April 20, 2014
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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:
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
February 17, 2014
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If you’ve lived in the same house for decades, chances are the place has been set up with a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that has gradually become less efficient as time went on. You’d have clues about the house’s age if the system has an analog thermostat, with either a slider or rotary knob.
Even when the furnace assembly itself has been replaced, the contractor always interlinks the system with the existing thermostat. However, what if the newest furnace on the block requires connectivity with a digital thermostat? That’s when you need to take the next step to digital.
Digital thermostats are available in a variety of options, and your preferred contractor will educate you on each of their specific advantages. The programmable thermostat is a noted choice among homeowners because they can be preset to different times of the day, while manual users can be comfortable with a simple display with no preset options
A digital thermostat is often touted as part of so-called “smart homes.” Some manufacturers offer thermostats that can be networked into electronic gadgets such as a smartphone or laptop computer. “Learning” thermostats provide flexibility by operating based on specific preferences and can guide you on energy-efficient settings. Going for a digital thermostat will give you the additional flexibility you need for the HVAC system.
January 20, 2014
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Your HVAC or heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is one of the busiest working systems in your home, and also one of the most important. This also means that it can act up quite often, or just break down altogether and stop functioning. Read more of this post
December 4, 2013
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Texan cities like Midland and Odessa are well known throughout the United States as having a rich oil supply. For this reason, locals in these cities, and even other cities like Houston, can definitely depend on oil furnaces for much needed warmth and comfort without having to worry about the oil supply this winter. However, locals may be assured of a steady supply to power their oil furnaces, but they can’t be assured of trouble-free operations.
For one, over time, filters in oil furnaces are prone to dirt and soot buildup, which will then block the flow of warm air. Fortunately, homeowners can quickly solve this problem by removing all traces of dirt and soot from the filters as much as they can. However, if the filters have been used for 90 days or more and the heating system emits a dusty odor, homeowners can benefit from changing them instead of simply cleaning them.
Noise from oil furnaces is another common problem experienced by homeowners. However, homeowners have to distinguish whether the sound that their furnaces produce is a cause for alarm or not. Oil furnaces rarely operate quietly, so a bit of noise is to be expected. However, knocking, clattering, and squealing sounds are indicative of trouble for which only a professional HVAC contractor can properly attend to.
November 5, 2013
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Winter is on its way, which means your home is under threat of freezing. Fortunately, your home heating is fully functioning to provide you a comfortable living environment throughout the cold season, or is it? After several months of infrequent use, your heating system might still be hibernating and you might have trouble running it when winter finally sets in. Have it cranked up by a professional technician to make sure it won’t act up when you need it most.
In choosing and HVAC contractor to do the repairs, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Included in the basic things to ask for are a license and insurance information. This is just to make sure the business you are contracting isn’t shady and have the necessary skills and quality workmanship. A license proves that the contractor has been complying with certain standards set by the state, while insurance protects you from any liability.
The United States government is currently in the business of combating climate change. One of their programs is the widespread use of energy-efficient equipment and materials, which include your HVAC. Make sure that the HVAC contractor uses energy-efficient equipment so that you can save on energy.
Hiring a reliable HVAC contractor will help you survive the winter and save money. While doing your own upkeep and repair will cost you less, entrusting the task to experts will guarantee better workmanship. Besides, good workmanship saves you the trouble of repairing newborn malfunction issues.