You may think of your air conditioner as a device that cools your home, but this isn't entirely true. Air conditioners do more than cool the air. They condition the air by removing humidity and by lowering the temperature. Under normal circumstances, turning on the AC produces cool, comfortable air, but sometimes doing so can produce cool, damp air instead. There are a number of reasons this can occur. Your Air Conditioner Is Too Large for the Space
13 December 2016
It's been said that oil and water don't mix, and that old axiom is certainly true when it comes to heating systems. Water inside of an oil-fired burner along with its associated plumbing and storage tank can create significant problems. Corrosion caused by water can penetrate pipes, leading to oil leaks and expensive cleanup. In addition, burners and boilers won't fire properly if water is mixed in the fuel, and this reduces heating efficiency and shortens the lifespan of equipment.
25 July 2016
Restaurants often call commercial refrigeration services to repair broken fridges, but repair companies are also able to perform preventative maintenance. Specifically, they can paint the skin, which is the outermost part of a refrigerator's walls, which may help extend the appliance's life if the skins are made of G90 Galvanized Steel. Not all commercial refrigerators' skins are constructed from G90 Galvanized Steel, but many are. If you run a restaurant that has refrigerators with skins made of this metal, here's how having the skins of your restaurant's refrigerators painted could help them last longer.
1 April 2016
When you're looking for a consistent, comfortable heating choice for your home, radiant floor heat is a great option. While the installation process is fairly straightforward, there are some areas where problems could arise. If you're looking to be sure that you are getting the most return on your investment, you'll want to be sure that you mitigate any potential installation risks. Here are some of the common issues that can arise during both the initial building construction and the radiant floor installation itself.
15 January 2016
While it might seem like a big task to you, replacing the fresh water pipes in your home might be something you need to do. This task is needed when the plumbing pipes wear out, which naturally occurs over time, and you will benefit from this in several ways. Here are three main reasons you should consider replacing the fresh water pipes in your home. Poor Water Pressure If your home has poor water pressure, it could be due to a number of things, but a common cause of this is clogged pipes.
11 September 2015
If your central air conditioning system won't turn on, there is a possibility the condensate overflow switch has failed and needs replacing. Fortunately, replacing this switch is simple and the part only costs a few dollars in most cases. Below is what you need to know about the functioning of the switch and how you can replace it: What the condensate overflow switch does and why it's necessary Central air conditioning systems remove a significant amount of water from a home's air on a daily basis, and this condensate is drained from the system through a network of pipes.
27 August 2015
One of the biggest changes in the HVAC industry is the phase-out of R-22 refrigerant in favor of other, more environmentally-friendly alternatives. So what does this mean for your HVAC system? If you've recently purchased a new heat pump or central air conditioner, then you're already set and have nothing to worry about. If you've purchased an HVAC system within the last decade and you're thinking about keeping it a while longer, you'll need to be prepared for the upcoming changes within the next few years.
27 August 2015
During a hot, humid summer, nothing is worse than listening to your air conditioner sputter to a halt. Unfortunately, unless you want to endure inhumane temperatures and bothersome humidity, you might find yourself on the phone with a 24 hour ac repair technician, requesting a service call in the middle of the night. However, air conditioners of the future might not require as much tender loving care. Here are two future HVAC features that could change the game:
27 August 2015
With the summer quickly coming to an end, you may be looking forward to cooler temperatures of fall and winter. Unfortunately, the colder months can bring wintry precipitation, which may lead to power outages and the loss of your home's main source of heat. Heating your home without power is not only stressful and costly, but it can become uncomfortable for you and your family. Using these tips, you can heat your home and keep your family comfortable after the power goes out.
26 August 2015
When your central air conditioning system is on the blink, ask yourself, "What would Sherlock Holmes do?" The great master detective of legend would observe the available clues and deduce the events that led to the crisis -- and you can do the same. Here are some common air conditioning "cases" you can help solve. The Case of the Missing Refrigerant Your HVAC system seemed to do an adequate job of cooling the house all through the spring, only to experience a sudden decline under the incessant broil of summer heat.
26 August 2015