Heat Pump Problems to Watch Out for This Summer

June 29th, 2015 by David Roussel

Those of us who own heat pumps are definitely starting to use them on a daily basis, as the temperature continues to rise. The ability to provide both heating and cooling functions is a significant advantage for heat pumps, but it also means that a heat pump is put under more stress year round than an air conditioner would be. That added stress means more chances for problems to crop up, which is why you need to be on guard for issues with your heat pump during the summer season. Let’s look at a couple of the more common problems. Continue Reading

Air Purifier Types You Should Know About

June 22nd, 2015 by David Roussel

It may seem like the air in your home is clear, but that may be very far from the truth. Millions of microscopic particles are floating around in the air you breathe all the time. Some of these are harmless, but most are not. Things like dust, pollen, germs, mold, and dander are among the most common airborne contaminants. These can cause coughing, sneezing, allergy attacks, cold and flu symptoms, and in rare cases a number of much nastier effects. If you want to prevent your air quality, and your health, from being affected by these contaminants, you’re going to want to install an air purifier in your home. Read on to find out more about different air purifier types that can help you. Continue Reading

Why You Need Air Conditioning Maintenance

June 15th, 2015 by David Roussel

The days are really starting to heat up as we move deeper into summer, and that means that demand for air conditioning will start to rise as well. The added stress of the summer season commonly brings out far more problems for air conditioning systems than the lighter use typical of spring or fall. That’s why it’s so important to schedule air conditioning maintenance now, before summer can get into full swing. Let’s take a look at the advantages of summer air conditioning maintenance. Continue Reading

What Causes Air Conditioner Short-Cycling?

June 8th, 2015 by David Roussel

Short-cycling is one of the most damaging of the problems that can afflict air conditioning systems. If your air conditioner is constantly turning itself on and off every few minutes, then it is short-cycling. Short-cycling puts the system under far more stress than it was designed to handle, by essentially locking it into an endless start up cycle. This shortens the life of the system, and dramatically increases the chances of repair needs and a full breakdown. What causes short-cycling, though? Read on to find out. Continue Reading

How Zone Control Can Help Keep You Cool

June 1st, 2015 by David Roussel

Central air conditioning is great for keeping cool on hot summer days, but it is not without its share of problems. Centralized air tends to be reliant on a single thermostat to control it. This is a problem, as the thermostat can only monitor the temperature in the area immediately around it. Often, this causes hot and cold spots to form in areas of the house that receive too much or too little cool air. Central air also wastes a lot of energy cooling areas of the house that are not in use, and thus do not need air conditioning. Fortunately, there is a way to address these disadvantages. Read on for information about zone control, and how it can improve the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Continue Reading

Why You Should Consider Installing a Heat Pump for Summer

May 26th, 2015 by David Roussel

Centralized air conditioning is all well and good, but it is not the only option available for keeping cool during the summer. There are plenty of other options that can keep you comfortable when it’s hot outside, several of which offer advantages that centralized air conditioning cannot. Let’s take a look at one of those alternative options: the heat pump. Read on to find out more about heat pumps, and how they can serve you well during the summer. Continue Reading

What Is the Air Conditioner Compressor?

May 18th, 2015 by David Roussel

The more you know about the various parts used in your air conditioner, the better you’ll be able to tell when one of them is in need of repair. You won’t be able to repair it yourself, but the faster you react to problems with your system, the better off it will be. With that in mind, let’s take a look at one of the most important parts of your air conditioner: the compressor. Read on to find out more about the compressor, and when to call a professional to look at it. Continue Reading

Why You Should Consider Installing an Air Purifier

May 11th, 2015 by David Roussel

The indoor air quality inside the average home is actually quite a bit worse than most people realize. Millions of microscopic particles are floating around in the air you breathe, some of which can be quite harmful. For example, things like dust and pollen can provoke allergy attacks in those who are susceptible to them. Even if you’re not an allergy sufferer, viruses and bacteria are common contaminants that can cause illness. The best way to get rid of these contaminants, and to improve your indoor air quality, is to install an indoor air purifier in your home. Read on to find out more about indoor air purifiers. Continue Reading

How Duct Cleaning Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

May 4th, 2015 by David Roussel

Though you may not realize it, the indoor air quality of your home is probably not the best. Millions of microscopic airborne contaminants are found inside the average home’s air, including dust, mites, dander, pollen, germs, and mold spores. These contaminants can provoke allergy attacks, make you sick, and generally lower your quality of life. Fortunately, you don’t have to just accept poor air quality in your home. Read on to find out how duct cleaning can improve your indoor air quality. Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Problems That You Need to Watch Out For

April 27th, 2015 by David Roussel

As summer starts up and you begin using your air conditioner more often, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for any problems that might crop up during use. The earlier you catch any issues with your air conditioner, the better shape your system is going to be in. With that in mind, have a look at some of the more common air conditioning problems that you should watch out for. Continue Reading