3 Causes of Frozen AC Coils

June 10, 2022

If your AC doesn’t emit cold air, or you notice moisture around your air conditioning system, those are some signs of frozen coils. Coils are among the critical components of a functional AC. The component is responsible for refrigerant evaporation that helps your AC to cool hot air. Therefore, if the coils freeze, your cooling unit cannot do its job efficiently, which leaves you with a humid, uncomfortable, and unhealthy home. Learn why your AC coils may freeze and how to rectify the

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Reasons to Leave Your HVAC Care to the Pros

May 11, 2022

Whether installing your HVAC system, repairing, or changing filters, always leave your HVAC care to the professionals. Going DIY will probably land your HVAC system into more harm than good. Below are reasons why you should leave your HVAC handling to the

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Top 7 Factors That Affect Indoor Air Quality (Plus What You Can Do)

April 14, 2022

Many homeowners do not think much about indoor air quality. They likely assume that the air in their home is clean and healthy at all times. Unfortunately, the reality can be much different. Discover seven factors that can affect your indoor air quality. 1. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Volatile organic compounds may emanate from paint, new flooring, petroleum fuels, and other countless household products. Exposure to large amounts of VOCs can cause health problems like fatigue, nausea, migraines, and allergies. To keep yourself and your family safe, ensure you have proper ventilation when using any

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Benefits of a Ductless Air Conditioning System

March 24, 2022

Ductless or mini-split air conditioners are not a commonly used cooling system in American homes. However, they are a surprisingly viable option for homes with a ductless heating system. A ductless air conditioner can also be a valuable addition for homeowners with small spaces where installing central air conditioning is not feasible. If you are looking to install an air conditioner for your home, read on to discover how you can benefit from a ductless air conditioning system. Personalized Comfort  Homeowners can place ductless air conditioning units in different rooms in the house, and the controls for each unit

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An Overview of the Furnace Thermocouple

March 9, 2022

  If you have an older furnace, then it probably has a thermocouple. You will find thermocouples in old furnaces that use pilot lights instead of the electric ignitions in relatively newer furnaces. A thermocouple is a critical part of the furnace, and you should understand it, just as you should other parts of the furnace. Below is an overview of this furnace part. How It Works The thermocouple comprises two different metals that generate electricity when heated. One end of the thermocouple sits above the pilot light while the other end connects to the

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A Guide to HVAC Duct Inspection and Sealing

January 26, 2022

The walls and ceilings of your home often contain an impressive maze of ductwork that delivers heating and cooling to rooms in your house. Just because the ducts go unseen doesn’t mean that you should ignore them. As a regular part of your home maintenance, consider duct inspections. The inspection process includes a detailed look at all of the ducts in your home. Follow this guide to learn more about the inspection process and how services like duct sealing will help improve the heating and air conditioning units within your home. Visual Inspections One of

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Simple Ways to Lower Your Home Heating Costs This Winter

December 15, 2021

With the cold season already here, homeowners in West Sacramento have likely witnessed a surge in energy bills due to continual home heating. The EIA, or Energy Information Administration, reports that households using electricity for winter heating spend $1,268 while those utilizing natural gas incur $746. Although keeping your home warm in winter can be expensive, it shouldn’t leave your pockets dry. Learn eight easy ways to reduce your home’s heating bill and save on utility costs. Dress and Decorate for Warmth Save big on heating costs by wearing warm clothing indoors so you don’t

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Dry Indoor Air: Dangers, Causes, and Solutions

November 15, 2021

Your indoor air quality (IAQ) affects your health and comfort. Humidity is one of the factors that affect your IAQ. Both high and low humidity are not good for you. Below are some of the dangers, causes, and solutions for extremely low humidity. Dangers Extreme dry air is bad on multiple levels. Below are some of its effects. Discomfort You might feel uncomfortable if the air is extremely dry. You might even struggle to breathe as the dry air affects your respiratory tract. Skin Effects Extreme dry air can dry out your skin. Dry

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Why Your Furnace Is Short Cycling

October 19, 2021

  A short cycling furnace turns on for a short while then shuts down before it has enough time to heat your home. Sometimes, the furnace may never reach the temperature setting on your thermostat. Other times, your furnace might not even produce any heat if it starts to short cycle. But a short cycling furnace can also mean that your system’s safety mechanisms are in good condition. These fail-safe features protect your system against other serious issues, like accidental fires. However, your furnace shouldn’t turn on and off every so often, especially when you

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6 Signs You Need to Replace Your HVAC System

September 1, 2021

People often do not think about their home’s HVAC system until it malfunctions. As one of the best investments you can make in your home, an HVAC system will keep you warm in winter and cool during summer. Although you likely want the HVAC system to work for a long time, you should know when to upgrade it. If your HVAC system does not run normally and you have spent a lot on repairs, get a new unit. An HVAC system does not break down overnight. Discover several signs to look out for to know when to

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