Common AC Problems in Summer

July 13, 2021

Your air conditioner has to stay working throughout the summer if you want to stay comfortably cool. But the reality is that your air conditioner could go out at any moment. Knowing some common ways that air conditioners go out makes it so you can be ready in the event yours does. Refrigerant Leak In order for your air conditioner to be able to cool the house, it needs evaporator coils that have refrigerant in them. Even a small refrigerant leak can reduce the efficiency of the air conditioner, and refrigerant that isn’t cleaned up can

Continue Reading
company icon

How To Prepare Air Your Conditioner for the Summer

June 15, 2021

It’s a good idea to prepare your air conditioner for the summer. It hasn’t been used in months, so it needs maintenance to ensure it will reliably keep your home cool through the summer. Some maintenance will also help you avoid repair bills. Change Air Filters The most important thing to do is change the air filter. The air filter prevents dust, dirt, allergens and other contaminants from invading your indoor air and the critical components of your AC system. Change the filter out every three months at most. Clean Coils Your

Continue Reading
company icon

How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 21, 2021

When choosing an air conditioner, most people and HVAC contractors consider the unit’s BTUs and area to be cooled. This is done to ensure that you are getting an AC that will cool your home properly. However, this does not give you the full picture of what your energy costs will be. Here are a few things that will help you understand how many watts of electricity your air conditioner will use. Three Ways to Check How Many Watts Are Used There are three basic ways to determine how many watts an air conditioner will use.

Continue Reading
company icon

What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 13, 2021

An air conditioner relies on several parts to operate. When any single part suffers from wear and tear or another issue, the entire system could perform poorly. Peoria homeowners may benefit from familiarizing themselves with the main parts of an air conditioner. This way, they could be on the lookout for symptoms indicating certain parts might be failing. The Primary Parts of an Air Conditioner Four specific parts rank as the top components that make an air conditioner work — the condenser, the evaporator, the compressor, and the expansion valve. The all-important liquid refrigerant runs through

Continue Reading
company icon

How to Clean an Air Conditioner Filter

March 8, 2021

Your air conditioner has a filter that keeps it clean and improves the indoor air quality of your home. It needs to be cleaned regularly. You should clean it every one to three months, depending on how quickly it gets dirty. Locate the Filter The air conditioner’s filter will be in one of two places. It can be found at the return register, which is where air enters your home’s HVAC system. It can also be in the air handler, which is in the crawlspace, basement, closet, or attic. It will be at the bottom of

Continue Reading
company icon

How To Test Indoor Air Quality For Mold

February 8, 2021

Mold spores can severely reduce the indoor air quality of your home and affect your family’s health. Mold incursion in your Peoria house will exacerbate breathing conditions and can cause the following symptoms in healthy individuals: Shortness of breath Sneezing Consistent coughing Chronic fatigue Skin issues like rashes or itchiness Headaches Runny nose Visual Checks Mold needs moisture to grow, and it can be found wherever leaks might occur or moist air is prone to gather. Check the corners where walls meet and

Continue Reading
company icon

Does Having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 5, 2021

If you’ve noticed more dust buildup, allergy or asthma symptoms, poor indoor air quality could be to blame. Most Americans spend at least 90% of their time indoors, and a majority of that time is spent at home. If you’ve heard that houseplants could boost your Peoria, AZ, home’s indoor air quality, you might be encouraged to give them a try. Before you set up a greenhouse in your home, though, here’s what you need to know about the ways indoor plants affect air quality. Pollen Houseplants’ aesthetic appeal can make them a good choice for

Continue Reading
company icon

Should You Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

December 3, 2020

If you have a traditional HVAC system, you have ductwork. Heated and cooled air is distributed to all the rooms of your home through this ductwork. You might be wondering if getting your air ducts cleaned is worth it. Here we’ll discuss the benefits of having your ducts cleaned and how it can benefit your indoor air quality. Allergens, Dust and Contaminants Over time, things like allergens, dust and other contaminants can build up in your ducts. Rodents can even make their way into them where they can leave droppings and eventually die. In places that

Continue Reading
company icon

HVAC Innovations: Duct Sealing From the Inside

November 9, 2020

There’s a technology called Aeroseal duct sealant that seals your ducts from the inside. This technology is used because walls, pipes and other barriers prevent technicians from reaching all of your home’s ductwork. How Aeroseal Duct Sealant Works The technician uses a device that sprays a non-toxic solution throughout your home’s ductwork. The solution binds over holes, sealing them off. It only builds up in areas of your ductwork where it’s needed. Aeroseal duct sealant is much less labor-intensive than the traditional way of sealing ducts. It can reach parts of your ductwork where it’s otherwise

Continue Reading
company icon

What Are the Differences Between Air Filters?

October 20, 2020

As a homeowner who depends on a heating and cooling system on a regular basis, you know that air filters are integral to that system. By collecting dust and other pollutants, an air filter keeps the HVAC unit running smoothly. However, not all air filters are created equal. There are differences to keep in mind, especially when the time comes to replace your current filter. Some Air Filters Last Longer At the lowest end of the spectrum cost-wise are fiberglass filters, which remain effective for no more than 30 days. More long-lasting, and perhaps

Continue Reading
company icon