Factors That Reduce Water Heater Efficiency

No one wants to wake up to a house with lukewarm water, but an inefficient water heater can place you in such a situation. Here are some of the issues that might lead to water heater inefficiency.  Sediment Buildup The water supply to your home contains dissolved minerals, mostly calcium and magnesium. Some of the sediments settle at the bottom of the tank as the water heater operates. Over time, the sediment buildup becomes too much, affecting water heater operations.

Do You Want To Avoid High Summer AC Bills? What To Do Now

If you are dreading using your air conditioning unit to battle the summer heat because your electrical bills go sky high, it's time to have a consultation with a heating and cooling professional in your area. You want to find out if there is something wrong with your unit, if there are ways you can lower your expenses, and if it's time to upgrade and replace the unit that you have.

Air Conditioning Not Working This Spring? It Could Be One Of These Problems

Has the weather started getting warm in the spring and you're ready to start using your air conditioner again? If so, there will be no greater disappointment than turning on the air conditioner to discover that it doesn't work. Here are some reasons why it could be happening to you. Power Problem It's been a while since your air conditioning was last used, and there could be a simple problem with the power that needs to be corrected.

Home Warranties And AC Repair: What You Can Expect When You Buy A Home Warranty

Home warranties sound like some hokey business concocted by a master con. A lot of homeowners are wary of such products, believing that their homeowner's insurance already covers repair issues with major home systems. Sadly, that is not the case unless a tornado or fire destroys your heating, cooling, ventilation, and plumbing systems. However, if you buy a home warranty, and you have read the fine print, you will see exactly what is covered.

Can Your Geothermal Heat Pump Stand Up Against Old Man Winter?

Making the switch from a conventional heating and cooling system to geothermal climate control is a big deal for many homeowners. So it's not surprising for some homeowners to wonder how their brand-new geothermal system will stand up under harsh winter conditions. Some may even worry that their heating system's performance will fall flat under extreme cold. The following helps dispel a pervasive myth surrounding geothermal heat pumps and their wintertime performance.

Beyond Constant Repairs Or Too Many Window Units: Does Your Home Need Retrofitting For Central Air?

Your home's air conditioning system may be so antiquated that it's costing you a fortune to run and repair. Or you may not have a central system; instead, you might have an AC unit in every other window, which is also costly and inconvenient. What's a homeowner to do? Should you continue with your old system to avoid the expense and trouble of a replacement? Should you stick with those bulky window units you really can't stand?

Tips for Maintaining Your Central Air Conditioning

When the weather outside starts getting hot, one home appliance you depend on is the air conditioner. However, you may be in for a shock when you get your first energy bill for the season and see how much you are paying for it. There are things you can do to maintain your home's air conditioner that will help reduce how much energy it uses. Here are some tips you should follow to help avoid an unexpected bill.

Where's The Cold Air? What To Do When Your AC Refuses To Turn On

The calendar might indicate that fall has arrived, but that doesn't mean the temperatures are cooperating. If temperatures are still in the triple digits in your area of the country, you still need your air conditioner to help keep you cool. If it's not working properly, these last few days of warm weather are going to be unbearable. If your air conditioner has decided not to turn on, you need to find the cause quickly so that you can get it repaired.

Why Your Air Might Need To Be Balanced

Air balancing is an important part of improving the air circulation of your HVAC system and improving the overall performance of your AC and heating system. Air balancing is the process of delivering the right amount of heat and cold to different areas of your home. If your home is not comfortable and if you have an old HVAC system, you will need to hire an HVAC contractor to not only replace your HVAC, but to properly balance your air.

Ventilation Issues In A Commercial HVAC System And How To Find/Fix Them

Commercial HVAC systems cover thousands of feet of ventilation. The ventilation starts in the basement or on the ground floor and initially travels the whole distance in the basement to the ventilation that eventually ascends to the next floors. Forced air heating and cooling systems have to make it all the way through the ventilation to the top floor, which is a monumental feat as it is. When you have ventilation issues along the way, the higher-up floors do not receive the heat and/or air conditioning they need.