Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Archive for December, 2016

Are You Taking Good Care of Your Heating System?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Many of us are still adjusting to the winter weather, and we rely on our heating systems to limit the chill to the outdoors only. We hope our heaters will work throughout the winter, but that’s not enough to keep yours running!

Preventative maintenance is the only way to ensure that your heater works its best all winter long. Are you taking good care of your heating system? See our checklist to find out.

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What’s the Best Air Filter for My House?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

You’re comparing the options available for a new air filter for your air conditioning system (and heating system). If people in the home have allergies, you might assume the most expensive filter is going to be the best choice.

Depending on the size of your heater or air conditioner, this could be true—but it’s not likely. In many cases, a more expensive filter only does damage to the heating and AC systems, and it can keep air from flowing altogether (which means there is no filtration or temperature control).

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Why Does My Outside Unit Run When the Heater Is On?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

If you purchased a home with heating and air conditioning already included, you might not know much about the comfort systems in place. You may assume that the systems work like the heating and air conditioning equipment you’ve had in the past. And, often, that means a separate air conditioning and heating system.

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A Simple Way to Remember to Maintain Your Heating and Cooling Systems

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Routine maintenance will not fix your air conditioner or heater when it is broken. It is not something you call for in an emergency, and there is no alarm or notification built into your HVAC system to remind you to schedule maintenance. Routine HVAC maintenance is so important for the life and efficiency of your cooling and heating systems, but we understand that it’s easy to forget.

Nearly any HVAC technician will tell you to seek services for your heating equipment and for your cooling equipment at least once a year. And there is an easy way to remember: signing up for a maintenance program from a local contractor.

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What You Gain Using Your Home’s Thermostat Away from Home

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Computers, phones, and cars have changed so much in the last couple of decades. Most likely, you’re not rolling up your car’s window with a crank or typing in phone numbers by memory. So why do you have the same old thermostat on the wall of your house?

A smart thermostat makes home comfort…well…smarter! The thermostat is mounted on the wall, in order to monitor the temperature and make it easy for anyone within the house to make adjustments. In fact, today’s wall thermostats are easier to use than ever before. But what’s even better is your ability to control the thermostat from your smart phone—no matter where you are!

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