The Impact of Pet Ownership on Your HVAC System

According to a survey conducted by theAmerican Pet Products Association, approximately 65 percent of households throughout the United States own at least one pet. If you are the proud owner of any fur bearing pet, whether it's a cat, a dog or both, you know how even a small pet can create a huge mess. If your pets shed a lot, all that hair can have a profoundly negative impact on your HVAC system, and consequently, your family's health. [Read More]

Dealing With Air-Bound Baseboard Heating Systems

Although the vast majority of homes throughout the U.S. rely on electric or gas-powered furnaces, there are still plenty of homes that rely on hot water heating systems, including baseboard heaters. It's not unusual for these systems to develop air pockets that create cold spots throughout the heating apparatus, especially after long periods of inactivity. As a result, portions of your baseboard heater may feel cold to the touch. Some baseboard heaters have automatic air purging devices that can deal with blockages caused by air in the system. [Read More]

Understanding Why Pressure Washing Is Not The Best Choice To Clean Your AC Condenser

If you have a central air conditioning unit that cools your house, then you will need to perform maintenance tasks to make sure the system functions as well as it should. Cleaning is an important part of the maintenance required to keep the condenser in great shape. However, you can make some cleaning mistakes that actually cause damage. Keep reading to learn how pressure washing can be a mistake and how you can avoid damaging your condenser unit while trying to keep it clean. [Read More]

How To Decrease Your Air Conditioning Costs This Summer

The temperatures are starting to heat up and summer is almost here. However, this also means that it may be time to start using your air conditioning soon, which can drive up your utility costs. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help prepare your air conditioning unit and your home for summer. These can help you to minimize your cooling costs. Here are a few of the ways you can decrease your air conditioning costs this summer. [Read More]