Village Plumbing & Home Services

The Cleanest Techs in Town

Why Choose Lennox Air Conditioners For Your Home?

With the stifling heat of Houston in the summer, you’d want to have a good air conditioner to cool your home. The problem with that is trying to choose among the many brands in the market. However, there is a brand that stands out. Lennox produces several heating and cooling systems that are sold across the country.

 

Known for their high SEER ratings, this means that they are energy-efficient and effective. Most of their offerings have a two-stage operating system, which means their performance can be adjustable depending on your needs. A hot summer day may require an AC unit’s full power. Other seasons and climates may require less, which is why it is good to be able to manipulate the power consumption of your air conditioner. Read more of this post

The Warning Signs That Show Your Air Conditioning Needs Repair

Air conditioners may be tough pieces of equipment, but machines do have their limits. They just don’t stop working out of the blue. Without proper care and regular maintenance, they reach their limits faster than their shelf life. Here are three red flags to watch out for; signs to take heed that it may be time to call on the experts:

It Feels Warmer than Usual

This usually means something is wrong with the airflow. The problems could range anywhere from having clogged air filters or vents. Filters should be replaced or cleaned on a regular basis, preferably every month. If the problem persists, call a repair man to check your ductwork and vents. Read more of this post

How to Choose an AC Repairman in Houston

Houston’s scorching summer heat can be unbearable without the help of air conditioning. The problem is when your AC unit suddenly breaks down. If your meager attempts to repair it on your own fail, you’re going to have to call for professional help.

There are a lot of repair companies in the city. How is one to choose from all of them? Here are a few things to check to make sure you are making the right choice. Read more of this post

How Air Conditioning Systems Work

Since its invention by American electrical engineer Willis Haviland Carrier, air conditioners has come to be one of the most ubiquitous appliances in households and commercial establishments today. They’re extremely valuable in the summer months, and people take it for granted that any store or office they walk into would have an air conditioning system running for everyone’s comfort. How does this amazing invention cool hot heads to make life a tad more bearable for them in a blistering summer noon? Here’s a fairly simple explanation. Read more of this post

Knowing Common Water Heater Red Flags

Water heaters are one of the most overworked home appliances. The constant use makes them susceptible to wear-and-tear, which may give you more problems than you care to have when the system in your home hasn’t been maintained at all. Here are some of the most common water heater “red flags” that might signal the need for a much-needed repair.

Fluctuating temperatures. Is your water way hotter or cooler than preferred? Tinkering with the heater’s thermostat is a fairly simple fix. But if there’s absolutely no hot water coming from the unit, there might be a broken heating element, such as the gas thermocouple, if the unit is gas powered. Read more of this post

Tips in Keeping Air Conditioner Repair Costs Down

Careful owners will do everything in their power to prolong the life of their air conditioners, especially if they’re made by leading brands like Amana. However, wear-and-tear is inevitable with any appliance that is consistently used, and the time always comes when repair is required.

Before you start dialing any numbers, keep in mind that any kind of air conditioner repair (especially if the unit is from a major brand like Amana) will cost you money. However, you can keep repair costs down with simple, easy-to-follow tips. Read more of this post

How Does Home Insulation Work?

Heating and cooling accounts for about 50 to 70% of the energy consumption in a typical American home – a huge piece of the pie, if you ask most experts. However, with adequate home insulation, heating and cooling bills can be slashed greatly.

Home insulation works by using resistant or absorptive materials that retard or prevent the passage of heat, cold, or sound (the first two being the most common reasons). It basically makes any home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Read more of this post

Troubleshooting a Faulty AC Capacitor

For your air conditioner to work efficiently, it needs a quality fan and compressor system, and the equipment responsible for assisting these components during startup is called the capacitor. Capacitors store energy, and different ACs will have capacitors of varying electrical storage capacity depending on the need. There are times though, that your capacitor might act up, during which you should call for efficient HVAC repair immediately. Read more of this post

Common Dehumidifier Problems

People in places that get a lot of humidity, especially in the warmer months, are in need of a dehumidifier to keep excessive moisture out of the air. However, like all equipment in your house, it can be prone to certain functional problems, prompting a visit from your friendly HVAC contractor. Here are some of the most common dehumidifier problems to watch out for:

No Power

Is your dehumidifier not turning on? Disconnect its main power plug from the socket and plug something else in. If it also doesn’t turn on, you might have a problem with your electrical system. Otherwise, the equipment’s safety device might have been pulled, which could happen should the reservoir fill up completely. Read more of this post

Important Parts to Maintain in your AC

Caring for your equipment at home ensures your continued comfort and convenience. Take your air conditioner, for example. If you don’t properly clean and maintain it, you’ll find your home scorching hot in the dead of summer. Here are but a few of the important AC components that you should constantly be on the lookout for:

Air Filters

Dirty air filters could eventually cause your AC to malfunction and get easily worn down. You should clean or replace your filters at least once at the very beginning of the cooling seasons to avoid complications. Read more of this post

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.