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

Air Conditioning Repair: A Look At 3 Different Freon Leak Tests


All air conditioners run on a cooling agent. In most cases, the cooling agent is Freon, which is an Environmental Protection Agency controlled substances that has been deemed as hazardous if it is released into the environment. On top of being hazardous, low levels of Freon can cause accelerated wear and tear on your unit, compressor failure, reduced efficiency, and more. A 10% loss of Freon can result in a 20% increase in your energy bills.

15 April 2015

3 Annoying Plumbing Problems And Their Possible Solutions


Water is essential for human life -- but sometimes it's also a royal pain. If strange water problems in your household have you searching for answers, here are some possible solutions to three such annoyances. 1. Wash Water that Doesn't Wash If you or your clothes actually seem less clean after washing than before, then you may have a problem with mineral deposits in your wash water. Dissolved calcium and magnesium can turn soap, shampoo, or laundry detergent into a sticky "

10 April 2015