Archive for April, 2016

Be Sure to Get Your Ducts Sealed This Summer

Monday, April 25th, 2016

When it comes to preparing for the heat of summer, most people know to get their air conditioners professionally checked. Far fewer people, however, pay any attention to their ducts. That ends up costing them quite a bit every summer, both in terms of comfort and efficiency. Read on to find out more about duct sealing, and why you should schedule it this summer. (more…)

What You Need to Know About Your Water Heater Anode Rod

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Any system that deals with a large amount of water is going to have to deal with rust at some point. With the amount of water that water heaters have to deal with, they should be completely rusted out before they’re five years old. Why then, do water heaters frequently last between 15 and 20 years? The answer is a small part called the anode rod. Read on to find out more about the anode rod, and why you need to have it checked every year. (more…)

Air Conditioner Size Matters. Here’s Why

Monday, April 11th, 2016

There are a lot of factors that go into selecting a new air conditioning system. Some of them are obvious, like fuel type or cost. Others are a bit more subtle, like size. Now, of course you’re not going to install a air conditioner that physically cannot fit in the space you have. However, physically fitting the system into the space is not the only size consideration that matters. Read on to find out what can happen if the air conditioner is too large or too small for your home. (more…)

The Problem with Air Conditioner Ice

Monday, April 4th, 2016

As you start to use your air conditioner more often this summer, you may start to notice ice forming on the system. This may seem like a good thing, considering that an air conditioner is supposed to be generating cool air. However, air conditioner ice is actually a sign that you have a problem with your system. If the problem isn’t fixed, you could end up having the whole system break down. Let’s take a look at why air conditioner ice happens, and what you can do to stop it. (more…)