Preparing for a Bitterly Cold Winter

Three Tips For Getting The Most From Your Home’s Heating System

Having an efficient heating system is integral for keeping your home comfortable when it is extremely cold outside. While it is important to get the most from your heating system, you may be unsure of the types of upgrades that can be made to help improve the performance of the heating system. Therefore, you will likely want to benefit from learning the following few heating tips. Consider Upgrading To Gas Over Oil Read More 

3 Potential Causes of Water Under Your Air Handler—And How a Plumber Can Help

The air-handler portion of your air conditioner resides inside the furnace. Within the handler, a set of evaporator coils take in liquid chemical refrigerant and perform a phase change to a gas. The change causes the coils to become cold, and that provides your home's air a source of cooling but also produces condensate. Condensate drips down into the bottom of the handler, where a drain pan collects the moisture and disposes of the water in one of two ways down a drainpipe. Read More 

How To Locate And Remove The Gas Valve On Your Furnace

The gas valve in a furnace controls the incoming gas supply that fuels the heating process. The valve helps ensure that the furnace only receives the gas it needs, which prevents energy losses and potentially hazardous gas leaks. If the valve stops operating correctly, your furnace could quickly stop heating at all. Did you narrow the problem down to the gas valve through troubleshooting? Removing and replacing the part isn't difficult though you should always feel comfortable calling in a heating contractor to perform the task instead. Read More 

What Are HVAC Start and Run Capacitors and How Can a Malfunction Stop Your System in Its Tracks?

If your air-conditioning system could select a most valuable player, the compressor might win the title. The motor-driven compressor sits at the start of the cooling process and compresses gas refrigerant out into the system to provide the fuel for your indoor climate change. If the compressor stops working correctly, your entire HVAC system will suffer. Compressors can suddenly start experiencing problems starting up or staying running for extended periods of time. Read More