Here’s Why Your Evaporator Coil Is Frozen and How to Troubleshoot It

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Here's Why Your Evaporator Coil Is Frozen and How to Troubleshoot ItThe evaporator coil is the cooling element in an air conditioning system. This component uses copper tubing to convey the cold vaporized refrigerant that extracts heat energy from warm return air. When all the parts of the air conditioner are in good working order, you should receive nice cool air at the vents. If warm air is blowing from the vents, you may find that the evaporator coil is frozen. Here’s what to do.

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Important HVAC Air Duct Principles All Homeowners Should Know

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Important HVAC Air Duct Principles All Homeowners Should KnowThe efficiency at which ducts convey heated and cooled airflow can impact a home’s comfort and energy bills. If you’re upgrading your HVAC system or are designing a new home, it’s essential your HVAC contractor adheres to the following industry-standard HVAC air duct principles.

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Is Your System Airflow Balanced As It Should Be?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Is Your System Airflow Balanced As It Should Be?Having your HVAC system’s airflow balanced means heating and cooling airflow to every room into the house is consistent with the size of the room and balanced with the amount of air removed from of the room by the return airflow. This results in a condition of neutral air balance, considered optimum for effective and efficient heating. When airflow is out of balance, a range of performance and energy-efficiency shortfalls will affect your HVAC system, household comfort and indoor air quality.

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How Air Balancing and HVAC Maintenance Help Your System

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

How Air Balancing and HVAC Maintenance Help Your SystemOne important goal of any forced-air heating or cooling system is a proper balance of airflow, both into rooms and back to the furnace or A/C air handler. Air balancing, simply speaking, is making sure that all forced-air vents in the house are putting out air equally. There are some do-it-yourself methods to test the air balance in your home. Try walking between rooms to see if the temperature changes. Place your hand near the ceiling to check for air flow from the vents. If the air isn’t balanced, you may need have a trusted technician install restrictors or dampeners, although the problem may be solved by adjusting or unblocking registers, replacing your HVAC’s air filter, or checking for and fixing ductwork problems, such as leaks or blockages.

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Why Higher-Efficiency Air Filters Are a Good Buy

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Why Higher-Efficiency Air Filters Are a Good BuyDid you know that the average home contains pollution levels that are often higher than outdoors? Many of the most common respiratory health problems, including asthma, can be linked to constant exposure to indoor pollutants. Given that people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, it pays to have the best filtration money can buy.

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Do You Have Pet Allergies? Tips for Dealing With Them

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

02.25.2014If you have found yourself suffering from pet allergies, you’ll be happy to hear about some things you can do to make the situation bearable and keep your furry family members. When it comes to dealing with pet allergies, here are some things you can do to control the situation in your home:

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MERV Ratings: Be Sure You’re Replacing Your Air Filters With the Right One

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Changing your HVAC system’s air filter is both the simplest and most effective action you can take to improve efficiency and extend your equipment’s life span. But how do you know if you’re installing the right kind of filter? Learn how MERV ratings work to help you choose the best air filter to increase efficiency and extend the life of the system.

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Neglect Won’t Increase The Lifespan Of Your Heat Pump, But Routine Maintenance Will

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Neglect Won't Increase The Lifespan Of Your Heat Pump, But Routine Maintenance WillIf you’re like most Fresno area homeowners, you want to get the most out of your high-efficiency heat pump. After all, it was a huge investment. Unfortunately, many residents of the San Joaquin Valley forget one key element of long-term system efficiency – annual heat pump maintenance.

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What Goes Into Expert Ductwork Design And Installation

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Each component of your home’s heating and cooling system must be expertly designed and installed in order to function well and get energy-saving results. One component of that system is the ductwork. It’s the system that distributes air to the home after the heating or cooling system conditions that air.

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