Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Throughout the seasons, Greenwood heating and air conditioning systems must be in their best shape. In the heat of a summer day, it would be an awful situation if you find that your air conditioner is not cooling sufficiently or, worse, not working at all. It would be uncomfortable for you and your family to endure the average July highs of Greenwood reaching around 85 degrees F. Home Tips has a collection of maintenance tips to make sure the air conditioner will be reliable during the summer days. One of these is cleaning or repairing filters. Sometimes, the only reason the AC is not cooling up to par is a dirty filter. Check it out if it already accumulated a good deal of dust. Depending on the model of your unit, you may need to replace it or just clean it.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The energy efficiency of an HVAC system starts at installation. It’s a shocking fact that nearly half of all heating and cooling units in U.S. residences don’t perform as well as they should because of improper installation. Your first installation concern should be to only purchase units that have the ENERGY STAR label on them to make sure that they are up to the latest standards in energy efficiency. Here are some pieces of advice for proper heating and cooling installation that every homeowner should consider. Right Size of Equipment When looking at energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, you should not have a “bigger is better” mentality. This is a common mistake that consumers make and it usually ends with high-energy consumption bills and uncomfortable homes. To make sure that your home is properly heated and cooled, an Indianapolis heating and cooling contractor should take necessary measurements of your home to determine the right size of equipment.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Above your head and beneath your feet lies one of the most important heating and cooling element in your home – the duct system. Every house that has an HVAC system in place relies on the ducts to provide a path for the air to flow in order to reach every room. According to the U.S. Department of energy, 30 percent of an average home’s cooling and heating is lost due to faulty ductwork. Your home might actually be using up more energy than it should. To remedy that, you need the help of Indianapolis heating and cooling contractors. Seal and Insulate Nothing raises energy bills more than a leak in the duct system. You might not even know that it’s happening but when you start to feel that your HVAC system is doing a poor job of heating or cooling, it might be a red flag for duct problem. You should make sure that your duct system is airtight by hiring an HVAC contractor to do an inspection and seal the cracks.
Your home might actually be using up more energy than it should due to faulty ductwork. To remedy that, you need the help of Indianapolis heating and cooling contractors.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
An HVAC system is like a racecar; both are complex machines that need to be kept in tip-top shape for maximum performance. Unlike most racecars, however, heating and cooling systems are used on an almost daily basis, which puts more strain on their parts and components. It is not unusual for HVACs to suffer from everyday issues that seem trivial, such as dirt buildup, which can severely affect their capacity to heat or cool. It can be difficult to maintain an HVAC, especially if you do not know how to tinker around with its delicate components. It is better, therefore, to leave the job to capable Greenwood HVAC contractors who are close to your area. Having a local technician handy will be immensely useful for those emergency occasions when you desperately need your HVAC in working order.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems may be entirely optional in any home, but there is no doubting the comfort they provide during periods of extreme cold or heat. The major appliances can adjust indoor climates to favorable conditions, and even balance humidity levels. For all their use, HVACs consume a lot of power to cool or warm a home, so homeowners need to be judicious with their appliance use to save on energy costs. Even if you sparingly use your heating or cooling units, they might drain more power than usual if they are not properly maintained. Malfunctions and even dirt can lower the performance of the major appliance, forcing it to consumer more power to maintain desired temperature settings. If left to be, these small problems would eventually add up, and could contribute to the breakdown of the unit.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Summer is taking its place in the change of seasons, and homeowners throughout Indianapolis have prepped up their air conditioners for the inevitable heat that accompanies the season. After all, the last thing one would ever want to happen is for the air conditioner to give up in the middle of the hottest day of the year. Once basic maintenance like cleaning out your air filters is done, you should take your unit on a test run. This test run should give you a good idea about how well your air conditioner will perform on a daily basis. At the same time, a test run this early should bring any potential problems to your attention, and give you the time you need to have any issues repaired.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Summers in Greater Indianapolis are slightly tamer when compared to other parts of the country, but that still doesn’t change the fact that the temperature can get rather uncomfortable. With the average temperature during the height of summer hitting 86°F, homeowners should take the time to make sure heating and cooling in Greenwood and the rest of Metro Indianapolis can keep up with the temperature changes. With summer only a few weeks away, now is the perfect time to run a quick summer maintenance check on your AC unit. After all, you will want to give yourself a week or two for any repairs that may be necessary. Similarly, you don’t want to realize your unit is malfunctioning in the middle of an unbearably hot day.