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3 Common AC Problems

Staying cool in the hot summer months is important to your quality of life. The last thing you will want to do is to deal the heat inside of your home. Being able to keep your air conditioning (AC) in good condition is imperative if you want to be as comfortable as possible in your home. However, issues may arise, and you should know what some of the most common AC problems are and how to fix these with ease.

Mildew Growing In Your Air Handler's Closet? Remove It With These Easy Tips

If you notice mildew growing on the walls and floorboards in your air handler's closet, you can remove it fast. The air handler houses the evaporator coil, which is the large metal apparatus that uses refrigerant to transfer heat out of the home. If the evaporator coil builds up with moisture, it can attract the mold species that produces mildew. Just like black and green mold, mildew can grow on the wooden surfaces surrounding your indoor unit.

Understanding The Noises Coming From Your Faucet

When you go to wash your hands, the last thing you expect is to be met with a noisy faucet. Your faucet shouldn't be so loud that other people can hear it in the next room. Just like any fixture, there are going to be times when you need to troubleshoot an issue with your plumbing. Even if you are not a licensed plumber and have little knowledge about plumbing, the sound your faucet is making can help provide you clues as to what is wrong with your faucet.

Winter Is Here: 3 Ways To Protect Your AC During The Cold Weather

If you're used to just shutting your air conditioner off at the end of summer, you might be shortening its life expectancy. Air conditioners need to be winterized before the cold weather arrives. Proper winterization will ensure that it's ready to get turned back on when the warm weather returns.  Here are some easy-to-follow instructions that will help you get your air conditioner ready for winter. Start On the Outside

Preparing Your HVAC For The Coming Thaw

In the stark realization that spring is on its way it's easy to lose sight of some essential maintenance around your house. Projects overlap, family trips start getting planned, and some very basic tasks fall by the wayside. Preparing your air conditioner for the onslaught of warm weather shouldn't be among those, and if you make a solid plan well in advance you'll stand a better chance of being ready when the mercury starts to rise.

Three Reasons You Need To Put Air Conditioner Inspection And Maintenance On Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Don't wait until the summer heat sets in to inspect your air conditioning unit. You need to know if your AC unit is running well or it needs repairs, so you should make air conditioner inspection and maintenance part of your spring cleaning routine. Here's why. Timing One of the most important reason to add air conditioning maintenance to your spring cleaning checklist is because of the timing. The last thing you want to do is be stuck in a sweltering hot house, waiting for your AC to be fixed.

Three Ways To Improve Your HVAC System's Performance

Cooling and heating a home can absorb a disproportionate amount of your budget, but you don't have to just assume that there is nothing you can do to decrease your HVAC costs. Sometimes all you need is a little maintenance to get a lot more efficiency, and sometimes you just need to improve your home's energy efficiency. Still, without spending a ton of money, there are at least three things you can quickly do to improve your HVAC system's efficiency and save yourself some money.