Why You Have Ice on Your Air Conditioner

August 31st, 2015 by Bill Chronister

In the middle of summer, a lot of homeowners are going to notice ice forming on their air conditioning units. Many of them don’t know what this means, and some of them will believe it to be a good thing. After all, the air conditioner is supposed to be cold, isn’t it? Actually, ice on your air conditioner is indicative of a very serious problem, one that needs to be fixed if you want to keep your system operating properly. Read on to find out why your air conditioner is icing over. Continue Reading

The Advantages of Ductless Air Conditioning

August 24th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Central air conditioning has much to recommend it, and remains the most popular method for keeping homes cool across the country. However, it is not the only method for staying cool during the summer. Ductless air conditioning is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to central air conditioning. Read on to find out more about ductless air conditioning, and the unique benefits that it can provide. Continue Reading

Why You Should Install an Earthquake Emergency Shutoff Valve

August 11th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Natural gas is a very big part of our society, far more than you probably realize. Every time you turn on a furnace, or a gas stove, or an oven, you’re making use of natural gas. Natural gas is so popular as a fuel type because it has a pretty high ratio of energy produced to the amount of gas burned. While this makes the highly combustible gas great for heating, it also makes it very dangerous under the wrong circumstances. That’s why you should install an earthquake emergency shutoff valve. Read on for more information on why earthquake emergency shutoff valves are necessary in Orange County, CA. Continue Reading

What Happens During a Water Heater Maintenance Appointment

August 10th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Water heater maintenance is a very important part of keeping your water heater healthy. While we have written about the benefits of water heater maintenance before, we haven’t really covered what actually happens during a water heater maintenance appointment. We feel that it’s important to know at least some of the procedures associated with water heater maintenance, so you can understand why it’s actually so important. With that in mind, let’s look at some of those procedures now. Continue Reading

Reasons Why You Need to get Your Ducts Tested Every Year

August 3rd, 2015 by Bill Chronister

We’ve posted about the importance of duct sealing on this blog before. Ducts may not seem like they need a lot of professional attention, but they can develop some serious issues if left alone for long enough. One of those serious issues is duct leaks. Duct testing serves as a way to identify any leaks in your ducts, so that they can then be sealed. Let’s take a closer look at what duct testing entails, and why you should have it done at least once a year. Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Noises You Should Listen For

July 27th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Summer is a very stressful time for air conditioners. This is typically the only time that they are expected to run for hours at a time on a daily basis. That kind of stress can provoke all sorts of problems in your air conditioning system, some of which manifest in the form of strange noises. It’s a good idea to know what these noises signify, as the faster you can identify an air conditioning problem the faster you can get it fixed. Let’s have a look at some of the more common air conditioning noises you should listen for. Continue Reading

Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Cooling as Well as It Should

July 20th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

It can be very frustrating to have your air conditioner output drop on a hot day, when you’re relying on it to keep your home cool. There are a number of different causes for this kind of thing, all of which require professional repair. Still, it helps to know some of the reasons why this drop in output might occur. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why this happens, so that you can keep an eye out for the signs. Continue Reading

How Duct Sealing can Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency

July 13th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Summer is here, and everyone is firing up their air conditioners in order to keep their homes comfortably cool. Many people are getting their air conditioners tuned up, in order to make sure that they can deal with the added strain of daily use. Far too few people, however, are conducting one of the most important services for air conditioners: duct sealing. Let’s take a look at why duct sealing is so important for improving your air conditioner efficiency. Continue Reading

What to Do About Cool Spots in Your Home

July 6th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Sitting on your couch watching TV should be an enjoyable experience, especially after a long day at the office. But, if your air conditioner deposits an abnormally high volume of cold air directly onto your couch, making you shiver despite the 90 degree heat outside, you may have a cool spot. Cool spots are an unfortunate side effect of modern air conditioning technology. They often occur when HVAC systems are improperly sized or ductwork is improperly installed. Other factors like insulation, vent configuration or window placement can also contribute to the presence of a cool spot (and possibly some hot spots). So, what can you do about it? Continue Reading

The Role Refrigerant Plays in Your Air Conditioner

June 29th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

With most of us using air conditioners on an almost daily basis during the summer, it’s important to keep an eye out for problems with your system. One of the biggest problems that air conditioners face is refrigerant leaks, which can cause all sorts of problems and eventually lead to a breakdown. In order to understand this problem, you have to first know the role that refrigerant plays in your air conditioner. Let’s take a closer look at what refrigerant actually does, and why it’s so important to the system. Continue Reading