Why You Shouldn't Put off Your Annual AC Inspection
When winter starts moving in, you want to make sure that your house is going to be warm. No one wants to spend all winter without heat, bundled up in blankets and 17 layers of clothes. That means that you are going to have to do some things to make sure that your furnace is going to work when you want it to and that you are going to get the heat that you want when you want it.
When your air conditioner won't turn on, your imagination may run wild and lead you to think it's a big issue that will cost thousands of dollars to fix. Most of the time, it is a simple issue that can be readily fixed with a small amount of effort. Here are two things to double check that may be causing the problem before calling a repair technician.
The Thermostat is Getting Power
If you reside in an area that is prone to big storms during hurricane season, you are probably all too familiar with the things you should do to get prepared when a hurricane watch comes in. While stocking up on water supplies and protecting your valuables may be some of your first plans of action, there are also steps you should take to protect your property, even your HVAC system. The fact is, your HVAC system can be completely damaged by strong winds and heavy rains, but there are things you can do to protect this expensive home component before a hurricane hits:
For homeowners busy with work, family, and vacation plans, summer can be an extremely busy time. But as vacations wind down and the kids make plans to return to school, many homeowners are already looking ahead to the demands of winter. For those who experienced the pain of higher than average heating bills last winter, now is the perfect time to consider making some changes that will help to make their homes more efficient and reduce their 2018 heating bills.
When you turn the air conditioning on in your home, you expect one thing: for your home to cool. If your air conditioning is operating correctly, but your home still feels warm, it's time to start doing some investigating. Here are some of the common culprits behind a warmer-than-wanted home.
When it comes to maintenance, the focus is often on the air conditioning unit itself. However, your thermostat needs a little attention every now and then too.
I almost always have my air conditioner inspected every spring before I start using it in the summer. However, last year I decided to skip the inspection. Everything had been OK for the last couple of years, so I assumed that it would be fine this year as well. Why not save a few dollars and skip the annual check up, just this once?
Of course, this was the year that my air conditioner decided to break down. It ran for a few days, but it never really seemed to get cool enough to bring the indoor temperature down. Then it started making a loud noise, right before shutting off completely. By that time, the AC repair company was swamped like it always is when the weather is warm, and I had to wait days for an appointment. Next year, I will definitely be getting that yearly inspection first.
When winter starts moving in, you want to make sur …
When your air conditioner won't turn on, your imag …
If you reside in an area that is prone to big stor …
For homeowners busy with work, family, and vacatio …
When you turn the air conditioning on in your home …