Heat pumps offer an alternative to traditional air conditioner units by utilizing heat shifting rather than cooling and heating generation. The pump transfers warmed air into and out of your home according to the interior temperature needs and the exterior air temperature in order to make your home comfortable. There are a few different types of heat pumps available that differ primarily in how the unit transfers that heat. Each type of heat pump has its own pros and cons that you need to consider before purchasing a unit. [Read More]
Air Conditioning: The Costly Effects Of Refrigerant Overcharge
Since air conditioning systems are closed systems, an increase volume of refrigerant in a given system is bound to affect its overall pressure. Areas that are supposed to be low pressure areas will be converted into not-so-low pressure areas and high pressure areas will end up turning into abnormal high pressure areas. This, in addition to the fact that excess refrigerant can affect the change-of-state process, can end up costing you. [Read More]
Is Your Electric Furnace Overheating? How To Prevent It From Happening
If you have an old furnace that is powered by electricity instead of gas, you may have issues with the furnace overheating at some point. This not only can damage the furnace itself, but be a potential fire hazard. Sparks can be created that will burn wiring in the furnace, and the soft air filter can become flammable if a fire spreads. Here are some tips that will help prevent the overheating from happening. [Read More]
What Does It Mean When Your Air Conditioner Is Still Making Noise While Off?
If you have an air conditioning system with an outdoor compressor, you may have recently noticed that your fan keeps running even after the air conditioner itself is no longer running. Besides being noisy and distracting, a constantly running fan can damage your compressor, run up your electricity bills and indicate a serious problem within your system. Once you realize your fan is running when it shouldn't be, walk through these four steps to begin diagnosing the issue. [Read More]