Common Air Conditioner Maintenance Steps

August 24th, 2015

Regular air conditioning maintenance is a very important part of keeping your system in the best possible condition. While we often write about how air conditioner maintenance is vital to the healthy operation of the system, we haven’t gone into much detail about what actually happens during an air conditioning maintenance appointment. There are a great many steps involved with air conditioner maintenance, far too many to cover in detail here. However, we can go over a few of the more important air conditioning maintenance services. Let’s take a look at some of them now. Continue Reading

Common Water Heater Maintenance Procedures

August 17th, 2015

Water heaters are placed under an extreme amount of stress from the time they are installed onward. Most water heaters never turn off, instead keeping a constant supply of hot water at the ready 24/7, in case you need to use it. This makes annual professional maintenance more important for water heaters than almost any other system. In order for you to understand just how important water heater maintenance is, you should have an understanding of the various procedures that are conducted during an appointment. Read on for an explanation of some of the most common, and important, parts of a water heater maintenance appointment. Continue Reading

The Advantages of Installing a Tankless Water Heater

August 10th, 2015

Up until a few years ago, the only option for water heater types was the storage water heater. These are water heaters that have large storage tanks, in which they keep a constant supply of hot water. Every time you demand hot water, it flows out of the tank and cold water flows in to replace it. While these water heaters are certainly effective, they have a number of disadvantages associated with their use. Fortunately, you now have an alternative in the form of tankless water heaters. Let’s take a look at what a tankless water heater is, and the advantages of using one. Continue Reading

Air Purifiers: What’s the Big Deal?

August 3rd, 2015

You may have heard mention of air purifiers, filters, or indoor air quality in general. Though there is a lot of information out there on the importance of indoor air quality, all too many homeowners are unaware of the impact that it can have on their health. If you don’t take proper care of your indoor air quality, you can run into some serious issues down the road. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the things that can negatively affect your indoor air quality, and how to fix them. Continue Reading

The Benefits of Geothermal Cooling

July 27th, 2015

Everyone tends to think of home cooling in terms of traditional air conditioning systems. While those are still quite popular, they are nowhere near the only option available for climate control this summer. If you’re in the market for a new home cooling system, you can definitely benefit from checking out some of the alternative solutions available. One of these solutions is geothermal cooling. Read on for more information about geothermal cooling, and how it can benefit you. Continue Reading

How Formicary Corrosion Affects the Pipes in Your Home

July 20th, 2015

As you’re probably already aware, the pipes in your home are largely made of copper. That is, as long as you have a home younger than 50 years or so. Copper pipes are used because of their resistance to things like oxidization. They can last quite a long time, if properly cared for. However, there is one thing that they are particularly vulnerable to: formicary corrosion. Read on to find out more about how this affects not only your plumbing, but possibly your air conditioning as well. Continue Reading

Why Ice on Your Air Conditioner Requires Immediate Repair

July 13th, 2015

Most people, when they find ice forming on their air conditioners, think that it is a sign that the system is working properly. However, this is not the case. In fact, ice forming on the air conditioner is a sign that the system is in distress, and in need of immediate repairs. If the ice is not removed and the source of the problem fixed, it can cause all sorts of problems up to and including a full system breakdown. Read on to find out why ice forms on the air conditioner in the first place, and what can happen if it is not addressed. Continue Reading

Cool Your Home Efficiently with Regular AC Service

July 6th, 2015

Whether your AC has finally broken down or you’d like to stay ahead of the curve with routine maintenance, it’s important to rely on professional technicians who have the tools, equipment, materials, and expertise to ensure that your AC works well throughout the Syracuse summer. One of the most important factors to consider these days is the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment. With some due diligence and regular service, you can reduce your cooling expenses significantly. Continue Reading

Why You Should Install a Humidifier This Summer

June 29th, 2015

When summer rolls around, most people are concerned with keeping cool more than anything else. While this is certainly understandable, there are other factors that affect your comfort. The main thing you have to worry about other than temperature is humidity. Humidity is often portrayed as some type of villain. Every time there’s a hot day, you can’t avoid having at least one person remarking, “At least it’s a dry heat!”

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Why You Should Install a New Water Heater Right Now

June 22nd, 2015

As of April of this year, the new Department of Energy water heater regulations are in effect. These new regulations dictate that all new water heaters produced conform to a higher standard of quality in terms of energy efficiency. While this will be a good thing in the long run, it means that prices for that first wave of new water heaters will be higher as manufacturers try to maintain their profit margin. Continue Reading