How to Prepare your HVAC System for Spring Storms
Here in Texas, we have an expansive land area with very diverse climates throughout the state. The Houston area is a part of what is known as the Piney Woods region of the United States. Some areas of this region receive more than 60 inches of rain annually, and with spring right around the corner, we’re expecting frequent thunderstorms and rain showers.
Prep for Spring
We’ve given you plenty of tips on how to best take care of your HVAC system during the cooler months and even some handy DIY tips to keep your home smelling fresh. But what about when the temperature really starts to ramp up? That means it is time to start spring cleaning!
Show Your HVAC System Some Love
February is a month dedicated to things people love: their spouses, their kids, their pets and even their homes. With that in mind, showing some love to the inner intricacies that make your home function on a regular basis isn’t a half bad idea, actually it’s a great one!
DIY Home Air Freshners
Baking cookies and cakes make your home smell wonderful but cracking out your baking tools every day would be an unrealistic goal. Here are some DIY options that will make your home smell great without sweating in the kitchen.
4 Easy Resolutions for you and your HVAC system
“New year, new me,” said every Facebook post. The gyms are packed, people are Instagramming salads and smoothies, and everyone burns out by Valentine’s Day. Resolutions take time to become a habit but what if there were easy goals that also improved your quality of life?
Here are some simple goals that double as taking care of your home
and HVAC system.
Noises you may hear when you turn on your furnace
A furnace is a piece of mechanical equipment – and as such, it has moving parts which make some noise when it’s in use. There are, however, differences between ‘good’ noises and ‘bad’ ones. The nice quiet hum of motors running smoothly and fans blowing, and air whooshing up through vents all count as ‘good’ or normal. However, there are strange noises which occur from time to time that may make you wonder if something has gone awry.
Shopping for a new heating/cooling system? Here’s what to look for
When you’re shopping this time of year, you’re usually thinking “holiday” not “HVAC” - but when you need a new heating and cooling system, shopping around is the right thing to do. And because a new heating and cooling system represents a sizeable investment, it’s a good idea to consider the following as you start your search.
What are Those Strange Smells Coming from My Air Vents?
Your HVAC system runs most of the time, sometimes cooling, sometimes heating, and always circulating air. Occasionally, you may notice there are odors that come in with the air flow. They can be unpleasant, annoying, or barely noticeable. But whatever the smell, it’s usually worth finding out why it’s there.
Blow Off Steam the Right Way: Ventilation During the Holidays
Holiday cooking can mean a lot of overtime in the kitchen. When you’re preparing food for visiting friends and family over the holidays, you may have a drastic increase of steam and/or smoke in your kitchen.
Common Causes of Heating and Cooling System Fires
It may surprise you to know that the second leading cause of home fires involves heating equipment. And air conditioners and heat pumps are comparable in the numbers of fires, so it’s important to be aware of potential problems related to both systems before they become actual fires. Here are some things to consider: