If it has been years since you last purchased an air conditioner, you might be surprised how many options you now have. A few decades ago, almost every homeowner either opted for central air or window units. Now, alternative options — like geothermal air conditioning, ductless systems, and hybrid air conditioners — have become quite commonplace. Keep reading to learn the basics about each type of system so you can make the best choice for your home's air conditioning replacement.
When your furnace breaks down, you will need a back-up source of heat to stay warm and prevent your pipes from freezing. Do you keep a portable heater handy in case of an event such as this? If not, it's time to get one and it's time to learn some safety tips for using them. Here, you'll learn how to maximize the safety of using portable heaters in your house until your furnace can be repaired.
If your home just won't warm up even after you crank up your furnace, you may think it's time to service the appliance. But before you take apart your furnace, check your air duct system first. If you haven't cleaned or replaced your air ducts in many years, they can leak warm air during the cold season. The trapped heat can eventually backtrack to your furnace and cause a number of issues with it.
So, you may not spend a whole lot of time in the cabin when you are out hunting this fall, but you still want it to be toasty when you come in from field and forest. If you only have a tiny space heater to keep the cabin warm, then maybe you should consider something a bit more powerful for the colder years when winter arrives before hunting season is over.
When it comes to taking care of your air conditioning system, you're not afraid to get your hands dirty. You've replaced your own air filters, changed your own thermostat batteries, and even cleaned the blower fan of dust and debris. Despite all of the DIY work you've done to your A/C system, there are times when a quick call to your local HVAC technician is necessary. Here are a few scenarios where you'll need air conditioning repair in your area.