Choosing Between Open-Loop And Closed-Loop Geothermal HVAC System


Few HVAC systems can beat the efficiency and eco-friendliness that a geothermal-based heating and cooling solution offers. Geothermal systems take advantage of the natural heat energy stored in deep within the ground, providing your home with eco-friendly comfort year-round. Most geothermal HVAC systems rely on ground loops to transfer heat energy to and from your home. If you plan on replacing your current HVAC system with a geothermal unit, you'll need to choose between an open-loop or a closed-loop system.

28 September 2018

Capacitor Keeps Failing? Blame It On The Condenser Unit's Compressor


If you live in an area that stays reasonably warm most of the year, you don't want your cooling system to fail. But if you need to replace the capacitor in your outdoor condenser unit repeatedly, you could have a big problem with the compressor. Learn how the compressor affects the capacitor and what you can do about it. Why Does the Capacitor Keep Failing? The capacitor is a tin-can shaped apparatus that works similarly to a battery.

24 August 2018

How To Handle An A/C Breakdown In Your Vacation Rental Home


Whether you're renting for a few days, a few weeks or even an entire summer, a vacation rental offers a literal home away from home where you can enjoy summer fun. What's less fun is dealing with a broken A/C system during your stay. An unexpected A/C breakdown can be a major annoyance in your own home, but it can turn into a nightmare scenario when you're renting someone else's home.

20 July 2018

Insulate Your Basement To Make Your HVAC More Efficient


If you have a home with a basement, and a central HVAC system, there is a good chance that some of the air ducts run through the basement ceiling. In fact, your furnace or air handler could also be in the basement. This is convenient because it keeps the large appliances out of the way. But, it also poses a new problem that you will probably need to take care of yourself.

18 June 2018

3 Tips for Your Commercial AC Maintenance & Repair


To be certain that you are able to get what you need out of your commercial air conditioning system, there are a variety of steps you can take to help you keep your system running the way that it should. This is especially important if you run a business that has a lot of employees in place and you need to be sure that they are comfortable. With this in mind, read on and follow these strategies so that you can get the help that you need by touching base with some commercial AC contractors that can help you out.

10 May 2018

Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner? Why You Should Have Your Ducts Cleaned At The Same Time


If you're going to be having your air conditioner replaced this year, you should consider having the ducts cleaned at the same time. The ductwork in your home can interfere with the efficiency of your air conditioner, whether the unit is brand new or not. To make sure you don't start out with problems with your new air conditioner, it's best to have the ducts cleaned if you're experiencing any of the issues described below.

26 March 2018

Comparing Furnaces And Boilers


Furnaces and boilers are two of the most common types of central heating systems that can be installed in either residential or commercial properties. Though they both perform the same function – namely maintaining a steady comfortable temperature within your property during the fall and winter months – both furnaces and boilers operate in completely distinct ways from each other, which means that they each possess a unique set of advantages and drawbacks.

12 February 2018