3 Tips For Buying A New Central Air Conditioner


Central air conditioners are designed to last for a decade or more before they are replaced, so you should be sure you are choosing one that will suit your needs before you buy. If you are feeling overwhelmed with all the different models that are available, there are a few important factors you should consider that will help you narrow down the options. Here are four things to consider when you are ready to install a new central air conditioner with a place like A-1 American Services.

7 March 2017

Quiet House: 4 Plumbing Repairs To Help Reduce Noise In The Home


It may seem like your home is haunted. It may seem like when you're looking for that brief quiet moment, some type of little noise disrupts the whole mood. There are several noises in your home that can be directly related to the plumbing. Toilets, sinks, and water pipes are just a few of the culprits responsible for these loud and irritating noises. Just dealing with the noises can be a pain.

6 February 2017

How to Clean Your AC Condenser And Why it Is So Important


One thing that can prevent a central air conditioner from operating is a dirty condenser. The condenser is the part of your AC system that is located outside, and this part contains the compressor, which is a vital part of your system. Because of its location, the condenser can get dirty, which can prevent the system from cooling your home. To prevent this problem from occurring, you will need to maintain this part of your system, and here are some tips to help you do this.

24 October 2016

Important Oil Boiler Cleaning Tasks To Complete


Home heating oil boilers require quite a bit of maintenance. However, the systems are often worth the headaches since they are just as efficient as gas varieties. Specifically, a home heating oil system is at least 86% efficient, and some models may be as much as 90% or 96% efficient. This is in line with a gas heating system. If you do not have natural gas lines in your area, then a heating oil system may be your next best heating option.

27 June 2016

3 Steps For Handling A Leaky Pipe From Start To Finish


If you've never had the experience of a pipe bursting somewhere in your home, it's hard to know how to handle it if it happens. Sure, you know that you need to call a plumber, but what can you do to mitigate the damage in the meantime? Take a look at the steps that you'll need to take for handling a burst pipe, starting when you first suspect that you've sprung a leak.

24 February 2016

A Clogged Coil Can Make Your A/C Lose Its Cool


The evaporator coil is the unsung hero of your A/C system. It absorbs the latent heat in your home's indoor air and carries it away using its refrigerant as a transfer medium. The end result is cool, conditioned air that can be circulated back into your home. In order for this process to go without a hitch, it's important to keep the evaporator coil free of any mold, mildew, dust and/or debris.

28 December 2015

Legionnaires' Disease: Your HVAC System Could Make People Sick


Just last week, new cases of Legionnaires' disease were confirmed in New York; 71 people in five locations have become ill, and four have died. This apparently sudden re-emergence of a disease that first made headlines back in July 1976 is actually anything but an episodic occurrence. In fact, OSHA reports that Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever (caused by the same bacteria) affect 25,000 people in this country every year, resulting in over 4,000 deaths.

7 August 2015

5 Easy Freezer Case Troubleshooting Steps You Can Do Yourself


Usually, commercial freezer and refrigerator cases in grocery stores don't mix well with do-it-yourself approaches to repairs. However, this doesn't mean an enterprising manager or store owner should avoid doing some basic troubleshooting to get a better grasp of the problem before calling for professional maintenance. Taking the time to record symptoms and try basic fixes could save you thousands of dollars in repair calls over the course of a year.

14 July 2015

3 Options To Clean And Deodorize Your Home's Air With Your Furnace


Living in your home can make your home smell bad because of such things as food smells, pets, and dirty laundry that are present in your home. But, because your home is meant to be lived in, you need to find manageable options to keep your home smelling fresh and clean, especially when it is closed up through the winter. If you have a home furnace system, you can use this to help clean and deodorize your home's stale air during the winter.

1 June 2015

What You Need To Know About Portable Air Conditioners For Your Home


With the average national temperatures climbing steadily from year to year, it's no surprise that more and more people may be considering an investment in air conditioning. If you're thinking about it yourself but have a house without the necessary air ducts for a central air system, that doesn't mean that you are out of luck. In fact, with portable air conditioners, you can still keep things cool and comfortable. Here is an overview of portable air conditioners and their benefits to help you decide if they are right for you.

23 April 2015