Keeping Your Air Conditioning Working All Summer Long

Checking And Cleaning The Heat Exchanger Is An Important Part Of Furnace Maintenance

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One reason it’s important to have yearly furnace maintenance done by a licensed HVAC technician is so the heat exchanger in your furnace can be checked and cleaned. The heat exchanger is an important part because it heats the air that blows through the ducts and it also sends combustion gases out the flue. Here’s a look at how the heat exchanger works, why it’s important to maintain it, and what an HVAC technician might do during an annual service call. Read More»

Is Your Furnace's Humidifier Working Properly?

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Do you have a whole home humidifier installed on your furnace? Are you uncertain about whether it is working properly? If so, you’ll need to know the following tips to verify that you have the proper humidity in your home.  Look For Static Electricity There are some signs that your humidifier is not working properly, which can be identified without even looking at the humidifier. If you’ve noticed that you are producing more static electricity in your home and you are creating a small shock when you touch another person or something made of metal, this is a sign that your home has low humidity levels. Read More»

A Bad Furnace Transformer Could Be Why Your Furnace Trips the Circuit Breaker Repeatedly

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If your furnace keeps tripping a circuit breaker when it starts up, the problem might be the transformer. The transformer is a small part that’s not too expensive, but it’s essential for the operation of your furnace. Here’s a look at what the transformer does, signs it might be bad, and repairs that could be needed when it malfunctions. The Purpose of a Furnace Transformer The transformer steps down the voltage from the electrical panel to the voltage needed by your furnace to operate the basic controls. Read More»

Can I Install My Own Air Conditioner?

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There are some jobs that, even for the most hard-core DIY enthusiasts, can still pose a challenge. Replacing fixtures and installing a new wood floor is one thing, but putting in a brand-new air conditioner inside your house is a different beast altogether. While it’s certainly possible for you to perform your own AC installation, it is strongly recommended you let a professional do it for the reasons that are outlined below. Read More»

Three Subtle Signs You Need AC Repair

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Some air conditioning repair issues are obvious. If your air conditioning unit fails to even turn on or is not blowing out cold air, a call to your local HVAC company is a no-brainer. In other cases, your AC unit may be on the verge of failure without you even realizing it, costing you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in lost energy and major repairs. If you know what to look for though, you can recognize the signs that your AC unit is straining and in need of repair before you have a huge issue on your hands. Read More»