How To Tape And Insulate Your Duct Seams

Maintaining a consistent temperature in your house can be tricky if your air ducts are leaking. During the winter, you'll end up having to crank up your thermostat to keep your house warm. This is especially true for the ducts that exit the furnace and enter your house. Since this exposed section is located in a basement or garage, the heat loss can be especially severe. This article explains how you can fix this problem by taping the duct seams and then wrapping the ducts in insulation. Read More 

Common Problems For Those Heating Their Houses With Electric Baseboards

You may be one of the thousands of people who keep their house warm with baseboards that run on electricity. However, you might not know anything about them other than that they exist and provide heat. When you start to experience minor problems, it's not unnatural that you would be concerned; that's especially true if you start to experience these problems in the winter. Here are some of the things you might experience and what actions you can take. Read More 

Air Filter Problems That Are Affecting Your Air Conditioner’s Performance

Dust and mold particles usually reduce a home's air quality. When they find their way into an air conditioning system, they can also interfere with the performance of the system. To ensure that the air that an air conditioning system dumps into a home is impurity-free and to guarantee an efficient air conditioning process, manufacturers usually fit air conditioning systems with air filters. These devices usually work by trapping dust and mold particles, keeping them off both air conditioner parts and the home. Read More 

3 Things Every Homeowner Should Look For In Their Heater

Every homeowner should know how to detect problems with their heating unit. The heater plays an important role in the house, and if you don't detect problems early it will not only cause problems with the temperature in the house, but it can also endanger everyone in the house. This is why you should be checking your heater often and getting it serviced as needed. Here are some things you should know. Read More 

How To Test The Contactor On An HVAC Unit That Isn’t Cooling Properly

The contactor is an electrical switch in the condensing unit of your central air conditioner. The switch controls the electrical signal traveling between your indoor thermostat and that outdoor condensing unit. If the contactor is open, the unit knows to keep providing cooling services to your home while a closed contactor says to shut down shop. A malfunctioning contactor can keep your air conditioner from turning on at all or keep the unit running well past the cooling level you desired. Read More