Posts Tagged ‘ energy efficient homes ’

Oil Burner Cleaning How to Prepare Your Shop Vac For the Job

Posted on: September 7, 2015 by in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Maintenance Tips
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[ad_1] So you think you want to clean that oil furnace or oil boiler yourself. You have watched the service guy do it and really didn't think that it looked all that hard. You stick the hose of your shop vac into the chamber and all the soot is broadcast all over the place! Yikes, what did he have that you don't in there?When cleaning an oil fired appliance you need to remember that the dust created by the unit is very fine and will just go right through the filters that are standard to Continue Reading ...

Cleaning Your Air Conditioner’s Grilles – Outlets

Posted on: September 6, 2015 by in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Maintenance Tips
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[ad_1] Air conditioning grilles like all things in life unfortunately get dirty. Air conditioning grilles however can be a breeding ground for mould, dust and all sorts of bacteria. Below are some hints and tips on how to clean your air conditioners grilles to keep you and your family safe.The main air conditioning grille to clean is the return air grille and filter. This grill is the large grille usually located in the ceiling in the hallway or sometimes in a wall. Usually 2 clips can be Continue Reading ...

HVAC Tips to Save Time And Money With Reusable Air Filters

Posted on: September 5, 2015 by in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Maintenance Tips
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[ad_1] Most of the filters used in HVAC system vents and cold air returns are made of cardboard and fiberglass. They are disposable air filters that must be replaced every one to three months during periods of intense operation. What do they do? Pretty much the same thing any other type of filter does, i.e., they catch unwanted materials and stop them from slowing down the system.If you own an air conditioner, hopefully, you are aware of the fact that it has an air filter. This disposable Continue Reading ...

Tips For Central Air Conditioning Maintenance

Posted on: September 4, 2015 by in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Maintenance Tips
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[ad_1] Performing your own central air conditioning maintenance is not as hard as you may think. It is just a matter of knowing where to start and paying attention to what you are doing. Knowing the parts of your system is very important before you start performing a maintenance. Know the components of your system. The system consists of an air handler, condensing unit, drain line, and line set plus other components within these parts as well. The purpose of performing a maintenance is so Continue Reading ...

Energy Efficient Home Design – The Basics

Posted on: September 2, 2015 by in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Maintenance Tips
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[ad_1] Good house design takes its form in part from the forces that act on it. Climate and weather are two of the strongest form-makers (there are no igloos in the tropics) since houses must be designed and built to repel the damaging effects of the world we live in. Mother Nature is always trying to tear our buildings down.Climate and weather also affect the comfort of our homes, and cause us to seek out ways to maintain the temperature and humidity of our homes within tolerable levels. Continue Reading ...

How to Clean a Gas Furnace

Posted on: September 1, 2015 by in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Maintenance Tips
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[ad_1] Many homeowner's today looking to save money can start by learning how to clean a gas furnace. Many homes have a gas furnace, and keeping it clean improves its efficiency and life span. It is easy to learn, and with step by step guide it is even easier.To clean a gas furnace, you must first safely shut it off. Find the main power switch, and turn it to the off position. If desired, for extra safety, you can shut off the gas valve serving the furnace. Please note: if you shut off Continue Reading ...

Air Conditioner Condenser Coil Cleaner – What Do You Use to Clean Your Coil?

Posted on: August 31, 2015 by in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Maintenance Tips
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[ad_1] A Clean Air Conditioner Condenser Coil is probably the most important thing to have your air conditioner running at top efficiency. So, what do you use to clean the coil?There are a number of different things that can be used to clean your condenser coil. It does not matter whether you are cleaning a central air conditioning unit or a window air conditioning unit. What does matter is the type and location of the coil and the amount of dirt that is in the coil.When looking at the Continue Reading ...

5 Tips For Home HVAC Maintenance

Posted on: August 30, 2015 by in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Maintenance Tips
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[ad_1] A professional with the expert knowledge about HVAC systems should ideally take a look a your entire system twice per year, once in the fall before the heating season, and once in the spring before the cooling season. They perform a whole maintenance plan that will keep the system running in top condition and are capable of finding any little problems before they turn into big issues.In between the professional HVAC services there are some simple home checks that can be done to Continue Reading ...

Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips For Homeowners

Posted on: August 29, 2015 by in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Maintenance Tips
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[ad_1] During the long hot dog days of summer, one appliance a household cannot live without is the air conditioner. There are a few things that a person needs to do to keep it running well. There are some tips for air conditioner maintenance that are easy and not expensive.To keep the air conditioner running in top form, one must do a few things. One such item is to schedule a preventative maintenance check. If a house is running with a heat pump, it will control the heat and air Continue Reading ...

Energy Efficient Homes – Powering Down Your House

Posted on: August 28, 2015 by in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Maintenance Tips
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[ad_1] The constant increasing cost of electricity and environmental status make it more important than ever to make your home more energy efficient.Step 1: Locate the problemIn any home there is constant room for improvement in regards to energy efficiency. Locate the most inefficient parts of your home. These things may include a poorly insulated water heater, Unwrapped pipes, poorly sealed doors and windows inefficient electronics.Step 2: Replace inefficient electronicsMany electronics Continue Reading ...