When you have a burst pipe gushing water out into your home, you know for sure you need to deal with it immediately. An emergency plumber is absolutely required! But what about a tiny leak? Can you safely wipe up the drips and ignore it, or at least postpone repairs for a while? No! While a tiny leak is not an emergency which requires a plumber right this minute, it is still a big deal, and does require prompt repair. Here’s why.
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Heat pumps are amazing. Not only do they function as fantastic air conditioners, they also heat your home in the winter. And in our climate, they can do that more efficiently than any other heating system. This is because, instead of generating heat, they simply transfer it from one place to another. Even when it’s quite chilly outside, they can bring warmth in, because the outdoor air doesn’t need to be warmer than the indoor air, it only needs to be warmer than the refrigerant.
But there have been major advancements in the technology that air conditioners use in recent years. And that same technology is used by heat pumps. If you have an older heat pump, it won’t have these impressive new features. Here’s what you would gain by upgrading to a new heat pump.
If you’re building a new home, remodeling your kitchen, or just trying to take some small steps to improve your home, the question of whether or not to get a kitchen sink garbage disposal might come up. What are the benefits of having a garbage disposal, and are those benefits worth the cost? Here’s some information to help you make your decision.
As the weather gets gorgeous and we start planning more outdoor activities, it’s easy to forget some of the things that should always be on our springtime to-do lists. But when spring turns into summer, and we need to cool off after those times outdoors, we’ll be relying on our air conditioners to bring us some much-needed relief. But will they be ready for the hard work of a Texas summer? There’s one way to make sure. Getting AC maintenance done should be at the top of your to-do list before the weather gets hot. Here’s why.
Short-cycling is a condition that occurs in heat pumps, air conditioners, furnaces, and other HVAC systems. It’s one of the more common problems that can afflict a home’s comfort system, but it also has a tangle of possible causes behind it. Short-cycling is both a symptom of a problem and a problem on its own.
In this post we’ll go into detail about short-cycling, why you want it stopped, and why it happens.
First, we need to clear something up. When we talk about “sizing” an air conditioner, what we mean is finding out how powerful an air conditioner is necessary for your home to provide the specific amount of cooling for your space.
If you’re in the market for a new central cooling system for your living space, then the system has to be properly sized so that it provides the home with the comfort level your household needs during our hottest summer months.
But sizing is about so much more than the actual physical area of the air conditioner–it’s about how much power it outputs. And too powerful of a system can be just as detrimental to AC efficiency as a system that isn’t powerful enough. Read on to learn more!
Do you know when the best time of year is to schedule furnace maintenance? Many HVAC technicians, including the ones on our staff, will tell you that it’s fall. So, since it’s now winter, does it matter that you haven’t had maintenance done yet–is it too late?
Nope, it’s not too late! Actually, what’s much more important than the timing of your heating maintenance is the consistency of this service. We recommend fall because this is when HVAC pros are less busy with emergency service calls and therefore you’ll find it more convenient to schedule maintenance during this time. But it’s actually most important that you have maintenance done once a year.
On that note, if you have a heat pump system instead of a furnace, you’ll want maintenance done twice a year. But for now, we’re going to talk about why furnace tune-ups are so vital to your comfort, home performance, and efficiency.