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Dangerous Furnace Smells You Should Never Ignore

Monday, October 2 2017 2:31 PM
Categorized In Heating

 

Smells like rotten eggs, burning electrical, or chemicals coming from your furnace should never be ignored, because they could be signs of a serious or even dangerous problem. While it’s normal to notice a dusty burning smell the first time a furnace runs in the winter, if the odor continues, it should also be checked out by a professional. ... Read Article

 


Why Won’t My AC Fan Turn Off?

Tuesday, September 26 2017 3:37 PM
Categorized In Cooling

 

The most common reason that your Air Conditioner fan won’t turn off is a stuck relay keeping the circuit closed. If it’s not the relay, your thermostat likely has a shorted cable or needs to be replaced. Before calling your service technician out to start replacing components, check the thermostat settings first. Set the desired temp... Read Article

 


Why Is My AC Unit Buzzing but the Fan's Not Spinning?

Wednesday, September 13 2017 4:45 PM
Categorized In Cooling

 

Oh, no—your air conditioner’s not working. You go outside to check the A/C unit, and it’s buzzing but the fan’s not spinning. What’s going on? You may have a bad capacitor. The good news is, it’s pretty easy to find out. A bad capacitor is a common A/C problem with a straightforward fix. First, what’s a c... Read Article

 


Why Is Water Leaking from My Furnace?

Wednesday, August 23 2017 3:00 PM
Categorized In General

 

Your furnace doesn’t use water to operate, so it can be worrisome when you come home to see a puddle of water below it. If your furnace is leaking water, it can be a sign that something is either leaking, dripping, or not draining properly. However, sometimes it can be a very minor issue. Let’s take a look at the most common reasons you... Read Article

 


Why Is My AC Not Blowing Cold Air?

Monday, August 21 2017 1:59 PM
Categorized In Cooling

 

When you come home on a hot day, the last thing you want is to walk into your house and discover that your central air conditioner has stopped blowing cold air. There are many reasons why your AC isn’t cooling off your home. The solution could be as easy as flipping a switch on your thermostat, cleaning a dirty air filter, or clearing debris ... Read Article

 


Is It Okay to Close HVAC Vents in Unused Rooms?

Thursday, July 20 2017 10:05 AM
Categorized In Cooling

 

Heating and cooling your house makes up for about half of the total energy usage in a typical home. To save some money you may wonder if it’s okay to close air vents in unused rooms in order to direct air to other areas. Unfortunately, that’s a bad idea. Closing air vents can actually cause your HVAC system to run inefficiently and dama... Read Article

 


Five Easy Steps to Prolong the Life of Your Air Conditioner

Wednesday, June 7 2017 12:15 PM
Categorized In Cooling

 

Your home’s air conditioning system is one of the most important components of your home and is an investment you want to last for the next 10-15 years. Unfortunately, homeowners often neglect their air conditioner or don’t know they need to do annual inspections or keep up with any maintenance. Eventually, they run into a problem with ... Read Article

 


Does Cold Weather Affect Indoor Air Quality?

Wednesday, December 21 2016 4:02 PM
Categorized In Air Quality

 

During the wintertime, it’s important to have an energy efficient home. Air leaks, cold drafts and condensation are never good signs when it comes to saving money and staying warm this season. However, having a tightly sealed, energy efficient home can lead to a decrease in air circulation and a reduction of fresh air. So, does cold weather ... Read Article

 


The Importance of an Annual Furnace Tune-Up

Monday, November 14 2016 9:30 AM
Categorized In Maintenance

 

One question you may be asking yourself is, “Do I really need to get my furnace tuned up?” Furnace manufacturers all recommend annual inspections and maintenance by a certified HVAC technician. But why is it so important and what does it include? Here is a list of reasons why a yearly tune-up is so beneficial for the safety of your home... Read Article

 


Fall Heating Tips

Tuesday, October 18 2016 2:45 PM
Categorized In Heating

 

As the Kansas weather rapidly turns from scorching sunny days to frigid and unpredictable, it’s only a matter of time before we start turning on our heaters. During early fall, when it’s just comfortable enough to turn off the air conditioner and leave the windows open, is the perfect opportunity to prepare your heating and cooling syst... Read Article

 


6 Ways to Keep Your Home Cooler This Summer

Friday, July 8 2016 4:32 PM
Categorized In Cooling

 

If you’re looking for ways to keep your home cooler this summer while reducing the workload on your cooling system, you need to read the six tips below. You’ll save money on energy costs and reduce the wear and tear on your cooling system. Stop Using Incandescent Bulbs Using CFLs instead incandescent bulbs is a great way to eliminate ... Read Article

 


Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Failing

Thursday, July 7 2016 8:23 AM
Categorized In Cooling

 

Knowing the warning signs of a failing AC unit will help you know when it’s time to call in a technician...before you’re left with no air conditioning on a sweltering summer day. Here are five indicators that your air conditioning system is in need of attention. 1. Increased Energy Bills An air conditioner that is wearing out must r... Read Article

 


5 Dangerous Air Conditioner Noises to Listen For

Wednesday, July 6 2016 2:01 PM
Categorized In Cooling

 

As your air conditioner ages you may begin to hear it making strange sounds as it operates. This is normal, but you shouldn’t waste any time having it checked out if you hear it making the sounds listed below. Squealing or Screeching If you hear squealing or screeching noises emanating from your unit, it’s likely due to an old belt or... Read Article

 


How the Internet of Things Will Impact HVAC

Friday, June 24 2016 2:42 PM
Categorized In General

 

(and two amazing ways that it already has!)   Remember the days, not so long ago, when the only things we had connected to the Internet were our home computers? Today, everything from our phones to our entertainment systems to our cars are connected to the Web. Each of these “things” has its own unique ID number, called an IP (I... Read Article

 


Signs of a Faulty Thermostat

Tuesday, May 31 2016 4:02 PM
Categorized In Maintenance

 

Thermostats regulate the temperature in your house. If you notice your house is staying hotter or colder than the temperature you have set, you may have a faulty thermostat. Go through the following steps to rule out common problems before replacing the thermostat. Programmable Thermostats Check that your thermostat is in the on position and th... Read Article

 


Does Humidity Affect Allergies?

Monday, May 2 2016 12:55 PM
Categorized In Air Quality

 

For many people, the return of spring is both a blessing and a curse. While the warm temperatures, green grass and beautiful flowers are welcome, seasonal allergies are not. Humidity levels can impact allergies, because they affect both the person and the allergens. High Humidity and Allergies Air that has too much moisture creates a breeding g... Read Article

 


The Importance of Annual Air Conditioner Tune-Ups

Thursday, April 28 2016 2:27 PM
Categorized In Maintenance

 

In Kansas, we rely on our air conditioners to keep us comfortable all through the hot, humid summers. A dirty AC unit that’s in need of repair can cause your energy bills to skyrocket, and is more likely to fail when temperatures rise. An annual tune-up by a licensed HVAC technician will help you save money on cooling costs and avoid emergenc... Read Article

 


Four Money Saving Tips for Winter

Wednesday, January 27 2016 9:29 AM
Categorized In Heating

 

Are you hesitating when looking at your energy bills this winter? Is the cost of heating your home getting out of hand? We’ve all heard the standard tips for saving money on energy costs in cold weather, but here are five tips you may have overlooked. Insulate Your Home Every year homeowners lose money while heat escapes from their homes th... Read Article

 


Should I Cover My Air Conditioner in the Winter?

Monday, December 28 2015 11:40 AM
Categorized In Maintenance

 

A common question many homeowners have during the winter months is whether or not to cover their outdoor air conditioning units. Experts have differing opinions on the subject, but in the end there are pros and cons to consider. Air conditioner covers are available for most units through the manufacturer, but are they a wise investment? Why You Sh... Read Article

 


No Pilot Light in My Furnace?

Monday, December 21 2015 10:47 AM
Categorized In Heating

 

If you’ve had a new furnace installed recently, you may be wondering “where is the pilot light?” when you’re looking at it for the first time. We’re so used to seeing pilot lights in our furnaces that it’s strange to think of beginning a winter season without lighting it. Electronic Pilot Lights But new furnace... Read Article