If you have recently moved into a house with a heating system that relies on home heating oil rather than a furnace that is electric or natural gas-fueled, you may wonder what you can and should do to maintain and deal with your home oil heater. Using a home oil heater is in some ways very different from other home heating systems, and it is important that you get to know these differences so that you can properly use and maintain your oil heater.
27 February 2017
If you have electric baseboard heating in your home, and you recently noticed your units are not emitting as much warm air as they have in the past, you will most likely want to find a remedy in repairing them quickly. There are several reasons why electric baseboard heating units may not effectively be dispersing air at the temperature you desire. Here are some spots to check on to see if you can get the heat back to an acceptable level on your own.
17 January 2017
Most homes have a heating system in them. This is by far the most effective way to keep a home safe and warm during the cold months. However, not all homeowners know what they should do to keep their heating system working well. If you can maintain the system properly you can avoid expensive heating repairs. Here are some things that you can do to keep your heater working well.
31 December 2016
If you want to get a new thermostat and control unit for the heating and cooling system in your home, you want to find an HVAC contractor to see what units are compatible with your system. Changing the thermostat in your home can make controlling the temperature in your home a lot easier, and it can help you save money. You can get a new system with a touch screen and LED lighting, even if your heating and cooling system is a little older.
7 December 2016
If you turned down the thermostat today and noticed that your home's central air conditioner never came on, then there are a few things you can check yourself before you place a call to a professional HVAC repair technician. To this end, follow these steps to restore your home's air conditioning service: Step 1: Replace the Batteries in Your Thermostat Since your thermostat's job is to judge the ambient room temperature and turn your home's air conditioner on and off, it is vital that the thermostat is working properly.
11 October 2016
Your outdoor AC condenser keeps you comfortable in the summer, so it's important to take good care of it. Unfortunately, many homeowners make some little mistakes when it comes to caring for or maintaining their outdoor AC units. These mistakes can lead to breakdowns and malfunctions. Mistake: Covering your unit with a plain tarp. It makes sense to protect your AC unit during the winter months and the offseason. However, you need to make sure you're using the right cover.
12 July 2016
Many homes have forced air heating, and adding air conditioning to those homes is simple because the central air conditioning can be delivered through the same ductwork used for heating. But what happens when you have boiler-style heating? You don't have ductwork in place for central air, and adding it would involve ripping down walls and doing major renovations. You might think you'll have to settle for window AC units, but this is not the case.
12 July 2016