With the weather drastically cooling down here in Crown Point, IN it’s no secret that you need a fully functional heating system to get you through the next few months. Hopefully, you’ve had routine maintenance done within the last year to ensure your heating system is ready for its job. Either way, however, no heater is immune to problems.
If you do discover that your heater is in need of repair, it’s best to have it done as soon as possible, to avoid costlier problems down the road—or worse, being stuck without heating in the middle of a cold winter day. Here are 4 signs that it’s time to call one of our professionals to repair your heater. Continue reading
We have written in the past about how important maintenance is, listing some of the many benefits of such a service. It’s cooling off now, so if you haven’t scheduled this appointment yet, now is the time to do so. Of course, you may be hesitating because you don’t see the value of regular maintenance. On the contrary though, maintenance is essential for your heating system. Keep reading to learn why. Continue reading
There are a wide variety of advantages to using a boiler to heat your home and keep warm through even the coldest of winters, and now is the perfect time to start thinking about maintenance for this system.
Boilers do need fewer repairs than other heating systems such as furnaces and heat pumps, since they require a small number of mechanical parts, however that does not make them immune to problems. Keep reading to learn about some of the more common issues that your boiler can run into without proper preventive maintenance. Continue reading
Hopefully this summer has seen you through with an effective air conditioner that gave you no trouble. However, if you are considering replacing your cooling system or you are buying a brand new system for your home, you naturally want to get the best system you can while still adhering to your budget. Keep reading to learn what factors you should look for to ensure you save the most on your air conditioning system installation. Continue reading
Is it ever a good idea to skip air conditioning maintenance? The short answer is no! Even when one small component of your air conditioner isn’t functioning as it should, it can negatively impact your entire system. Within your system there are a number of electrical components, motors, coils, refrigerant, and more to help you stay cool.
One commonly overlooked part of your AC system though that should never be ignored is its air filter. Your air conditioner needs a clean and effective air filter in order to operate at its peak. And changing your air filter is a task you can and should do on your own, at least every 3 months—more if your home contains significant pet dander and/or cigarette smoke. Continue reading
Heat pumps have become an increasingly popular way to both heat and cool homes throughout the country. These HVAC systems work similar to traditional central air conditioners in that they circulate chemical refrigerant between two sets of coils—one indoors and one outdoors—to create a heat exchange.
This heat exchange process is essentially taking heat from one location and moving it to another. A standard AC unit moves heat from indoors and exhausts it outdoors. However, a heat pump has a component referred to as the reversing valve, which switches the direction of heat exchange, requiring nothing more than a single adjustment to your thermostat. So why should a heat pump be your next home comfort installation? Continue reading
When you live in an area such as ours, you know how important it is to have an efficiently working air conditioner during the summer. As this warm season quickly approaches, it’s time to consider if your central air conditioning system needs a little help making your indoor environment as comfortable as possible.
One setback of using central AC is that it delivers cooling to your entire living space without exception. This means unoccupied rooms in your home receive wasted, conditioned air. Central cooling systems can be pretty wasteful if you can’t control the rooms that receive conditioned air. The good new is that you can, with a zone control system. Continue reading
Many homeowners assume that they can just buy any power strip and that they will be protected from an electrical surge. However, a power strip and a surge protector are actually two different things. A surge protector acts like a circuit breaker—stopping a potentially damaging jolt from frying your sensitive electronic equipment and appliances that are plugged into it. Keep reading to discover the importance of surge protectors. Continue reading