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Category: HVAC

Time To Change Your HVAC Unit? Here’s Some Advice on SEER Ratings

It is always tempting to keep your old HVAC unit running until it dies, literally. However, with older units, energy efficiency is at a minimum at the end of its lifespan, and ultimately you could be spending more on energy than you would save with a new unit. However, when […]

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Don’t Make These Costly Mistakes When Running an HVAC Unit to Cool Your Home

With a little bit of careful planning, not only can you reduce the running costs of your HVAC unit, but you can also make it last longer before it requires replacement, or costly repairs. There is an expression which says: “A little knowledge can go a long way”, and with […]

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The Damage You Can Do to Your HVAC System If You Have a Bad Capacitor

A capacitor is like a battery which stores a large amount of energy, which is drained in one hot when used, after which it recharges. In an HVAC unit, the capacitor is an essential part of the mechanism which both enables the fan to start moving, and also move the […]

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Making Sure You Have The Right Ducting for Your HVAC Unit

There is no industry standard and one-size-fits-all ducting for home heating and air conditioning. There are a variety of different materials used, and diameters of ducting vary considerably, depending on the area being cooled or warmed up. In movies, we’ve all seen the rigid galvanized ducting, usually standard installation in […]

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Winter’s The Ideal Time to Install Air Conditioning

No, we haven’t made a mistake or lost the plot, we’re serious. Think about it for a moment and ask yourself why the winter’s the best time to by a convertible car – because nobody buys a convertible in the middle of winter, and so dealers often have great deals […]

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Why Replacing Your Furnace Filters Will Save You Money in the Long Run

With winter upon us, now is a good time to check your furnace filters, assuming you haven’t already done so as part of your ‘winter’s coming’ maintenance program. Unless your furnace is relatively new, the filters may not be functioning at their optimum, and if they aren’t doing their job […]

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Three Things You Must Do Before You Turn On The HVAC or Forced Air Heating This Winter

At this time of year, the temperature can change in a heartbeat, and winter can literally snap when you least expect it. Don’t get caught out and take it for granted that your HVAC unit, or forced air heater will fire up and work perfectly, especially if it has been […]

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5 Top Tips For Preparing Your HVAC For Winter

Your HVAC unit doesn’t need round-the-week maintenance, but at certain times of the year it is best to double-check everything is in perfect working order, such as the beginning of summer and the beginning of winter. There’s nothing worse than the system giving up the ghost the first boiling-hot or […]

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5 Great Benefits of a Forced Air Furnace

A forced air heating system is either a natural gas or propane-fired heating system that involves drawing air from within your home, heating it, and then distributing the warm air through a series of vents. It is an extremely popular form of home heating, and here are five of the […]

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Duct Tape Isn’t For Sealing Your HVAC Ducts

It may sound like a complete contradiction in terms, but though it is now called duct tape, its only real use is for minor household projects. The name duct tape has evolved over time in the same way that Chinese whispers works. It was originally developed to seal round ammunition […]

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