July 2019
Furnace maintenance is necessary, for your furnace to operate efficiently and to prevent dangerous problems from developing. You'll need to provide maintenance throughout the heating season, and you'll also want your furnace serviced by an HVAC technician at least once a year. Here are some important heating system maintenance tasks you don't want to skip. Monthly Heating Maintenance Set a date, each month, to check the filter in your furnace. Even if the filter is supposed to last for several months, it could get dirty quicker when your furnace runs all day, every day.
21 June 2019
Ductless air conditioners are an effective way to cool just the parts of your home you need cooled without having to pay a lot of money every month to the electric company. You can cool just the bedrooms in use and/or the common areas where people are during the day. However, like any other type of air conditioning system, there will eventually be a need for air conditioning repairs. The following shows some of the more common repairs needed by this type of system.
15 May 2019
Has it been a while since you have had your furnace cleaned? Getting the furnace cleaned on a routine basis is ideal because then the system will run much more efficiently. Dust particles and pieces of dirt can easily get inside of the furnace over time, keeping essential components from running the way that they normally would. If there is too much dirt inside your furnace, it may stop working properly and it might even stop working altogether at some point.
20 March 2019
Ductless air conditioners have a bit of a misnomer. Consumers and homeowners alike make the general assumption that because this type of A/C does not make use of forced air from the furnace or of the home's own ventilation system that no real alterations are made to the home. That is not the case. There are definitely some perks to not having to connect a lot of tubing, hoses, and other parts, to your furnace and the vent system, but you still will need to make the following accommodations to your home for this system (should you choose to purchase it).
19 February 2019