HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners

HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners in Raleigh NC If you are a pet owner, you already know that pets can affect your life in unusual ways. But being woken up in the wee hours of dawn for a romp in the backyard isn’t the only thing you should be concerned about. Pets, especially [...]

By | June 27th, 2017||

Know your HVAC and know your MERV rating!

Have you ever taken a close look at your HVAC filters when replacing them? If so, you may have noticed that each filter has a MERV rating -- and this number has important implications. MERV stands for “minimum efficiency reporting value” and the MERV rating is a measure of how effectively a filter removes [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017||

Common Heating and Air Conditioning Questions from Homeowners

Heating and cooling systems are an important aspect of every home – they affect your comfort and energy consumption significantly! Homeowners have many heating and air conditioning questions as they get to know their homes’ systems, troubleshoot them, and work to conserve energy. The HVAC.com Resource Center holds the answers to many common heating [...]

By | June 19th, 2017||

3 Basic Things Every Homeowner Should Know About HVAC

Your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system is one of the most important and expensive components of your home. It’s easy to take for granted the comfort and air quality provided by your system, but when it fails to operate properly, you’ll quickly take notice. We will be looking at some basic pieces [...]

By | June 13th, 2017||

Install Your Own HVAC Unit or Use a Pro?

What you must understand about heating and cooling units is that they have to meet certain codes, which require certain permits and proper installation. The professionals understand the codes and how to go expediently about the process of acquiring permits. However, if you happen to be familiar with the codes and permits, and you [...]

Pest-Proof Your HVAC Components

Pesky pests are a problem home and business owners battle time and time again. Ignoring pest problems can have damaging consequences – termites can destroy your home or building’s structure, raccoons tear their way into your attic, ants relentlessly invade your interiors, wasps create nests inside and out, posing a danger to occupants – [...]

Will Shading Your Air Conditioner Save You Money?

"Will my household AC system run more efficiently (perhaps cycle on/off fewer times, or the compressor won't have to run as long when it cycles on) by shading the compressor?" There’s been some debate for some time now regarding whether homeowners should cover their air conditioner. Most air conditioning manufacturers don’t specifically recommend covering [...]

3 Signs Your A/C Unit Is On It’s Last Leg

Wondering how long it will be before your old A/C unit finally breaks down and needs a costly replacement? We know an A/C unit is a big expenses, but many consumers have been hearing for years their system needs replacing from companies looking to make a big paycheck. But how can you tell if [...]

How Do Hot Days Affect My AC Unit?

Does the Summer Heat Hurt My AC?  It’s true that on hot days your air conditioner may work a little harder. You may hear it chugging along like the little engine that could once the first major summer heat wave rolls in.  Just like people, it could seem a bit sluggish on a 90-degree [...]

Install Your Own HVAC Unit or Use a Pro?

What you must understand about heating and cooling units is that they have to meet certain codes, which require certain permits and proper installation. The professionals understand the codes and how to go expediently about the process of acquiring permits. However, if you happen to be familiar with the codes and permits, and you [...]