The inside of your home can be a very tempting place for bugs and pests to seek refuge when winter temperatures drop or summer heat swelters. Unfortunately, that includes your HVAC system. Bugs can work their way in from your outdoor unit and into your ductwork, then all throughout your home. Once they make their way in, they can invade your space, track in dirt and germs, and wreak havoc on your system and home.
With winter officially here, it's time for cold weather home maintenance. Here are some easy, helpful tips and DIY tricks that can not only save you on your heating bill but also on your long-term expenses down the road.
Deciding on a new HVAC system for your home can be daunting. But scheduling an in-home consultation with your local contractor is the best way to get a professional opinion on the right options. Whether you are putting in a completely new, whole-home system, upgrading your current system, or just adding on to it, your contractor will need to consider a number of important factors.
There are several things most of us to do each winter to prep for the cold. We dust off our coats, maybe buy a new snow shovel, or even switch to car tires that are equipped for the weather. These are all important, yes, but how often do we think about what we're checking inside the home?
Here are nine mistakes you might be making around the house each winter and, of course, how to fix them.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is now considered one of the most serious air pollution problems for Americans. Inside a modern home, you are exposed to a greater risk of air pollution than outside it. Although there’s always a risk of dust and smoke pollution outside the home, the air in modern homes has even higher concentrations of pollutants.
Spring might be the classic allergy trigger time, but fall allergies can be just as bad, or worse. When the weather starts getting cooler and transitioning from summer to fall, a new set of allergens fills the air.
If you live in a multi-floor property, you know the conundrum of trying to balance heating and cooling evenly across each level. Cool and comfortable on the first floor, but hot and unbearable upstairs. Sound familiar? Understanding why you may be experiencing this temperature imbalance will help you improve airflow. We are here to help you understand the causes of uneven temps and give you tips to increase airflow to your upper floors, because a balanced temperature is crucial to your home comfort.
In the past couple years, weather has been unpredictable. Heavy snow in Texas, increasing occurrences of tornadoes and hurricanes on the East Coast, and harsh flooding have been the root of many power outages. After a record-setting 2019, power outages proved to be even worse in 2020. With abnormal weather patterns becoming an increasing concern, many homeowners are looking for alternative home power sources, none more popular than Generac generators. Although, be prepared to wait for your backup power as order volume has put another product on backorder.
HVAC contractors all over the country are struggling trying to maintain inventory with the recent influx of AC repair calls and installations. Production issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to limit supply while demand is at an all time high. Importing logistics and faulty parts continue to be pressing issues when obtaining parts for repairs and installation.
Homeowners know how crucial it is to keep your AC system running smoothly during the blazing hot summers. If your AC unit isn't installed, maintained, and properly used you may be damaging the longevity of your system. This could waste lots of time, money, and energy. See what common AC mistakes homeowners make and some troubleshooting tips and tricks.