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Exploring HVAC Maintenance and Repairs

Hi there, my name is Michelle. I created this site to talk to you about maintaining your HVAC system on your own and with help from contractors. Your HVAC system controls the temperature and air quality in your home. When this system starts to malfunction, you may notice a decrease in your comfort levels. You can perform preventative maintenance to keep this system running year round. From these posts you'll hopefully be able to learn about DIY and professional maintenance tasks that need to be performed regularly. My site will also cover common faults and repairs for HVAC components. Thank you.

A Few Tips For Furnace Maintenance

Maintaining your furnace is an essential part of homeownership. A well-maintained furnace will not only operate more efficiently but will also last longer, saving you money in the long run. Neglecting your furnace can lead to costly repairs or even a complete breakdown, leaving you without heat when you need it most. Here are some furnace maintenance tips to keep your furnace running smoothly. Change Your Air Filter One of the simplest things you can do to maintain your furnace is to change the air filter regularly. Read More 

Why Are Electric Furnaces 100% Efficient (And Does It Matter)?

Furnace manufacturers measure efficiency using a rating known as the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratio. Depending on age and features, natural gas, propane, and oil furnaces will have various AFUE ratings. Typical "mid" or "standard" efficiency modern furnaces may have AFUEs as low as 80%, while higher efficiency models may get into the high 90s. However, if you're comparing furnaces that use different fuel types, you may notice an oddity: all-electric furnaces will have an AFUE rating of 100%. Read More 

3 AC Problems That Can Be Caused By A Dirty Air Filter

Modern air conditioning units pull in air from outside your home, cool this air, then circulate it throughout your living space. Air passes through a filter that removes dirt, dust, and other contaminants to prevent them from entering your AC unit. Keeping this air filter clean is critical to the overall efficiency of your air conditioner. A dirty filter has the potential to wreak havoc on your cooling system. Here are three potential problems that can be caused by a dirty air filter. Read More 

Your Central HVAC Introduction

If you've been thinking about having a central HVAC system installed in your home, then this article can be helpful. It will give you some information on the advantages of different types of heating and cooling systems, as well as other information that can help you make the right decision.  Central HVAC system heats, cools, and filters air One of the most popular types of heating and cooling systems is the central system. Read More 

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Put Off Air Conditioning Repairs Until The Summer

If you discover that your air conditioner needs repairs as the summer season comes to a close, you may be tempted to put these repairs off until the following summer since you will not be using your cooling system during the winter months. However, you really should avoid giving in to this temptation. In fact, there are a few reasons why the winter season could be the perfect time to address your need for air conditioning repairs. Read More