Common Ductless AC Problems

July 27th, 2015

Ductless mini splits have become more and more popular, as homeowners become aware of their unique advantages. Just like any system, though, ductless systems are vulnerable to a number of problems. As with traditional air conditioning systems, ductless problems are progressive. That means that the longer they are allowed to continue, the more damage they can cause to the system. So, you should always keep an eye out for signs that your ductless system is in trouble. Let’s outline some of the more common signs that your ductless system is experiencing problems. Continue Reading

How a Dehumidifier Can Help You

July 20th, 2015

Summer is here, and that means uncomfortably warm weather on a fairly consistent basis for the next several months. The only thing that can make it worse is high humidity, which occasionally happens even this far inland. High humidity can make a hot day much, much worse, and creates other problems for your home as well. Let’s take a look at how you can solve high humidity with a whole-house dehumidifier. Continue Reading

What to Do if There’s Ice on Your Air Conditioner

July 13th, 2015

Every year, a few homeowners will discover ice on their air conditioners. While some may interpret this as a sign that the air conditioner is working properly, it’s actually an indication that the system is having some serious issues. If the source of your air conditioner’s ice is not fixed, it could have substantial negative effects on the entire system. Let’s take a closer look at why ice forms on your air conditioner, and what can happen if it is allowed to spread. Continue Reading

How to Choose the Perfect Air Conditioner

July 6th, 2015

For many products and materials around the home, choosing this or that model should not really involve too much deliberation. Minor and decorative items are relatively inexpensive and they can be swapped for new ones every so often. However, the same cannot be said of your whole-house air conditioner. This type of purchase must be done carefully and always with the advice of a trained pro. It’s an investment that should last well for many years to come provided it is properly chosen, installed and then taken care of. What type of factors should you take into account? Let’s have a look at a handful of the most important. Continue Reading

Problems Related to Your Air Conditioner Compressor

June 29th, 2015

With the days starting to heat up, a lot of people are beginning to rely on their air conditioners to keep comfortable on a daily basis. That added stress is bound to bring up problems with a lot of those systems, which means summer is a good time to be especially vigilant. One of the most dangerous types of air conditioner problems has to do with compressor issues. In order to identify and deal with those issues as quickly as possible, you should know at least a little bit about how the compressor works. Let’s take a look at what your air conditioner compressor does, and the problems that can affect it. Continue Reading

Issues Commonly Caused by Low Air Conditioner Refrigerant

June 22nd, 2015

Refrigerant is the core of any air conditioning system. It is responsible for actually absorbing thermal energy inside the home and releasing it outside. Without refrigerant flowing through it, an air conditioner would not be able to operate. Leaks in the refrigerant line are more common than you’d think, and they can cause all sorts of problems for the air conditioning system. Read on for a list of the more common problems caused by low air conditioner refrigerant. Continue Reading

When Should I Replace My Ductless Air Conditioner?

June 15th, 2015

Ductless air conditioners can last quite a long time, with proper care and maintenance. No matter how well you take care of your ductless air conditioner, though, you will eventually have to replace it. It’s best not to wait, once you realize that your ductless air conditioner is reaching the end of its life. You don’t want to have your air conditioner fail on you in the middle of a hot day, after all. So, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your ductless air conditioner needs to be replaced. Read on for some of those signs. Continue Reading

The Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump This Summer

June 8th, 2015

More people are starting to rev up their air conditioners as we move into the summer season. For some of us, though, it’s time to look for a new air conditioning system to replace one that can no longer keep up with demand. If you’re one of those people searching for a new system, there are other options besides central air conditioning to consider. Read on to learn more about one of those options: heat pumps. Continue Reading

Why You Should Consider a Whole House Humidifier

June 1st, 2015

Humidity is often referred to as a negative thing among the general populace. How many times have you heard, “Yeah, but at least it’s a dry heat!”? The thing is, while high humidity can indeed be a problem, low humidity can be just as bad. If you allow the air in your home to have consistently low humidity, you’re creating a number of problems for yourself. Read on to find out more about how low humidity can be harmful, and how a whole-house humidifier can help. Continue Reading

3 Air Purifiers You Should Consider Installing

May 25th, 2015

A lot of people seem to believe that their indoor air quality is actually pretty good. Those same people would probably be horrified if they could see some of the things that they inhale with every breath. The average home’s indoor air contains millions of microscopic particles, many of them harmful contaminants. Things like germs, mold spores, dust, dander, and pollen are just a few of the contaminants that contribute to lowering your indoor air quality. If you allow these contaminants to keep circulating freely through your air, you might experience an increase in allergy attacks and illnesses. If you’d like to improve your indoor air quality, have a look at these three air purifier types. Continue Reading