Furnaces are meant to turn on and off no more than a few times per hour. If yours starts running, and running, and running without turning off, something is amiss. Don't get too worried—the problem may be rather minor. But you won't know until you follow these steps for dealing with a heating system that won't turn off. 1. Check if the air is warm or cold. Every few minutes while the furnace is running, check to see if the air from the vents is warm or cold. [Read More]
3 Winter Maintenance Tips For Your Air Conditioner
In most parts of the country, the air is turning colder and the temperatures are dropping. Because of this, like many homeowners, you are no longer running your air conditioner. This doesn't mean that you can simply forget about your air conditioning unit, however. As a new season draws near, there are some things you should do to get it ready for winter. Here are three winter maintenance tips for your air conditioner. [Read More]
Factors Affecting the Costs of Running Your AC
It's important to keep up on our AC system, but it can be difficult when your bills are becoming expensive. If your AC system seems to incur a higher running cost than others, it can be the result of a few different factors, some of which are listed below. The Energy-Efficiency Rating The efficiency rating of an AC is the amount of cooling it can give you per unit of electricity. [Read More]
What Could Be Causing Your Furnace To Go Out Intermittently?
When your furnace quits altogether, it's usually pretty obvious that it needs to be replaced. But what if your furnace intermittently fails, and then starts working again? Sometimes, this may also be a sign of serious failure that warrants replacing your furnace -- but other times, the cause can be pretty minor. Here's a look at some of the more common reasons furnaces intermittently fail. Thermostat Wiring Problems It's possible that there is a short in the wires leading to your thermostat, causing it to either lose power intermittently or lose connection from your furnace at times. [Read More]