Purchasing a home may be the end of a long search for that perfect match for you and your (future) family, but it’s really only the beginning. Customizing your indoor environment takes many forms, from minor appliance upgrades to extensive renovations. But you may also want to make certain that your indoor air space is properly cooled during the summer and heated during the winter. You’ll also want to consider your indoor air quality as well as the humidity balance. If you’re looking for a year-round HVAC system, then you may want to consider a ductless mini split. Continue Reading
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One of the important steps an HVAC technician does every year during a maintenance visit is to clean the air filter in the air conditioner. (If the AC uses a permanent filter, the technician will change it for a new one.) A clean air filter helps the system work efficiently without struggling against airflow obstructions, and it also prevents damage to the inside mechanisms. Continue Reading
When you have a new air conditioning system installed for your house, you are making an investment in your family’s long-term comfort. Like any investment, you want to receive the most return from it, and that means an air conditioner that will 1) work for many years, hopefully exceeding its estimated lifespan; 2) cost you as little in repairs as possible; and 3) keep up a high level of energy efficiency so that you don’t have to pay more than necessary to cool your home. Continue Reading
The principle job of a home air conditioning system is to absorb heat from the indoor air and transport it outside, lowering the temperature of the indoor air in the process. As the air conditioner draws thermal energy to its evaporator coil, it also draws moisture from the air. The moisture condenses along the coil and then drips down into a pan, where a pump removes it through a drain.
The summer is already here, and if you think that you need to have a new air conditioner put into your home, either as a replacement for a failing system or because your home currently lacks a cooling system, you will want to make sure that the job is done fast—and also done right. Below are three things that you need to see that you have a great air conditioning installation. Continue Reading
Stuffy and pollutant-choked indoor air is unfortunately an issue that affects many contemporary homes. The heat sealing around most residential buildings that keeps them energy efficient during both hot and cold weather also restricts the movement of fresh air, and this can have a powerfully negative affect on the air quality. If you are looking for a way to improve your home’s air quality, but have no idea where to start, we have some advice you can follow. Call on professionals to help you through these three steps so that you be assured that you will have the final results you desire. Continue Reading
Ductless split systems, also known as ductless mini split heat pumps, are an increasingly popular way for homes to enjoy central heating and cooling without the necessity of extensive ductwork. Because ductless systems use smaller blower units than a central AC or heater and do not gain or lose heat through duct walls, they perform at higher energy efficiency. They also allow for greater freedom when designing or remodeling a home since they remove space-consuming ductwork from the equation. Continue Reading
We can answer the question in the title very quickly: “No, there shouldn’t be ice on your air conditioner. If there is, call for professional repairs right away.”
If you would like to know more about why ice might appear on an AC and why it is something that you don’t want to happen, please follow us below the jump.
Here are two great ideas for your home comfort:
- A geothermal heat pump: Using the stable heat of the earth, you can both heat and cool your home with greater energy efficiency than a standard heat pump, air conditioner, or furnace. Geothermal systems also have immense longevity.
- Zone control system: Your central heating and cooling system doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition that sends heated or cooled air to every room whenever it turns on. Installing a zone control system allows you to divide the house into separate “zones” with individual comfort controls.
A question that some homeowners ask about geothermal heat pumps is if they can be fitted for a zone control system. The answer is: absolutely! Continue Reading
Short-cycling is a name for behavior from an air conditioning system where the compressor turns on and off rapidly, rather than staying on long enough to complete its cooling cycle. Short-cycling is a symptom of a malfunction somewhere in the air conditioning system, and there are numerous reasons that AC may start to act this way. To stop short-cycling, you must call on HVAC professional to investigate and locate the cause of the malfunction and repair it. Continue Reading