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]

How To Clean The Inside And Outside Of Your Condenser Unit

If you have not serviced or cleaned your air conditioner, it definitely won't be as efficient as the day it was installed. This is to be expected, especially if you live in a hot climate where you are running your AC for the majority of the year. Perhaps the most important part of any AC system to clean is the condenser unit. This is the large appliance located outside of your house, right next to the wall. [Read More]