How To Clean Your Condenser Coils

Are you trying to make your air conditioner a little more energy efficient? Of course, modern AC condenser units are built with energy efficiency in mind. However, some older condenser units might have been energy efficient when they were built, but, by today's standards, they are wasteful and inefficient. That being said, homeowners can't always afford to go out and buy a completely new AC condenser unit. This article explains how you might be able to increase the efficiency of your condensing unit in a matter of minutes. [Read More]

4 Signs Your Fireplace Damper Is In Need Of Repair Or Replacement

Whether you rely on a modern fireplace insert for heating or just enjoy your old-fashioned brick chimney for looks, you need a working damper installed inside the chimney to block off air flow. Even if you never use a fireplace for burning a real fire, you need a working damper to keep your warm air from escaping up the chimney. Determine if your damper needs attention from a repair professional by keeping an eye out for these four signs of damper trouble. [Read More]

Common Boiler Problems: The Expansion Vessel

A combination boiler directly supplies the central heating and the hot water. Although the boiler supplies both the heat and hot water, it will provide hot water before heat. For example, if you attempt to get hot water, the heating will shut off while the water is being heated. In most situations, problems with gas-combination boilers can be avoided with routine maintenance. But, like with many other heating sources, many people do not think about potential problems until the heat stops working. [Read More]

How To Clean Air Conditioner Coils

Your air conditioning unit provides climate control to your home during the summer months, but over time can become less effective due to wear and tear. The coils within your air conditioner are what remove heat from the air that passes through the unit, and allow for a cool breeze to move throughout the rooms of your home. Over time, they can become dirty, which will in turn reduce their efficiency. [Read More]